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8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About
Piora is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

1. Piora

430 Hudson St (at Leroy St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 64 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Start with an order of the monkey bread that's served with both whipped rosemary lardo and seaweed butter. Then order at least one of Cipollone's superlative pastas. Read more.

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

2. il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

8.8
53 Great Jones St (btwn Lafayette St & Bowery), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoHo · 247 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Beef tartare topped with rings of hearts of palm is just plain sexy, a hulking plate of beef that is slow-cooked to an impossibly tender finish. Read more.

Estela is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

3. Estela

8.4
47 E Houston St (at Mulberry St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoLita · 248 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: A simple, spare restaurant where co-owner Thomas Carter's stellar wine list—full of obscure, producer-driven bottles—matches chef and co-owner Ignacio Mattos' refined, almost elemental food. Read more.

Charlie Bird is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

4. Charlie Bird

8.7
5 King St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 187 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Order the pistachio- and mint-laden farro salad, tripe-topped toast, and duck-egg spaghetti finished with guanciale and lobes of fresh uni and pair it with a bottle of the 2005 Kuenhof Sylvaner. Read more.

Pearl & Ash is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

5. Pearl & Ash

220 Bowery (btwn Spring & Prince), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 97 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Standouts include robust pork meatballs and spicy octopus, which Kuo marinates for 24 hours in a dry rub of Japanese togarashi chiles, slow-cooks in mirin until tender, and then fries until crisp. Read more.

Le Philosophe is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

6. Le Philosophe

55 Bond St (Bowery and Lafayette), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoHo · 52 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Duck à l'orange—here a crisp-skinned breast with a stroke of ultrarich potato puree—retains none of the cloying fruitiness that sometimes mars the dish. Read more.

Luksus is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

7. Luksus

615 Manhattan Ave (at Nassau Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · Williamsburg · 34 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: The meal might begin with a small dish of fried cipollini onions and a tomato dip, followed by chicken "oysters" wrapped in cabbage, paired with rhubarb beer brewed in Belgium specifically for Burns. Read more.

New York Sushi Ko is one of 8 Restaurants New Yorkers Won't Tell You About.

8. New York Sushi Ko

91 Clinton St (btwn Rivington & Delancey St), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Lower East Side · 22 tips and reviews

EpicuriousEpicurious: Chef John Daley's 11-seat New York Sushi Ko is an incubator for culinary talent. For his signature dish, Daley shoots flames at fatty tuna belly, rendering the fat onto yet more fresh tuna.