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Chef Marc Murphy (Landmarc, Ditch Plains) peppers his New American menu with French and Italian accents at this restaurant inside the Viceroy hotel. In the 104-seat dining room—dressed with caramel leather banquettes and mirrored walls—the Chopped celebutoque dispatches hay-aged pecorino on toast, butternut-squash gnudi and roasted chicken with smoked chickpeas from the open kitchen. The bar program is flush with international wines, with wine director David Lombardo cheerleading halves and quartinos as he did with Landmarc’s renowned half-bottle list. Also on offer are local draft beers (Southampton Double White, Captain Lawrence Pale Ale) and small-batch spirits. Viceroy New York, 120 W 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-707-8000)
This Upper East Side taqueria serves a variety of Mexican favorites. Looking for tacos? You’ve come to the right spot. Choose from options like carnitas, pulled chicken, Modelo-battered cod, braised lamb with feta, hand-carved short rib and chile-marinated shrimp ($3 each). Appetizers like grilled queso blanco with ham and house-pickled cactus ($14), yucca croquettes ($14) and flash-fried plantains might also tempt you ($12). You’ll also find entrees like cilantro-lime chicken ($17), a black bean and veggie quesadilla ($19) and charbroiled pork tenderloin with tamarind glaze ($21) on the menu. And you can’t go without guacamole ($9) topped with bits of chorizo ($2 extra). Come during happy hour from 4–6pm on weekdays to snag a margarita, glass of sangria or draft beer for just $6.
Venue says: “Bottomless Brunch Every Weekend 11AM-3PM Mimosas Margaritas and Bloody Marys all Brunch Long!”