No more Coachella FOMO. New Yorkers, instead of face swapping and flower-crowning on Snapchat, go eat. The temperature is rising and according to all sources the street’s the place to go. Grab a seat and show off what you got, the hit list is raining tens:
Because thank you Pete Wells. Three stars is all he wrote and the rest is history. House-made pastas and wood-fired grills is exactly what Williamsburg wants. Add some pastries in the morning and you’ve got the Lilia diet on lock. // Williamsburg. Book now at Lilia.
3/Cafe Altro Paradiso
Because Chef Ignacio and Thomas have extended Spring street past 6th Ave. Bison carpaccio with fried capers, sausage with mostarda and house-made pastas are clutch AF. // SOHO. (646) 952-0828.
Because John Fraser (Narcissa and Dovetail) and James Truman (Conde Nast) opened a casual, vegetarian and vegan restaurant. Aesthetic alone, this spot aces. Add innovative veggies for a full house. // Greenwich Village. (212) 498-9393.
5/The Lucky Bee
Because step into the 90s with this neon-lit, farm-to-table Southeast Asian restaurant. The menu looks the part: oysters with Najm Jim chili sauce and coconut poached organic chicken with lemongrass, Thai basil, and peanuts, and you’ve got yourself an on point situation. Cheers to street food done family style. // LES. (917) 262-0329.
Because Perla Cafe (aka Perla 2.0) has a new home within arm’s reach of the rest of the Happy Cooking Hospitality restaurants. The space? Cozy. The food? The lighter side of Italian cooking. The vibes? Fun AF. // West Village. Book now at Perla.
Because Chef April knows a thing or 2 about burgers. Hot dogs, check, 3 different burger options, check, hand-pies, check! // Midtown East. Walk-ins only.
Because karaoke and Korean food. Bulgogi & tiki-themed cocktails. Gowanus, you do you. // Gowanus. Book now at Insa.
Because omakases and hip-hop are the best of both worlds. Add a slick bar (sanded daily) and some of the freshest fish in the game for a choice night out. Kanpai. // Union Square. Coming soon to the app.
Because Chef Rita just got re-reviewed and plugged by Pete Wells as, “one of the city’s great pasta practitioners.” This is pasta-porn heaven, aka “spaghetti cacio e pepe, noodles that twirl up into your mouth with a wiggle, carrying a black-pepper bite that lingers on and on.” It’s all about the wiggle. // West Village. Book now at I Sodi.