GUIDE: New York

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    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    700 West 125th St.

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    When you arrive you’ll find the best barbecue in town, or at least you’ll encounter the most fun you can have while eating barbecue anywhere in town. Find a seat at one of the picnic tables and as the sign says, “If you leave hungry, it’s your fault.” READ REVIEW

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    Distilled NY

    211 West Broadway

    Tribeca

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    If you’ve ever wondered how fine-dining chefs might interpret bar staples (not to mention brunch), this is the place to feast and find out. READ REVIEW

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    Divya's Kitchen

    25 First Ave.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian

    $$

    Embracing India’s ancient medical system known as Ayurveda, holistic chef and owner Divya Alter has quietly been serving one of Manhattan’s most healthful vegetarian meals since opening his restaurant in 2016. READ REVIEW

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    Do Hwa

    55 Carmine St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Korean

    $$

    In Korean dining culture, cocktails and food often play partners in crime—at West Village Korean spot Do Hwa you’re served well to indulge in the custom. READ REVIEW

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    EDEN Local

    508 W. 42nd St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: American, New American

    Though it’s located right on Forty-Second Street, Eden Local is a calm, lovely spot where you’ll find welcome relief from the buzz outside, whether you come for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. READ REVIEW

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    El Colmado

    Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Spanish

    $$

    With snappy service and superb Spanish-style tapas, this bustling counter is the kind of place where one can pop in and out of for lunch or make a night of it at dinnertime. READ REVIEW

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    El Quinto Pino

    401 West 24th St.

    Chelsea

    Cuisine: Spanish

    $$$

    At El Quinto Pino, you can stop by in the morning for an omelet and a café con leche, then later on in the afternoon for a quick plate of garlic shrimp and a glass of beer, and then—why not?—circle back around at evening’s end for a digestif. READ REVIEW

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

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    Since 2005, Epistrophy and its Sardinian owners have been serving up Italian cuisine, and Sardinian fare in particular, to a loyal clientele. READ REVIEW

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    Flinders Lane

    162 Avenue A

    East Village

    Cuisine: Fusion

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    This tiny two-room spot is the coolest place you’ve never been to, and unassuming at the same time. Fitting, seeing as it’s named after the enclaves of Melbourne where art galleries and cutting edge fashion flourish. READ REVIEW

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    Fonda

    40 Avenue B

    East Village

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    While it's never been easy to find great Mexican food in New York, Mexico City–born, Paris-trained chef Roberto Santibañez of Fonda works it out. READ REVIEW


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