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ABC Kitchen

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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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Botequim

  • Price band: 2/4

An homage to owner-chef Marco Moreira's homeland, this Brazilian restaurant shuttles small bites (cod croquettes, turnover-like pastelzinhos) and large-format dishes (whole black bass, roasted suckling pig) from its open kitchen.

  1. 132 Fourth Ave, at 13th St, 10003
  2. Average entrée: $26. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Root & Bone

  • Price band: 2/4

Fresh off a season of Top Chef,Australia native Janine Booth joins fellow TV toque Jeff McInnis (Miami's Yardbird) to retool Deep South standbys. McInnis follows his grandmother’s recipe for fried chicken but adds a dusting of dehydrated lemon and sandwiches it between two cheddar waffles, while

  1. 200 E 3rd St, at Ave B, 10009
  2. Average entree: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Jack's Wife Freda

  • Price band: 2/4

Keith McNally protégé Dean Jankelowitz (Schiller's, Pastis, Balthazar) is behind this morning-to-evening café. The 40-seat restaurant—sporting dark-green leather banquettes, brass railings and marble counters—serves homey fare, like Jankelowitz's grandmother's matzo ball soup made with duck

  1. 224 Lafayette St, between Kenmare and Spring Sts, 10012
  2. Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V
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Mesa Coyoacan

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice

Looking at the modern glass-and-steel building that houses Mesa Coyoacan, chef Ivan Garcia’s culinary paean to Mexico City, you’d never guess that a warm and intimate restaurant resides within. Filament bulbs, vintage wallpaper, traditional ornaments and a staircase lined with votive candles

  1. 372 Graham Ave, between Conselyea St and Skillman Ave
  2. Average main course: $13. AmEx, MC, V
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Ganso

Japanese cuisine expert Harris Salat (author of Takashi's Noodles and Japanese Hot Pots) and chef Rio Irie (Matsuri) join forces to open the latest contender in a wave of modern ramen-yas, like Chuko, Dassara and Yuji. Their Downtown Brooklyn joint serves classic soy and miso broths, alongside

  1. 25 Bond St, at Livingston St, 11217
  2. Average main course: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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NYC Restaurant Week 2015

  • Price band: 2/4

The three-week blowout returns with more than 300 eateries across the city serving three-course lunches ($25) and dinners ($38). Reservations and a full list of participating restaurants—like last year's Tertulia, Costata and Terba Buena—are available at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

  1. Various locations
  2. Mon Feb 16 - Sat Mar 7
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Balthazar

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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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Osteria Morini

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

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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The Commodore

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

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. AmEx, Disc, MC, V.
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Edward’s

  • Price band: 1/4

The Odeon across the street may be an institution—but that means it draws tourists. The locals have Edward’s bistro all locked up. They come with their kids, their dates, their dogs, whatever. The vibe is loose and comfy, without being sloppy. (In warm months, there are sidewalk tables out

  1. 136 West Broadway, between Duane and Thomas Sts, 10013-33
  2. Average main course: $16. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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Pier A Harbor House

Peter Poulakakos is plenty dedicated to the Financial District—the prolific restaurateur has a whopping 10 projects below Chambers Street including James Joyce homage Ulysses and the Irish gang-themed Dead Rabbit. The setting for his latest, with partners Danny McDonald and Michael Jewell, is a

  1. 22 Battery Pl, at Pier A, 10004
  2. Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V.
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The NoMad

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

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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Keens Steakhouse

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

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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Veselka

  • Price band: 1/4
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A throwback to the artsy East Village of decades past, this 24-hour Ukrainian diner is famous for such authentic savory grub as borscht, kielbasa and pierogi. House-made treats like blintzes, waffles, poppy-seed bread and rice pudding will send your sweet tooth (or toothless sweetie) to heaven.

  1. 144 Second Ave, at 9th St, 10003
  2. Average main course: $13. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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