The elegant Upper East Side restaurant is best for meat and fish lovers, with entrees like roasted halibut, braised short ribs and a 16oz pepper crusted prime rib eye. Arabelle also has a daily afternoon tea with a food menu complete with scones, quaint tea sandwiches and mini pastries. B (daily), L & D (Tu-Sa), Brunch (Su). $$$
Eclectic flavors form inventive plates meant for sharing (sunchokes chaat: sweet potato, pomegranate emulsion, bean sprouts, cucumber raita), on a menu that also features chef's table specialties (kataifi mushrooms: wild mushrooms, saffron croquettes, goat-cheese relish). L & D (daily).
Don't take the venue name as an insult—rather, take it as forshadowing for all the pork you're about to eat. The 3,000-square-foot beer hall is unlike anything in Bushwick, where whole hogs are pit-smoked in Carolina fashion. There are 20 beers on draft and 40 bottled help you wash down the meat (priced by the half-pound). D (T-Sa), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$