1. Spice Market
This sexy, spicy scene is a showcase for Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Gray Kunz’s idea of Asian street food.
403 W. 13th St., at Ninth Ave.; 212-675-2322
Subtle and sophisticated Austrian fare, with a winning wine list and a knockout brunch.
344 W. 11th St., at Washington St.; 212-352-2300
3. 5 Ninth
Chef Zak Pelaccio is a free spirit with an Asian-leaning palate and a penchant for pork.
5 Ninth Ave., nr. Gansevoort St.; 212-929-9460
Simple and seasonal, this Italian-accented canteen cheerfully feeds fashionistas and common folk alike.
775 Washington St., at W. 12th St.; 212-924-9700
5. The Spotted Pig
Manhattan’s first—only?—gastropub bills itself as a bar with (very good) food … and a celebrity investor or two.
314 W. 11th St., at Greenwich St.; 212-620-0393