The New Orleans-themed joint has an absinthe drip built into the accommodating U-shaped bar, plus all manner of cocktails from a Freeman's vet. Dollar oysters from 4 PM - 7 PM. Read more.
20 exquisite courses with bites like frizzled blowfish tails and smoked brandade make the tasting menu here top notch. One of the year’s best new restaurants, featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more.
Try the crispy, chewy sisig, featuring pork belly and lesser-loved pig parts, punched up with garlic, onion and citrus. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Why? A modern Chinese restaurant. In addition to lobster dumplings, mahogany chicken and long-bone short ribs with Sichuan black pepper sauce, there’s also a DJ booth and an outdoor terrace Read more.
Seasonal Italian spot has its own rooftop garden for herbs and produce. Food roves casually from small plates of veggies, seafood, or signature foccacia to simple pastas and mains. Prosecco on tap. Read more.
Prepare your belly with some oysters before digging into the pork belly with polenta and ramps. Both will not disappoint at this comfortable bistro. Read more.
The sister restaurant to Tao, this clubby spot has a dance club downstairs, and serves an intense one-pound Wagyu-blend meatball upstairs. Read more.
Yasuda regulars know their sushi chefs by name and send them Christmas cards. If you're not getting world-class omakase here, you're not at Yasuda. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
You can expect all kinds of surprises, like beer-battered blowfish tails, farm chicken, & roasted pork neck -- all in a dual-level restaurant with 20-foot ceilings, big arched windows & a living wall. Read more.
Have some ricotta on toast to begin, mushrooms or a steak if available, and a date cake you can walk off with a hike down Atlantic Avenue, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read more.
Featuring pan-Asian cuisine all cooked on display in an open kitchen, go on an epic flavor quest in the West Village. Try the "salty yolk" lobster egg foo young. Read more.
The menu is seasonally-driven, uses produce from a one-acre Long Island farm where they harvest over 100 varieties of organic produce. Plus you can eat here alone, at the full-service mahogany bar. Read more.
The star of the no-frills menu here is the sizable cheeseburger ($12): Made with well-seasoned, griddled patties, the hefty sandwich oozes melted American cheese from beneath a toasted potato bun. Read more.
Kaya toast is grilled brioche with thick coconut custard. Fragrant Singaporean chili crab is interpreted as a crab cake mixed with tomato-y chili crab sauce and served with shredded apple salad. Read more.
A curvaceous, white brick interio sets the mood for the seriously shareable Mariscos (like mezcal-cured ocean trout w/ roe & cream cheese) at EC. Read more.
Bobwhite's family-recipe butterflied pork chop's attentively seared, then topped with mayo and chow chow, a mustardy relish. Once you go here, you won't want pork chops from anywhere else. Read more.
Try the unconventional ants on a log. Roasted and split marrow bones studded with garlicky Pernod-and-fennel-butter-drenched snails. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the little oyster sandwiches. Sesame-speckled buns each cradle one fat, crispy mollusk, iceberg lettuce and a smear of pickled okra sauce. They’re one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Delicious, fresh, Mediterranean fare in a homey setting at an affordable price. What more could you want? [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
The perfect special-occasion restaurant? Adam Platt says it’s “an experience that strikes that delicate balance between modern style, classic technique, and pure, old-fashioned gourmet pleasure." Read more.
Torrisi Lunch is a Hobson's choice between chicken parm and turkey; we say, go turkey. For dinner, arrive around 6pm, they'll give you a time to return to dine later that evening. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.