GUIDE: New York

Carnivore Dreams

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    Club A Steakhouse

    240 East 58th St.

    Upper East Side

    Cuisine: Steak

    $$$$

    Push through the doors into the scarlet-red dining room, and you’ll think you’ve found a secret portal back to stylish, modernist, late-1950s New York. As you continue past the back-lit wine cubbies—down into the sunken dining room where a jazz duo plucks out a cool Chet Baker number—you run smack into B&W photos of owner Bruno Selimaj, laughing it up over the years with folks like Joe Pesci, A-Rod, Bill and Hilary. READ REVIEW

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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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    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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    Georgia's Eastside BBQ

    192 Orchard St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Whether you’re a homesick Georgia transplant or a jaded Lower East Side tenant, Georgia's Eastside offers the kind of stick-to-your-ribs soul food everyone craves on a winter day. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country

    30 W. 26th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Hill Country has become the superlative city ’cue, its Texas dry-rub style—smoked “low and slow” over post oak—even making some critics’ national best barbecue lists. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country Chicken

    1123 Broadway

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque, Southern

    $$

    Marc Glosserman's respite for homesick Texans took Manhattan by storm with Hill Country Barbecue back in 2007 and still goes strong, channeling his father’s Lone Star roots. READ REVIEW

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    Kristalbelli

    Address: 8 W. 36th St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: Korean

    $$$

    Kristalbelli, has earned praise from NYT, WSJ, NY Mag's GrubStreet and Time Out for good reasons; this stylish and sophisticated restaurant & lounge uses high-quality and robust ingredients while spotlighting the delicate aspects of Korean cooking. READ REVIEW

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    Lamazou

    370 Third Ave.

    Murray Hill

    $$

    The holiday season can be nerve-wracking, mainly due to the paralyzing inability to answer a single question: What gifts should you get your loved ones and friends? READ REVIEW

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    Le Coq Rico

    30 E. 20th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: French

    $$

    To say chef Antoine Westermann has a pedigree is something of an understatement: He earned three coveted Michelin stars for his Le Buerehiesel in Stasbourg and now helms a mini-empire of restaurants in Paris. READ REVIEW

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    Parlor Steak & Fish

    1600 Third Ave.

    Upper East Side

    Cuisine: New American, Seafood, Steak

    $$$

    The food is classic; sides like mac and cheese and twice-baked potatoes are sublime, the hearts-of-romaine salad and hearty shrimp cocktail soul-satisfying and delicious. READ REVIEW


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