There is not a lot thatís better than catching up with friends over food and wine after a long day of work. Here at Prabal Gurung we love to search high and low for the overlooked dining gems all over New York City. Itís so easy to end up eating in the same place time and time again, and often so hard to think of good new places to try. We all live all over the city and all have very different tastes, so we thought weíd pull together some of our favorite neighborhood spots..
Allswell is the creation of chef Nate Smith, after he grew tired of working in restaurants with distracting environments. In this well designed Williamsburg space customers can focus on the unique menu, which is changed by Mr. Smith several times a week keeping it constantly varied.
Five Leaves was Heath Ledgerís creation, which serves as a coffee house and traditional American restaurant. Located near the water in Greenpoint, the restaurantís design is nautically inspired and totally unpretentious. Itís a great place to come to have a latte and read, or to throw a dinner party with your friends.
Lots of new restaurants are springing up around the Bushwick area, and Il Passatore Trattoria is one of the leading restaurants in the field. Delicious and affordable Italian Cuisine with a charming al fresco back patio.
Best Pizza in Williamsburg is quite literally THE BEST PIZZA. Itís hard to go wrong when you are working with a 100 year-old wood-fired oven and Italian chefs who grew up making thin crust pizza. The days of a classic New York City pizza slice joint may be over, but Best Pizza is the closest you can get.
Sel de Mer - The dťcor of the restaurant is understated, which allows the delicious and alternative seafood combinations to be the voice of the restaurant. Their staples include fish sliders, halibut with coconut creamed spinach, and a curried grouper. Itís affordable seafood, which is extremely hard to find.
Next : The East Village..