1. The Finch
    In Clinton Hill but worth the trip. The chef spent some time at Blue Hill at Stone barns and it shows. Great food, even better vibe. Take an Uber.
  2. Upland
    Easily the best restaurant to open in NYC in a while. Try to hit it early and you might actually get in.
  3. Cosme
    From a chef who is a really big deal in Mexico City. Upscale Mexican but not in a Dos Caminos way. Get the duck carnitas.
  4. Bowery Meat Company
    From Josh Capon of Lure Fishbar/celebrity Instagrams. Basically a cool steakhouse.
  5. The Eddy
    One of my favorite NYC restaurants right now. It's a tiny spot but the food is incredible - $55 tasting menu or a la carte. Excellent wine list and cocktails too.
  6. Little Park
    A new TriBeCa spot from Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde, The Dutch). Mostly vegetable driven dishes, in a good way. Like beet risotto. Cool but not so cool that Mom will feel uncool. Cool?