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Italian. This elegant restaurant favors local, seasonal produce for its extensive selection of appetizers and rotating entrées. Housemade pastas change on a daily basis, and an olive oil tasting menu of three different oils is offered to complement any meal. The restaurant has also been listed in the media as one of the “10 most romantic restaurant­s in NYC.” L (M-Sa), D (nightly). $$$ 47 Bond St., at Bowery & Lafayette sts., 212.533.1932.

SEVILLA RESTAURANT AND BAR Spanish. Open 365 days a year, this local favorite, with gold-leather banquettes and white tablecloth­s, has been family-run since 1941. The cozy spot is known for its genteel service, large tapas menu, seafood paella and guava with cream cheese dessert. L &D (daily). $$ 62 Charles St., at W. 4th St., 212.929.3189. SURYA

Indian. An intricate menu offers house specialtie­s like masaledar chops (lamb chops in red wine, yogurt, ginger, spices), while also serving “Colonial Street Chaats” such as Delhi-style puckas (puffed shells of mashed potatoes, chickpeas and spiced water) and cochin jinga masala (shrimp in spicy chili masala). L& D (daily). $$ 154 Bleecker St., btw Thompson St. & LaGuardia Pl., 212.875.1405.


Korean/ Japanese. Seven tables and a chef’s counter seat 34 meat lovers, who savor premium cuts of sustainabl­y raised Japanese and American Angus beef, cooked tableside. Other specialtie­s include soft-boiled egg en cocotte (in a casserole dish) and squid ink rice and miso-marinated sweetbread­s. D (nightly). $$$ 456 Hudson St., btw Morton & Barrow sts., 212.414.2929.

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