You'll need a nap after the Breslin Burger, a griddled LaFrieda patty covered with a blanket of assertive, mature English cheddar & topped off with supple slabs of house-cured Berkshire pork belly. Read more.
Hamburger America filmaker George Motz has called this counter joint one of his favorite NYC newcomers. The star-butcher blend here—a 4oz mix of chuck, brisket & short rib—is a legitimate draw. Read more.
Try the Rib Tips, rubbed down with paprika and brown sugar, then smoked over peach and pecan wood for three hours. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Take home Christine Ferber jams, made with the finest whole fresh fruit at its prime. They’re one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
The Taiwanese fried chicken is an all-dark-meat affair of crunchy, moist legs and thighs, squirted with a salty pork sauce. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the seasonal Halloween Sandwich, a monster mash-up of short rib braised with garlic, jalapeño & onion, plus sweet potatoes & melted marshmallows. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the delicate cassis macaron, two almond-based meringues encasing a luscious cream filling that’s brightened with tart cassis. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the sherry cobbler. Bar mgr Dan Greenbaum adds raspberries muddled w/ a wedge of lemon & a splash of simple syrup to Lustau Dry Amontillado sherry. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011 Read more.
Try the Sweet Hereafter. Swapping in pisco for gin, barkeep Joachim Simo takes the straightlaced martini for a sultry Latin American spin. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the smoky pulled duroc pork sandwich. Smoky spiced-honey-glazed pork is crowned with julienned pickled carrots, fresh cilantro & sliced cucumber. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011. Read more.
Try the pork souvlaki: herb-marinated pork butt seared over wood-charcoal embers and served in a fluffy grilled pita. It’s one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011. Read more.
Together with 92YTribeca, this is the best place in NYC to see a not-boring lecture. The 137-year-old organization hosts literary conversations, current events discussions and evenings of sing-alongs. Read more.
The best spot to discover your new favorite hobby gives you an up-close view of its artisans-in-residence during its daily open studio. Interactive workshops offer hands-on training from the experts. Read more.
This elegant Greenpoint gem is the best store for upgrading your wardrobe on the cheap. We love the unique outerwear, but the shop’s best offerings are ladylike dresses. Read more.
The best store to blow your paycheck in stocks covetable finds from around the world—both luxury threads and more affordable goods like indie mags, CDs and hip accessories. Read more.
The best place to remember why you love Manhattan takes you above the city while keeping you rooted in urban life. Walk through a field of wildflowers as cabs zoom along the street beneath you. Read more.
Together with the 92nd Street Y, this is the best place in NYC to see a not-boring lecture. Events here are typically quirkier and cheaper then uptown and often include a beer. Read more.
The best year-round market brings together 150 local vendors carrying all manner of vintage, handmade and antique wares. The Flea moves here on November 26. Read more.
The best view of NYC offers a stunning panorama. From the midpoint of the massive suspension bridge, there are spectacular sight lines of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and lower Manhattan. Read more.
The best waterfront in NYC offers a unique view of the lower Manhattan skyline, aquatic features, such as a salt marsh filled with native cordgrass, and Jane’s Carousel, a restored ride from 1922. Read more.
This family-owned shop has been in the kicks business for more than 60 years, shilling men’s, women’s & children’s options from such labels as Adidas, Ecco, Dr. Martens, Keds, Vans & Ralph Lauren. Read more.
In-the-know fashionistas have a secret: When Vogue features an haute shoe, chances are you can find a similar, less-expensive version by Dolce Vita or diffusion line DV. Read more.
Whoever coined the phrase shoe porn must’ve had this boutique on the brain. Though many of the styles fall in the $300+ ballpark, you won’t find a more creative fusion of mod swagger & boho style. Read more.
The best spa for pampering on the fly has aestheticians ready to primp and polish at a moment’s notice. Plus, buy three best-selling products to get a complimentary makeup application. Read more.
Come to this seductively lit haunt for the House of Scorpio’s Lip Service the best party to kiss a stranger. It’s a naughty and nice make-out mixer. Read more.
If you can tear yourself away from the Asian-Portuguese fusion, mixology at the bar is among the most precise and inspired in town -- seriously underrated. [BlackBook] Read more.
Patrons tend to start out with a plate of slender, sugar-crusted churros with melted dunking chocolate ($10), but diners might do just as well splitting the brioche French toast ($12). Read more.
Stunning design, view of central park/columbus circle and the food!!! The tuscan soup and salmon are excellent - and I loathe salmon. Simply delish for lunch and dinner in midtown where options are li Read more.
One Louis Vuitton Friend of the House recommends the pork chops at this special location. Don’t miss it! Find out who at the LV Amble site. Read more.
It’s an earthier take on weekend brunch here where New York’s reigning Iron Chef turns out thick waffles with fried quail and an ingenious “Eggs Benny.” Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more.
Michael White knocks it out of the park at his high-end Italian seafood spot. Go big on the crudo, followed with pasta and whatever fish they're most excited about that day. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.
The new spot features a butcher and sammy shop with charcuterie (American hams, house-made boudin noir, etc.), 350+ beers and sandwiches filled with things like mutton and pig's head. Read more.
Owned by a pair of Italian natives, this outpost of the popular NYC vintage chainlet is a slick Soho space full of pieces from big-in-the-'80s names: Martine Sitbon, Katharine Hamnett, Guy Laroche. Read more.