It’s no secret that dining in New York can get rather redundant. Even the classic neighborhood gem can get old after awhile; we’ve gathered four restaurants to spice up your next night out.
659 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Olmsted is dedicated to "backyard farming", literally. Walk through the restaurant and you'll find yourself in a lush Brooklyn garden full of benches, Japanese hand fans, and produce. Olmsted is inspired to provide the freshest ingredients, and they take out the mystery of second-hand providers by growing it themselves.
177 Chrystie Street
Dining at Le Turtle is like stepping into a new-wave French rocketship. They set white marble next to concrete and plywood, all below a two-way mirror functioning as a wall. Le Turtle’s groovy interior is any eccentric design guru’s dream. Waiters wear grey jumpsuits, "from the future". Le Turtle's style compliments the food and its presentation, which they take very seriously.
86 Allen Street
Eating healthy food used to be painful, but with places like dirtcandy it is becoming bearable, and even somewhat fun. Dishes like Korean fried broccoli and brussels sprout tacos will convince you that, contrary to popular belief, we don't actually need meat.
100 3rd Avenue
The term ‘clubstaurant’ is foreign to us, but The Vnyl makes us feel at home. Inspired by everything ‘70s, the inventive decor matches the menu. The Candied Bacon Quinoa Sushi and the Poke Bowl are reason enough to make a stop. And on top of it all, The Vnyl finally solves the East Village’s space problem, offering four floors of food, drink and music.