'Flatiron' on Serious Eats

D.C.'s Sweetgreen in the NoMad Hotel, a New Hope for New York Salad

There's a lot of magical thinking and doe-eyed sustainability prose on the company's website and college-newsletter-like menu, enough to make this bagel eater's eyes roll a little, but here's the bottom line: Sweetgreen is Manhattan's best quick-service salad chain with prices on par with other midtown lunches. It's a salad company for people who actually love salad, who don't eat their greens just because they're supposed to. More

A Homey Take on Japanese at Ootoya, Now in Times Square and the Flatiron

Sure, you can have sushi or ramen at Ootoya, the large Japanese chain that recently sprouted its second US branch between Bryant Park and Times Square, but that would be missing the point. New York already has more than its share of single-minded specialists and Ootoya excels at less common teishoku, set meals with miso soup, rice, pickles, and egg custard, plus dish-specific sides, all presented in eye-pleasing ceramic and lacquerware. More

14 Great Lunches in the Flatiron District

The Flatiron District, named after its iconic wedge-shaped building, is always bustling, especially around lunch. But finding an especially good one in this busy office neighborhood can be more of a challenge than you'd think. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 of our favorite lunches in the area: budget-friendly sandwiches, filling noodle bowls, and some nicer sitdowns. More

ABC Cocina: Great Seasonal Latin, If You Can Stand the Wait

Like its neighboring restaurant ABC Kitchen—also a Jean-Georges/Chef Dan Kluger tag-team—the menu is eclectic but seasonally based, simple to read, but interesting in its details. Though I've spotted Jean-Georges and Dan Kluger in the kitchen on a few occasions, the ship is helmed day-to-day by chef de cuisine Ian Coogan. Every single dish sounds like something you want to eat (and for the most part, is). More

First Look: Sag Harbor's Sen Arrives in Manhattan

The newly minted Sen occupies an ambitiously large space on 21st street in Manhattan. The menu is a congruous blend of traditional and modern: classically prepared sushi and a broader, more eclectic kitchen menu with pan-Asian focus. If the concept sounds less than original, it's worth mentioning that Sen is an offshoot of the nearly two-decades-old Sag Harbor restaurant renowned for their sushi. More

First Look: Tres Carnes, Mexican-Flavored Barbecue with Texas Smoked Meat in the Flatiron

Tres Carnes opened last week serving up a fusion of Mexican flavors and Texas-style smoked meats using the (dare I say it?) Chipotle service model. If the concept sounds familiar, the barbecue has a stronger pedigree than you may suspect—the restaurant has enlisted Mike Rodriguez as pit master, who spent almost a decade running the pits at the legendary Salt Lick in Texas. More

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