Mr. White serves Southern food in a space that looks like the ground floor of a mansion in New Orleans. Along with a small bar up front, there’s a dining room with plush seats and a fireplace, and a raw bar in the back. The menu has some Cajun-Creole options like jambalaya and char-grilled oysters, as well some other entrees like smoked duck and beef brisket.
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The Mermaid Inn
A staple in the Infatuation playbook since back in 2003 when we were standing in line outside of terrible Manhattan night clubs and listening to nothing but Brand New and 50 Cent. The fish here is always fresh and fantastic, and the lobster roll is very solid.
Otto’s Tacos is a casual East Village taco place with a simple menu, homemade tortillas, and much-needed West Coast flavor.
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Lowerline is a tiny restaurant in Prospect Heights with excellent New Orleans-style food.
Chicken, waffles, an unpretentious vibe, and communal atmosphere are the things that make us love Sweet Chick.
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Momofuku Ssäm Bar is a modern Korean East Village classic that has evolved with the times.
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