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Tribeca Eats

Fill your belly at Tribeca's restaurants: Estancia 460, Upstairs Bouley Bakery and Market, Mai House, Chanterelle, Bubby's, Blaue Gans, Kitchenette, New York City and Hot Dog Company, and The Harrison.
Estancia 460
The recently renamed Estancia 460 (it used to be Sosa Borella) is the neighborhood’s top spot for Argentine food. Throbbing Latin tunes keep the locals coming back—either that or it’s the buttery grass-fed steak with crisp fries and chimichurri sauce. 460 Greenwich St, 212-431-5093

 

Upstairs Bouley Bakery and Market
Gawkers might be more impressed by the celebrity-frequented Bouley across the street, but this low-key dining room located above the mainstay bakery, café and market offers gently priced fare that will please the ficklest of folks—it ranges from sushi to gnocchi with
bolognese. The policy is no reservations, so if you can, arrive at opening: 5:30 pm. 130 West Broadway, 212-608-5829

 

Mai House
The latest opening from Nobu restaurateur Drew Nieporent is dedicated to Vietnamese cuisine. The bright space provides a comfortable backdrop for tucking into upscale fare like spring roll stuffed with shiitake, chanterelle and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, and braised pork belly with pickled cabbage and coconut juice. 186 Franklin St, 212-431-0606

 

Chanterelle
The handwritten menus and original art charm at this beautifully appointed fine-dining venue, but the food is the clincher. Dishes such as a caulifower flan with fried oysters, curry and red caviar, or hazelnut brittle–crusted goat-cheese cake (served with kumquat sorbet) assure you won’t think far beyond your fork. 2 Harrison St, 212-966-6960

 

Bubby’s
For a restaurant that specializes in comfort food and is kid-friendly to boot, you can’t beat Bubby’s. The diner-style spot started off as a pie company, then evolved into a destination for down-home favorites such as matzo ball soup and fried chicken. It’s particularly popular at brunch time—be prepared to jostle for your grits. 120 Hudson St, 212-219-0666

 

Blaue Gans
Chef-restaurateur Kurt Gutenbrunner has made a miniature Austrian empire in New York, and Tribeca is home to his most casual eatery. This convivial spot features a communal table and a lengthy bar. Offerings span from breakfast (weekdays from 9am, weekend brunch from 11am) through dinner, and include an expert Wiener schnitzel as well as an exemplary Sacher torte. 139
Duane St, 212-571-8880

Kitchenette
Everything about this whitewashed eatery (except its lower Manhattan location) says country kitchen. Famous for baked goods (sour cream coffee cake) and breakfasts (brioche French toast, homemade turkey sausage), Kitchenette also serves a respectable dinner, with options like meatloaf and shepherd’s pie. 156 Chambers St, 212-267-6740

 

New York City Hot Dog Company
This family-run, highfalutin' hotdogerie sells 15 types of tube steaks, including kobe beef, frank-and-beans, buffalo and veggie varieties. The topping choices are equally exotic—hummus, chopped olives, apricot chipotle sauce—and many of them come gratis. 105 Chambers St, 212-240-9550

 

The Harrison
It’s among Tribeca’s best seasonal American restaurants, with a menu touting farm-sourced ingredients, a candlelit dining room, a perfect bar for solo dining, and sidewalk seating that (weather permitting) makes an ideal perch for watching chic locals go by. First timers: Try the signature parmesan fritters with black forest ham and mozzarella. 355 Greenwich St, 212-274-9310

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