Published on March 1, 2016

5 Nolita Restaurants New Yorkers Love

Trying a new restaurant in Nolita? Here's a list of Nolita restaurants New Yorkers and critics love.

5 Nolita Restaurants New Yorkers Love

1. Pearl & AshPearl & AshPearl & Ash is a chic destination for New American dishes and a sweeping wine list. The minimalist dining room complements Chef Richard Kuo's simple small plates, ideal for sharing over drinks. Though popular with the fashionable set, comforting and classic ingredients —as well as a down-to-earth atmosphere —still reign supreme at this stylish downtown spot.

2. Rebelle

RebelleRebelle is a contemporary restaurant with modern French fare and wines, house cocktails and hard-to-find beers. The loft-like space's industrial touches —exposed brick, concrete walls and dark wood floors — are balanced out by an airy open kitchen and an illuminating skylight. The simple and classic NoLita spot sits next door to sister restaurant Pearl & Ash.

3. The Musket Room

The Musket RoomAt The Musket Room, Chef/Owner Matt Lambert -- a native of New Zealand -- crafts a menu of modern New Zealand cuisine, with local and seasonal offerings. The Michelin-starred NoLita restaurant boasts a backyard garden, as well as an intimate, romantic and unpretentious interior complete with brick walls, brass chandeliers and a 20-foot walnut timber bar. Biodynamic, organic and sustainable wines are all available, along with unique beers and cocktails.

4. Tartinery

TartineryTartinery —whose name derives from “tartine" the open-faced gourmet French sandwich —is a chic, French-focused NoLita cafe. The sandwiches are the mainstays of the menu, and are offered in sweet and savory forms, along with a variety of other French dishes. Founded by close friends Nicolas Dutko and Alicia Rountree, the restaurant occupies a space that is a combination of modern, relaxed and cozy, framed by chalkboard surface walls and reclaimed brick.

5. Peasant

PeasantAt Peasant, Chef/Owner Frank DeCarlo prepares wood-fired Italian fare. A seasonally inspired menu spotlights both signature entrees and traditional, multi-regional cuisine with rustic, farm-to-table dishes. The sophisticated NoHo space features a subterranean wine room decorated with old barn wood and French laundry tables, where guests can dine communally or in groups.

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