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The 25 Best New York Restaurants for Fall 2014

The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels — NoLIta

The bar of La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels in NoLIta

From the owners of Experimental Cocktail Bar, this NoLIta wine bar is not so experimental. It's just a solid vino-centric spot with an emphasis on French wines. The small plates menu includes house-made pâtés.

Recommended dish: Seared octopus.

Review and rating of La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels restaurant in NoLIta

Monument Lane — West Village

The exterior of Monument Lane in the West Village

An impressive neighborhood spot in the West Village, Monument Lane is named for the 18th-century street that became Greenwich Avenue. The new American fare is inspired and worth every bite.

Recommended dish: Roasted walleye paired with chunks of lobster and chorizo.

Review and rating of Monument Lane restaurant in the West Village

Navy — SoHo

The dining room and bar of Navy in SoHo

As the name suggests, this SoHo spot looks to the sea for inspiration. Dark and romantic, the front room is filled with SoHo shoppers and hipsters munching on memorable seafood delights.

Recommended dish: Trout en croûte.

Review and rating of Navy restaurant in SoHo

Obicà Mozzarella Bar — Flatiron District

The bar of Obicà Mozzarella Bar in the Flatiron District

The second location in New York (and the Big Apple's flagship), this location of Obicà is trying to transcend cheese and serve up an array of Italian fare with plenty of primi, secondi, and pizzas on offer.

Recommended dish: Thin crust Roman-style margherita pizza.

Review and rating of Obicà Mozzarella Bar in the Flatiron District

Paulaner — Lower East Side

The bar of Paulaner on the Lower East Side

This Bowery beerhall was nary open a year before shutting down in 2014 and reinventing itself. Now under the supervision of the people who brought you acclaimed Austrian restaurants Seasonal and Edi & the Wolf, Paulaner shines in a fun and delicious way.

Recommended dish: Beef cheek roulade.

Review and rating of Paulaner restaurant on the Lower East Side

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