687 Sixth Ave., nr. 20th St.; 718-499-5623
Modeled after the artsy London pub the Golden Heart, KitchenBar has a dual menu (tapas or family-style platters) and a Texas chef who did time at Otto and Commander’s Palace.
426A Seventh Ave., nr. 14th St.; 718-369-8315
The pizza comes with a pedigree—owner Sal Buglione is also a partner with Nick Angelis, of Nick’s pizza fame—and Buglione’s mom does the Sunday sauce.
434 Seventh Ave., nr. 15th St.; 718-369-3144
The South Slope couple behind this small-plates restaurant took Turkey’s meze-centric fish houses as their conceptual guide. But the menu is pure American eclectic.