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Governors Island, New York, NY 11231, USA
Nearly as soon as you disembark from the ferry, onto Governor's Island, you'll begin seeing signs for 'Little Eva's'. "Cold Beer, Hot Dogs, Salads" There are a lot of options for dining during a visit to Governor's Island but there's something...
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81 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Food is a highly subjective love, of course, but my vote for the best bowl of Asian noodles in New York City goes to Xi'an Famous Foods. Most of their locations are small—you will likely wait, and in the summer it won't feel worth it. However,...
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9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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When I was introduced to soup dumplings by a NYC friend in Chinatown, I was immediately intrigued. They're a strange experience the first time, the sort of food that has to be played with a little before it can be eaten. Even while I was eating, a...
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100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Gooey, crispy, cheesy, buttery: The list of adjectives goes on for this Lower East Side grilled cheese purveyor. Don't expect the sammies Mom made for your after-school snack; no Wonderbread or Kraft singles here. Billed as "Super Fancy Grilled...
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99 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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The first thing you notice, even before Ngam’s inviting interior of exposed bricks and naked bulbs, are the fragrant smells coming from chef Hong Thaimee’s open kitchen—which is also the best place to park yourself for some of Hong’s modern...
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42-51 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
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I love travelling to Queens for the dizzying chaos of its Chinatown - stalls of steaming dumplings, fruit and vegetables I missed from my time in Asia and incomparably delicious roast duck and pork. But moving away from the end of the 7 train...
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179 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Opened in 1914, this is a New York institution. Its been owned and operated by four generations of the same family. You really feel like you're stepping into a NY deli 50 years ago.
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110 E 7th St # B, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Porchetta is fast and simple food. Noticed I separated the words “fast” and “food”, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. This tiny Lower East Side pork sandwich spot has an even smaller menu and I like it that way. Recommend by my friend and...
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66 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Rotisserie chicken is their specialty, but as I make my way through the entire menu I realize that's not all that special! Roast pernil, beef stew, plantains, rice & beans, mofongo... With Adela often behind the counter and Novelas blaring out...
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8 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Ootoya is a Japanese chain specializing in well-priced teishoku, set meals. Their new outpost in New York is much fancier than its counterparts in Japan. The food is excellent and authentic; the price is fair. It's one of the most Japanese places...
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408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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A taste of Spain can be had right here in New York City. Despaña Specialty Foods & Tapas Café in SoHo has everything you need to transport yourself to the land of flamenco and Gaudi. The store is part wine shop and part market, with a Cafe in the...
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110 E 7th St # B, New York, NY 10009, USA
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This tiny little place makes porchetta sandwiches and roasted potatoes, that's it! And when they run out of sandwiches, they close the place down. It's absolutely delicious! http://willtravelforfood.com/2011/04/03/new-york-city-restaurants/...
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221 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
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Everyone has heard of the world famous Roberta's and Tandem to name a couple (my local go to spots for great cuisine) but sometimes my side of Bushwick can seem like a void for the candlelight epicurean experience. At the same time, the fact that...
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204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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If you can't go Japan for traditional sushi, New York has the answer: Sushi Yasuda. It is the best sushi place in the East Coast, in my opinion, because it's the closest kind to the traditional sushi that you'll find in Japan. It's popular, so if...
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166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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This Brooklyn eatery was on the outskirts when I visited and I hope they got a better sign for all the hungry people who come visiting. I am a lover of down home cookin' and these folks had it! Get your Banjo or Hippie Banjo breakfast and have an...
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78 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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SAUCE Restaurant claims to use a tomato sauce recipe from owner Frank Prisinzano's grandmother. I believe it because their red sauce tastes finger-licking-good and that's usually a sign of an Italian mama's recipe. However, this is where the...
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Little Italy, New York, NY 10013, USA
Held yearly in the month of September, the San Gennaro Festival is New York City's oldest religious street festival. Little Italy was the first location in America for several hundred thousand Italian immigrants who came to the U.S. in the early...
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755 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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There are a lot of wonderful brunch spots in the five boroughs of NYC. Dean Street stands out not as much for creativity or ingenuity as much as it does for doing the simple things very well. On Saturday and Sunday between 11 AM and 3 PM be...
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544 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Brooklyn is full of hipster eateries, so it's no surprise to see what appears to be one more opening on Clinton Avenue, in Clinton Hill. What is surprising is just how delicious the barbecue is from a place that essentially looks like someone's...
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50 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
There's nothing like an evening at the Ritz-Carlton, but it's nothing like people think. Of course there's the glamorous element with its in-house La Prairie Spa and mouth watering delicacies from their hotel restaurant, the Auden, but it's luxury...
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229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Needless to say there are some good authentic eats in Williamsburg. Five days isn't enough time, so I allowed myself to gorge, in the name of opportunity, by eating my way through the Taste of Williamsburg. It’s a street side fair with most every...
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922 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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Unlike Los Angeles (duh) and Chicago (surprising!), New York City doesn't have too much in the way of "authentic" Mexican food outside of Red Hook Ball Fields' local street vendors. Yes, the city is filled with tons of Latino flavor, but when it...
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220 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Delicious takoyaki.
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11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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In April 2017, the World's 50 Best Restaurants List (produced by the British magazine Restaurant) bestowed the title of the greatest restaurant anywhere on Eleven Madison Park. It marked the first time in 13 years that an American establishment...
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2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA
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Every New Yorker knows Zabar's, an Upper West Side institution. A specialty food market founded in the 1930s by Louis and Lillian Zabar, today's store is nearly a block long and serves 35,000 customers weekly. Bagels, lox, smoked fish, gourmet...
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Baxter St, New York, NY 10013, USA
Flee the crowds in central Chinatown for an authentic and inexpensive Vietnamese or Thai meal on Baxter Street, which is lined with several eateries. Here on this quiet side street, no-frill restaurants are filled with locals enjoying flavorful...
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113 Jane St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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18 Cornelia St #1, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Authentic, savory, seasonal Provencal bistro dishes. Warm and welcoming service from familiar faces. A cozy atmosphere in a jewel box of a dining room. These are the reasons why I have come back to Le Gigot again and again over the years. The...
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121 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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The House is possibly the most aptly named restaurant in New York seeing as its a refurbished 1854 carriage house. It's a welcome step back in time, which fits just too perfectly with a lazy Sunday morning. Brunch is my favorite meal—my very...
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200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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If you couldn’t quite make it to Rome this year, this all-things-Italian food market (created by famed restaurateurs Mario Batali and Paul Bastianich) is the next best thing. There are six restaurants and a rooftop beer garden if you want to stop...
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111 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
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It's brunch. It's Sunday. It's bacon and a scratch-made bloody mary. It's fresh yogurt, crunchy granola and toast swimming in egg yolk. Don't you feel better already? No? All right, well then head to Resto—surely, it will do the trick far better...
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114 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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New York is definitely one of the food meccas of the world, every restaurant, a living proof of the fusion of cultures that make up this amazing city. One thing you will find here is that some of the best restaurants are not obvious to the eye....
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Gramercy Park, New York, NY, USA
I needed a last minute reservation at a good restaurant around Gramercy Park and Casa Mono came through. Thanks to NYC native and restaurateur Michael Kassar on the recommendation. The Fideos with Clams and Chorizo seen above were killer! More at...
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18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
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On weekends this place is dim sum heaven. I’m not talking about the “trendy” dim sum places that look pretty, but drill a hole in your pocket. Golden Unicorn is a family establishment! Go there on any given weekend and what you will find are...
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207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA
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I go to Momofuku Ssam Bar every time I'm in NY and free for Sunday brunch. It is worth all the hype it has garnered. Go with a large group and order many orders of the pork buns, which are more like Chinese tacos, stuffed with tender pork belly...
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87 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
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by Jason Lampkin “Here’s a barbecue spot that draws a diverse crowd. It’s run by two visionaries (one black, one white, I’m pleased to say) and staffed by locals. Order the beef short ribs, spicy French fries, and Boylan’s sodas.” 87 S. Elliott...
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86 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Like many of us, I love pho soup. A Vietnamese staple, it is hearty and light all at once, a beautiful balance of rich broth and springy rice noodles. But I've abandoned my pho excursions for a newer discovery: Canh Chua, a sweet-and-soup...
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403 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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While I am not usually one to go for the see-and-be-seen kind of places, the Spice Market was definitely the highlight of my last trip to New York City. And it's the kind of place where Kim Kardashian or Jennifer Lopez eat from time to time. Not...
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1804, 185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
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We've been coming to Momoya for over three years and the only problem is more and more people are realizing this restaurant consistently delivers the best bang for your buck in Manhattan. Yes, I've decided to tell the world now that it's been...
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307 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003, USA
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Also known as "street meat" this food truck, which is actually one of several is a popular late night spot for New Yorkers. There are hundreds of Halal trucks all over the city, but these guys always draw a crowd! They are located near on the...
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240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
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Txikito is a Basque restaurant in Chelsea, a great spot after checking out the High Line. A bottle of Txakolina wine was poured in the authentic Basque fashion: from on high, to aerate the light wine and give it a little fizz. Our meal was...
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171 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Everything on Mission Chinese Food's menu is delicious but this dish of Chongqing chicken wings, explosive chili, crispy bits of deep-fried beef tripe will blow the top of your head off, literally! They are really too hot to handle but if you can...
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2820 Snyder Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226, USA
Morris Grilled Cheese is a Brooklyn based food truck that has some seriously great grilled cheese offerings! You can find them via twitter or their website.
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253 Broome St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Despite living in the Lower East Side when I first moved to the city, it took a seasoned foodie to introduce me to Barrio Chino, one of the best Mexican restaurants in Manhattan. The name makes perfect sense too because Chinatown is only a few...
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60 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022, USA
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Also known as schmooze central, you can certainly picture this restaurant/bar as a background in The Great Gatsby or Mad Men. Spot F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald on Ed Sorel's impressive "who's who" mural amongst red wine leather banquettes. Though...
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253 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Tartine is a slice of Paris in the West Village. On the tree-lined West 11th street, you can sit under the awning on a quiet afternoon with a canale and a latte to people watch. This bistro also has a BYOB policy, which means you'll most likely...
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189 Hester St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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The best alfredo sauce I've ever tasted! Nothing like the expected American Alfredo sauce. Little Italy does it right!
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176 Church St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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A sliver of a shop located on Church and Reade, the Pakistan Tea House is something I had just heard about but never visited. At 10:00 pm in the Financial District, I was half starved and eager to find a joint that would serve me a decent meal....
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84 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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The menu at the Meatball Shop is a food lover’s playground. Laminated front and back, your server will hand you the menu and a dry erase marker to make your selections. Choose from balls like classic beef, spicy pork, chicken, vegetable or special...
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10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
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Upon first entering the famed blue doors of Per Se, located inside the Time Warner Center overlooking Central Park, the dining room has the air of a wake, filled stiff collars and hushed tones. But no matter the attitude, the fact is that everyone...
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MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
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Set in a school, M Wells dinette goes along with the theme, with desks facing the front and food menus written in school notebooks and on chalk boards. But the food is anything but simple - fabulous smoked honey beets, terrines, lamb, rabbit and...
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205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Despite multiple trips over countless years going to New York City, it wasn't until a year ago today that I encountered this sandwich — the one that left me drooling until I could enjoy it again. Katz's quickly went from a one-stop place for...
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10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA
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There are many great steak houses in New York City but only Porter House has a view of Central Park and the scenic Columbus Circle. Michael Lomonaco presides over a menu that features all the classics alongside some inventive surprises. It...
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25 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Chef Tommy Lai, the first-ever Malaysian chef to receive a Michelin star in New York, recently opened Rasa on 8th Street not far from Washington Square Park with his sister, Camie. One slurp into my Chicken Curry Mee soup and I knew my first visit...
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1236, 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
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Red Hook Lobster Pound is laying down the claw. The best lobster roll in NYC now has a permanent home but its worth going to market for in the summer (Smorgasburg and the various Brooklyn Fleas). Fresh, huge pieces of lobster meat, lightly dressed...
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355 West 46th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
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Joe Bastianich, a well known restauranteur and sometime partner with Mario Batali, started his New York career with this restaurant. He wanted to create an homage to the red sauce joints of his childhood while honoring the Italian food that made...
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170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, USA
Storico is truly a hidden gem in New York City - a one-of-a-kind, beautiful eatery in a historic museum on the Upper West Side, just steps from Central Park. The newly-renovated New-York Historical Society is located on Central Park West and 76th...
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103 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024, USA
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Chef Amanda Freitag formerly of The Harrison says: "Get on the vegetable bandwagon by experiencing one of the best, most talented chefs in New York. John Fraser will blow your mind with his vegetable-focused menu offered only on Monday nights. Do...