Ribalta is a big space in an area that’s definitely not short on restaurants, and yet it rarely ever has room for walk-ins. Probably because it’s a fun group dinner spot that’s convenient for everyone and not too expensive. The Neapolitan pizza is pretty good, there are a bunch of bottles of wine for around $40, and during the day, they project soccer matches on the wall.
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Babs is a nice restaurant in Greenwich Village that serves excellent Basque food, but it’s not perfect for everyone.
Blue Hill New York
Blue Hill New York is one of the best restaurants in Manhattan. While we insist that dinner at the Stone Barns location is the ultimate Blue Hill experience, your meal in Manhattan will still be outstanding.
Lupa is an ideal spot for that early-in-the-week dinner in Greenwich Village that you sort of want to cancel but can’t.
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Hearth has been one of the East Village’s best restaurants for over a decade, and it just got a whole lot lighter and leaner.
Despite being well known for Celebrity Sightings, it’s the food, Bar Pitti’s classic Italian dishes, that’s the real draw.
The Meatball Shop Chelsea
Reliable, delicious, and full of balls. If there’s not at Meatball Shop near you already, there will be soon. This thing is about to go full Shake Shack.
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The only thing that is keeping Rubriosa from being one of NYC’s classic Italian restaurants is time. Let’s eat vodka sauce pizza while we wait.
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