Donguri - New York, NY One of the best places in the neighborhood for Japanese food. You won't find any sushi rolls on the menu at Donguri, but there are a few excellent soba and udon dishes, and a number of lightly-composed fish and vegetable items. The lobster miso soup is a must-try dish.
El Quinto Pino - New York, NY Eder Montero and Alex Raij recently expanded their Basque tapas parlor into the space next door, so now the restaurant has more seating and a bigger menu. All of the tapas are worth trying, but make sure to order the uni panini, fideua, and braised tongue.