1. Marea


    240 Central Park S.
    New York, NY 10019

    Marea is one of those restaurants, like Eleven Madison Park, you walk into knowing damn well it’s going to be incredible. It’s also good to know this: Marea is a Quality Fish restaurant first, Italian restaurant second.

  2. Upstate Beer Oyster

    Upstate Beer & Oyster Bar

    95 1st Ave.
    New York, NY 10003

    The ultimate neighborhood restaurant. Not everyone knows about Upstate Beer & Oyster bar, but those who do are obsessed with it.

  3. Maison Premiere

    Maison Premiere

    298 Bedford Ave.
    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Either we’ve aged into silver haired, 30-something hipsters overnight or Williamsburg is just more on our wavelength lately than Manhattan. With its impressive cocktail menu and insane raw bar, Maison Premiere is our latest Williamsburg obsession.

  4. The Clam

    The Clam

    420 Hudson St.
    New York, NY 10014

    Aside from the misleading and somewhat unfortunate name, and aside from the fact that it kind of looks like every single other restaurant in this part of town, The Clam is actually very unique and really damn good.

  5. Crave Fishbar

    Crave Fishbar

    945 2nd Ave.
    New York, NY 10022

    Crave is a progressive thinking fish restaurant, refined enough to impress a serious gourmand, while maintaining a laid back atmosphere that takes you out of the misery of Midtown East.

  6. Extra Virgin

    Extra Virgin

    259 W. 4th St.
    New York, NY 10014

    Extra Virgin is an Infatuation approved establishment for two main reasons. First, it’s an excellent date spot. Second, it’s as consistent as they come.

  7. John Dory Oyster Bar

    The John Dory Oyster Bar

    1196 Broadway
    New York, NY 10001

    After much anticipation, The John Dory 2.0 has opened in The Ace Hotel, and it’s exactly the kind of spot this area needs. The second incarnation of Friedman and Bloomfield’s original idea is a fun, hip oyster bar that’s actually a bar.

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