GUIDE: New York

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    Le Perigord

    405 E. 52nd St.

    Midtown East

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    To enter here is to breathe a sigh of relief; you are sure to be taken care of, spoiled even. The service is attentive and decidedly French, as it has been since the Briguet family opened the doors back in 1964. READ REVIEW

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    Le Rivage

    340 W. 46th St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: French

    $$

    The French initiated the first official culinary movement over a century ago with Auguste Escoffier’s brilliance and attention to detail leading the way; today, his recipes live on at Le Rivage on Restaurant Row. READ REVIEW

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    Left Bank

    117 Perry St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    Strolling through the West Village and down Hudson Street, you’ll see as many cuisine options as people in the Village. With all that variety, one of the best picks for local cuisine with an international touch is none other than Left Bank on Perry Street. Behind the scenes are partners Chef Laurence Edelman and Micheline Gaulin. Chef Laurence updates classic dishes and uses the best locally sourced ingredients. READ REVIEW

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    LoLo's Seafood Shack

    303 W. 116th Street

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Caribbean

    $$

    Sometimes all you need to do is overload on flavors from a faraway place to fool your brain into believing you’ve actually gotten away from the grind. At this instant culinary stay-cay, atisfy your craving for island fare without leaving Manhattan. READ REVIEW

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    Lucy's Vietnamese Kitchen

    262 Irving Ave.

    Bushwick

    Cuisine: Vietnamese

    $

    When chef and owner of Lucy’s Vietnamese Kitchen, Johnny Huynh, decided to open this phở and bánh mì shop in March, there was only one neighborhood he would consider: Bushwick, where he was born and raised by his grandmother, Lucy. READ REVIEW

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    Mace

    649 E. 9th St.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Bar

    $$

    Mace's "it factor" commands cocktail connoisseurs to pay it a visit—but reducing what they do to “spice-themed cocktails” would be an injustice to the magic elixirs expertly prepared here. READ REVIEW

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    Manousheh

    193 Bleecker St.

    Greenwich Village

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

    A brick wall, a Lebanese flag, hard mahogany seating, and some street signage crown the interior, but once you settle in, you notice the real highlight: the fire of the brick oven. READ REVIEW

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    Manzo Ristorante

    200 Fifth Ave.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Imagine losing yourself—well almost—in the most amazing Italian market, then being able to enjoy a meal of all of those ingredients and more. That’s about how it feels to step inside Manzo, the sit-down restaurant nestled inside the renowned Eataly marketplace. READ REVIEW

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    Marc Forgione

    134 Reade St.

    Tribeca

    Cuisine: Italian, New American

    $$$

    If the script calls for a romantic scene with a gorgeous couple putting little bites of food into each other’s mouth while basking in the bright glow of medieval-strength candlelight, shoot the movie here, at supper-club chic Marc Forgione. You might lust after the specials for two—like baby halibut from a wild fishery in Maine—but once you look over the regular menu, don't be surprised if you're not quite ready to share everything with your partner just yet. READ REVIEW

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    Market Table

    54 Carmine St.

    Greenwich Village

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    There are NY hotspots that aren’t that easy to get into. And there are countless other NY restaurants serving high-quality comfort food where you kick back and relax. How do you find that elusive frisson that separates a night out from a night in—a scene without the snooty attitude? Enter Market Table. READ REVIEW


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