Recommended by : Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine), Athena Calderone (Interior Designer), Jim Nelson (Editor-in-Chief, GQ), Jill Herzig (Editor-in-Chief, Redbook)

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

A tiny 28 seater spot with exposed brick walls, antique ceilings, and a small, cozy feeling, Battersby somehow makes being somewhat cramped a positive. The courses on the menu named “first,” “second” and “third,” are the perfect representation of the unassuming, humble nature of this American Nouveau spot.

“I’d go to Brooklyn and go to Battersby, where I’d have dinner with friends. I love their pasta.” – Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine)