NYC FOOD FILE: 6 Restaurants I Love

Monday, March 30, 2015

Mira Sushi & Izakaya

Flatiron/Chelsea restaurant serving modern izakaya dishes and sushi in a fun, casual ambience. Chef Brian Tsao has created a menu inspired by the street foods of Asia, weaving in flavors from Korea, Malaysia and China among Japanese classics such as yakitori and gyoza. Signature dishes include:

- Spicy Tuna “Pizza” served on crispy roti with guacamole, masago, kami and furikake flakes
- Sesame Leaf Wrap
- Beef Bulgogi Tacos in crispy wonton skins
- Lavender Panna Cotta

Sushi Chef Owen Wu brings creativity to the sushi offerings, featuring both signature and classic rolls along with sushi and sashimi, and “sushi pizza.”

46 West 22nd Street
New York, NY, 10010

Open for lunch & dinner.


Inventive Modern American cooking that showcases Chef David Santos’ wide-ranging experience, skills and inspirations. Santos’ seasonal, frequently-changing menu is both market and technique-driven. Anything that can be made in house is; from cheese, goose pancetta and chorizo to vinegars, soy sauce and kimchi. 

The dining room is lined with Santos’ pickling and fermentation projects, which are woven into tasting menus, and cocktails. Current signature dishes include Hay-roasted Celery root with arugula & garlic vinaigrette, and Octopus Bolognese.

142 West 10th Street
New York, NY, 10014

Open for dinner.


When we think of quintessential New York, we think of the bodega.  A great icon of American Latin culture, the bodega used to be more than where you went for food; it was a social experience ! Today, La Bodega 47 is that ode to the iconic uptown tradition. Their bar is a celebration of staple foods, flavorful drinks, infectious laughter, good conversation, and even those lucky numbers you play every Friday 50/50 box.  

Stop in to enjoy their Latin and Caribbean influenced foods, tasty desserts, and original cocktails.  With the widest selection of rums available on the East Coast-(over 100 varieties) La Bodega 47 brings you Harlem's signature heritage of arroz con pollo, beans and rice, soul worn congas, and the best mojitos you'll ever experience.

142 West 10th Street
New York, NY, 10014

Open for dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch.


Fung Tu marries the flavors of Chinatown with the creative and personal cooking of Chinese-American Chef Wu. Wu’s menu features a modern seasonal approach to Chinese cooking influenced by his upbringing and travels around the world. Current dishes include:

- Vegetable Curry Pot Pie
- Smoked and Fried Dates stuffed with duck confit

The creative cocktail program and terroir-driven wine list by Wagner complement Wu’s unique cooking style. The intimate dining room features design elements created by the chef's wife Jane D'Arensbourg.

22 Orchard Street
New York, NY, 10002

Open for dinner, closed on Mondays.


Bell, Book & Candle

The food program at BB&C revolves around local, organic, sustainable and overall responsible procurement. The menu cycles are seasonal and heavily influenced on production from the aeroponic roof-top tower garden.

Finding inspiration in the regions of America and focusing on the contemporary aspect and eclecticism of the melting pot, BB&C’s food strives for an element of originality and individualism.

141 West 10th Street
New York, NY, 10014

Open for dinner and Sunday brunch.


Innovative yet authentic, refined but comfortable and always inspired, Triomphe Restaurant is a critically acclaimed and locally beloved Midtown Manhattan restaurant. Since opening in Fall 2000, Triomphe has drawn positive attention from The New York TimesNew York Observer, and Crain’s New York Business, among others.

Discover thoughtful touches and fresh flavors from Chef Florian Wehrli at the sumptuous French restaurant of the Iroquois Hotel in Midtown, providing a tranquil place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or pre-theater dining.

The Iroquois New York
49 West 44th Street
New York, NY, 10036

Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner.


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