GUIDE: New York

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    Brick Lane Curry House

    Multiple Locations:
    Upper East Side, East Village, Midtown East

    Cuisine: Indian

    $$

    Brick Lane Curry's reputation is predominantly based on a curry so hot it causes customers to shed tears of agony, but feel free to indulge in any of the fourteen other exquisite curries that grace the menu. READ REVIEW

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    Partner Plate: Sponsored

    Buenos Aires

    513 E. 6th St.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Argentine/Uruguayan, Steak

    $$$

    Striking a satisfying balance of refined and casual, Buenos Aires is the perfect place to catch up with friends over steak and wine. READ REVIEW

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    Capizzi

    547 Ninth Ave.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Pizza

    $$

    Born and raised in Brooklyn, Capizzi’s warm and friendly owner Joe Calcagno knows a thing or two about pizza. His father and grandfather were also pizza makers, and the fresh—and only fresh—ingredients put Capizzi in a league of its own, even in a pizza-obsessed city like New York. The appetizer menu offers a small selection of simple salads made with fresh, unadulterated ingredients that won’t fill you up before the main event. READ REVIEW

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    Cariño

    82 S. 4 St.

    Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    A night out at Cariño delivers all the softness in texture and taste that you crave from Mexican flavors, balanced by a lightness and acidity that can be all-too-hard to find. There is magic happening here—a precious combination of affordable, delicious, and awesome. READ REVIEW

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    Casellula

    401 W. 52nd St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Wine Bar

    $

    The entire staff here definitely know and love their cheese and wine. And without being preachy or pretentious, they really want you to love it, too. READ REVIEW

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    Caviar Russe

    538 Madison Ave.

    Midtown East

    Cuisine: Caviar, French

    $$$$

    Caviar Russe is where prix fixe and à la carte menus offer a mix of New American cuisine, superfresh sushi, and of course, sublime caviar, which is integrated into many of the dishes. The entire production is luxurious but never overwhelming, and the service at Caviar Russe is unpretentiously impeccable. READ REVIEW

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    Celeste

    502 Amsterdam Ave.

    Upper West Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    Celeste not only performs the difficult trick of making parsley taste good but also renders it pretty on the plate. Same with pastas, pizzas, salads and a licorice-and-mint gelato—all perfect, all inexpensive. The staff is just as agreeable, from the guy spinning the pizza dough to the waiter who slams the bill on your table with the words “No rush,” more a command than an option. READ REVIEW

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    'Cesca

    164 W. 75th St.

    Upper West Side

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    Don’t come to ‘Cesca’s Sunday brunch expecting an Italian affair. After all, Italians don’t do brunch. Not so at ‘Cesca. READ REVIEW

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    Chop Shop II

    41 W. 24th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Asian

    $$

    Scanning the menu at this small, chic, Flatiron spot, you’ll see what looks like a greatest-hits package of Asian cuisine, with summer rolls, dumplings, pork belly bun, spare ribs, lo mein, Szechuan orange beef, and green curry, among other dishes. READ REVIEW

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    Cipriani Le Specialità

    110 E. 42nd St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    For breakfast, lunch or an early dinner, La Spcialità makes it easy to trade the brown bag for a picnic in the piazza. READ REVIEW


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