No. 6: Bond Street
The Bowery has been hot for awhile, but when you're North of Houston, it's actually one of the side streets that plays host to the real action. Tiny Bond Street is only a few blocks long, but it has more restaurants than most small towns. Start with nouveau (and surprisingly affordable) French at Le Philosophe, then hit up classic Italian Il Buco or underrated Circolo for some pasta. You can load up on pastrami at Mile End Sandwich if you have any room, or camp out inside The Smile for some coffee and snacks. This is the street that has it all, from high-end to low-key, and from casual to classy.