There’s a big difference between eating to live and living to eat. And we live to eat… in a big way. From restaurants and recipes, to shopping and styling, you can find all our fave things about our fave cities listed here.

 

In no particular order, we’d like to start out our Hit Lists with the most fabulous of fabulous dining options in NYC.

Hotspots/ New:

  • Via Carota | West Village| Rustic Italian by Buvette Owners
  • Tijuana Picnic | LES | Mexican by Acme Guys
  • Espoleta | East Village | Spanish Tapas
  • Prova | Chelsea |Neapolitan pizzeria by Donatella Arpaia
  • Mission Chinese | LES | Danny Bowen
  • Vic’s | NoHo | Italian
  • Bowery Meat Company | East Village | Josh Capo
  • Upland | Flatiron | American Stephen Starr
  • Little Park at the Smyth | Tribeca | Andrew Carmellini Veggie
  • The Little Beet Table | Flatiron | Franklin Becker healthy lunch spot
  • Cosme | Flatiron | High End Mexican (booked up)
  • GG’s | East Village | Pizza and Pasta
  • Dirty French | LES | French Torrisi Team
  • NoMad Bar | NoMad | Classy and great food from Daniel Humm
  • élan | Flatiron | Contemporary American
  • tuome | East Village | New American

Brunches: 

  • Jack’s Wife Freda |West Village  | Modern American
  • Eggshop- | NoHo | American Classic Eggs burnch
  • Upsider | Midtown East | American
  • Trattoria Il Mulino | Flatiron | Modern Italian
  • White Street | Tribeca | Fried Eggs and Omelets
  • Blenheim | West Village | Farm to table
  • Maman | SoHo | Michelin chef with small [lates and baked goods
  • Petaluma | Upper East Side | Braised short rib, pizza, scrambled
  • David Burke fabric | Midtown West | Lobster Bloody Mary
  • GG’s | East Village | Pizza and Mozarella

Dim Sum:

  • RedFarm | West Village | Pac-Man dumplings
  • Nom-Wah | Chinatown | Old School since 1920s
  • Jing Fong | Chinatown | Long Wait, Popular, Champagne Cart
  • Dim Sum Go Go | Chinatown | Modern
  • Red Egg | Chinatown | Happy Hour 50% Off and Breakfast
  • Golden Unicorn | Chinatown | Touristy but Delicious
  • 88 Palace | Chinatown | Located in a small indoor mall
  • Hakkasan | Midtown West | Fine-dining and refined
  • Lychee House | Midtown West | Late night dim sum till 10:30p
  • East Harbor Seafood | Sunset Park | Anthony Bourdain’s spot

Les: 

  • Happy Ending |French Italian Asian
  • Dirty French | French Upscale Trendy | Torrisi
  • Bar Primi | Tuscan | Andrew Carmellini
  • Confessional | Bar with Latin inspired shared plates | Mixology
  • Dimes | Buzzy breakfast, lunch or dinner spot | Organic Food
  • Ivan Ramen | Diner with Japanese twist | Ivan Orken
  • Root & Bone | Southern | Famous chef duo
  • Russ & Daughters Café | Deli Type Food | Brunch and Dinner
  • Birds & Bubbles | LES | Southern/ Champagne and Fried Chicken
  • Rosette | American Upscale
  • Tijuana Picnic | LES | Mexican by Acme Guys

East Village:

  • Bowery Meat Company | East Village | Josh Capon
  • Dojo Izakaya |Ave B| Sushi
  • Espoleta | East Village | Spanish Tapas
  • Cherche Midi | Nolita | French Keith McNally
  • Shuko | East Village | Omakase only
  • Bar Primi | Andrew Carmellini Pasta
  • Empellón Al Pastor | East Village | High End Mexican from Alex Stupak
  • tuome | East Village | New American
  • Narcissa | American Upscale | East Village
  • The Happiest Hour | Greenwich | Retro Bar from the Acme Team

West Village/ Greenwich/Chelsea:

  • Via Carota | West Village| Rustic Italian by Buvette Owners
  • Almanac  | West Village | American
  • Mulino a Vino | Chelsea/ Meat Packing | Italian
  • Recette | WV | French Upscale
  • Bar Pitti | WV| Casual Café Lunch
  • Carbone | Greenwich | Italian
  • Claudette |French | West Village 
  • White Street Restaurant | Tribeca | Global