GUIDE: New York

Under The Radar

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    Azuri Café

    465 W. 51st St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

    $

    Ezra Cohen’s “platters teem with delectable Middle Eastern salads and spreads, and his soups ... have a devoted fan club.”—New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    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

    $$

    Scanning the menu at this small, chic, Flatiron spot, you’ll see what looks like a greatest-hits package of Asian cuisine, with summer rolls, dumplings, pork belly bun, spare ribs, lo mein, Szechuan orange beef, and green curry, among other dishes. READ REVIEW

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    Comodo

    58 MacDougal St.

    Soho

    Cuisine: Latin American

    $$

    Comodo's kitchen magic began with an intimate supper club in the home of Felipe Donnelly and his wife, Tamy Rofe. After receiving a cease-and-desist order from the city, they decided to ditch their day jobs as ad execs and follow their dreams by opening a restaurant. READ REVIEW

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    Divya's Kitchen

    25 First Ave.

    East Village

    Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian

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    When two monks meet in India, get married, and form a nonprofit cooking school in the East Village above a yoga studio, opening a restaurant down on the street level is arguably the only natural progression of things. READ REVIEW

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

    $$

    This eminently comfortable Mott Street space, which transforms into an Italian wine bar when the sun sets—and a music venue on Sunday evenings—seems like it’s designed specifically for lounging READ REVIEW

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    Georgia's Eastside BBQ

    192 Orchard St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Whether you’re a homesick Georgia transplant or a jaded Lower East Side tenant, Georgia's Eastside offers the kind of stick-to-your-ribs soul food everyone craves on a winter day. 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

    $

    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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