This artisan ice cream shop started out of a truck in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 2008, and has since expanded to ten brick-and-mortar locations (seven in NYC, four in Manhattan) serving homemade vegan and classic ice creams, milkshakes, sundaes, housemade pastries and coffee from award-winning Brooklyn-based brewers Toby's Estate. B, L & D (daily).
A go-to for cheap and tasty Chinese food, Vanessa’s has been serving up inexpensive fresh and homemade dumplings since they opened their first restaurant in Chinatown over 10 years ago. The restaurant—now with a Williamsburg and Union Square location—also sells soups, sesame pancakes, steamed buns, bubble tea and bags of frozen dumplings to take home for later. L&D (daily). $
A mini caviar trio (spoonbill caviar, smoked trout roe, wasabi tobiko, on blintzes créme fraiche and chives,) and an assortment of small flatbread pizzas and open faced mini baguettes are on offer at this wine bar stocking more than 25 wines by the glass. L & D (daily). $$
Chef/owner Michael White’s brasserie offers upscale French fare, such as côte de veau (pan-roasted veal chop) and dry-aged duck breast, in a stately space featuring Art Deco light fixtures and linen banquettes. Specialties include the white label burger at brunch: an aged beef blend patty served with fontina cheese, tomato jam and dijonnaise.
L (M-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Su)
Conventional wine-bar dishes such as charcuterie and crab and avocado toast are complemented by hearty dishes of Asian-style baby back ribs or mushroom fettucine, on a menu with a wine list featuring more than 20 wines by the glass. L (W-F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$