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North End Grill

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

2012 marked the welcome return of chef Floyd Cardoz, whose spice-inflected flavors have been sorely missed since Tabla shuttered two years prior.  And while North End Grill‘s menu is grounded in New American, local/seasonal fare (Lancaster Veal Chop with chanterelles, Hudson Valley Foie Gras risotto omelette), you can still find a few welcome homages to his native Bombay.  We love the Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms with “Upma Polenta,” and an Elysian Fields Lamb Loin served with baby carrots, turnips, and Indian apricot...

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Perla

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

Chef Michael Toscano exercises his gift for nose-to-tail cooking at Gabe Stulman’s rustic Italian bistro, Perla.  You can find seldom-seen cuts running through his selection of antipasti (Crispy Testa and Pigs Ear with grilled onions and cannellini beans, Veal Tongue with crispy capers, Tokyo turnips, and tonnato sauce), as well as primi (Garganelli with tripe and prosciutto, Pappardelle with cockscomb stew), although oddly, not necessarily in his hearty assortment of secondi.  No matter, Lamb Breast with radicchio and sunchokes, Quail with cauliflower and brown butter sugo, and Saba Glazed Duck with pickled golden raisins and quince are every bit as interesting (and...

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Acme

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

The name on most restaurant scene-sters lips this year (or the ones that can ably pronounce it, anyway,) was undeniably Mads Refslund.  Formerly of the world-famous Noma in Copenhagen, Refslund wove a world of culinary adventure into plates as inauspicious sounding as Radishes (listed on the menu under the heading Raw, and served with an oyster-parsley dip), Farmers Eggs (Cooked), an assemblage of cauliflower foam-filled shells over chicken wire, Salt-baked Carrots (Soil), with sliced lardo and blood orange, and a deceptively straightforward Roasted Bass (Sea/Land), flavored with wild onions, thyme and...

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Atera

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

Not since wd-50 has a NYC restaurant so aptly justified the use of molecular gastronomy in modern American cooking.  Executive Matthew Lightner walks an intriguing tightrope at this ambitious Tribeca restaurant, taking foraged, decidedly back-to-the-land ingredients (sorrel, parsley root, wildflower honey, hickory nuts), and engineering them into unique exercises of form and flavor (fried “lichen” is presented on a wooden box of hot stones, a charred leek is anointed with “hay ash” and dolloped with sheep’s milk...

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Mission Chinese Food

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

Does “Americanized Chinese Food” conjure up visions of uninspired, overseasoned beef and broccoli in brown sauce, or gloppy, MSG-laden chicken chow mein?  Danny Bowien blew those misconceptions out of the water when he opened the first East Coast outpost of his popular San Francisco restaurant this year.  What the team behind Torrisi and Parm did for nostalgic 1970s Italian in NYC , Bowien did for throwback Chinese, delighting patrons with Salt Cod Fried Rice, Kung Pao Pastrami, Tingly Tea Smoked Chicken, and of course, Broccoli Beef Brisket with Smoked Oyster...

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Arlington Club

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

It may be almost 2013, but you can still party like it’s 1929 at Laurent Tourondel’s ritzy steakhouse, Arlington Club.  The Great Gatsby-inspired celebration features a prix fixe menu created by the renowned chef himself, and includes a midnight champagne toast and live...

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Jazz Standard

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Swing the night away at this world-class jazz club, which will herald in 2013 with a performance by the Grammy Award–winning Mingus Big Band.  And don’t worry about eating beforehand…an all-inclusive, $125 ticket also buys a three-course BBQ dinner at Blue Smoke, the award-winning, upstairs...

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Frankies 570

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

An early seating at this rustic Italian bistro will set you back $85 for four courses, but you won’t be worrying about the price once you feast your eyes on a salad of Chilled Maine Lobster, Black Ink Fusilli, Slow Roasted Lamb Loin, and a Kabocha Squash Torta.  Choices double later in the evening, as does the price  (well, almost).  $125 buys a Crudo of Nantucket Bay Scallop or Braised Artichoke Salad, Grilled Quail, and Creamy Burrata with Chanterelles, plus wine pairings, cocktails, and...

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Eataly

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Mario Batali’s massive Italian emporium may seem like an odd place to spend the New Year, but we’re talking about an extravagant buffet at the rooftop restaurant Birreria, not a midnight toast as you shop the aisles for sheep’s milk cheese and pancetta.  A $175 ticket includes an all-you-can eat feast of Italian specialties, along with wine, cask beer, top shelf cocktails, and dessert with digestives and...

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SushiSamba

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Celebrate the imminent arrival of 2013 in true Brazilian style at Reveillon, SushiSamba’s annual white party.  Both NYC locations will feature DJs, samba dancers, drummers, party favors, an all-white décor, and staff in festive dress.  The full menu (with celebratory specials like Wagyu Beef Tataki and Lobster Coconut Seviche) will be offered a la carte, plus a $30 surcharge for seatings from 10 pm to...

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Aureole

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

You can’t get much closer to the bustle of Times Square than at Charlie Palmer’s luxurious steakhouse, Aureole, but you might have to dip into your savings in order to finance an 8-9:30pm seating.  $395 covers a five-course tasting menu plus admission to the after party, which includes a DJ, dancing, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at...

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Best Gastropub – The Redhead

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Here at Restaurant Girl, we consider knowing how to select the perfect place for dinner an essential skill. Of course, picking the ultimate spot in a city so full of choices isn’t always easy – so whether you’re looking to get down and dirty with a plate of barbecue, need a romantic (but not too romantic!) place to take a first date, or just want to decompress after work with a good, stiff drink, we’ve got five ideal options for you.

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Eat To Impress – Atera

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Restaurant

Here at Restaurant Girl, we consider knowing how to select the perfect place for dinner an essential skill. Of course, picking the ultimate spot in a city so full of choices isn’t always easy – so whether you’re looking to get down and dirty with a plate of barbecue, need a romantic (but not too romantic!) place to take a first date, or just want to decompress after work with a good, stiff drink, we’ve got five ideal options for you.

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Best Southern Comfort Cooking – Hill Country

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Restaurant

Here at Restaurant Girl, we consider knowing how to select the perfect place for dinner an essential skill. Of course, picking the ultimate spot in a city so full of choices isn’t always easy – so whether you’re looking to get down and dirty with a plate of barbecue, need a romantic (but not too romantic!) place to take a first date, or just want to decompress after work with a good, stiff drink, we’ve got five ideal options for you.

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Date Night – Pylos

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Restaurant

It ain’t easy to wine and dine in this fine city without burning a hole in your wallet, but there are a few romantic gems that don’t break the bank.  In fact, we prefer the intimate setting and the thousands of white urns dangling from the ceiling at this East Village Greek.  The wine selection at Pylos is excellent and affordable, and the food is even better – try homestyle Greek delicacies, like Grilled Baby Lamb Chops with mini-stuffed eggplants, Scallops in an Ouzo Tomato Sauce, and of course, pita and a trio of classic dipping sauces perfect for sharing.  Don’t worry… two people with garlic breath cancel each other...

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After Work Drinks – Blind Tiger Ale House

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Here at Restaurant Girl, we consider knowing how to select the perfect place for dinner an essential skill. Of course, picking the ultimate spot in a city so full of choices isn’t always easy – so whether you’re looking to get down and dirty with a plate of barbecue, need a romantic (but not too romantic!) place to take a first date, or just want to decompress after work with a good, stiff drink, we’ve got five ideal options for you.

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Holiday Breakfast The Russian Tea Room

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

It’s probably hard to find a New Yorker that hasn’t at least dreamt about taking over a booth in the corner of The Russian Tea Room. Those fantasies only grow during the holiday season, when The Russian Tea Room seems pulled almost directly out of a Christmas card, with its plush red banquets, green walls, and golden samovars glittering in each corner.

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Drink Spotting: Horseman’s Grogg at The Smith

Cuisine: | Featured in Drink Spotting

Between the “Muddlers,” “Long Pours,” and “Fancy Cocktails,” The Smith has quite a selection for their thirsty diners. They’ve got some great classics like their Old Fashioned, a “Midtown” Manhattan, and a Bloody Mary (complete with vodka and a secret recipe), but it doesn’t end there.

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Pasticceria Rocco

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

Don’t let your preconceived notions of fruitcake prevent you from trying Rocco’s delectable Panettone, an oversized, cylindrical sweet bread studded with candied orange, citron, lemon zest and raisins.  You needn’t worry about finishing it off in one sitting – the hearty bread makes a great vehicle for day-after-Christmas pudding, or sinfully rich French toast.  Just one warning, you’ll probably find it hard to leave Rocco’s without filling a pastry box with a variety of other holiday specialties, like Biscotti, Regina and Quaresimali cookies, sticky-sweet Marzipan candies, and...

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Hot Bread Kitchen

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Holiday Eats

What’s not to love about Hot Bread Kitchen?  They sell baked goods to finance programs supporting low-income individuals, and everything they make happens to be fantastic.  It doesn’t hurt that the guy manning the ovens is former Per Se baker Ben Hershberger, who’s debuting a rum-soaked, fruit-stuffed, almond-filled Stollen this season.  That means we’ll probably end up eating our weight in cake, but it’s a bit of holiday overindulgence we can really feel good...

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