Celebrity Sightings

  1. Gato NYC
    9.0
    $$$

    Gato

    324 Lafayette St.
    New York, NY 10012

    Don’t worry about the fact that it’s a celebrity chef’s restaurant. Gato will remind you why Bobby Flay became famous in the first place – because he can f*cking cook.

  2. Babbo
    8.9
    $$$

    Babbo

    110 Waverly Pl.
    New York, NY 10011

    Of all the Batali restaurants, Babbo is the one most aligned with the Infatuation ideals for good eating. Babbo exemplifies everything we want out of a classic Manhattan dining experience. The food, the wine, the service. It’s all top notch.

  3. cafe habana
    8.6
    $

    Café Habana

    17 Prince St.
    New York, NY 10012

    Café Habana is and always will be one of the coolest and (and best) places to eat in New York City. Yes it’s great for brunch, but we like it best during the week, when the crowds aren’t quite so crazy.

  4. Locanda Verde
    8.6
    $$$

    Locanda Verde

    377 Greenwich St.
    New York, NY 10013

    An Infatuation favorite, Locanda Verde is a very good restaurant, and it is so because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

  5. IMG_1158
    8.5
    $$$

    The Spotted Pig

    314 W. 11th St.
    New York, NY 10014

    Possibly New York’s most famous “gastro-pub”, The Spotted Pig is ideal for evenings where you’re looking to mix it up, throw a couple down, and see where the night takes you.

  6. Acme
    8.3
    $$$

    Acme

    9 Great Jones St.
    New York, NY 10012

    Some of the more “seasoned” of you might remember Acme from its previous life as a divey, down and dirty Cajun eatery and music venue. But somehow, this place has been completely reinvented in a matter of months, and the restaurant is once again on the cutting edge of cool – only this time it’s cool from a different continent.

  7. Il BucoNY
    8.2
    $$$$

    Il Buco

    47 Bond St.
    New York, NY 10012

    Even some of the hottest restaurants have empty tables on “off” nights, but the fact that Il Buco is routinely slammed is a testament to the quality of the food and the unique character of the space. You won’t find another place in town quite like this.

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