As one of New York’s coolest casual dining spots, the friendly and funky eaterie, Miss Lily’s, offers Caribbean-inspired charm and seriously delicious Jamaican food. Owners Serge Becker of La Esquina and Paul Salmon of Jamaica’s famous Rockhouse Hotel have created an eclectic “urban island” ambience within this funky SoHo space. Miss Lily’s dining room features boldly colourful Caribbean pastels with orange booths and funky swivel stools. The darker, more intimate back room is a seductive space with vintage album covers adorning the walls, and black and white tiles covering the floors. Thumping reggae and ska music adds to the buzzy island vibe, as does the exotically beautiful staff. Starters and sides are served in red plastic baskets, where highlights include the pineapple-glazed pork ribs, codfish fritters, and grilled corn on the cob. For the mains, chef Bradford Thompson whips up smash-hit jumbo spareribs, spicy jerk chicken, oxtail stew, curried goat and fried snapper - and his jerk sauce will transport you straight to the shores of Jamaica. Cocktails are Caribbean-cool concoctions such as the refreshing Pressure Drop, and the beer of choice is Red Stripe. Bookings essential.