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Tribeca Restaurants

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Sarabeth’s
339 Greenwich St., Tribeca
Sarabeth’s started out as a bakery in Chelsea Market in the 80s, where owner Sarabeth Levine perfected cookies, scones, and cakes (with unabashed amounts of sugar, flour, and butter). After she became legendary, she opened Sarabeth’s and basically launched the craze that is weekend brunch. Years later, it’s still hard to get a breakfast reservation at any of her roomy, all-American, restaurants, but it’s so worth it for luscious pancakes and french toast, not to mention ideal omelettes. There are additional locations in the Upper East Side, Midtown, Upper West Side, and Gramercy.
Little Park
85 W. Broadway, Tribeca
Little Park is actually huge. It has banquet and bistro tables, plush booths, and it occupies an entire corner in Tribeca (right below The Smyth hotel). For late-night revelers, the adjoining Evening Bar is a cozy spot to sip on mixologist Anne Robinson’s inventive cocktails. To craft the most seasonally sound menu possible, Chef Andrew Carmellini tapped local farmers, foragers, and ranchers for organic produce, grass-fed meats, and heirloom grains. Come here for traditional breakfast fare as well as lunch and dinner.
Khe-Yo
157 Duane St., Tribeca
Though he was born and raised in Kansas, Chef Soulayphet Schwader grew up on his family's Laotian cuisine, and spent years traveling through Laos learning the food and culture. He later worked at Marc Forgione's restaurants and the two have now teamed up on this venture, which in true Forgione style is cozy and informal but still an upscale dining experience. Though we have little to compare Khe-yo to, from the sticky rice you start with to the shareable dishes you move onto, it's some of the best Southeast Asian we've had. Vegetarians beware, the menu is beef and pork heavy.
Azabu
428 Greenwich St., Tribeca
When the beloved owner behind Mercer Street’s Honmura An moved back to Japan, and closed his restaurant in Soho, many a foodie’s heart was broken. But the soba noodles at Azabu (formerly known as Azabu) might be just as authentic and exquisite. Beyond the noodles, which are shepherded to perfection by Soba master Shuichi Kotani, they also specialize in small plates and sushi. The uni soba is insane, as is, weirdly, the California Roll. Go for lunch, as they have a great special.
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