From impeccable sushi to an 18-hour dinner, the food scene in Tribeca is hotter than ever.
Those fortunate enough to live in Tribeca are never more than a few steps from some of the finest dining establishments in, not only New York City, but also the entire world. From both upstart culinary talents and respected veteran chefs, here are the best places to dine in Tribeca right now.
77 Worth St. (between Church and Broadway)
Atera (Image: Edsel Little)
Offering a miraculous 18-course meal that spans at least two-and-a-half hours, Atera pulls out all the stops to provide an unforgettable, immersive sensory experience. Eclectic ingredients might include Atlantic sweet snow crab, burnt onion juice, hand-carved ice cubes, 3-year-old fish sauce, fresh pine, or green California almonds. Whether dining in the main hall or the stunning, private library, you can select the world-class wine pairings or try Atera’s tea progression featuring 20 different teas from around the world. No wonder this unique venue has earned two coveted Michelin stars.
239 W. Broadway (between Walker and White streets)
Bâtard (Image: Krista)
Austrian Chef Markus Glocker has been serving up modern European fare at Bâtard that has earned the restaurant a long list of accolades in just two-and-a-half years, including three stars from the New York Times and New York Magazine, and a Michelin star. We’re mad for the roasted beets appetizer with caramelized hazelnuts and the Amish chicken main dish with mushroom-potato roulade, charred lettuce, and truffle sauce.
30 Hudson St. (at Duane Street)
Brushstroke (Image: DavidBouley.com)
Michelin-starred Brushstroke is a collaboration between Chef David Bouley and Japan’s leading culinary school, The Tsuji Culinary Institute, specializing in kaiseki cuisine — a series of tasting menus that change seasonally. On the enticing early autumn menu, you’ll find kabocha and butternut squash soup, full moon flan with king crab and tuna broth, and Sencha-green tea grilled Long Island duck breast.
377 Greenwich St. (at North Moore Street)
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at Locanda Verde (Image: David Berkowitz)
This list truly wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Tribeca mainstay and Italian food destination, Locanda Verde. If you’ve already been there for dinner, don’t sleep through brunch. They boast a stout menu authored by Andrew Carmellini, featuring paccheri with duck cacciatore ragu and pecorino along with bucatini with rock shrimp, calamari and cherry tomatoes. Be sure to review the changing cocktail menu and superb wine list as well.
121 Hudson St. (at North Moore Street)
Mr. Chow (Image: Sali Sasaki)
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Mr. Chow is still a black-and-white lacquered force to be reckoned with. Always offering delectable, authentic Beijing cuisine, the second course must-have is the velvet chicken with a hint of fresh chili. If the weather’s warm, try to score one of the outside tables for a sizeable side dish of people watching.
105 Hudson St. (at Franklin Street)
Nobu (Image: Nobu Restaurants)
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s flagship restaurant is the ultimate culmination of his impeccable training, which spanned time in Tokyo, Peru, Argentina, and other desirable culinary outposts. Spoil yourself with the Matsuhisa shrimp and caviar or head directly to the flawlessly prepared sushi and sashimi. Just try to ignore the alluring dessert menu featuring banana soy toban and matcha tiramisu.
145 West Broadway (at Thomas Street)
The Odeon (Image: Peter Comitini)
The New York Times praised The Odeon’s re-emergence as one of Tribeca’s hotspots, especially attracting the biggest names in media thanks to the arrival of Condé Nast at 1 World Trade Center. Start with the spicy chicken dumplings with blue cheese dipping sauce before moving to the Colorado lamb loin chops with crushed peas, fava beans, tomato, mint, preserved lemon, and jus.
71 North Moore St. (between Hudson and Greenwich streets)
Smith & Mills (Image: Smith & Mills)
Set inside a tiny carriage house, Smith & Mills boasts one of the most interesting, relaxed dining rooms in Tribeca. Here the team serves savory dishes with seasonal accents. For dinner have the veal meatballs with San Marzano tomato, Tuscan kale and garlic toast, or the burrata with sweet peas, mint, and piquillo peppers. Be sure to save room for brioche bread pudding, too.