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A photo of Wildair restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(152)
Price: Expensive
• American • Lower East Side
Booked 36 times today
Wildair is a highly acclaimed wine bar known for its exceptional wine selection and innovative dishes. It is frequently praised by patrons for its knowledgeable, friendly service, and distinctive flavor combinations. Reviews highlight the tuna with lardo and pissaladieclaire as particularly unique offerings. The extensive wine list, featuring a variety of orange wines, has drawn commendation for its interesting choices. The staff's evident pride and precision contribute to the overall extraordinary dining experience. The uniqueness of Wildair is encapsulated in one review that compares it to a spot in Paris's 11th arrondissement yet maintains that it retains a style all its own. Furthermore, guests recommend the clams and beef tartare, deeming them exceptional. In conclusion, Wildair is a top choice for anyone seeking a relaxed atmosphere with excellent food and delicious natural wine.
A photo of Dudley's restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(19)
Price: Moderate
• American • Lower East Side
Booked 64 times today
From the team who brought us Ruby’s & Elephante, Dudley’s is a neighborhood staple that delivers good vibes and great food in equal measure. The American-meets-Australian all-day cafe serves a lust-worthy brunch, alongside sandwiches, and pasta, all within a lively environment that’s a destination to see-and-be-seen.
A photo of The Odeon restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(3522)
Price: Expensive
• American • TriBeCa
Booked 140 times today
Established in the heart of New York City, The Odeon is a classic French Bistro, cherished for its delectable French cuisine. Raved as a favorite restaurant and a "super cool French Bistro" by customers, The Odeon lives up to its reputation with an extensive menu featuring dishes from Grilled Branzino to Croque Monsieur, and a fine wine list boasting exclusive selections from renowned regions such as Pessac-Léognan and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Patrons relish the traditional and sumptuous meals such as French onion soup and steak frites, praising them as "excellent" and "delicious". The Odeon's ability to transport its guests to Paris through its energetic atmosphere and exquisite food makes it an outstanding French dining destination.
A photo of Essex restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3140)
Price: Moderate
• American • Lower East Side
Booked 17 times today
Essex restaurant is lauded for its fusion/eclectic cuisine by many reviews, with customers celebrating the diversity and quality of its dishes. Visitors highlight the excellent service and ambiance, with some noting particular enjoyment of unique offerings such as the honey nut squash, short rib, and winter salmon over wild rice. The grilled charred octopus, duck meatballs, and lamb ravioli also have been praised highly. Moreover, many reviewers mention the extensive brunch and cocktail menus, which add to the sense of eclectic experience. The lively environment combined with a menu that satisfies a range of tastes makes Essex a preferred destination for fusion food lovers.
A photo of Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(227)
Price: Moderate
• American • West Village
Booked 122 times today
Since 2003, Little Ruby’s Cafe has brought Australian cafe culture to New York City, offering approachable all-day fare, specialty drinks, and a full coffee program. Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Little Ruby’s Cafe’s beloved menu features the signature burgers, pastas, salads and brunch classics, all served in thoughtfully designed spaces.Located on the landmark corner of West 4th St & 7th Avenue, our newest Little Ruby’s Cafe features an airy, multi-level space. A first for Little Ruby’s, West Village offers a full bar with an exclusive cocktail program alongside our classic menu with new dishes unique to the location. With an expansive terrace and sweeping windows, the West Village restaurant invites guests to absorb the energy of the neighborhood as they enjoy their morning brekkie or grab cocktails and dinner with friends. Opening October 2023. Little Ruby’s West Village will be open 7 days a week for brekkie, lunch and dinner.
A photo of Ainslie Bowery restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(122)
Price: Expensive
• American • NoHo
Booked 19 times today
Ainslie Bowery is an exceptional provider of delightful Italian cuisine, renowned greatly by many for its incredible service and enticing ambience. Patrons repeatedly commend the delectable food, noting it to be "insanely delicious" with reviewers stating that dishes like the Penne Alla Vodka and Lamb Ragu Parpadelle were indeed "mouth watering". The restaurant embodies the warmth and appeal of a classic Italian eatery and is recommended highly for group gatherings due to its size and a prefixed menu that caters to varied dietary preferences. Ainslie Bowery sets the scene for memorable dining experiences, serving as a hidden gem that is "well worth the trip from any part of the city".
A photo of The Crosby Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(857)
Price: Expensive
• American • SoHo
Booked 43 times today
The Crosby Bar, a terrific lunch and brunch spot located in Soho, is highly regarded for its exceptional American cuisine. Reviewers rave about its "light and airy dining room" and "impressive menu", with "breakfast and lunch options that are all quite good". The restaurant has been praised for its excellent service, inviting atmosphere, and beautiful setting - making it an ideal location to meet friends. The Crosby Bar is also noted for its fantastic high tea experience, which one diner called "amazing and delicious". The high quality of the food, even during challenging times, has been highly commended by regular customers who vouch for its consistent appeal. The Crosby Bar truly epitomizes the best of American cuisine with a unique and delightful twist.
A photo of La Caverna restaurant
4.1
Excellent(79)
Price: Moderate
• American • Lower East Side
Booked 19 times today
La Caverna is a well-loved venue for exquisite Mexican cuisine, with consistent praise for its fantastic food, exceptional service and unique atmosphere. The authenticity of its dishes is frequently noted, with particular mention of the perfectly seasoned Churrasco, delicious chicken quesadilla, flavorful beef tacos and fajitas, and irresistible nachos. The restaurant also transforms into a vibrant party atmosphere, complete with 'great music', in the later hours. Reviewers celebrate not just the quality of food, but also the warmth and attentiveness of the staff, solidifying La Caverna's reputation as a gem in the culinary world.
A photo of Contra restaurant
4.5
Awesome(229)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Lower East Side
Contra, a standout in New York City's vibrant dining scene, has received high praise for the creativity and inventiveness of its dishes. Hailed as "the best restaurant in New York City," the eatery has won acclaim for its delightful service, wonderful ambiance, and outstanding food. Many patrons have highlighted the 9-course menu as a must-try. The scallop dish is frequently mentioned as a favorite, along with the mushroom tart with eel sauce and tofu with caviar. Reviewers describe the food as a "feast of flavors", with one even labeling the dessert as "life-changing". The professional and friendly servers further enhance the dining experience, making Contra an unmissable destination for lovers of American cuisine.
A photo of Hawksmoor NYC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2333)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Gramercy Park
Booked 75 times today
Hawksmoor NYC is highly acclaimed for its excellent American cuisine. Patrons heap praises on its perfectly cooked steaks and exceptional service. The restaurant is particularly loved for the 'fire-roasted bone marrow' and the 'rib eye', both prepared to personalized satisfaction. Other highly recommended dishes include the lobster appetizer, the Yorkshire pudding with bone marrow, and the melt-in-your-mouth filet. Numerous reviews affirm that their steak is, unequivocally, the best in the city, with one customer referring to Hawksmoor as "one of the best restaurants in the city". Overall, the excellent dishes and service coupled with the warm ambiance make Hawksmoor NYC a must-visit dining experience.
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