65 Rivington St.
One-part all-natural wine bar, onepart small-plate hot spot, Hemlock is the type of place you might want (or need) to try more than once. Its diverse range of dishes are made for sharing, and are distinguished by innovative ingredients and novel pairings, the most unique of which include eggplant, cumin and chamomile; or striped bass, grilled leeks and creme fraiche, for example. Come with a daring palate, though if you’re the indecisive type, our favorites include the braised lamb ribs, accented by cherries and anise hyssop. The sweet potato bread and burned leaf butter is also a very good choice, as is the sweet cream ice cream on the dessert menu, served with buttermilk and malt. Note the menu is seasonal, so dishes may change to ensure only the freshest ingredients.