Address: 54 Carmine Street
A year after opening Little Owl, the lovable West Village restaurant that remains one of the city's toughest reservations, Joey Campanaro has a new neighborhood spot that is impossible to get into. A few blocks from the original, Market Table has high ceilings, rustic wooden tables, and generous picture windows. Chef Mikey Price's seasonal New American menu isn't groundbreakingbut that's not a bad thing, especially when there is a crisp, juicy roast chicken with glazed sweet potatoes and a towering burger topped with cheddar and caramelized onions (technically a lunch item but available at dinner if you ask nicely). Golden hush puppies with clover honey butter are a must: Served piping hot in a cast iron skillet, they're a tad sweet, a bit salty, and completely addictive. The general store up frontwith gourmet pantry items, cheeses, and a butcher caseis a nice idea, but the line of people waiting would probably rather there were more tables (entrées, $18$29).