Named for the hotel, which itself is named for the up-and-coming neighborhood, north of Madison Square Park, the NoMad is brought to you by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the masterminds behind much-lauded Eleven Madison Park. The atmosphere is a blend of lively and sophisticated—plush velvet chairs and drapes for the hip young crowd that frequents the place. The food is similalry vibrant yet simple: seared scalllops are paired with pumpkin, juicy suckling pig goes very
nicely with pear confit and mustard. The poached egg and quinoa dish unexpectedly transforms into a stew once the yokes are broken. The restaurant's piece de resistance is the whole roasted chicken for two, which looks basic until the foie gras and black truffles are uncovered. Have a nightcap in the dimly lit and atmospheric Library Bar, which has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and comfy chairs.