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131 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012, United States

Andrew Carmellini (also behind Tribeca’s buzzed-about Locanda Verde) hits all the right notes at this platonic ideal of the American bistro: oysters, fried chicken with honey and butter–soaked biscuits, a towering sandwich of fried soft-shell crab and kaffir-curry sauce. Easygoing, bustling, and well-designed, it’s the kind of corner restaurant every corner wished it had.

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The Dutch

Andrew Carmellini (also behind Tribeca’s buzzed-about Locanda Verde) hits all the right notes at this platonic ideal of the American bistro: oysters, fried chicken with honey and butter–soaked biscuits, a towering sandwich of fried soft-shell crab and kaffir-curry sauce. Easygoing, bustling, and well-designed, it’s the kind of corner restaurant every corner wished it had.