For those outside the Beltway, Wagshal’s has just launched a website that sells the signature brisket as well as a handful of other tasty noshes. Read more.
Choose the three-course prix fixe menu (€28) or mix and match a la carte from soups, salads and namesake cocottes (cast-iron pots) filled with savory ingredients like cod and Thai-style vegetables. Read more.
Carnivores will feel right at home at Atelier Vivanda. Situated a 10-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe, this tiny restaurant, with about 20 seats, is serious about its meat. Read more.
At the foot of London Fields, the nearly 300-year-old Cat & Mutton pub has a new gastro menu. Join locals and dozing whippets, East London’s dog of choice, on the benches outside. Read more.
Mississippi-born chef Brad McDonald is putting a sophisticated spin on the cooking of the American South. Expect satisfying comfort food, such as shrimp and grits and crispy fried chicken. Read more.
This isn’t a casual meal, it’s an experience, with surprising, beautifully executed dishes like seared foie gras in a baked potato bouillon with black truffles. Read more.
Start with the chargrilled sourdough served with fluffy onion butter sprinkled with burnt onion, before moving onto the juicy lamb cutlets with an anchovy, mint and parsley sauce. Read more.
A glamorous, Royal Air Force-blue room with white leather banquettes where I ate a juicy pork chop and a pudding of poached plums on a wickedly sweet deep-fried brioche. Read more.
Breakfast or brunch at Tom’s Kitchen will fuel you through a day of gallery-hopping at the V&A, which lies just a 10-minute walk away. Read more.
With its low ceilings and small windows, it’s befitting of its subject, the opposite of London’s grand, columned temples to high art. Read more.
Get the Hackney look at 69b which sells clothes and accessories by the likes of Edun and Ally Capellino. Read more.
Walks amid bluebell woodlands and meadowlands are more reasons to stay in the Morris apartment, located on the second floor. Read more.
This dimly lit, romantic restaurant in historic West Village serves excellent New American food and is a nice break from busy downtown. Read more.
A prix fixe menu after 10 p.m. brings the price down considerably. The oysters and duck confit are very good, but I usually just order the waiter. Read more.
Camley Street Natural Park, a 2-acre reserve beside Regent’s Canal, is the kind of place you’d expect to access via a rabbit hole. Read more.
The house is now a hotel and spa; its restaurant, Potager, serves meals made from produce grown on-site. Read more.
This pub and restaurant is a place where a city that can be divided by language comes together. You can have a good time here, no matter how bad your French or your English is. Read more.
Inside, rooms named after trees such as cedar, elm and oak are furnished with fine antiques and rich fabrics with floral themes to bring nature into the house Read more.
The view of Detroit’s riverfront from this steak house on top of the Renaissance Center can’t be beat. Read more.
The menu changes often, but might include ricotta and jam toast, or king-salmon lox with zucchini. The bakery whips up treats like cherry galette. Afterward, browse for gifts in the store. Read more.
The wine list is traditional Bordeaux, and the food—typical brasserie fare—is good, too. Try the onion soup and steak tartare. Read more.
On Saturdays, there are blocks of farm stands, alongside old-school wholesalers, mixed in with new restaurants, galleries and antique shops. Read more.
You feel as if you’ve hit the streets of Mumbai at Dishoom, where piquant paneer rolls, lamb samosas and chicken tikka are served in the vast but perpetually crammed former Western Transit Shed. Read more.
On top of first-rate carnitas and chicken mole tacos, Sanchez will make fresh salsas, masa and tortillas with ingredients shipped in from Mexico. Read more.
At only about 200 square feet, this tiny English-language book shop packs a surprisingly robust selection of titles by local authors and others you won’t find at most large bookstores. Read more.
This stylish bar in the Westin Book Cadillac hotel draws an after-work and weekend crowd. For $6 you can get the Roast Burger with bacon, cheddar, egg and pickled onion. Read more.
The menu follows the seasons but runs to selections like a luscious pâté chaud, a flaky golden pastry filled with hashed duck and foie gras; and probably the best rice pudding in Paris. Read more.
This shabby chic restaurant is decorated with shell chandeliers and billowy blue and white curtains. Be sure to try the tuna tartare with mango and mint. Read more.
The wine list is extensive and cosmopolitan, but the cooking is traditional and uncomplicated. Read more.