New York City

  • Mile End Deli

    A Jewish deli with Montreal roots (that means smoked brisket, denser, slightly sweeter bagels and excellent smoked fish), Noah and Rae Bernamoff opened Mile End Deli...

  • The John Dory Oyster Bar

    Oysters, crudo, and seafood entrees are the one-and-only focus at The John Dory Oyster Bar, tucked into the corner of the über-cool Ace Hotel, next...

  • Xi’an Famous Foods

    It’s a little hard to find the one in Flushing, Queens, but now there are six locations in Manhattan, two in Queens and one in...

  • Sushi Yasuda

    I get asked quite a bit about sushi recommendations in New York, and Yasuda is one of my go-tos in NYC. A sushi restaurant only,...

  • Le Bernardin

    Eric Ripert can do no wrong at the 20 year-old Le Bernardin, originally opened by Brittany-born Maguy le Coze with her brother, Chef Gilbert le...

  • Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery

    An inspired French bakery from Chef Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locanda Verde) and Pastry Chef Jen Yee, serving a wondrous tartine, among many other French temptations. His...

  • The Spotted Pig

    April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman‘s quintessential gastropub set a high standard for the genre. Super late-night menu, so if you’re hungry after hitting the bars,...

  • Totto Ramen

    With three locations in Manhattan (two in Midtown, one in Hell’s Kitchen) and another in Boston, this cramped ramen spot delivers six variations of ramen,...

  • Frankies Spuntino

    Old friends Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli reunited in 2003 to open Frankies Spuntino, an unassuming Italian joint with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Great for...

  • 2nd Ave Deli

    Since Abe Lebewohl opened his first deli on East 10th Street in 1954, 2nd Ave Deli has thrived as one of New York’s most prized...

  • Pok Pok Phat Thai

    Portland, OR chef Andy Ricker brings his celebrated Thai food to NYC in noodle-focused form at this East Coast outpost. Even though he does have...