GUIDE: New York

In Vino Veritas

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    Antler Beer and Wine Dispensary

    123 Allen St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Bar, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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    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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    Ardesia

    510 W. 52nd St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: New American, Wine Bar

    $$

    Ardesia, a lively wine bar on the fringe of the theater district, must have been designed with New York night owls in mind. The house-cured, house-smoked pastrami sandwich or the bánh mì make a nice little meal, especially if you kick it off with some artichoke-and-crab dip. Nobody’s in a rush here. READ REVIEW

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    Bobo

    181 W. 10th St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    creativity and comfortable nonchalance implied by the hot spot’s name is channeled into an accessible and perfectly curated dining room, amazing backyard deck, and wonderfully hip garden-floor bar. Adorned by trinkets and tomes carefully scattered on mantels and bookcases, the restaurant features small plates and market-fresh entrées that somehow manage to be subtle and over-the-top at the same time. READ REVIEW

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    Distilled NY

    211 West Broadway

    Tribeca

    Cuisine: New American

    $$$

    Just as the public house was historically an anchor of the community in both Europe and North America–a place where everyone could stop by and grab a drink or a bite—Distilled NY brings an updated version of this experience to Tribeca. 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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    Il Buco

    47 Bond St.

    NoHo

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Here’s a place, on sleepy little Bond Street in NoHo, to rival any Tuscan country charmer in the categories of soft candlelight, hanging pots, and antique farmhouse tables. 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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    Sauce

    78 Rivington St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian

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    Sauce is totally devoid of pretention. It serves simple red-sauce plates inspired by Southern Italy by way of New York City—and executed exceptionally well. READ REVIEW

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    Socarrat

    Multiple Locations:
    Chelsea, Nolita, Midtown East

    Cuisine: Spanish , Tapas

    $$$

    Socarrat is a lot like its namesake ingredient: It does the behind-the-scenes—or, if you will, the bottom of the pan—things very well. And unlike many a Spanish destination in the city, the focus here has always been on the paella. READ REVIEW


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