Aurora Soho

This Manhattan outpost of this Willamsburg original oozes with rustic charm. The wooden interior sets the scene for homemade pastas, grass-fed Colorado lamb loin and farm free-range chicken. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su).

Avant Garden

This upscale vegan restaurant lets vegetables be front and center with dishes like spinach artichoke puree on toast, with cashew, black truffle vinaigrette and jicama, and toasted garlic scorched cauliflower, with fried capers and cauliflower puree. D (nightly). $$

Avra Estiatorio

Whole fish, dry-aged sirloins and lamb loin chops are cooked on charcoal in an open kitchen. L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$$


Named after a river in Ethiopia, this restaurant serves authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Dishes include Kitfo (steak tartar seasons in Ethiopian butter and mitmita), Doro Wat (chicken simmered in Berbere sauce) and Yabeg Alicha (lamb cooked in butter with onions and green peppers). L & D (daily). $$

Ayada Thai

Within the bounds of NY’s Thai community, this restaurant serves the intense, sizzling flavors that the nation is known for, such as sour curry with shrimp and broccoli omelet, as well as and crispy pork with Chinese broccoli. L & D (daily). $$

Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar

A menu of fine chocolates, cheese and 90 specialty wines also features hot artichoke hearts with Irish cheddar, white truffle pizza with bresaola, slowly braised pulled pork panini and pan-roasted wild sea bass with coconut sauce. L (M-Sa), D (nightly). $$


Sumptuous menu items include veal scaloppine with a white wine and lemon sauce, seafood linguine, filet of beef tenderloin, in addition to fresh homemade pastas. L & D (daily). $$$

B. Cafe

A taste of Belgium in NYC, complete with a generous selection of beers. Signature dishes include Moules Frites (fresh mussels served with fries) and Cabonnade Flamande (Belgian beef stew cooked with dark beer and served with fries). D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$

B.B. African and American Restaurant

West African fare including soups and dishes that feature peanuts. Open 24 hours/day. $

Ba'al Cafe and Falafel

This café makes Middle Eastern fare fresh daily using local, organic and fair trade ingredients whenever possible. B, L & D (M-Sa). $


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