New York City
Restaurants in New York City
The Chef: Anita Lo worked at New York’s Bouley and Chanterelle before opening her own restaurant, the Michelin-starred Annisa.
A local coffee shop chain based out of Ithaca, Gimme! Coffee has locations in upstate New York and in New York City. At this tiny Williamsburg branch, the shop contains small black tables, a single bright-red bench, and white walls hung with a rotating collection of contemporary artwork.
A husband-and-wife team transformed an old carriage house into a new cafe by moving their Midtown East flower shop around a corner. Inside this small bistro, whitewashed brick, white tablecloths, celery-colored upholstery, and greenery set the atmosphere.
At this restaurant, located smack-dab between Union Square and the historic Flatiron district and occupying a stylishly rusticated space inside the furniture emporium ABC Carpet & Home, Jean-Georges Vongerichten shines the spotlight on farm-to-fork vegetables.
With oversize porthole windows and glossy wood paneling, Soho’s Lure Fishbar resembles the cabin of a luxury yacht.
Though little more than curved counter and an assembly line of La Marzocco machines, this Chelsea Market cafe quickly serves some of New York's best-reviewed espressos, cappuccinos, and coffee drinks.
Though this pizza joint is technically in Greenpoint, Williamsburg’s quieter neighbor to the north, the Neopolitan-style pizza made in the domed white-tiled oven here is worth the 10-minute walk from “the Burg” for its simple but delicious thin-crusted pies.
Serving weet pick-me-ups, the Treats Truck is a mobile bakery owned by Kim Ima. Desserts are priced around $3 a piece and range from butter pecan bars to caramel crème sandwiches, even Mexican chocolate brownies. Ima’s signature treat though is sugar dots, petite sugar cookies are draped in icing
Ensconced in a converted garage in the Meatpacking District that once housed Rolls Royces, Barbuto serves brick oven Italian fare in a refreshingly simple atmosphere of red and white brick and clean, decorative lines.
Red neon letters above a striped awning and patio tables announce the West Broadway address of this popular TriBeCa gathering spot.
Keep a careful eye out for the entrance to this sushi haven in Midtown. With just a small sign and a door, chef Toshihiro Uezo’s restaurant is unassuming in nearly every way, with none of the bling of his trendier neighbors, just a classic red and black lacquered bar and a few Japanese accents.
Greenwich Village’s historic Minetta Tavern originally opened in 1937 and was a haunt for such cultural icons as Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound. In 2008, the tavern was renovated by restaurateur Keith McNally and his partners Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr, the team behind Balthazar.
A tasting menu for two at superchef Thomas Keller's plushly impersonal 16-table dining room overlooking Columbus Circle will last three hours and set you back a cool 500 clams (and that’s not counting drinks). So why are reservations harder to come by than courtside seats for the Knicks?
Taunt curtains that are gathered in the middle line the windows of Primola, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in the Upper East Side.