Kitchen Step is from the same chef as Battello, but besides the great burger topped with onion compote and bacon, it doesn’t have much in common with that special occasion Italian spot on the water. The food here is seasonal American, like celery root lasagna and baked chicken with chive oil, and rather than a place to celebrate wedding parties, the narrow space here should be used for brunch or weeknight dates. And it’s one of your best options in the area for both of those situations thanks to food like seared scallops with lobster-harissa sauce, and seasonal cocktails like the “not chocolate” with mezcal and dark chocolate consommé.
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White Mana Diner
White Mana is a 24/7 diner in Jersey City that’s been serving small, inexpensive smash burgers since the 1930′s.
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Summit Diner is a classic rail car-style diner where you’ll find one of the best Taylor Ham and eggs in New Jersey, or anywhere.
Walker’s is a Tribeca landmark – a prime example of a Classic NYC Establishment, and a low key spot that attracts an older crowd who enjoy a good burger and some Sports on TV.
Smith & Wollensky
Smith & Wollensky is a classic Midtown steakhouse that’s a good spot for a business meal at lunch or dinner.
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Loring Place is an upscale Greenwich Village spot that should please just about everybody.
Houseman is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant in a neighborhood you probably don’t spend much time in.
Hearth has been one of the East Village’s best restaurants for over a decade, and it just got a whole lot lighter and leaner.
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