GUIDE: New York

Under The Radar

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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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    Partner Plate: Sponsored

    Buenos Aires

    513 E. 6th St.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Argentine/Uruguayan, Steak

    $$$

    Striking a satisfying balance of refined and casual, Buenos Aires is the perfect place to catch up with friends over steak and wine. READ REVIEW

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    Chop Shop II

    41 W. 24th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Asian

    $$

    Happy year of the pig! And if the Lunar New Year menu at Chop Shop II is any indication, it’s going to be a highly delicious and abundant year. READ REVIEW

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    Divya's Kitchen

    25 First Ave.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian

    $$

    Embracing the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda. holistic chef and owner Divya Alter has quietly been serving some of Manhattan’s most healthful vegetarian meals since opening her restaurant in 2016. READ REVIEW

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

    $$

    Whether you were just stopping in solo for breakfast, doing a healthy lunch with coworkers, or looking for a place to grab drinks with friends or bring a date after work, this small slice of Sardinia feels welcoming at any time of day. READ REVIEW

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    Fornino Williamsburg

    291 Kent Ave.

    Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

    $$

    An industry veteran who opened his first restaurant in 1977, Fornino’s chef and owner, Michael Ayoub, became the first Brooklyn chef to be reviewed by The New York Times, and was dubbed the “First Chef of Brooklyn” by them. 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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    Lucy's Vietnamese Kitchen

    262 Irving Ave.

    Bushwick

    Cuisine: Vietnamese

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    When chef and owner of Lucy’s Vietnamese Kitchen, Johnny Huynh, decided to open this phở and bánh mì shop in March, there was only one neighborhood he would consider: Bushwick, where he was born and raised by his grandmother, Lucy. READ REVIEW

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    Manousheh

    193 Bleecker St.

    Greenwich Village

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

    A brick wall, a Lebanese flag, hard mahogany seating, and some street signage crown the interior, but once you settle in, you notice the real highlight: the fire of the brick oven. READ REVIEW

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    Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too

    366 W. 110th St.

    Manhattan Valley

    Cuisine: Soul Food

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    “Celebs from Angela Bassett to Mike Tyson to Bill Clinton have all dropped in for a taste of owner Norma Jean Darden's generations-old family recipes...”—New York magazine READ REVIEW


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