FINANCIAL DISTRICT+ LOWER MANHATTAN
Steak House. Established in 1837, this historic steak house serves old-world signature dishes, including boneless rib eye, creamy lobster with cayenne and butter, baked Alaska and Lobster Newberg (the latter two which were invented here). L (M- F), D (M-Sa). $$ 56 Beaver St., at S. William St., 212.509.1144. MARIACHI’S Mexican. Mexican dishes— mole poblano with black beans, Cajun shrimp tostadas—pepper the traditional menu of salads, sandwiches and wraps. B,L & D (daily). $ 156 Chambers St., btw Greenwich St. & W. Broadway, 212.528.3175. ZAITZEFF Contemporary American. Hearty all-natural kobe, sirloin or turkey burgers, as well as organic chicken breast, ham, cheese and classic BLT sandwiches, served on slightly sweet Portuguese muffins. B, L& D (daily). $$ 72 Nassau St., at John St., 212.571.7272.