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1. Goat Town 511 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009 (New York)

From the guy behind BK fave General Green, this New American's bistro decor includes an arched tin ceiling, a worn copper bar, white tiled booths, and a central oyster bar, whose platters'll back up options like the Triple Fry.

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2. Saltie 378 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

You can get a sandwich at almost any bodega, but it’s hard to come by complex creations like the ones at Caroline Fidanza's nautical-themed hole-in-the-wall. Saltie's speciality is salt-dusted focaccia sandwiches filled with briny meats and pickled vegetables, but the all-day menu also includes house-made sweets like caraway and pumpkin seed oatmeal cookies and fruit galettes. Sandwich-wise, go for the Balmy, which tastes ethereal in any weather and is filled with a vinegary symphony of chicken liver pate, ham, jalapeños, pickled vegetables, and mayonnaise.

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3. Little Chef 600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036 (Hells Kitchen)

If you're looking for a hearty and filling meal, look no further than the Little Chef located at the Gotham West Market.

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4. Mile End Delicatessen 53 Bond St, New York, NY 10012 (Noho)

Mile End Deli doesn’t fit neatly into a single category, serving non-kosher Jewish French-Canadian comfort food with a hipster twist. And yet, ironically but un-ironically, this has solidified it in the hearts of New Yorkers. Well, that and the absurdly succulent smoked meat. The meat masterminds here have crafted a true tour de force de fries -- poutine with cheese curds, chicken gravy, and the option to add smoked brisket (do it).

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5. Maialino 2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010 (Gramercy)

Danny Meyer's Roman paean inside the Gramercy Park Hotel, Mai's a cream-walled, wood beamed spot split into a casual front bar and a slightly more formal rear "trattoria" by pastry/bread/coffee stations and a white marble salumi bar.

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6. Defonte's Sandwich Shop 379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Gramercy)

This family-owned sandwich shop has been in the biz since 1922 and serves up beautifully breaded creations like the Valentino with fried eggplant, provolone & roasted peppers, and their version of the Cuban, with roast pork, Virginia ham, swiss, and pickles, served up on garlic bread.

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