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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto)

This is the quintessential pre and post theater dining spot. Whether it’s drinks at the downstairs apothecary bar Mark’s before the show, or british traditional dishes upstairs afterwards, it’s definitely where one goes when stranded in theaterland. Make a Reservation.



Recommended by: Nancy Novogrod (Editor-in-Chief, Travel & Leisure)

This delicious spots boasts fun cocktails and great food. With items inspired both by Asia and the Middle East, we can’t keep our minds off innovative dishes like octopus, red quinoa and botija olive puree, pork belly with pickled walnuts and sake, and venison with caramelized yoghurt blackberries and peanut crumble. Make a Reservation.


The Toucan

Recommended by: Piper Perabo (Actress)

The Toucan is a two-story quintessential soho pub spot with unassuming tapas, vast stout selections and a concert venue.  “In London, I love the extra cold Guiness at The Toucan.” Piper Perabo (Actress)