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The dim lighting and all-wood interior make it a cool date spot, but only if your date is worth the price of this seriously high-quality fish.

The takeout taqueria and chrome-encrusted cafe up top double as a front for the not-so-secret secret subterranean dining room with incredible elote below.

Look for the door with the "Employees Only" sign behind a grim-looking bouncer who probably won't accept your walk-in.

A block from the original Blue Ribbon, the sushi outpost is popular without being obnoxious about it.

The Soho restaurant scene is chock-full of celebrities, celebrity chefs, and Scandinavian tourists, but even if you don't fall into one of those categories, there's definitely still something here for you.

From remarkably tasty grocery store ramen to a 44oz ribeye, here are 13 reasons why you should eat your next meal in Soho.

Order enormous portions of pancakes, apple cheddar omelets, or stuffed French toast from the extensive brunch menu for pick-up, delivery, or in-house until 5pm. The huge buzz around the opening of celeb chef Andrew Carmellini's modern American eatery never really died down, partly because it's continually frequented by pretty Soho gentry, and partly because the classic fried chicken really does live up to its hype.

It's the bright and cheery handmade greeting card of restaurants, and it somehow managed to make semi-obscure Jewish eats like shakshuka and matzo ball soup trendy.

Which, admittedly have always been delicious, but never considered particularly Instagrammable.

This bi-level, unconventionally perfect date spot has shareable small plates like crispy Brussels sprouts and blue crab toast with chiles and cucumber.

Use boombox-bedecked walls to prompt a conversation with your date about jazz legends they've never heard of.

The locally focused menu is ever-changing but consistently delivers.