The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.
Brooklyn Fare – Brooklyn
A grocery store-cum-cooking school-cum restaurant shines in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill.
Restaurant tip: Plan ahead: The restaurant books seats six weeks in advance.
Carbone – Greenwich Village
Chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi serve up familiar Italian fare at this Greenwich Village hot-spot.
Recommended dish: The head-turning lobster fra diavolo.
Charlie Bird – SoHo
Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at this SoHo hot-spot.
Recommended dish: Duck egg spaghetti with uni.
Estela – NoLIta
Tapas from Ignacio Mattos in a diminutive NoLIta space.
Recommended dish: Beef tartare with crisped sunchoke.
GATO – NoHo
A Mediterranean restaurant from celebrity chef Bobby Flay.
Recommended dish: Roasted octopus with bacon, tangerine and oregano.