GUIDE: New York

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    Antler Beer and Wine Dispensary

    123 Allen St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Bar, Eclectic, Wine Bar

    $

    Antler is a throwback to a vanishing era when downtown bars doubled as informal living rooms—and to accompany the imbibing, New Mexico native Cecelia Bye has curated a menu of kicked-up small plates. READ REVIEW

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    Brooklyn Cider House

    1100 Flushing Ave.

    Bushwick

    Cuisine: Spanish

    The dinner experience at Brooklyn Cider House in Bushwick transports you to Spain. In between courses, guests take trips to the gorgeous, huge European Chestnut barrels, where the cider expert will talk you through the deliciousness that shoots from the spouts. 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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    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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    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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    The Vanderbilt

    570 Vanderbilt Ave.

    Prospect Heights

    Cuisine: New American

    $$

    The New York Times calls it “big, open, a far larger space than Brooklynites are used to in restaurants, and it vibes bar more than restaurant. Eat some house-smoked kielbasa with simmered greens, though, and discover it’s a bar with good food.” READ REVIEW

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    Troost

    1011 Manhattan Ave.

    Greenpoint

    Cuisine: Sandwich, Wine Bar

    $

    Troost is a refreshingly low-key shotgun café and bistro with a carefully careless look and comfortably worn-in feel that serves espressos and bagels at the bar, hosts Bingo on Wednesday nights, and offers a happy hour every weekday as well as all weekend long. READ REVIEW


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