GUIDE: New York

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    Massoni

    11 E. 31st St., in the Arlo NoMad

    NoMad

    Cuisine: Asian, Fusion, Italian

    $$$

    You’re going to have a tough decision to make at Massoni, chef Dale Talde’s colorful, buzzy restaurant at the Arlo NoMad hotel. Make that a few tough decisions. READ REVIEW

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    Megu

    355 W. 16th St.

    Chelsea

    Cuisine: Japanese

    $$$

    The new Megu, which opened in the Dream Hotel on West Sixteenth Street last year, employs some of the theatrics of the original, but on a smaller, more intimate scale. READ REVIEW

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    Mile End Delicatessen

    97A Hoyt St.

    Boerum Hill

    Cuisine: Deli

    $$

    Montreal’s Jewish delis are famous for their fatty, oak-smoked slabs of pastrami. Try some with a side of poutine, knowing “you won't find a bigger or more satisfying heap of grease, salt, protein, and starch anywhere in Boerum Hill.”—Village Voice READ REVIEW

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    Mimi's Hummus

    1209 Cortelyou Rd.

    Flatbush

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

    $$

    The tiny but sumptuous interior—pressed-tin ceiling and Mimi Kitani’s collection of black-and-white photos glued directly to eggshell blue walls, as if in a makeshift album—will hook you even before the warm-hearted “hello.” READ REVIEW

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    Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too

    366 W. 110th St.

    Manhattan Valley

    Cuisine: Soul Food

    $$

    “Celebs from Angela Bassett to Mike Tyson to Bill Clinton have all dropped in for a taste of owner Norma Jean Darden's generations-old family recipes...”—New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    Monument Lane

    103 Greenwich Ave.

    West Village

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    It’s hard not to be charmed by the clean country décor and the farm-to-table fare—equal parts fun and fancy—that awaits you at Monument Lane. READ REVIEW

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    Mulberry Project

    149 Mulberry St.

    Little Italy

    Cuisine: Bar, New American

    $$$

    Mulberry Project’s secret speakeasy vibe will make you feel like you’re in-the-know before you even take a sip from one of the signature bespoke cocktails. READ REVIEW

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    Murray's Cheese Bar

    264 Bleecker St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$

    Already a beloved NYC institution—75 years and counting—in 2012 Murray’s Cheese Shop opened up the Cheese Bar a few doors down on Bleecker Street. From summer salads to pulled pork–pimento mac and cheese, cheese gets the spotlight. And what a compelling, delicious star it is. READ REVIEW

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    Niu Noodle House

    15 Greenwich Ave.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Chinese

    $$

    The first slurp of an extraordinary broth can transport you to a magical place, but at Niu Noodle House, there’s no mistaking you are still in the West Village. READ REVIEW

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    Num Pang

    Multiple Locations:
    Financial District, Financial District

    Cuisine: Cambodian, Sandwich

    $

    There aren’t a lot of Cambodian places in New York (like one, now that Kampuchea has closed), so drop by this “cheerful little café” that has “eight stools, a couple stand-up counters, and a rotating roster of sandwiches, from peppercorn catfish to hoisin meatballs.”New York magazine READ REVIEW


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