1. The Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St., at Greenwich St.; 212-620-0393
April Bloomfield’s astonishing gastro-pub fare makes as much of seasonal vegetables as haddock chowder, and her burger is epic.
75 Ninth Ave., at 16th St.; 646-638-1173
Chef Annie Wayte, who supervises the culinary side of Nicole Farhi’s boutique-cafés—including this one at Chelsea Market— specializes in English comfort fare and superlative salads. Bonus shopping points: The Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney stores are right around the corner.
3. Tea & Sympathy
108 Greenwich Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-807-8329
Rupert Everett and Tina Brown are among the expat fans of this cozy nook specializing in English comfort food and afternoon tea. Stock up on Heinz baked beans on your way out at the affiliated takeaway shop next door.