A Wall Street staple serves short rib ravioli with fresh horseradish, lobster and shrimp cannelloni and pastrami-spiced Atlantic salmon in its elegant room, and classic martinis in the circular bar, where they can watch the day’s quotes flicker by. B & D (daily), L (Mon-Fri).
Established in 1938, this subterranean Cantonese joint is a popular NYC late-night hangout, staying open 24 hours a day and serving roasted duck lo mein, vegetable chow fun, chicken with oyster sauce over rice and other classic dishes. For those seeking less "buzz" and more intimacy, a dining room is available upstairs. L & D (daily). $
This knishery started with a pushcart in 1890 and has been operating in the same space since 1910. Knishes—from traditional to creative (jalapeño and cheddar) to sweet (cherry with cream)—are served up fresh and hot all day at this Lower East Side institution. B, L & D (daily). $