GUIDE: New York

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    Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too

    366 W. 110th St.

    Manhattan Valley

    Cuisine: Soul Food

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    “Celebs from Angela Bassett to Mike Tyson to Bill Clinton have all dropped in for a taste of owner Norma Jean Darden's generations-old family recipes...”—New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    Monument Lane

    103 Greenwich Ave.

    West Village

    Cuisine: New American

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    It’s hard not to be charmed by the clean country décor and the farm-to-table fare—equal parts fun and fancy—that awaits you at Monument Lane. READ REVIEW

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    Mulberry Project

    149 Mulberry St.

    Little Italy

    Cuisine: Bar, New American

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    Mulberry Project’s secret speakeasy vibe will make you feel like you’re in-the-know before you even take a sip from one of the signature bespoke cocktails. READ REVIEW

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    Murray's Cheese Bar

    264 Bleecker St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: American, New American

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    Already a beloved NYC institution—75 years and counting—in 2012 Murray’s Cheese Shop opened up the Cheese Bar a few doors down on Bleecker Street. From summer salads to pulled pork–pimento mac and cheese, cheese gets the spotlight. And what a compelling, delicious star it is. READ REVIEW

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    Nicoletta

    160 Second Ave.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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    Nicoletta, which bills itself as a “Midwestern-style” pizza joint, delivers. Load up on toppings—the crust can bear it. READ REVIEW

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    Niu Noodle House

    15 Greenwich Ave.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Chinese

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    The first slurp of an extraordinary broth can transport you to a magical place, but at Niu Noodle House, there’s no mistaking you are still in the West Village. READ REVIEW

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    Num Pang

    Multiple Locations:
    Financial District, Financial District

    Cuisine: Cambodian, Sandwich

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    There aren’t a lot of Cambodian places in New York (like one, now that Kampuchea has closed), so drop by this “cheerful little café” that has “eight stools, a couple stand-up counters, and a rotating roster of sandwiches, from peppercorn catfish to hoisin meatballs.”New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    OddFellows Ice Cream Co.

    Multiple Locations:
    East Village, Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Dessert

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    Opened in a diminutive storefront on East Fourth Street this May, the newest outpost of Williamsburg’s beloved OddFellows Ice Cream serves eight creamy concoctions—with at least one dairy-free sorbet option. READ REVIEW

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    Ofrenda

    113 Seventh Ave. South

    West Village

    Cuisine: Mexican

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    At this warm West Village haunt, owner Jorge Guzman and chef Mario Hernandez make good on the promise of a “gift” inherent in the restaurant’s name. Here, the classic flavors of Mexican cuisine are focused through a lens of refined elegance without losing any of the fiery spice and rustic comfort. READ REVIEW

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    Osteria Morini

    218 Lafayette St.

    Soho

    Cuisine: Italian

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    When you serve food this good and wrap it in the country finery of a Tuscan farmhouse, you have what some might call an award-winning formula. READ REVIEW


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