BLACK BARN CAFÉ, SHOP & BAR
American. Chef/owner John Doherty spruces up dishes with his own line of jams, jellies, spices and sauces. L & D (daily). 448 W. 16th St., btw Ninth & 10th aves., 212.620.0041; 19 E. 26th St., btw Madison & Fifth aves., 212.265.5959.
Italian. A signature New York City date spot, this space, soaring and expansive, (yet romantic, with two fireplaces), serves classically elegant Italian fare in an art- deco dining room; in a bright and airy, marble-tiled bar room with floor-to- ceiling windows; or in two separate 3,000-squarefoot, florally decorated cabanas with skylight windows. D (nightly), Brunch (Sa & Su). Maritime Hotel, 88 Ninth Ave., btw W. 16th & W. 17th sts., 212.977.6096.
Korean. Ramen, Korean small plates and housemade kimchi are on offer at this noodles-in-soup specialist, in a small, bustling space inside Chelsea Market or in a modern and cozy locale across from Barclays Center. L & D (daily). 75 Ninth Ave., btw W. 15th & W. 16th sts., 646.775.1169; 212 Flatbush Ave., at Bergen St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, 347.987.3042.
ROUGE TOMATE CHELSEA
Contemporary American. More than 200 biodynamic, international and certified organic wine bottles complement locally sourced, health- oriented culinary and housemade cocktail offerings, at this modern, colorful and subtly elegant Michelin-starred restaurant. D (M-Sa). 126 W. 18th St., btw Sixth & Seventh aves., 646.395.3978.