Part cozy English pub, part laid-back neighborhood hangout, part gastronome's lure, the Spotted Pig showcases the impeccable food of the now legendary London chef April Bloomfield (Mario Batali and his partners consulted). Dishes like arugula salad with tangy radishes and parmesan, smoked haddock–and-corn chowder with homemade crackers, are studies in texture and flavor contrast. Shoestring potatoes accompany the Roquefort cheeseburger. Chase it with a glass of foam-dripping Old Speckled Hen. This neighborhood hangout still packs it in, so come early, or late. The Breslin is another of Bloomfield's standout New York restaurants with an überclubby feel.