To keep tabs on every New York restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s
You’re here because: It’s always a good time for fresh, fast pasta from hospitality gurus ESquared.
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186 Mott Street (map)
You’re here because: The history of the locale — the former headquarters of NYC’s Bureau of Prohibition, where mobsters listened in on federal agents — is about as interesting as the Irish playwright himself.
You’re dining on: Gin Slings, Bee’s Knees, Absinthe Drips and a selection of 300 whiskeys.
45 West 27th Street (map)
You’re here because: You watched What The Health and you’re now vegan. Plus — you're reading this correctly — all profits are donated to a charitable cause.
You’re dining on: Plant-based Fennel Tartine and Orzo Alfredo.
246 West 48th Street (map)
You’re here because: A wd~50 alum is bringing us a Japanese izakaya viewed through a New York lens.
You’re dining on: Asparagus with Smoked Salmon Kimchi and Udon in Dashi. Plus, Chef John is a certified sake sommelier, so get a sake pairing while you’re at it.
439 3rd Avenue (map)
You’re here because: You’ve had enough of the fast-casual craze and demand some elegant, high-end sushi.
You’re dining on: A $120 eight-course tasting menu that throws in some Roasted Wagyu with Wasabi on the side, paired with cocktails from an
245 East 44th Street (map)