Chef Gabe Thompson has a gift for making rustic pasta dishes. At L'Artusi, he serves things like potato gnocchi with a simple tomato sauce, fettuccine with rabbit cacciatore, and pici with peekytoe crab.
Galen Zamarra cooks French-influenced American fare made with organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Right now, the menu includes things like roasted duck breast with yogurt, gnudi made with farmer's cheese, scallop-crusted halibut, and corn soup.
New American Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
Marc Meyer's Mediterranean-influenced American restaurant is a good choice for a breakfast meeting or a casual weeknight dinner. Five Points serves an underrated burger and a great roasted Amish chicken.
American Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
If you want something rich, go for the seared scallops with foie gras or the sensational sea urchin and angel hair "carbonara." Tocqueville offers an a la carte menu as well as five course and seven course tasting menus.
Mediterranean Restaurant in New York, NY, United States
The menu at this cute Soho restaurant has something for everyone. Jack's Wife Freda serves a terrific cheeseburger for $14, plus things like matzo ball soup, a skirt steak sandwich, vegetable curry, and moules frites.
The pastas, antipasti, and crostini are the main attractions at Jason Denton's casual West Village restaurant. The tagliatelle with pork ragu and the linguini with shrimp are standouts from the pasta portion of the menu, but all of them are worth trying.
You'll find hearty sandwiches and shareable vegetable dishes, as well as serious proteins like a brick chicken and a strip steak. Make sure to get the Dutch baby pancake topped with fried oysters and goat cheese.