South meets South of the Border at this Upper East Side canteen, the second iteration of the restaurant. At the 3,400-square-foot Manhattan location—outfitted with exposed-brick walls and leather banquettes—find menu staples like BBQ brisket tacos and baby back ribs with jalapeño-goat-cheese corn bread. Location exclusives include grilled rib-eye, salmon fillet and spice-rubbed beef ribs. Drinkers can choose from the 48-draft tap (Chelsea Blackberry Wheat, Dogfish Head Chicory Stout) and gussied-up margaritas (passion fruit–jalapeño, guava-chipotle).
1633 Second Ave
|Cross street:||at 85th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–4am, Sat 11am–4am, Sun 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average entrée: $18. AmEx, MC, V|