This gorgeous restaurant adds a much-desired element of casual finesse to the East Village. Nestled underneath hotelier Andre Balaz's the Standard East Village, Narcissa is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, with its beautiful wooden tables and vaulted ceilings. The chef behind the delicious, farm-to-table style food is John Fraser, who ran Dovetail on the Upper West Side and earned a much-coveted Michelin star as a result. The wine list is exceptional; it's a nice place to go even if you only have time for a quick drink at a bar. There's also a more casual dining area to the left side of the restaurant.