GUIDE: New York

NYC Institutions

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    ABC Kitchen + Cocina

    Multiple Locations:
    Union Square, Union Square

    Cuisine: American, Latin American, New American

    $$$

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina share the same distinctive, whimsical-meets-chic aesthetic, seasonal market inspiration, and thoughtful, just-a-bit quirky ethos. 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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    Cipriani Wall Street

    55 Wall St.

    Financial District

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$$

    Cipriani Wall Street is quite an eyeful, and while dining under the gilded ceiling and Wedgwood dome, you can be pretty sure the menu is a match for all the visual majesty. Salty prosciutto from Parma, with syrupy cantaloupe, is a classic, and speck from Alto Adige with regional Asiago is a heartier alpine variation on the theme. READ REVIEW

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    Gradisca

    126 W. 13th St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$$

    Sexy is the only word to describe the candlelit, subterranean space, with its exposed brick, wide-plank floors, and bloodred walls. As for the food—the centerpiece of which is the traditional pasta made fresh by Galeano’s own mamma—that would do with anything from seductive or satisfying to just plain delicious. READ REVIEW

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    Le Perigord

    405 E. 52nd St.

    Midtown East

    Cuisine: French

    $$$

    To enter here is to breathe a sigh of relief; you are sure to be taken care of, spoiled even. The service is attentive and decidedly French, as it has been since the Briguet family opened the doors back in 1964. READ REVIEW

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    The Stanton Social

    99 Stanton St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Eclectic, New American

    $$$

    Where else can you order high-end sliders, arepas, pierogies, pizzettas, oysters… whole branzino, tuna poke wonton tacos, and mac-and-cheese—and expect them all to be good? READ REVIEW


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