3. La Esquina “The Corner” at 106 Kenmare St, Manhattan
Its corner location is the main feature of this offshoot of exclusive Mexican eatery La Esquina in Nolita. With a speakeasy vibe, the exterior looks like a regular old city corner store—there are even late night tacos to go. But if you tiptoe through the kitchen and down the stairs, you’ll find a secret lounge area. The restaurant says its “actual location is still a conundrum to first-timers.”
Just around the corner from this corner was where the popup Carnegie Deli for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was located.