Eight great restaurants in New York that place as much emphasis on nutrition as they do on high design and ambience—without skimping on flavor.
Set in a rustic, bi-level space in the West Village, Almanac bills itself as a micro-seasonal restaurant, with each dish created around one ingredient in peak season. Helmed by James Beard Award winner and Bouley alum Galen Zamarra, the farm-to-fine-dining concept offers three tasting menus, ranging from three courses to eight, with an option to add on wine pairings (from $75). Dishes change often, but each is plated with the finesse of an impressionist: colors swirl, dollop, and streak in vivid contrast. On a recent visit, the flavors were lithe and unexpected, though the distinction between micro-seasonal and just seasonal remained dubious.