35 E. 18 St. (212) 475-5829
Seats: 120. Cuisine: seasonal. Specialties: steamed halibut with shiitake, avocado and asparagus jus; wood-oven-roasted lobster with oregano and lemon vinaigrette; pretzel-dusted calamari with marinara and mustard aïoli. Main courses: $19-$35. Chef: Dan Kluger. Owners: ABC Home, Phil Suarez and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
98 Kenmare St. (212) 274-9898
Seats: 100. Cuisine: Mediterranean American. Specialties: basil gnocchi with short-rib ragù; crunchy veal cutlet with salsa verde and ricotta salata; crispy halibut with chive mashed stroganoff. Main courses: $19-$31. Chef: Joey Campanaro. Owners: Nur Kahn and Paul Sevigny.
15 W. 56th St. (212) 757-5878
Seats: 85. Cuisine: Asian, European, French and Vietnamese. Specialties: skate with brown butter, lime and pea shoots; grilled trout, long beans, almonds and coconut; wild burgundy snails and pork sausage in garlic and tarragon. Main courses: $18-48. Chef: Tien Ho. Owners: David Chang and Tien Ho.
Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria
282 Bowery at Houston St. (212) 226-1966
Seats: 130. Cuisine: Italian, pizza. Specialties: roasted scallops with grapefruit, shallots, olives and radicchio; roasted lamb with borlotti beans, greens and horseradish; cod with red-wine-braised octopus, fregola and fennel; pizza topped with meatballs, mozzarella, tomato, grana, basil and pickled chiles. Main courses: $13-$29. Chef: Nate Appleman. Owner: Keith McNally.
250 Mulberry St. (212) 965-0955
Seats: 18. Cuisine: Italian American. Specialties: made-to-order mozzarella; sheep’s milk ricotta gnocchi and devil’s chicken; tile fish and blue crab with Jewish artichokes; grilled veal short ribs served hunter-style. Fixed-price menu: $50 per person. Chef-owners:
Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi.
Compiled by Elissa Elan