Misc by Tartar-ia
If you’re a huge fan of tartares, then Misc by Tartar-ia should be at the top of your list. Yes, the food is great—the sea bass tartare, Asian beef tartare, and the perfectly-crunchy partridge rice are all solid picks—but what makes this place special is the environment. You’re nearly guaranteed to leave with a new friend and a few stories to tell the following day, especially if you’re there when Pizza, the owner’s dog, is playing hostess. Plus, their Basque cheesecake is incredible—it’s a family recipe that’s been passed down and perfected for generations.