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: When Jeff Lam of our favorite hotspot Chinese Tuxedo opens the doors to an edgy, Havana-chic haunt, you drop everything and go.
You’re dining on: A menu of elevated all-American bistro favorites like Buffalo Cauliflower and Tuna Tartare divided into three categories: Craveables,
346 West 40th Street (map)
The Lost Lady
You’re here because: You don’t always need a fancy cocktail. Sometimes you just need a warm and friendly place with a killer jukebox.
171 Avenue C (map)
You’re here because: OK fine, sometimes you do need a fancy cocktail. Also maybe decanted pours of top-shelf spirits served on ‘70s-era cocktail carts.
357 West 16th Street (map)
Tali & Tali Dolce
You’re here because: Going gluten-free has been a real damper on your Italian feasting … until now.
77 Lexington Avenue (map)
You’re here because: If the name alone didn’t peak your curiosity, the stunning interiors will.
5 West 21st Street (map)
You’re here because: Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja’s intense and provocative Eastern Mediterranean aromas lured you in from down the block.
You’re dining on: Shareable dips like Roasted Corn Hummus and moving into larger selects to the tune of Pork Kofta, Tagine with Cod, Whole Porgy and Veggie Paella.
38 MacDougal Street (map)
Tokyo Record Bar
You're here because: It's a trip to tiny Tokyo record bars for a Japanese audiophile experience complete with cocktails and more.
You're dining on: Custom a la carte Izakaya eats paired with the vinyl selects and a whole lotta sake.