NYC Restaurants


Neta Sushi | West Village

61 W 8th Street


Notes: Love at first bite! Cuddled into the two seats at the far end of the bar, and we were in for an amazing experience. The omakase includes knockout hot dishes like “Grilled Scallop with Uni, Garlic Soy Butter and Lime” and delicate, crispy tempura, as well as stellar sushi that featured melt-in-your-mouth Scottish salmon and the sweetest Spanish mackerel and we’ve ever savored. To gild the lily, we tried the phenomenal spicy lobster and couldn’t pass up the piece de resistance: a broiled whole tuna collar served with pickles and spicy mayo for dipping. The enormous presentation was far too much for us to eat by ourselves, so we shared…


Annisa New American | West Village

13 Barrow Street



Babbo Italian | West Village

110 Waverly Pl. (bet 9th & 10th)


Notes: Absurdly-fabulous Italian food with spot-on wine pairings. Reservations are tough. Arrive on time! Service can be spotty.


Barbuto Rustic Italian | West Village

775 Washington St (bet Jane & 12th)


Notes: Casual, industrial atmosphere in a converted garage that used to sell Rolls Royces. Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Don’t miss the signature JW chicken with salsa verde or the potatoes with pecorino and rosemary. Noisy.