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This Fort Greene restaurant looks like a breezy Parisian wine bar and serves some of the most interesting small plates in town.
An ice cream shop by day, this East Village spot turns into a bar at night serving beer, wine, and interesting small plates.
Lore is a Park Slope restaurant where you can get everything from a dosa to buckwheat spaetzle. The menu is all over the place, but it works.
Nudibranch in the East Village serves exciting dishes influenced by a grab bag of cuisines.
At Chino Grande in Williamsburg, you can eat a whole lobster with Sichuan au poivre sauce and sing karaoke in front of a bunch of strangers.
This place is so real, it’s not even real. Or is it?
Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare
Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare in Hell’s Kitchen serves a tasting menu that’s unlike anything else you’ll eat in NYC.
For a place where dinner costs $255, Momofuku Ko is surprisingly relaxed. The tasting menu changes often, but expect excellent food.
Contra is a Lower East Side restaurant that serves a rotating menu of seasonal, experimental dishes, and wine that’s cooler than you are.
If you’re interested in experiencing a chef incubator, make a reservation for this intimate, special-occasion dinner.
Honey Badger is a tiny, experimental restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Garden that serves things like ostrich tartare in an ostrich shell.
Saga’s themeless tasting menu is eclipsed by the FiDi restaurant’s other extravagances. Fortunately, you can always reserve a spot at Saga’s upstairs bar, Overstory, for the same 63rd floor view.