Gotham West Market opened in the winter of 2014, and is a real boon to all of the conventioneers who have to head to the restaurant-starved neighborhood that surrounds the Javits Center. For the rest of us, it’s a bit out of the way (it’s quite far west) but is worth the trek for its unusual conglomeration of "taste experiences". Patrons sit in the middle of the chicly industrial-looking room and can cherry-pick a meal from a number of top sources. In one corner is a Spanish tapas bar run by acclaimed chef Seamus McManus of Tertulia (alson reviewed on this site); in another is one of the city’s finest ramen noodle stands. There’s also excellent charcuterie and cocktails from a place called Cannibal and decadent, diner-style fare from Genuine Roadside (the fried chicken sandwich is delish).
- Pauline Frommer