Girls' Night Out

  1. L'Artusi
    9.0
    $$$

    L’Artusi

    228 W. 10th St.
    New York, NY 10014

    An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.

  2. Il Buco Alimentari
    8.8
    $$$

    Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

    53 Great Jones St.
    New York, NY 10012

    When good restaurants get better. Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria gets an extremely high rating, along with the honor of being one the only things in history to improve after a key lineup change.

  3. Narcissa
    8.7
    $$$

    Narcissa

    21 Cooper Square
    New York, NY 10005

    Yes, there is definitely a scene at Narcissa. But it’s more subdued and humble than the crowd at the other Standard Hotel. Maybe that’s because the staff is so nice. Or maybe it’s because people are actually eating the food.

  4. Barbuto
    8.5
    $$$

    Barbuto

    775 Washington St.
    New York, NY 10014

    A trendy spot, but for a more sedate group…not the hair gel and high heels crowd that you find a few blocks north in the meatpacking district. Simple food, top quality ingredients, a good wine and beer list – all the makings of an Immaculate Infatuation mainstay.

  5. ABC Kitchen
    8.4
    $$$

    ABC Kitchen

    35 E. 18th St.
    New York, NY 10003

    Jean-Georges kills it. We know this. The dude is one of the most inventive and creative restaurateurs that’s ever lived. The locavore/farm to table movement that has recently taken hold of the New York dining scene is nothing new to J.G. – he’s been quietly playing that game for decades. That’s why it’s no surprise […]

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    8.4
    $$

    Shalom Japan

    310 S 4th St.
    New York, NY 11211

    Shalom Japan is what happens when a pair of chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese and Jewish) meet, fall in love, and start making food instead of babies. This exceptional Williamsburg spot should be at the top of your Hit List.

  7. Empellon Cocina
    8.4
    $$

    Empellon Cocina

    105 1st Ave.
    New York, NY 10003

    Empellon has evolved over the last few years, but it’s still one of the most exciting Mexican restaurants in a city with very little excitement in that department.

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