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Deluxe Green Bo is a cash-only spot in Chinatown that makes great soup dumplings.
TAK Room is on the fifth floor of the giant mall at Hudson Yards, and it’s a very expensive place to eat some pretty good American food.
Crown Shy is an American restaurant in the Financial District that’s one of the few places we’d recommend to absolutely everyone.
Gertie is an attractive all-day spot in Williamsburg, and it’s a great place to eat breakfast or brunch and pretend you’re living in a PBS cartoon.
Niche is a walk-in ramen spot on the Lower East Side that makes really good brothless ramen.
A meal at Flora Bar, in the basement of the Met Breuer on the Upper East Side, makes you feel like you’re getting away with something.
The Smith is a chain restaurant that started in the East Village, and it’s sort of like a mid-tier sedan. Not too flashy, but it gets the job done.
At The Fly, you eat chicken and drink wine. In other words, it’s pretty ideal, and you should grab some dinner at this Bed-Stuy spot.
The original Au Cheval in Chicago makes one of our all-time favorite burgers, and the location in Tribeca serves a damn good one as well.
For a place where dinner costs $255, Momofuku Ko is surprisingly relaxed. The tasting menu changes often, but expect excellent food.
Just next door to Momofuku Ko, you’ll find this relatively casual spot with a constantly-changing a la carte menu.
Raku serves the city’s best udon. Try it in several forms at this Japanese spot in Soho.
Málà Project is a great Chinese restaurant in the East Village that specializes in dry pot.
Archie’s is a pizza place in Bushwick serving simple pan pies that are exactly what you want before or after a night out.
Buvette is a French restaurant in the West Village that’s great for a date or a really good breakfast. Just be aware that it can get pretty cramped.