Chef/owner Richard Sandoval’s Latin-Asian fusion cuisine includes charred tuna wonton tacos with sushi rice and guacamole , as well as lemongrass adobo chicken with garlic rice and tomato. Gluten-free and vegetarian dining options are available. A tequila library offers over 400 kinds of tequila and mezcal that are on a generous bevergae in addition to hand-muddled cocktails, Latin wines and Japanese sakes. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$
Named for the Mexico City neighborhood, this hip venue—with a antique silver trailer car built into the restaurant face and a glass-walled roof decorated with twinkling stringed lights—serves traditional fare by Chef Ivan Garcia. Everything is made in-house, from the tortillas to the salsas. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$
The quintessential NYC bagel—hand-rolled and kettle-boiled—is the raison d’être of this popular local eatery, with three outposts on the island of Manhattan. Classic deli sandwiches (hot pastrami or corned beef on artisanal rye with sour pickles and slaw), pastries (Russian coffee cake), smoked fish and deli meats by the pound are also on offer. B, L & D (daily).
Sleek, upscale and dimly lit digs set the scene for a menu that can include specialties such as kinoko no kama meshi (rice hotpot with wild mushrooms and Japanese vegetables) and lobster no oven yaki (roasted lobster with shizo-ponzu butter). House-branded sake and housemade specialty cocktails are on offer at this contemporary Japanese staple, which has locations in 11 different cities internationally. L (M-F), D (nightly). $$$