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Smith & Mills

A small carriage house conversion in TriBeCa, Smith & Mills is a great place for lunch if you’re looking for something small, charming, and perfectly cozy. I’ll be honest, it’s not necessarily the cheapest place in NYC, but when you want something substantial and are willing to pay for it, this is your place. The food is amazing, and everything is made right at the tiny bar — a pleasant surprise for sure! I highly recommend the Chicken Paillard Aquavit, which has green beans, arugula salad, picked red onion and fresh dill — for $17 you’ll have an amazing, quality meal. And for the price/quality, I don’t think it’s that terrible for trendy TriBeCa. The burger is $15, and is a feast for the eyes and taste buds, with cheddar, caramelized onion, pickled beets, house Russian dressing, all served on a brioche bun, with homemade chips. Perfect. For dessert I had a plum crumble with marscapone whipped cream, which was inappropriately delicious.