The Mediterranean hot spot that turned the city on to "Red Sonja"-a popular Turkish dish of red lentil and bulgur wheat-has relocated to larger digs. Mundo's new space is tucked into Queens' trendy Paper Factory Hotel, and both are a stunning addition to this industrial stretch of Long Island City. The interior is now a sexy, bi-level affair, complete with a spiral staircase and lounge. Kick things off with the cuatro sabores, a medley of dips (think caramelized carrot or fava and dill) served with warm naan. Then move on to the Argentinian baked empanadas, with braised short ribs or Swiss chard and feta; feather-light Turkish meatballs, paired with spicy cilantro tzatziki; or the Egyptian artichoke "Nile's Flower" with a verdant dill-fava mousse.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors