5 NYC Restaurants To Try This Week


1. Extra Virgin

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259 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
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Extra Virgin is a neighborhood spot that attracts diners from all across the city. Located in New York City’s West Village, Extra Virgin is “a little gem of a restaurant… with cooking consistently good and the young staff, attractive and efficient” (The New York Times). In addition to deliciously inventive Mediterranean food and a comfortable but energetic dining room, Extra Virgin offers different varieties of extra virgin oils from around the world each night.

2. Pound & Pence Restaurant and Pub

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55 Liberty St, New York, 10005
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In 2004, Merchants Hospitality introduced Pound & Pence, an authentic English pub that provides an upbeat and inviting escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Manhattan’s Financial District.

The restaurant accommodates 300 people with a multitude of seating options; a tavern-style dining room, a traditionally styled bar and ‘snugs’, which provide the perfect setting for a private get-together. The mezzanine living room offers a pool table, fireplace and luxurious leather wingback chairs that are perfect for unwinding after a demanding day.

The décor features vintage English memorabilia accented by dark stained wood and two 10 foot sepia toned murals of late 1800’s street and pub scenes. Pound & Pence also has many TVs and a 10 foot HD Projector Screen for viewing your favorite sporting events.

The menu includes English and American favorites such as Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, Fish and Chips, Indian Chicken Curry and Angus Beef Steak Burgers.

Libations from the expansive bar include British beer favorites such as Fuller’s and Boddingtons, as well as several English Gins and a world class collection of Scotch and Cognac.

Pound & Pence offers both full-service catering and delivery. Whether you are in the mood to stop in and enjoy the cheer, take something tasty to-go or have us cater your next event – our warm staff will happily take care of your needs. The Merchants Hospitality dedication to quality, consistency, value and customer service guarantees a pleasurable experience.

3. Brasserie Les Halles

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411 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street), New York, NY 10016 | 15 John Street (off Broadway), New York, NY 10038
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Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.

For centuries, the old market district of Paris, Les Halles, fed people from all walks of life with food stalls, restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes, open at all times day and night.

Brasserie Les Halles is the home base of Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, May 2000) host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook> (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie.

4. Locanda Verde


377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
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Locanda Verde is a casual, energetic, affordable neighborhood Italian taverna in TriBeCa serving celebrated chef Andrew Carmellini’s soul-satisfying riffs on Italian cooking. It’s airy, bustling, and easy-going: a comfortable, light-flooded place open from dawn to late night; the food and service are as casual, as easygoing and as well-conceived as the space.

Claim a spot in the cafe for a great cappuccino and one of their irresistible pastries, or order up a serious breakfast or brunch feast; relax over lunch at a sunny table by the window, or in the outdoor cafe seating; meet friends for a house cocktail or a specialty Italian beer and a snack or two at their generous, convivial bar; or settle into the banquets and kick back with a leisurely dinner, perhaps with a bottle of wine from their reasonably priced, wide-ranging Italian list.

5. Bar Americain


152 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
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An American brasserie, Bar Americain celebrates the foods of America with a healthy dose of the bold flavors Bobby Flay is most known for.

With a menu that ranges from Shrimp-Tomatillo, Crab-Coconut and Lobster-Avocado Shellfish Cocktails to Smoked Chicken with Hatch Green Chile Spoonbread and Black Pepper Vinegar, Bobby combines his American menu with the energetic fast pace of the time-honored European brasserie.

The 200-seat restaurant, designed by Rockwell Group, features traditional brasserie elements while mixing “Hollywood” banquettes in the dining room. Bar Americain’s mezzanine provides an ideal vantage point for people watching with a slight respite from the bustle of the main floor below.

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