Exploring NYC's NoMad Neighborhood
Hill Country Chicken
An offshoot of the great Hill Country BBQ, with some of the crunchiest, juiciest fried chicken in town. 1123 Broadway; lunch for two $25.
Original location of Danny Meyer’s bar-raising burger stand: still-epic lines, still worth the wait. Shackburger and fries $15.
Eleven Madison Park
Stellar service, rigorously inventive cooking, and an overriding sense of fun: haute cuisine has never felt this youthful or vital. Four-course tasting menu for two $148.
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Chef Gastón Acurio finally brings his renowned Peruvian seafood to NYC. 11 Madison Ave.; 212/612-3388; dinner for two $150.
1170 Broadway; 855/796-1505; thenomadhotel.com; doubles from $395.
Expense-account Italian stalwart San Domenico trades Central Park South for more relaxed digs on Madison Square Park. 19 E. 26th St.; 212/265-5959; dinner for two $140.
Nuevo Spanish tapas and a lively bar scene draw the under-35 set to the Eventi hotel. 839 Ave. of the Americas; 646/600-7150; dinner for two $90.
The Hurricane Club
Upscale tiki lounge with oceans of rattan and lacquer, a white-coral fireplace, and throwback tropical libations. 360 Park Ave. S.; 212/951-7111; drinks for two $26.
Refined Middle Eastern food, served in a gleaming jewel box of a room. 236 Fifth Ave.; 212/683-2929; dinner for two $110.
John Dory Oyster Bar
The trendsetting Ace Hotel houses one of the city’s top raw bars. 20 W. 29th St.; 212/792-9000; dinner for two $100.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Italian-food megaplex has a new cooking school and a rooftop brewery and restaurant. 200 Fifth Ave; 212/229-2560; eatalyny.com.