GUIDE: New York

Shaken & Stirred

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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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    American Cut Midtown

    109 E. 56th St., at The Lombardy Hotel

    Midtown East

    Cuisine: Steak

    $$$$

    At American Cut, celebrity chef Marc Forgione—the mohawked man who won Season Three of The Next Iron Chef and in 2010 was the youngest American to win a Michelin star—plays with his food in ways you just won’t find at other midtown meat emporiums. READ REVIEW

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    Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room

    6 W. 24th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: American, Bar, Creole/Cajun

    $$

    The long zinc bar in the front of Bo's is a sort of alluring beacon of what’s to come. The Big Easy looks pretty good in the Big Apple—and it tastes good, too. 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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    Fonda

    40 Avenue B

    East Village

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    While it's never been easy to find great Mexican food in New York, Mexico City–born, Paris-trained chef Roberto Santibañez of Fonda works it out. READ REVIEW

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    Lazy Point

    310 Spring St.

    Hudson Square

    Cuisine: Bar

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    Owner Jason LaGarenne has dropped (The) Anchor—the nautical-themed bar that formerly occupied this space—along with much of the extravagance that went with it, for a more low-key seaside vibe, in the spirit of the Montauk neighbor that it’s named after. In this new guise, the indulgences are all channeled straight to the cocktail menu, and the deceptively refined bar bites. READ REVIEW

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    Mace

    649 E. 9th St.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Bar

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    Mace's "it factor" commands cocktail connoisseurs to pay it a visit—but reducing what they do to “spice-themed cocktails” would be an injustice to the magic elixirs expertly prepared here. READ REVIEW

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    Ofrenda

    113 Seventh Ave. South

    West Village

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    At this warm West Village haunt, owner Jorge Guzman and chef Mario Hernandez make good on the promise of a “gift” inherent in the restaurant’s name. Here, the classic flavors of Mexican cuisine are focused through a lens of refined elegance without losing any of the fiery spice and rustic comfort. READ REVIEW

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    Speedy Romeo

    Multiple Locations:
    Clinton Hill, Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    $$

    The St. Louis–style pizzas coming out of the wood-fired ovens in both the Clinton Hill and Clinton Street locations of Speedy Romeo have been turning plenty of heads—including those at Michelin, where it has been included on the Bib Gourmand list four years and running. READ REVIEW

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    Temerario

    198 Eighth Ave.

    Chelsea

    Cuisine: Mexican

    $$

    The name is the first giveaway that this place offers an uncommon experience; temerario can be translated to mean “daredevil,” “brash,” or “devil-may-care.” You’ll see this boldness all over the menu assembled by executive chef Mario Hernandez, also of Black Ant in the East Village. READ REVIEW


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