Recommended by : Branden McRill (Co-Owner/General Manager, Pearl & Ash), Nancy Novogrod (Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure), Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler), Nicholas Jammet (Co-Founder, sweetgreen), Ingrid Nilsen (YouTube Personality), Jud Mongell (Five Leaves), Tyler Haney (Designer)

Cuisine:American, Bar, Global. Price: $$$. Location: .

Estela is an intimate little venue for sharing the small Mediterranean-influenced plates that accompany the long wine list and inspired cocktails. However petite, the restaurant has attractive interior, beautifully prepared appetizers, and definitely feels like Europe.

“Another one that I’m crazy about is Estela. That’s become my go-to in the city. They do this amazing ricotta dumpling with mushrooms. They have these beautiful scallops. It’s super fresh and vegetable focused, but it’s not starvation food.” – Pilar Guzman (Editor-in-Chief, Condé Nast Traveler)