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Chikalicious
Children are always fantasizing about skipping supper and just having dessert for dinner, and secretly, adults crave the same indulgence. With Chikalicious, the dream of an all-dessert-all-the-time meal has come true. At this quaint and sweetly d ...
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City Bakery
Maury Rubin, the owner and creator of City Bakery, would probably have a warrant taken out on him if he ever closed City Bakery. Literally, New Yorkers would revolt and hunt him down. This hall of out-of-this-world baked goods is perpetually jammed w ...
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Il Buco
While the Italian food at Il Buco is some of the most honest and well-executed of its kind in the city, Il Buco is all about atmosphere. The place is low-lit and warm, and filled with antiques (many for sale) and sturdy farmhouse tables that give the ...
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Matsuri
Located in sexy subterranean space of the Meatpacking’s hot new Maritime Hotel, Matsuri is an Asian wonderland, an ode to the exotic senses of the Far East from the bamboo and paper-lanterned movie set décor to the shimmering sushi and s ...
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The Stone Rose Lounge
Located in the sprawling new highly anticipated Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, just down the hall from Per Se, The Stone Rose Lounge is sexy and expansive space that is straight out of a scene from Sex & The City, filled with hotties lounging ...
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Hearth
Located in the space that was Tappo, Hearth is the debut venture from former Craft chef Marco Canora and Union Square Wine Director Paul Greco. The restaurant feels like a Craft spinoff, and the designers have unfortunately removed lots of the won ...
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La Bottega
La Bottega, the bustling new Italian trattoria located in the swanky Maritime Hotel brings the latest restaurant design elements together. It is Schiller’s Liquor Bar meets Otto. Subway tiles, dark wood banquettes, ceiling fans, and a warm, ...
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Asiate
I lunched at Asiate this week…wait, I just want to interject here and say that I love using nouns as verbs…as in “I summered in Bora Bora,” “Darling, yesterday I lunched in Milan,” or “Of course I would only winter in Aspen.” You kn ...
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Spice Market
I have been to Spice Market three times this week. Need I say more? Well, yes. The fact that two of the most talented chefs of our time are working in the same restaurant (Jean Georges Vongerichten and Gray Kunz) and are bot ...
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The Spotted Pig
There is no way to say this without inciting a Running-of-the-Bulls style rampage over to the corner of West 11th and Greenwich Street, so I am just going to say what I have to say, and hope that you don’t all run at once ...
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