What to do this week? Dive into haute Hawaiian cuisine at an East Village restaurant by Per Se alumni, sip on delicious cocktails at a reimagined neighborhood favorite and kick back at two casual yet polished spots from Marc Murphy.
NOREETUH (EAST VILLAGE)
At Noreetuh, Hawaiian food — with roots in Japanese, Korean, and Filipino cuisines — is reimagined through an American lens. The restaurant’s modern, earthy vibe complements its brightly flavored and approachable menu. Noreetuh’s extensive shareable and late night options can be washed down with Hawaiian beer or a variety of sake and wine flights.
DANTE (GREENWICH VILLAGE)
Dante is a restaurant and cocktail bar that’s been charming Greenwich Village-goers since it opened over 40 years ago as Caffé Dante. This neighborhood favorite recently reopened after a refresh in menu and decor, and now delivers authentic Italian dishes, coffees, drinks and desserts in an old-school, cafe-style space. Love Negronis? Check out the special section of the drink menu devoted entirely to variations on the classic Italian cocktail.
DITCH PLAINS (WEST VILLAGE)
Ditch Plains is a chic yet casual New York-style oyster bar and seafood shack. The restaurant features American classics — including simple salads, sandwiches and burgers — that honor Chef/Owner Marc Murphy’s love of Montauk. An aquatically inspired dining room evokes an oceanside eatery, with assorted wines, cocktails and beers on offer for lunch, dinner and a popular weekend brunch.
KINGSIDE (MIDTOWN WEST)
At Kingside, Chef Marc Murphy delivers a New American menu inspired by his French and Italian roots. A selection of regional craft brews, small-batch spirits and liquors, and an ever-changing selection of classic, modern and market-driven cocktails are all served up at the bar, while the globally inspired wine program features a diverse selection of almost 100 bottles. Located inside Midtown’s Viceroy Hotel, the airy, subway tile-lined space boasts leather banquettes, soaring ceilings and a stylish bar.
Lisa Ganz, Reserve NYC