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485 Court St., Brooklyn, NY
It's to-go only until the main dining room opens, but that hasn't stopped me from eating through most of the menu. Try the taylor pork roll and egg sandwich, or the short rib reuben. CSG also carries dozens of hard-to-find regional favorites from all over the country, like Duke's Mayonnaise from Greenville, South Carolina and Moxie from Maine.
541 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, NY
Sturgeon scrambled with eggs and onions.
250 Mulberry St., Manhattan, NY
Home of the world's best turkey sandwich for lunch, a stunning chicken parm hero and a phenomenal dinner deal.
155 W. 51st St., Manhattan, NY
My favorite fine dining restaurant.
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Korean, New American
207 Second Ave., Manhattan, NY
Where Ssam Bar leads, others follow.
113 MacDougal St., Manhattan, NY
The côte de boeuf is the best piece of meat in the city.
465 Court St., Brooklyn, NY
This is the closest I come to being a regular.
Soup & Sandwich, Eclectic/Global
120 Essex St., Manhattan, NY
82-18 45th Ave., Queens, NY
The assam laksa may be one of my favorite dishes in NY.
New American, Portuguese
31 W. 17th St., Manhattan, NY
Aldea's one of the most underrated restaurants in NY. It's an exceptional value.