Chelsea's greasy spoon, shuttered in 2010, is now back under the helm of Top Chef Amanda Freitag, who's serving classics (patty melts, buttermilk pancakes) as well as more highbrow trout almondine and burrata with lox.
210 10th Ave. (W. 22nd St.), Chelsea (212-596-7523)
The recently opened Marlton Hotel now has a French-Mediterranean bistro (pictured) offering black bass crudo, cauliflower custard, and rotisserie chicken with Turkish pepper, alongside Beat-inspired cocktails.
The Marlton Hotel, 5 W. 8th St. (5th Ave.), West Village (212-321-0111)
The Hill Country crew has opened a pair of new outposts across the river, with its famous fried chicken on one side and the full Barbecue Market on the other, plus a new whole-hog supper available on Sundays.
345 Adams St. (Fulton St.), Downtown Brooklyn (718-885-4608)
This new Mediterranean spot is a little clubbier than your average mezze joint serving hummus, phyllo cigars, and grilled prawns, and as such it also offers a bevy of hookah options as well as a thorough cocktail menu.
36 W. 28th St. (Broadway), Flatiron (212-679-4842)