Best Of 2012: Neighborhood Restaurant: South
In its three short years of life, Flatiron's has earned itself three Best Of nods in three separate categories: New Restaurant, American, and now Neighborhood Restaurant: South. That means Flatiron's has pleased the public as a newbie and as a tried-and-true favorite. Manager Ronni Lekics says the bar is packed on Sundays, when happy hour specials meet every NFL game there is on HD TVs. Plus, she's just started Wine Down Wednesdays, where you can grab $5 glasses all day. Don't do the bar/football thing? I have three words for you: Monte Cristo sliders. — Edie Adelstein
Graduating from Best New Restaurant to Best American eatery, this Concept Restaurant dishes everything from Sunday brunch and great daily happy-hour deals ($3 items from 3 to 6) to pastas, pizzas, burgers and steaks. Easygoing all-around.