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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?

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American Cut

 Recommended by: Jennifer Fisher (Jewelry Designer)

For carnivores, there’s no shortage in quality or quantity at American Cut. The sleek steakhouse features big burnished rosewood tables, a boisterous atmosphere, and hearty helpings of excellent meat. Make a Reservation. www.americancutsteakhouse.com

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Batard

Recommended by: Stephanie March (Actress)

At Batard, Drew Nieporent promises an exceptional dining experience with sophisticated decor and inventive New American fare. The customizable tasting menu features complex dishes and the buzzy dining room makes for a spirited night on the town. Make a reservation. www.batardtribeca.com

Blue Bottle James Roasting

Blue Bottle Tribeca

Recommended by: Todd Selby (Owner, The Selby), Christene Barberich (Editor-in-Chief, Refinery29), Todd Snyder (Fashion Designer), Matt Bean (Editor, Entertainment Weekly), Zanna Roberts Rassi (Editor, TV Personality)

Blue Bottle is a coffee shop with a reverence for the bean, and a concept that’s expanded to a number of cafés, kiosks and wholesale partners. You’ll have to wait a bit for your cup, as each is carefully crafted, but that’s definitely part of the fun! www.bluebottlecoffee.com

Brandy Library

Brandy Library

Recommended by: Stephanie March (Actress)

With a Bible-sized menu and bookshelves stocked with brandy bottles, Brandy Library is just the place for stiff drink before dinner or after. Cloaked in an air of mystery, the intimate lounge invites you to relax in refined leather chairs while a knowledgable staff educates you about their impressive selection of spirits. www.brandylibrary.com

Capri Caffe

Recommended by: Peter Tunney (Artist, Peter Tunney Art)

Great for an on-the-go lunch or casual dinner, Capri provides delicious Italian in a quirky, bright aesthetic, at great prices in the heart of Tribeca. With no dinner entrée exceeding $15.95, this spot is definitely a neighborhood go-to that’s also worth a visit if you find yourself in the area.  

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Juice Press Tribeca

Recommended by: Misha Nonoo (Fashion Designer), Christene Barberich (Editor-in-Chief, Refinery29), Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O Magazine), Rachel Antonoff (Fashion Designer), Karlie Kloss (Model), Robert Bohr (Co-Owner/Sommelier, Charlie Bird), Kaelen Haworth (Fashion Designer), Cynthia Rowley (Fashion Designer), Marta Milans (Actress), Chris Benz (Fashion Designer), Robert Lee Morris (Jewelry Designer), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Erin Heatherton (Model), Katherine Jenkins (Singer), Olivia Chantecaille (Creative Director, Chantecaille)

This juice and health food spot has definitely made converts out of us. With amazing fresh pressed juices, as well as unbelievable snacks and entrees like Raw Oatmeal, Kale Caesar Salad and the unbelievable Avocado Toast, Juice Press makes health nuts out of even the most die hard of foodies. “I am obsessed with ALL [...]

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Laughing Man

Recommended by: Rosie Assoulin (Fashion Designer)

The Hugh Jackman co-founded coffee shop in TriBeCa is a cute, minimalist-inspired outpost, but sources its coffee from locations all around the world. Half of their sales goes to worldwide charities that are dedicated to education and community development, which totally justifies grabbing a cup here. www.laughingmancheckout.com

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Locanda Verde

Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Seamus Mullen (Chef/Owner, Tertulia), Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder Morel (DANNIJO), Timon Balloo (Chef, Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill), Whitney Port (Fashion Designer, TV Personality), Tracy Anderson (Tracy Anderson Method), Fabio Viviani (Finalist, Top Chef), Dominique Ansel (Chef/Owner, Dominique Ansel Bakery), Jenni Kayne (Fashion Designer), Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen), Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure), Lorenza Izzo (Actress), Beau Dunn (Artist)

There’s a killer team behind this Tribeca spot, which includes Robert DeNiro, Ken Friedman (Spotted Pig), Josh Pickard (Chinatown Brasseries) and of course all-star chef – Andrew Carmellini.  This revamped mecca of Italian food is perfect for an array of situations and between Carmellini’s incredible family style Italian, and a cool atmosphere – it’s an [...]

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Max

Recommended by: Marc Murphy (Judge, Chopped)

This spot focuses on specialties from Southern Italy at very reasonable prices. With exposed brick walls, wood tables and benches and window curtains you’d find in someone’s country home – it’s the perfect Tribeca neighborhood spot for comforting food and drink. “They have great lasagna.” – Marc Murphy www.max-ny.com

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Mr Chow Tribeca

Recommended by: Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O Magazine), Jennifer Fisher (Jewelry Designer), John Demsey (Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.), Bethenny Frankel (TV Personality), Yale Breslin (Editor-in-Chief, Industrie Magazine)

Mr Chow is a classic spot for the traditional Chinese fine dining experience that can be somewhat hard to find at a time when everyone’s doing “new” things with Chinese food. If you want a family style meal of all the Chinese classics – this is the spot for you. Make a Reservation. www.mrchow.com

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Mulberry & Vine

Recommended by: Tracy Anderson (Tracy Anderson Method)

This café devotes itself to healthy prepared foods that are organic, seasonal, and local. Decked in colorful artwork with pops of neon color throughout, Mulberry & Vine is a bright and inviting place that makes it easy to pick up a nutritious meal on-the-go. www.mulberryandvine.com

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NOBU

Recommended by: Peter Tunney (Artist, Peter Tunney Art), Danielle Snyder (DANNIJO), Elisabeth Holder (President, Laduree), Kiernan Shipka (Actress), John Demsey (Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.), Jackie Collins (Writer), Brett Heyman (Fashion Designer), Shawn Johnson (Gymnast), Naya Rivera (Actress), Rachel Brosnahan (Actress), Kate Spade (Designer), Tai Beauchamp (TV Host, Designer)

This revered mecca of Japanese fusion has not lost it’s touch. Definitely the spot to go if you’re in the mood for a splurge, Nobu’s sleek minimalist atmosphere goes perfectly with the refined dining it brings to its customers. Favorites include the Kumamoto Oysters with Maui Onion Salsa, Spinach Wrapped Sea Urchin, the Squid “Pasta,” [...]

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Puffy’s Tavern

Recommended by: Rosie Assoulin (Fashion Designer)

Located in TriBeCa, Puffy’s Tavern is a neighborhood bar that is just as well known for its lunchtime Alidoro sandwiches. These Italian sandwiches are similar to heroes, boasting with flavor and stacked high with a variety of fillings. As a bar, Puffy’s has well crafted cocktails and a wide range of both draft and bottled [...]