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New York City
Co-head chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer from London are serving a daily-changing menu on King Street. The eats? Seasonal, simple food influenced by Southern France and Italy. No lunch yet, but plans for family style lunch are on the menu for fall. // West Village. Book now at King.
The current go-to spot for sushi lovers, this restaurant is an LA invasion into the NYC sushi scene, and you need to try it. Chef Masashi Ito serves up Tokyo precision, the highest quality rice, and, of course, the freshest and rarest fish. Eighteen seats total – ten around the sushi bar – provides the utmost in intimate dining. Washington Square needed this. // Greenwich Village. Book now at Sushi Zo.
Farmer & The Fish
Chef Michael Kaplan and farmer Edward Taylor, also the president of Down East Seafood, have brought their Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish from North Salem, NY to Gramercy, NYC. Sustainable seafood from Down East and produce from Mr. Taylor’s farm is what it’s all about. In the mood for steamers? You’re good. Chowdah pot pie? You know it. // Gramercy. Book now at Farmer & The Fish.
Owner Maiko Kyogoku, created Bessou as a way to share her family’s food traditions. Inspired by Kyogoku’s mother’s passionate home cooking, the menu is a modern take on everyday Japanese comfort food. Seasonality is what it’s all about and the ingredients are responsibly sourced and prepared with care. Protip: order the Bessou’s Chashuu (pork belly, lettuce wrappers and accompaniments), because yes. // NoHo. Book now at Bessou.
Italian osteria and wine bar with a wood burning pizza oven that serves up oozing fontina stuffed arancini, 7+ layer baked eggplant parm and brussels sprout topped pizza. All the classics are here, and more. Gramercy, your neighborhood digs is open, again. // Gramercy. Book now at Follia.
Authentic Mexican flavors in the form of small plates accompanied by more than 140 agave-based spirits. Chef Joel Zaragoza, a Mexico City native, combines the dishes of his childhood with vibrant, locally-sourced ingredients. Decorated with custom murals, the Sugar Skull Room won’t disappoint, and you can’t go wrong with the churro ice cream bowl. // Flatiron. Book now at Casa Neta.
Faun is an American restaurant with strong Italian roots serving deliciousness in an intimate dining room. Chef Brian Leth, who has cooked at Prune, Allen & Delancey, and Vinegar Hill House, has created a straightforward menu of handcrafted dishes, including standouts like the Spanish mackerel with preserved lemon sorbet and tomato concentrate. Hello, garden patio! // Prospect Heights. Book now at Faun.
Vegetarian plus tapas plus gorgeous interiors equals Ladybird. Ravi DeRossi and chef Daphne Cheng have collaborated on a concept with the goal of serving great food while raising awareness of animals abuse. A percentage of all proceeds goes to benefit the BEAST Foundation, as all boozy avocado slushies should. // Greenwich Village. Book now at Ladybird.
Newly-opened TsuruTonTan is the first US location from this authentic, handmade udon restaurant. Originally founded in 1979 in “Honke Sanuki,” Souemon Cho, Osaka, TsuruTonTan is known for its refined presentation and its original blend of flour and cooking techniques– the culmination of extensive research on udon varieties from all over Japan. Caviar udon FTW. // Union Square. Book now at TsuruTonTan.
Tacombi Flatiron, Bleecker Street, and Nolita
Born on the balmy beaches of the Yucatan in 2005 and serving tacos out of a 1963 VW Kombi bus, Tacombi is a hospitality company focused on sharing its love of Mexican taco culture through neighborhood taquerias. The vibes are on point and so are the tacos #TACOGRAM. // Flatiron, SoHo, and Nolita. Book now at any of Tacombi’s three NYC locations.
Great Northern Food Hall
Grand Central Terminal’s Food Hall, located in Vanderbilt Hall, offers New Yorkers a place to grab Nordic-inspired food on the go, or not. Five food pavilions and a bar, dishing out specialty items like Danish open-faced sandwiches, artisanal breads and pastries (baked on site), house-roasted coffees, Danish-style hot dogs, and more, make it an informal hub of Scandinavian hospitality. // Midtown. Book now at Great Northern Food.
South Williamsburg’s new seasonal Italian restaurant by Chef Albert Di Meglio, previously of Rubirosa and Le Cirque. Barano’s menu focuses on the seasons and adapts old world cooking techniques to modern tastes using a wood-burning oven and open-fire grill. The pastas are made in house and the mozzarella is pulled by hand and served to order. Open kitchen alert plus brunch, coming soon! // Williamsburg. Book now at Barano.
A spin-off of the Williamsburg original, this neighborhood joint in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene is a magnetic one. Fried chicken plus garlic mashed potatoes will get you every time. Trust. // Fort Greene. Book now at Walter’s.
LaRina Pastificio & Vino
Italian restaurant and pasta shop, LaRina focuses on fresh pasta that’s prepared on-site with organic flour. The 34-seat restaurant’s cocktail list includes several versions of the Negroni, including one on tap. Backyard garden FTW. #Pastaing // Fort Greene. Book now at LaRina Pastificio & Vino.
Williamsburg’s resident Argentine steakhouse, El Almacen has menu items ranging from house made chorizo, a variety of steaks, including an 18oz. rib eye served with truffle fries, and choclo (grilled corn with chipotle mayo and cotija). Worth noting: the chimichurri is so good they even sell it to-go. // Williamsburg. Book now at El Almacen.
A “Country French” wine bar, café and bistro serving up Provencal inspired cuisine. Anisette’s dinner menu offers everything from small plates and charcuteries to shucked oysters and house made chicken liver pot. Brunch is served up on Saturdays and Sundays, and the pain perdu with bananas and coconut whipped cream, or the classic Croque Madame, is calling your name. Don’t forget about the regional French wines… // Gramercy. Book now at Anisette.
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