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Eats’N’Sleeps Butterfield Cafe at 200 Lex 200 Lexington Ave., 16th floor 212.772.8782

Daily Provisions 103 E. 19th St. 212.488.1505

Tavo 615 Hudson St. 917.675.6454

abcV 38 E. 19th St. 212.475.5829

Butterfield’s wholesome, homemade offerings are rooted in the cafe’s origins as a small grocery store dating back to 1915. At that time, its main focus was deliveries, with clients including Brooke Astor and John Rockefeller. With the opening of Butterfield Café on the 16th floor of the New York Design Center, patrons of 200 Lexington will be able to enjoy the likes of roasted tofu and summer quinoa, baked salmon topped with edamame over baby arugula, and chimichurri flank steak with roasted corn and watercress salad. Menu options will rotate along with the seasons, continuing Butterfield Café’s impressive legacy of fresh ingredients and a relentless commitment to quality.

Although Manhattan is awash with worthy dinner options, it can be a challenge to find breakfast and lunch spots that truly impress. For those who hold their daytime meals to a high standard, Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions promises to delight. The neighborhood café opens early in the morning serving tempting, fresh-baked pastries, delicious egg sandwiches and, of course, premium coffee. (To satisfy your sweet tooth, try the maple cruller or the everything croissant with cream cheese.) Lunchtime offerings are equally appealing, with favorites that include the signature rotisserie chicken; the broccoli melt with manchego, lemon, chili and garlic; or the minestra with seasonal vegetables, malfatti and grant padano. Although the draft cold brew, steeped overnight, is a great way to jump-start your morning, lunchtime diners may enjoy the café’s minimal (though thoughtful) selection of French wine and craft beer.

Tavo was born as a collaboration between chef Julieta Ballesteros and managing partner Francisco Descrenzo, both natives of Monterrey, Mexico. Though the duo’s Latin roots remain, they’re augmented by French and Asian influences, producing a roster of exceedingly innovative (and tasty) flavor combinations. Must-try dishes include the “Smash Tower,” with three levels of avocado-wasabi smash topped with tuna tartare, bang bang duck and adobo pork; the Caribbean mofongo cakes with crispy plantains, pork, black beans and crème fraîche; and the magret Peking duck with lobster bisque, foie gras and a tart pomegranate reduction. The décor is just as fresh as the menu, with a palette of copper, green and gray punctuated with steel and wood accents, inspired by the contrast between industrial buildings and the green foothills in Ballesteros and Descrenzo’s homeland.

AbcV is finally here, offering a delicious selection of vegetarian ingredients that live up to ABC Carpet & Home’s lofty reputation. Led by Neal Harden, formerly of Pure Food and Wine, with ABC’s grand master chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing oversight, the pair elevate vegetables, legumes and grains to their maximum potential. “Worldly” is perhaps the best way to describe the menu, with breakfast options ranging from hemp protein shakes to Indian dosas. For lunch, the choices include a flavorful kabocha squash dish with tahini, sumac and mint; the hearty honey nut squash soup; or ancient grain pilaf with baby turnip, hazelnut, avocado, lemon and crunch sorghum. The restaurant is currently open for breakfast and lunch, with brunch and dinner coming soon.


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