The grill platter at Au Za'atar. Credit: Michael Tulipan
Au Za'atar188 Ave. A, 212-254-5660
This Arabian-French bistro features various dishes for vegetarians and carnivores alike, many of which are inspired by za’atar, a traditional spice blend used in Arab cuisine.
Butterfish550 Madison Ave., 212-729-1819
Butterfish offers affordable and authentic Japanese cuisine. The menu features all kinds of seafood, from local fish to rare Japanese imports.
Crescent Grill3840 Crescent St., 718-729-4040Crescent Grill features locally sourced food with items inspired by chef-owner Shaun Dougherty and recent “Chopped” winner Milton Enriquez.
General Assembly360 Park Ave. S, 212-951-7111
The menu, crafted by Craig Koketsu, features European flavors and uses locally sourced ingredients.
Sweetwater Social643 Broadway, 212-253-7467
Located beneath Bleecker Kitchen & Co., the rec room-inspired lounge offers neighborhood-themed cocktails.