Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 (in the Time Warner Center) still has a downtown feel, despite the fact that you have to take an escalator three floors up and there’s a J. Crew across the hall. You’re here for noodles, of course, but there are also interesting small plates, breads, and buns (like a black truffle soy egg bun special we liked). Don’t skip the cucumber salad, which has some of the best spicy sesame vinaigrette dressing we’ve ever had.
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Cafe Du Soleil
Cafe Du Soleil is a casual French restaurant near Columbia on the UWS with classic bistro food and some nice outdoor seating.
Bánh is a casual Upper West Side Vietnamese restaurant that makes exceptional bún bò bơ and bánh mì.
Ultimately, we are sure that Boulud Sud is some kind of Mediterranean culinary stroke of genius, just like the critics say that it is. But this is the kind of restaurant best suited for people who still keep an actual Zagat guide in their house.
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Ichibantei is a casual Japanese comfort food restaurant in the East Village that’s cash only and stays open late.
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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Somehow, the Blue Ribbon brand’s new spot is just as excellent as its other outposts, despite being in a Midtown hotel. This spot is expensive though.
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