GUIDE: New York

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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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    Pizzetteria Brunetti

    626 Hudson St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Pizza

    $$$

    Jason Brunetti is a rare breed of human. He gave up a lush life in Naples, Florida to take a chance on a whim his father had: Opening a pizzeria in New York that shunned the typical NYC-style pie. Their first location in Long Island was a smashing success, earning a write-up in The New York Times—a dream fulfilled for the elder Brunetti. Then it came time to set up a new outpost on Hudson Street in Manhattan. READ REVIEW

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    Pokéworks

    63 W. 37th St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: Seafood

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    Since its inception, this sliver of a space on Thirty-Seventh Street has drawn lengthy lines that snake down the block. Once inside, diners find plenty reason to have braved the wait, faced with a menu stacked with poké variations that run from the traditional to the modern. READ REVIEW

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    Quintessence

    263 E. 10th St.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Vegan

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    At the pint-size East Village eatery Quintessence, it's easy to start the year off on a healthy track. Since 1999, the mostly raw foods spot has been enabling diners to indulge in a wide variety of good-for-you options. We dig the Peters Pot, a delightfully bright and creamy sundried tomato, yellow bell pepper, and cucumber soup; or the unique twist on a classic Caesar salad, featuring caramelized onions and avocado. READ REVIEW


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