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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Barbuto

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775 Washington St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-9700
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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.

2. Reynard

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80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 460-8000
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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.

3. Hearth

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403 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10009
(646) 602-1300
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.

4. The Marrow

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99 Bank St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 428-6000
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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.

5. Gramercy Tavern

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42 E 20th St.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-0777
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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.

6. Little Owl

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90 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 741-4695
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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]

7. Gaonnuri

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1250 Broadway 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 971-9045
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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.

8. John Dory Oyster Bar

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1196 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(212) 792-9000
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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.

9. Talde

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369 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 916-0031
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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.

10. Mighty Quinn's BBQ

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103 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-3733
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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.

11. Barraca

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81 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10014
(212) 462-0080
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.

12. American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth

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205 Hudson Street
NY, NY 10013
(212) 776-1441
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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1. Barbuto

775 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
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.
775 Washington St
New York, NY 10014

2. Reynard

80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
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.
80 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

3. Hearth

403 E 12th St., New York, NY 10009
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.
403 E 12th St.
New York, NY 10009

4. The Marrow

99 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
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.
99 Bank St
New York, NY 10014

5. Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St., New York, NY 10003
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.
42 E 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

6. Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
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]
90 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

7. Gaonnuri

1250 Broadway 39th Fl., New York, NY 10001
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.
1250 Broadway 39th Fl.
New York, NY 10001

8. John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
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.
1196 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

9. Talde

369 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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.
369 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

10. Mighty Quinn's BBQ

103 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003
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.
103 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10003

11. Barraca

81 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10014
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.
81 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10014

12. American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth

205 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10013
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.
205 Hudson Street
NY, NY 10013

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