GUIDE: New York

Under The Radar

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    Azuri Café

    465 W. 51st St.

    Hell's Kitchen

    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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    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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    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

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    When veteran restaurateur Danny Emerman decided to try something a little different, opening Chop Shop, the concept caught on quick. In 2015, Emerman and his team expanded with Chop-Shop II, which became a Flatiron favorite nearly overnight. READ REVIEW

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    Comodo

    58 MacDougal St.

    Soho

    Cuisine: Latin American

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    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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    Not only is Divya Alter cofounder of the City’s only Ayurvedic culinary school, Bhagavat Life, but along with her husband, she’s also responsible for North America’s first Ayurvedic chef certification program. READ REVIEW

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    EDEN Local

    508 W. 42nd St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: American, New American

    Though it’s located right on Forty-Second Street, Eden Local is a calm, lovely spot where you’ll find welcome relief from the buzz outside, whether you come for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. READ REVIEW

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    Epistrophy

    200 Mott St.

    Nolita

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    Since 2005, Epistrophy and its Sardinian owners have been serving up Italian cuisine, and Sardinian fare in particular, to a loyal clientele. READ REVIEW

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    Fornino Williamsburg

    291 Kent Ave.

    Williamsburg

    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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    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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