UPPER EAST SIDE+ UPPER WEST SIDE
Venezuelan. Fluffy corn patties are made fresh daily and stuffed with herbs and spices and varietals of meat, vegetables and cheeses, or served bare, alongside housemade salsa and garlic sauce. B (M- F), L & D (daily). 954 Third Ave., at E. 57th St., 212.355.3656.
CIBO E VINO
Northern Italian. Chef Zivko Radojcic curates a menu of Mediterranean-inspired Italian specialties, such as housemade wild mushroom tortellini with truffle emulsion and snap peas, inside a homey, wood-paneled room with high ceilings and windows facing exposed-brick walls. Brunch & D (daily). 2418 Broadway, at W. 89th St., 212.362.0096.
Seafood. Fresh mussels are served in a lengthy variety of broths, including Thai with curry coconut, lemongrass, coriander, lime, garlic and ginger, or more classic wine options like white wine and garlic. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). 174 E. 82nd St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 212.717.7772; 154 W. 13th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 212.229.0222.
Latin American. Creative Latin American cocktails and specialty dishes (e.g., grilled Brazilian fish ribs with chipotle barbecue sauce and housegrown oranges) in three rustic Manhattan spaces. No lunch service at Hell’s Kitchen locale. L & D (daily), Brunch (Sa & Su). 1626 Second Ave., btw E. 84th & E. 85th sts., 212.933.057; 151 E. 57th St., btw Third & Lexington aves., 917.475.1001; 371 W. 46th St., at Ninth Ave., 212.960.3176.
Mediterranean. Squid-ink cavatelli and octopus with French beans are specialties in this brick-walled space. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Sa &
Su). 1018 Amsterdam Ave., at W. 110th St., 212.662.9020.
SUSHI OF GARI
Japanese. Chef Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio artfully arranges assorted sashimi and exquisite sushi. D ( Tu-Su). 402 E. 78th St., at First Ave., 212.517.5340; and two other NYC locations.