GUIDE: New York

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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

    $$$

    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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    Ovenly

    31 Greenpoint Ave.

    Greenpoint

    Cuisine: Bakery

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    The theme among the goods you’ll find at this oh-so-charming Greenpoint bakeshop and café? “Sweet and salty with a touch of spice.” READ REVIEW

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    PIE By The Pound

    124 Fourth Ave.

    Union Square

    Cuisine: Pizza

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    When Jeffrey Reiss was in the process of opening Pie By The Pound 14 years ago, he was eating a lot of pizza. All that hard eating has obviously paid off, as Reiss has achieved decade-plus longevity in a city not just ultra-competitive for restaurants, but especially cutthroat for pizza. READ REVIEW

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    Pampano

    209 E. 49th St.

    Midtown East

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$$

    The room is light and airy, but the cuisine, courtesy of Richard Sandoval, is serious—a hearty spin on Mexican fine dining. Tucked away on a quiet East Midtown street (but hardly a well-kept secret; the dining room is always full), this collaboration between Sandoval and Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo features coastal cooking that would lure the pickiest gourmand. READ REVIEW

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    Pappardella

    316 Columbus Ave.

    Upper West Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Since 1983, Pappardella has been an Upper West Side staple for pizza, prosciutto-piled plates of antipasti and, of course, pasta. READ REVIEW

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    Parlor Steak & Fish

    1600 Third Ave.

    Upper East Side

    Cuisine: New American, Seafood, Steak

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    The food is classic; sides like mac and cheese and twice-baked potatoes are sublime, the hearts-of-romaine salad and hearty shrimp cocktail soul-satisfying and delicious. READ REVIEW

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    Piccolo Cafè

    157 Third Ave.

    Gramercy

    Cuisine: Italian

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    Most of their business is takeout, and if you do eat in, the utensils and plates are plastic, but with truffle egg sandwiches, homemade tiramisù, and daily specials like zucchini Parmesan on the menu, who could care? Coffee snobs will be pleased to know that the organic beans imported from Trieste can be had nowhere else in the U.S. READ REVIEW

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    Pig & Khao

    68 Clinton St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Southeast Asian

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    Top Chef fans may remember chef Leah Cohen from season five, but these days she's delighting New Yorkers with her unique version of Filipino cuisine at this hip Lower East Side restaurant. READ REVIEW


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