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SamSara: SamSara (named for the heady Sanskrit concept meaning “perpetual flow”) may just bring a current of locals to their least likely destination spot—the Seaport. The resto plays into New York’s transfixion with seasonality not only with their menu, but also their décor, which features a looped projection of NYC in season (great for tourists—and babies!) as well as a live plant wall, bedecked with in-season greenery. But SamSara isn’t just for hippies—foodies will have their fun, too. The seasonal menu (surprise!) is unusual and well-balanced, offering nibbles for the table like honey-lime shrimp with spicy cauliflower and pine nuts ($14), and larger plates like a perfectly tender skirt steak served with melt-in-your-mouth fingerling potatoes ($22). Cocktails won’t disappoint even the pickiest lush—try the Shirley Temple of Doom (a perfectly spiced mix of cherry vodka, ginger brew, grenadine and fresh jalapeno, $15) and you’ll be doomed to drop another Jackson on a second. Sure, it's pricey, but in this neighborhood, dropping dough on the good stuff is always in season.