GUIDE: New York

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    Sfoglia

    1402 Lexington Ave.

    Upper East Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Put a flea-market chic trattoria across from the intellectual springboard of the 92nd Street Y and serve the kind of food we travel to Italy to find. READ REVIEW

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    Socarrat

    Multiple Locations:
    Chelsea, Nolita, Midtown East

    Cuisine: Spanish , Tapas

    $$$

    Socarrat is a lot like its namesake ingredient: It does the behind-the-scenes—or, if you will, the bottom of the pan—things very well. And unlike many a Spanish destination in the city, the focus here has always been on the paella. READ REVIEW

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    Solomon & Kuff

    2331 12th Ave.

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Caribbean

    $$

    Two steps inside the doors of this West Harlem destination and the Caribbean spirit has completely overtaken your senses, while in the kitchen, chef Christopher Faulkner whips up a just-right island eating experience, with curries of various spiciness levels across the menu. READ REVIEW

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    Sons & Daughters

    85 10th Ave.

    Chelsea

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$$

    With an emphasis on sharing plates, an eclectic mix of cuisines, and a vibe that’s sophisticated without taking itself too seriously, this is a place for New Yorkers who already get it, and tourists who want a true NYC eating experience. READ REVIEW

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    Speedy Romeo

    Multiple Locations:
    Clinton Hill, Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    $$

    The St. Louis–style pizzas coming out of the wood-fired ovens in both the Clinton Hill and Clinton Street locations of Speedy Romeo have been turning plenty of heads—including those at Michelin, where it has been included on the Bib Gourmand list four years and running. READ REVIEW

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    Stone Park Cafe

    324 Fifth Ave.

    Park Slope

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    magazine say it “... delivers concentrated pleasures—dishes snagged on a global safari— that move with the seasons.” READ REVIEW

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    Tabaré

    221 S. 1st St.

    Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Argentine/Uruguayan, Latin American

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    The country’s cuisine blends Latin American staples and Italian classics with a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. The three young expats—two from Montevideo and one from Paris—run the place like it’s their home, which means you’re treated like an invited guest. READ REVIEW

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    Talde Brooklyn

    369 7th Ave.

    Park Slope

    Cuisine: Asian, Fusion

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    The creation of Top Chef alumnus Dale Talde and partners David Massoni and John Bush, Talde features a menu loaded with unexpected flavor combinations inspired by the chef’s childhood and fueled by his overactive imagination. READ REVIEW

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    Temerario

    198 Eighth Ave.

    Chelsea

    Cuisine: Mexican

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    The name is the first giveaway that this place offers an uncommon experience; temerario can be translated to mean “daredevil,” “brash,” or “devil-may-care.” You’ll see this boldness all over the menu assembled by executive chef Mario Hernandez, also of Black Ant in the East Village. READ REVIEW

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    Tertulia

    359 Sixth Ave.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Bar, Spanish , Tapas, Wine Bar

    $$$

    Seamus Mullen’s ode to Spain has matured into the sort of spot that perfectly mirrors the chic comfort of the surrounding neighborhood—this is the kind of restaurant you want to be in a long-term relationship with. READ REVIEW


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