The Dutch - NYC
Moving from a New York brunch to a New York lunch, The Dutch is Soho's bright new star. It's also the latest from chef Andrew Carmellini, whose other restaurant Locanda Verde, a massive hit, is jam packed every night. The Dutch will be too, and get this, it's open until 2am.
The eggplant dip is a must for the table. The chilled carrot soup is good, and good enough for reality housewife Bethenny Frankel to feed to her infant, which is what she was doing at the next table. Order the fried chicken and biscuits because you have to. Also the ricotta ravioli, and the turkey and duck sandwiches (check out the height on that turkey). And one of the most exciting things on the menu is seeing the words 'fresh pies made daily.'