FINANCIAL DISTRICT+ LOWER MANHATTAN
CIPRIANI WALL STREET
Italian. Inside a building with monolithic Greek columns, guests dine on Italian classics—such as spinach sage ravioli and veal milanese— while sipping signature bellinis. B,L & D (M- F). $$$$ 55 Wall St., btw William & Hanover sts., 212.699.4099; and one other NYC location.
COWGIRL SEA HORSE
Mexican/Southern. This South Street Seaport eatery serves a mixture of Mexican and Southern comfort food, such as French toast rolled in Cap’n Crunch cereal and deep-fried. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$ 259 Front St., at Dover St., 212.608.7873.
American. Founded in 1762, the historic locale, where Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his officers, features down-home comfort foods, such as smoked haddock chowder, roasted half chicken with duck fat parsnips, and linguine with shrimp, crab and squid. L (MF), D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). $$$ 54 Pearl St., at Broad St., 212.968.1776.
Japanese. Renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s crown jewel has a new home in FiDi. Dishes include yellowtail with jalapeño and black cod with miso, while brand-new menu additions range from bigeye tuna tataki with truffle eryngii mushrooms to uni oil yaki. L (M- F), D (nightly). $$$ 195 Broadway, btw Vesey & Fulton sts., 212.219.0500. NOBU FIFTY SEVEN Japanese. The flagship’s grandiose Uptown sister. L& D (daily). $$$$ 40 W. 57th St., btw Fifth & Sixth aves., 212.757.3000.
THE WOOLY PUBLIC
Contemporary American. Grilled bacon “steak” and blistered Shishito peppers are a few of the offerings at this full-service restaurant and cocktail bar in the historic Woolworth Building. L (MF), D (M-Sa). $$ 9 Barclay St., btw Broadway & Church St., 212.571.2930.