7. ABC Kitchen (Union Square)

With Michelin stars under his belt, famed chef Jean-Georges opened ABC Kitchen on 35 East 18th Street in 2010. Sustainability is the hallmark of this New American restaurant, with much of its decor crafted from repurposed materials. In keeping to this mission, the food served is locally and organically sourced as well.

Boasting a casual atmosphere, paired with a trendy vibe and friendly staff, ABC Kitchen is located within the ABC Carpet and Home Department Store. White tables match well with the light brown floors and exposed brick. Head there for signature dishes like the Peekytoe-crab Toast and the Chile-Herbed Sea Bass.