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.
On a busy stretch of the Chinatown–Lower East Side border is a sublime restaurant for both its fashionably retro decor and its New American food via chef Nick Curtin. Vegetables get meaty treatment as in the seared parsnip "steak" with hazelnut butter. Curtin takes chances all over the place, inventing delicious fried clam chowder croquettes and fire-roasting an avocado sprinkled with bonito flakes. He also caters to comfort food longings with a great, squishy cheeseburger. For private parties it's imperative to explore the romantic and mysterious dining room found downstairs at the end of a dark, brick-lined hallway.