Recently opened Northern Thai restaurant from Komi chef. Really punchy flavors, technical cooking, extremely fun service style. Fixed price menu of 7 courses for $45 pp, served family-style. With no reservations policy, be wary of the waits...but you can leave a number and go elsewhere for drinks.
though it says Thai, don't leave here without trying something off the Laotian menu. One of few places with legit Laotian cooking (almost Northern Thai). Very spicy, bright herbs, and fermented seafood elements. If you know you will be going, call ahead to request special Laotian dishes that take several days to ferment. More affordable than Little Serow, but a more bare bones atmosphere
My favorite donuts, far prefer them to Doughnut Plant. Make only yeast-based donuts, but the dough is so good: incredibly light and flavorful. Have a bunch of flavors here, but favorites are ones that incorporate a citrus / bright element (e.g. lemon-poppy seed, blood orange, berries). A few other businesses resell them at ~$3 each (Sit & Wonder cafe in Brooklyn, Gasoline Alley Coffee in NoHo)
Great service that rivals French Laundry; as attentive but less formal. Approaches Manresa in terms of food: punchy flavors, exceptional vegetables. Lunch tasting experience is only a few amuses shorter than the Dinner tasting, but at $75 cheaper per person. Do not be afraid to tell them your preferences (e.g. if you don't like chocolate desserts, let them know and they won't serve you one)