MUR­RAY HILL+ MID­TOWN EAST+WEST

Where New York - - Food -

AGERN

Dan­ish/ Dutch. Nordic tech­niques and fla­vors are cham­pi­oned on a menu us­ing wild and farmed ingredients from up­state New York, with spe­cial­ties such as sable­fish and salt-and-ash-baked beet­root. B & L (M- F), D (nightly). Grand Cen­tral Ter­mi­nal, 89 E. 42nd St., btw Park & Van­der­bilt aves., 646.568.4018.

CHINESE CLUB

Chinese/ In­dian. Own­ers Salil Me­hta and Stacey Lo fuse tra­di­tional Chinese and In­dian fla­vors to form com­plex, heat and tex­ture- driven dishes (e.g., man­chow soup with crispy noo­dles), just as Lo’s grand­fa­ther did when he opened the orig­i­nal Chinese Club restau­rant in Dar­jeel­ing, In­dia, in 1914. L (M- F), D (nightly). 102 Lex­ing­ton Ave., btw E. 27th & E. 28th sts., 917.388.3060; 208 Grand St., btw S. 1st & S. 2nd sts., Wil­liams­burg, Brook­lyn, 718.487.4576.

EMPELLON

Mexican. In­no­va­tive Chef Alex Stu­pak fills home­made taco shells with beer-braised tongue, crispy yucca and Scotch egg with gua­camole, tops tor­tillas with grid­dled head cheese and pickled veg­gies and fills crispy corn tarts with short ribs and roasted tomato salsa. L (M- F), D (nightly). 510 Madi­son Ave., at E. 53rd St., 212.858.9365. EMPELLON

TA­QUE­RIA Mexican. The most ex­pan­sive menu of Chef Stu­pak’s three NYC restos of­fers three kinds of ce­viche, 10 taco va­ri­etals and a lengthy list of desserts, plus a Sun­day prix fixe menu. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 230 W. 4th St., at W. 10th St., 212.367.0999.

URBANSPACE

Var­i­ous. These busy food halls of­fer break­fast spe­cial­ties and all- day op­tions from a huge va­ri­ety of NYC culi­nary pow­er­houses. Visit urbanspace nyc.com for hours and ven­dors. Urbanspace Van­der­bilt, E. 45th St. & Van­der­bilt Ave., north­east cor­ner, 646.747.0810; Urbanspace 570, 570 Lex­ing­ton Ave., at E. 51st St., 917.546.0102; Urbanspace Gar­ment Dis­trict, Broad­way, btw W. 39th & W. 41st sts. No phone.

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