il Buco Alimentari & Vineria specializes in house-cured meats and home-baked breads. Italian antique furniture, tiles and ceramic ware are juxtaposed with modern metal touches in the dining room. The Italian trattoria fare by Chef Joel Hough is served with a casual ease that keeps the room buzzing from morning to night.
Helmed by Chef Mads Refslund (formerly of NOMA), Acme is a modern bistro serving locally sourced, seasonal New American fare with subtle Nordic influences. The cuisine features fresh, farm-to-table flavor combinations both familiar and unexpected, served in an upscale but casual setting.
Tucked into a hidden alley off the Bowery, Freemans specializes in simple and rustic American cuisine inspired by the Old World. A leader in the New York cocktail revival, Freemans continues to innovate, mixing classic drinks and new concoctions with the best small batch whiskies and exotic spirits. An Old World-style wine list features many hard-to-find bottles as well as food-friendly, organic and biodynamic wines.
King Bee (East Village)
With a menu of rustic preparations of seafood and game and an extensive wine list, King Bee pays homage to Louisiana cuisine with Ken Jackson’s New Orleans-inspired menu and sophisticated cocktails from Eben Klemm. The inviting space has a rustic farmhouse feel, with touches of copper and wood.
With even more dining options downtown, this week it might be time to try something new. Place a request in the app, and we’ll get to work to get you seated!