Recommended by : Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped), Johnny Iuzzini (Pastry Chef)

Cuisine:Nouveau American, Portugese. Price: $$. Location: .

This gem from chef George Mendes boasts an incredibly sleek aesthetic and inspiring American Nouveau cuisine that has many hints of the chef’s Portugese background. Mendes’ cooking tells more of a story than most, which is why we love this spot where the menu is more of a narrative. With a vast array of items like sea urchin toast, arroz de pato, NY aged strip steak and Spanish octopus, Mendes proves that though few chefs can pull off giving their customers everything in one place, he comes pretty close. Make a Reservation.

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