New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
This handsome, highbrow venue has just 10 seats for dinner (to be reserved exclusively on OpenTable) and another 20 for bar snacks and bespoke, "dialogue-based" cocktails, as in "Tell me the sort of drink you like and I'll surprise you"—complete with juices squeezed to order and "dead clear" ice hand-cut to fit each glass. Chef Nick Curtin, who recently did a stint at Noma in Copenhagen, which was named the best restaurant in the world in 2010, shares what he learned there via his 10-course tasting menu. Dishes change according to market availability, embroidered with obscure ingredients and borne of state-of-the-art cooking techniques. To wit: mozzarella with tea-smoked grapes, "Kir Royale" champagne gelée with cassis aspic, and razor clams in almond broth with sea beans and green tea oil.