This spot is owned by half of the duo formerly behind Little Giant, my favorite (now-shuttered) LES restaurant. The menu offers amazing avocado toast for brunch, the best farro salad ever, amazing brussels sprouts, and some very delicious cocktails. Plus, I once saw Simon Doonan there. What's not to love?
156 Ninth Avenue (between 19th and 20th streets)
Photo: Courtesy of Tipsy Parson