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One of your Restaurant Week options: Chef Jimmy Bradley's the Harrison.

One of your Restaurant Week options: Chef Jimmy Bradley's the Harrison. Photograph: Jerry Goodman

Summer NYC Restaurant Week 2012: critics picks

The Dutch

Andrew Carmellini’s rollicking Soho eatery offers diners an exuberant gastro-tour of the American melting pot.

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North End Grill

The seafood-focused American brasserie offers effortless, affable service.

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Aldea

This Portuguese eatery is a low-key stage for one of the city’s most original chefs: George Mendes

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Gotham Bar and Grill

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Chef-owner Alfred Portale's New American stalwart doesn’t push any culinary boundaries, but the execution is impressive.

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Tamarind Tribeca

A stunning spin-off of the Flatiron original draws from all corners of the subcontinent with its sprawling Indian menu.

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Kutsher’s Tribeca

Dig into modern interpretations of Sephardic flavors at this contemporary Jewish-American bistro.

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Osteria Morini

Chef Michael White (Alto, Marea) offers this terrific downtown homage to a classic Bolognese tavern.

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Telepan

Every New York neighborhood has an arbiter of local goods, and on the UWS, Bill Telepan is it.

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Café Boulud

Accomplished chef Gavin Kaysen prepares modern variations of French cuisine at this uptown mainstay.

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Junoon

The heart and soul of this luxe Indian eatery is its glassed-in spice room, where chef Vikas Khanna hand-grinds the blends each morning.

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Tocqueville

Chef Marco Moreira serves luxurious, expertly executed dishes at this French-American restaurant.

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Maialino

Danny Meyer’s first full-on foray into Italian cuisine focuses on the foods of Rome.

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Barbounia

The menu leans heavily on Greek and Turkish cuisine, with lots of upscale takes on souvlaki, kebabs and the like.

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Kin Shop

Top Chef champ Harold Dieterle channels his Southeast Asian travels into the Thai menu at his sophomore eatery.

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Yerba Buena Perry

The scene is sexy at this Pan-Latin hit’s second Manhattan location.

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Toloache

This Mexican eatery from chef Julian Medina (Maya, Zocalo) suits its Theater District locale.

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Esca

Chef David Pasternack takes a whirl through Southern Italian seaside cooking (spaghetti with lobster) at this Batali-Bastianich stalwart.

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Shun Lee Palace

This luxe Chinese restaurant has been wowing midtown diners since the ’70s.

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Tamarind

Fusion reigns at this bright, modern Indian restaurant.

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Quality Meats

To keep up with hipper steakhouses, Michael Stillman—son of Smith & Wollensky founder—opened this spot.

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Ouest

Ouest still stands out as much as it did when chef-owner Tom Valenti opened it in 2001.

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Millesime

Chef Laurent Manrique executes old-world Gallic seafood with a master’s hand.

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Thalassa

This haute Greek emporium offers unfussy yet elegant preparations of Mediterranean seafood.

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The Red Cat

This Chelsea classic from Jimmy Bradley serves an American-Mediterranean menu.

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Rouge Tomate

This bi-level Belgian import is based on a novel conceit—why shouldn’t food that’s good for you also taste good?

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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

Peru’s most prolific celebrity chef, Gastón Acurio, is behind this world-class import.

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The Harrison

Restaurateur Jimmy Bradley is behind this New American tavern.

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Yerba Buena

Serious cocktails and sultry candlelight set the tone at this elegant Pan-Latin eatery.

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Resto

This pubby restaurant offers refined Belgian fare and an impressive beer list.

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Lupa

This much-hyped trattorria sure packs ‘em in.

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Petrossian

Inside the gorgeous rococo Alwyn Court, you can sit on elegant black leather stools and order first-rate caviar and a glass of bubbly.

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Le Cirque

Get French-inflected fare at Sirio Maccioni’s haute dining palace.

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Benoit

Alain Ducasse’s classic brasserie attempts to reclaim 55th Street’s former Francophile row.

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DBGB

DBGB is Chef Daniel Boulud's downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern.

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Perilla

Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle showcases a small menu of upscale American standards.

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A Voce Columbus

The city’s second A Voce, located in the Time Warner Center, is an even more fitting showcase for chef Missy Robbins's excellent Italian fare.

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Estiatorio Milos

You’ll find an impressive collection of fish packed into the ice bar at this stylish Hellenic haunt.

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Kefi

Dining at this popular Greek eatery can be chaotic, but bargain prices and often excellent food make it hard to complain.

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SD26

This successor to the opulent San Domenico is an enormous, modern and frenetic restaurant.

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Hill Country

The guys behind Hill Country are about as Texan as Bloomberg in a Stetson, but the ’cue deserves Lone Star cred all the same.

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A Voce

Chef Missy Robbins heads up the kitchen at this outstanding Italian restaurant.

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L’Ecole

Top cooks turned academics oversee would-be toques at this training ground for students at the French Culinary Institute.

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Café d'Alsace

The decor and chaotic bustle evoke a brasserie you might see in a Godard film.

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Fishtag

Greek-American chef Michael Psilakis offers a maniacal mix of Mediterranean plates at this uptown eatery.

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Lure Fishbar

The retro yacht interior at this subterranean seafood restaurant might make you forget you’re docked in Soho.

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Aureole

Chef Charlie Palmer is behind this Times Square incarnation of his 20-year-old American classic.

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Aretsky’s Patroon

The kitchen dishes out simple steakhouse fare in mover-shaker portions.

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Alloro

Chef Salvatore Corea (Cacio e Pepe) channels his wildest impulses into this daring trattoria.

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Lyon

This West Village take on a Lyonnais bouchon—a traditional French working-class restaurant—is transporting..

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