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Chelsea Market

  • Price band: 2/4

The former home of the National Biscuit Company is a hot spot for foodies-in-training; favorite vendors include Jacques Torres, People's Pops and Ronnybrook Dairy.

  1. 75 Ninth Ave, at 16th St
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The NoMad

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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In the golden age of robber baron New York—we’re talking turn of the last century—there were hotel restaurants like the NoMad all across the city, their grand dining rooms buzzing with beau monde patrons morning till night. The recent return of the all-day hotel clubhouse began with hip

  1. 1170 Broadway, at 28th St
  2. Average main course: $32. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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ABC Kitchen

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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While plenty of New York restaurants have lately made the environment a priority—sourcing their ingredients locally and crafting dining rooms from salvaged materials—none have done so with quite as much visual and gastronomic panache as chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new ABC Kitchen. The

  1. ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South, 10003
  2. Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Empire Diner

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

New York may be the culinary capital of the world, but when it comes to great diners, it’s not even on the map. While New Jersey normally lives in Gotham’s shadow, the Garden State has us beat by a meringue-whipped mile when it comes to hash houses. Or at least it did. At the revamped Empire

  1. 210 Tenth Ave, at 22nd St, 10011
  2. Average entrée: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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Balthazar

  • Price band: 2/4
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Not only is the iconic Balthazar still trendy, but the kitchen rarely makes a false step. At dinner, the place is perennially packed with rail-thin lookers dressed to the nines. But the bread is great, the food is good, and the service is surprisingly friendly. The $99 three-tiered seafood platter

  1. 80 Spring St, between Broadway and Crosby St, 10012
  2. Average main course: $23. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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The Commodore

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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First came the gastropub, an import from Britain featuring upmarket pub grub in an ale-drinking setting. Now, welcome the gastrodive, which further blurs the lines between restaurant and bar. The Commodore in Williamsburg, with its old arcade games, Schlitz in a can and stereo pumping out the

  1. 366 Metropolitan Ave, at Havemeyer St
  2. Average main course: $9
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Narcissa

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4

It’s hard to believe that a few short years ago, meathead chefs ruled the day, pushing gout-baiting, nose-to-tail feasts and plundering pork-belly reserves into short supply. In those go-go times of beast worship, the seasonal-vegetable gospel played more humming background note than rip-roaring

  1. 21 Cooper Sq, between 5th and 6th Sts, 10003
  2. Average entrée: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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Keens Steakhouse

  • Price band: 4/4
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The ceiling and walls are hung with pipes, some from such long-ago Keens regulars as Babe Ruth, J.P. Morgan and Teddy Roosevelt. Even in these nonsmoking days, you can catch a whiff of the restaurant’s 120-plus years of history. Beveled-glass doors, two working fireplaces and a forest’s worth

  1. 72 W 36th St, between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 10018
  2. Average main course: $37. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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The Dutch

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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It's been ages since a new restaurant captivated the city quite like the Dutch. The hotly anticipated new venue from the team behind Tribeca sensation Locanda Verde has been packed since it opened, attracting a cross section of the downtown social scene. Right from the get-go the restaurant lived

  1. 131 Sullivan St, at Prince St, 10012
  2. Average main course: $24. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Osteria Morini

  • Price band: 2/4
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Chef Michael White (Alto, Marea) is one of New York’s most prolific and successful Italian-American chefs, and this terrific downtown homage to a classic Bolognese tavern is the most accessible restaurant in his stable. The toque spent seven years cooking in Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, and his

  1. 218 Lafayette St, between Broome and Spring Sts
  2. Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V
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Ushiwakamaru

  • Price band: 4/4
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It’s no surprise that Japan-philes flock to this austere restaurant: Those new to the cuisine might not know what to make of the tiny cube of green-tea tofu that’s served as an amuse-bouche, or the shrimp heads floating in the miso soup. Entrées feature classic maki (no Elvis roll here), sushi

  1. 136 W Houston St, between MacDougal and Sullivan Sts, 10012-25
  2. Average main course: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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The Stand

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Sons of Essex’s Seth Levine turns out comfort-food spins—like cheeseburger pot stickers and duck-topped pizzas—at this comedy club–restaurant hybrid. After dinner, head downstairs to the club, where you can sip cocktails designed by Minetta Tavern vets, while acts like Judah Friedlander and

  1. 239 Third Ave, between 19th and 20th Sts, 10003
  2. Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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Telepan Local

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Deep into the night, six of us sat around an undersize table shuffling small plates back and forth like poker chips. When the dust settled, we took a final tally: Of the 18 tapas consumed, the number of memorable dishes was precisely one. While almost nothing at Telepan Local is bad, too much is

  1. 329 Greenwich St, between Duane and Jay Sts, 10013
  2. Average main course: $28. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Tertulia

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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New York is spoiled rotten with top-shelf trattorias, great casual spots for weekday Italian, where the food is fresh but not fussy, and you don’t have to think much about what’s on your plate. But most of the city isn’t as blessed with the Spanish equivalent. A few years back, chef Seamus

  1. 359 Sixth Ave, between Washington Pl and W 4th St
  2. Average small plate: $12. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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All'onda

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Restaurateur Chris Cannon was once the Dr. Dre of New York Italian dining, producing smash successes with chefs Scott Conant (L’Impero, Alto) and Michael White (Convivio, Marea). Now, three years after a very public split with White, Cannon is back in the spotlight. His much-anticipated return,

  1. 22 E 13th St, between Fifth Ave and University Pl, 10003
  2. Average entrée: $27. AmEx, MC, V
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