Top Chef honcho Tom Colicchio has partnered with Sisha Ortuzar (Gramercy Tavern) to open this New American restaurant. Ortuzar is in the kitchen, dispatching dishes like pork chops with an apple–brussels sprout hash, and scallops topped with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms and kale-pear chutney. The ace seats are near the floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide views of the East River (in warmer months, the patio also offers an impressive vista).
450 E 29th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and FDR Dr|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 5:30–10pm; Tue–Sat 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $26.|