"Annisa" may mean "the women" in Arabic, but the food at this sedate West Village restaurant is inspired by Asia. And it's top notch. Chef Anita Lo, one of the most underrated chefs in New York, cooks up miraculous dishes like foie gras soup dumplings, barbequed squid with basil and peanuts, and Japanese curry-spiked rabbit. But be sure to save room for dessert: the pecan and salted butterscotch beignets with bourbon ice cream are good enough to make you want to come back
a second or third time.