Italian in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

One of the West Village's hottest restaurants, Rosemary's serves high-end Italian fare that more than lives up to the hype. In a vaguely farmhouse-like setting, diners tuck into generous portions of house-made pastas, rich salads, and cheese and salumi (cured meat) boards. Everything, from the bitter greens with hazelnuts to the 'Meiller Farm' pork with orange mustard fruits, is incredible.

Some of the produce is grown in-house – or rather, over the house, with a state-of-the art rooftop garden producing crisp dandelion greens, plump zucchinis and mouthwatering tomatoes. Plan for crowds (reservations are only for groups of eight or more) or arrive early.