The hospitality is warm and food irresistible at this welcoming spot on LaGuardia Place, flanking NYU’s sprawling footprint. Inside, you’ll find a décor that’s part-rustic part-bistro and the sum is something elegant and familiar. The bar boasts sensational flower arrangements; and the wines by the glass are particularly unique. At Freud, you’re meant to linger. The Austrian-German menu is small but gorgeously executed by Eduard Frauneder. Following suit, the kitchen consistently delivers ingredients and dishes that go beyond nostalgia. And though the desserts ring familiar, Frauneder's versions are an absolute must. This especially after such comforting mains as dark rye späetzle and silky Hemlock hen, served over buckwheat porridge studded with greens.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors