Home-style soul food dishes—from smothered pork chops and collard greens to glazed ham and waffles—are named after renowned African Americans, such as President Barack Obama (BBQ, baked, smothered or fried chicken) and Ruby Dee (fried or baked catfish). B (T-Su), L & D (daily). $$
In addition to standard French baguettes, the bakery also specializes in picholine green olive, organic peasant wheat and semolina with golden raisins and fennel, as well as traditional scones and sticky buns. Soups, sandwiches, salads, pizza, cakes, cupcakes and other tasty treats round out a wide menu of sweet and savory offerings. B, L & D (daily). $
Bánh mì sandwich options feature crunchy vegetables and such main fillings as crispy roasted pork belly and fried catfish while vermicelli bowls are topped with pickled carrots and daikon, crushed peanuts and sautéed scallions. Phò dishes are served with a fresh herb plate of bean sprouts, cilantro, thai basil, lime and long hot peppers. L (T-Su), D (nightly). $$
Greek worry beads and “evil eyes” charms hang in the entrance to ward off negativity, welcoming diners into a rustic space, evocative of the cobblestoned roads of the historical Athenian neighborhood of Plaka. Fresh fish highlight a menu that also includes grilled vegetables and lamb chops. L (M-F), D (T-Su), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$
Tucked inside the Andaz Wall Street hotel lobby, two blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, this sleek, haute and tranquil dining room offers an eclectic menu helmed by Italian-born Executive Chef Pietro Consorti, who previously worked at Michelin-starred VUN in Milan. Complemented by an impressive list of global wines by the glass, Chef Consorti's specialties include bourbon mash risotto and lasanga alla Bolognese. B, L (daily), D (M-Sa).
Launched in 2012, this restaurant is known for its eclectic collection of agave spirits that pair perfectly with the Mexican cuisine. Multiple guacamole and salsa varieties are available to appeal to any taste, as well as carne asada, ahi tuna ceviche, chicken adobo enchiladas and six different styles of flavorful tacos. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$
Named in reference to the clay vessels used to store and transport wine in ancient Rome and Greece, Anfora offers an expansive wine selection in addition to tasty cocktails and a variety of beers. Charcuterie, assorted cheeses, savory sandwiches and sweet desserts are available to munch as you enjoy drinks at this stylish West Village bar. D (nightly). $$