CHELSEA+ MEAT­PACK­ING

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CATCH

Seafood. Top Chef” Sea­son 3 win­ner Hung Huynh cre­ates a seafood- cen­tric menu with Asian and Mediter­ranean in­flu­ences—bro­ken into cat­e­gories such as “rolled” (sushi roll with lob­ster, kiwi, pick­led jalapeño and spicy mango), “cold” (sal­mon belly carpac­cio) and “big fish” (crispy whole snap­per)—in a warm, ex­pan­sive space with cop­per, mar­ble and wood de­tails. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 21 Ninth Ave., at W. 13th St., 212.392.5978.

MO­RI­MOTO

Con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese. “Iron Chef” Masa­haru Mo­ri­moto slices and dices gourmet sushi rolls, tem­pura, sashimi and other elab­o­rate taste sen­sa­tions in a ca­su­ally chic set­ting. L (M- F), D (nightly). $$$ 88 10th Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 212.989.8883.

SALI­NAS

Span­ish. Cata­lan and Coastal Mediter­ranean fare fo­cuses on salt-brined seafood and ten­der meats. D (nightly). $$$ 136 Ninth Ave., btw W. 18th & W. 19th sts., 212.776.1990.

SCARPETTA

Ital­ian. This restau­rant of­fers a re­gional Ital­ian menu com­bin­ing the sim­plic­ity of Italy’s cucina rus­tica with the re­fined fla­vors of fine cui­sine. Top- qual­ity in­gre­di­ents are uti­lized in such dishes as short ribs and bone mar­row ag­nolotti and branzino with clams and ramp vinai­grette. D (nightly). $$$ 355 W. 14th St., at Ninth Ave., 212.691.0555.

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