Chef/owner Shiva Natarajan’s straightforward menu, inspired by the street food found in Kolkata, offers natural chicken rolls with fried egg and spiced potato and chickpeas in fried bread. L & D (daily).
Critically acclaimed dumplings—tucked away inside of a bustling Chinese shopping mall in Flushing, Queens—offered on a customizable menu with a plethora of varietals, including many vegetarian options, as well as fish and meat specialties. B, L & D (daily). $
Neon-colored lights are the backdrop of this 24-hour diner, which serves traditional comfort foods such as pancakes, stacked sandwiches, nachos, burgers and egg creams. B, L & D (daily). Open 24 hours.
Named for the cast-iron pan that is used in Neapolitan cooking, this cozy spot features spinach flan with sweet Gorgonzola sauce, potato-crusted bream and risotto with pink grapefruit and lobster. L (Mon-Sat), D (nightly).
At cozy tables in the rustic dining room or skylit garden, diners enjoy classic and contemporary cuisine, including tapas and vegetarian dishes, as well as traditionally prepared paella and arroz con pollo (rice with chicken). L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun).
Southern classics are reimagined at this hip, homey restaurant, where fried pickles, hush puppies, spicy catfish and mac ‘n’ cheese can be washed down with frozen juleps. B, L & D (daily), Brunch (Sat & Sun).