The Dutch
131 Sullivan Street
New York, NY
212.677.6200

Recommended by  favourite chef.  Under the lead of Andrew Carmellini.  (Visit his charming website - and note his publications.) Fantastic food - in a super pumped and noisy environment. 

 

 

 
 by Stephen Alesch;  Source

by Stephen Alesch; Source

Lafayette
380 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
212.533.3000

The celebrated chef and cookbook author, Andrew Carmellini, offers up an entirely different ambiance and experience from The Dutch - where we ate last year - with French rather than Italian influences. Fantastically fresh oysters, and great mains - cod, chicken, steak frites. Desserts are a specialty - with takeout available.

 
 Blurry pic of Atlantic Cod, roasted peppers, chorizo, basil 

Blurry pic of Atlantic Cod, roasted peppers, chorizo, basil 

More details soon on these good eats...

Gramercy Tavern, Eataly: Birreria, Untitled or Studio Cafe at The Whitney,  Minetta Tavern, BabboLes Halles, Palma, Diner (in Brooklyn), Try: Jack's Wife Freda, Prune, any April Bloomfield resto, Roberta's, Maison Premiere, Pasquale Jones, Dirt Candy, Blue Hill (if you can afford it)  - and/or check Grub Street rankings.