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12 Terrific Restaurants for Watching the Snow Fall in NYC

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12_3_storm12008_10_hasmaps.jpgAs Pete Wells noted earlier today, the best way to enjoy the snowfall (or wintry mix) is in one of the city's fine restaurants. Here's a map of 12 snow day picks, all of which have big windows that look out onto the wintry weather, and menus full of hearty dishes to get you through the storm.

All photos by Daniel Krieger unless otherwise noted.

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Barbuto

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Jonathan Waxman's modern classic has floor-to-ceiling windows along two sides of the dining room, and the space is always warm and cozy. The JW chicken is one of New York's great poultry dishes, and make sure to order a side of those crispy potatoes.

Reynard

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Andrew Tarlow's newest restaurant has huge windows that run along the main wall of the dining room. The space is extremely pleasant during the day. Lately, Sean Rembold has been serving an awesome braised beef sandwich with pickled vegetables and spicy mayonnaise. Reynard also serves top-notch French fries.

Marco Canora's rustic rabbit for two is one of the best cold-weather dishes in New York. Bring a friend and eat this while you gaze at the snow collecting on East 12th Street, or order a few Manhattans and snag one of the window seats in the bar area.

The Marrow

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The dining room at Harold Dieterle's new hot spot has plenty of big windows that look out onto Bank Street and Greenwich Street. For a great cold weather meal, start with the duck and pretzel dumpling soup and move on to the tender braised beef braciole, which is topped with a thick ragu.

Gramercy Tavern

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The Tavern Room is an ideal place to watch the flakes come down, especially during lunchtime. Michael Anthony makes some of the best soups in New York City, and he does amazing work with winter vegetables.

Little Owl

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The Little Owl is one of the coziest restaurants in New York City. Around this time of the year, you can't go wrong with the sliced strip steak with pancetta, and of course, an order (or two) of Joey Campanaro's famed meatball sliders. [Photo: The Little Owl]

Gaonnuri

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Watch the snow fall from 39 floors above the city at this popular new Korean restaurant. So far, diners have good things to say about the barbecue dishes, and the space also has a large lounge area if you want to sip a cocktail while the flakes fly around you.

John Dory Oyster Bar

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If you want to feel like you're in the middle of a snow globe, head to April Bloomfield's excellent seafood restaurant during the storm. The oyster pan roast is rich and soothing, and you can make a great light meal out of a few of the crudo plates and the bar snacks. The gin and tonics are superb here.

Dale Talde's year-old Park Slope hot spot has floor-to-ceiling windows along one side of the dining room that look out onto a bustling stretch of 7th Avenue. Lately, Talde has been serving a wonton noodle soup that looks pretty damn delicious.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

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Grab a seat at the counter if you want to watch the snow fall on East 7th Street. Hugh Magnum's brisket is wowing all the barbecue buffs right now. If you crave a serious piece of meat, order one of the monster beef ribs.

Barraca

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Jesus Nunez's acclaimed new Spanish restaurant has a dining room that looks out onto Greenwich Ave. You should be able to see that snow fall from most parts of the dining room. Try one of the paellas, which are priced between $19 and $27 per person.

American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth

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If you want to eat artisanal pizza, drink beer, and watch the snow fall, head to American Flatbread, which has huge windows that look out onto a busy stretch of Tribeca. "The Medicine Wheel" pie seems to be an early favorite.

Barbuto

Jonathan Waxman's modern classic has floor-to-ceiling windows along two sides of the dining room, and the space is always warm and cozy. The JW chicken is one of New York's great poultry dishes, and make sure to order a side of those crispy potatoes.

Reynard

Andrew Tarlow's newest restaurant has huge windows that run along the main wall of the dining room. The space is extremely pleasant during the day. Lately, Sean Rembold has been serving an awesome braised beef sandwich with pickled vegetables and spicy mayonnaise. Reynard also serves top-notch French fries.

Hearth

Marco Canora's rustic rabbit for two is one of the best cold-weather dishes in New York. Bring a friend and eat this while you gaze at the snow collecting on East 12th Street, or order a few Manhattans and snag one of the window seats in the bar area.

The Marrow

The dining room at Harold Dieterle's new hot spot has plenty of big windows that look out onto Bank Street and Greenwich Street. For a great cold weather meal, start with the duck and pretzel dumpling soup and move on to the tender braised beef braciole, which is topped with a thick ragu.

Gramercy Tavern

The Tavern Room is an ideal place to watch the flakes come down, especially during lunchtime. Michael Anthony makes some of the best soups in New York City, and he does amazing work with winter vegetables.

Little Owl

The Little Owl is one of the coziest restaurants in New York City. Around this time of the year, you can't go wrong with the sliced strip steak with pancetta, and of course, an order (or two) of Joey Campanaro's famed meatball sliders. [Photo: The Little Owl]

Gaonnuri

Watch the snow fall from 39 floors above the city at this popular new Korean restaurant. So far, diners have good things to say about the barbecue dishes, and the space also has a large lounge area if you want to sip a cocktail while the flakes fly around you.

John Dory Oyster Bar

If you want to feel like you're in the middle of a snow globe, head to April Bloomfield's excellent seafood restaurant during the storm. The oyster pan roast is rich and soothing, and you can make a great light meal out of a few of the crudo plates and the bar snacks. The gin and tonics are superb here.

Talde

Dale Talde's year-old Park Slope hot spot has floor-to-ceiling windows along one side of the dining room that look out onto a bustling stretch of 7th Avenue. Lately, Talde has been serving a wonton noodle soup that looks pretty damn delicious.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ

Grab a seat at the counter if you want to watch the snow fall on East 7th Street. Hugh Magnum's brisket is wowing all the barbecue buffs right now. If you crave a serious piece of meat, order one of the monster beef ribs.

Barraca

Jesus Nunez's acclaimed new Spanish restaurant has a dining room that looks out onto Greenwich Ave. You should be able to see that snow fall from most parts of the dining room. Try one of the paellas, which are priced between $19 and $27 per person.

American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth

If you want to eat artisanal pizza, drink beer, and watch the snow fall, head to American Flatbread, which has huge windows that look out onto a busy stretch of Tribeca. "The Medicine Wheel" pie seems to be an early favorite.

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