Restaurants in Manhattan

You’ll sometimes spot a boldface name, sans entourage, sipping cappuccino and tucking into a plate of haloumi eggs at this sunny, busy Moroccan café that has been a magnet for artists, musicians, and writers since it opened in 1983.

Chef Sara Jenkins’ tiny storefront take-away features a well-lit display case of its namesake succulent roast pork, great soups and sides (potatoes and burnt ends are a must), but only seven seats at the narrow counter.

Chef Jorge Pareja elevates classic Mexican dishes to new heights at his popular Hell’s Kitchen restaurant. Standout Nouvelle Mexican dishes include lobster and avocado tacos, pomegranate braised skirt steak, and poached artichoke quesadillas.

Housed in a former foodcart garage, this mostly-Korean hot spot offers a space far more expansive than most in this low-rise neighborhood.