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Wylie Dufresne Does Donuts at Du

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Wylie Dufresne has taken a page from his high concept peers — think, especially, Daniel Humm — by dialing things back a tad, and opening an establishment geared towards common folk. His everyman eatery? Du’s Donuts in the William Vale hotel; a casual café and bakery with a major pedigree…

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Restaurant Spotting: Nur

Cuisine: | Featured in Ethnic Eats, First Bite, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

A number of incredible New York chefs have helped distinguish Israeli food; long lumped under the label of undifferentiated Middle Eastern cuisine. And now, a Tel Aviv luminary is now serving as an extra special ambassador to the country’s native fare; opening his first stateside restaurant, Nur, in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

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A Spotlight On New York’s Best Spring Desserts

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Dessert, Spring Eats

Just as restaurants can’t wait to swap out root vegetables for ramps and asparagus come spring, they’re equally excited to drop apples and pears for delicate seasonal produce such as strawberries and rhubarb. So here are some incredible NYC sweets that absolutely scream spring; from Italienne’s marjoram custard-lined Rhubarb Gateau to Nur’s inspired yogurt and artichoke dessert (yes, really)…

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Bubby’s Embraces the Southern Meat & Three

Cuisine: | Featured in Dish Spotting, Restaurant

25-year-old Bubby’s has long been a haven of feel-good, all-American eats, such as mac and cheese, apple pie, fried chicken and matzoh ball soup. And now, the collection of finer diners are delving even further into red, white and blue territory, by taking on the hallowed, southern-styled meat + three…

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Ikinari Brings Its “Standing Steakhouse” Concept to New York

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We tend to think New York is at the cutting edge of all things food, but we still can’t hold a candle to Japan when it comes to quirky innovation. That’s why we’ve continued to import some of their kookiest concepts; from ramen spots to the newly minted stand-up steakhouse Ikinari, which landed in the East Village this past week…

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Hanoi House Elevates St. Mark’s Street’s Asian Food Scene

Cuisine: | Featured in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

St. Mark’s street has long been a haven for cheap and quick Asian food of all sorts; a mecca for NYU students in search of affordable, filling dinners, or late night, alcohol-absorbing snacks. Yet its myriad holes-in-the-wall have rarely qualified as dining destinations unto themselves — making the just-opened Hanoi House a rather unique, exciting bird for New Yorkers at-large…

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Make Sandwich is Set to Dominate NYC’s Fast-Casual Scene

Cuisine: , | Featured in Best Of, Restaurant, Sandwiches

Bark Hot Dog’s Josh Sharkey has joined forces with a veritable fast-casual dream team (Melt Shop’s Spencer Rubin and Aurify Brands, behind the health-focused Little Beet) to launch Make Sandwich in Union Square — a have it your way, between-the-bread take on Chipotle.

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Inside Hao Noodle & Tea: The Biggest Sleeper Hit of 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

A number of new prestige projects reliably made critics “best of” lists this past year, from Daniel Rose’s sumptuous, classically French Le Coucou, to Aska, Fredrik Berselius’ austere Scandinavian tasting room. Yet an (at the time) under-the-radar Chinese restaurant ended up garnering an equal measure of praise — that would be Hao Noodle & Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen — a debut American venture from a prolific restaurateur, with establishments throughout Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.

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How Sweet It Is: L.A.’s Sugarfish Has Landed in NYC

Cuisine: , | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

As much as New Yorkers would like to believe that we’re the epicenter of the food world, we’ve admittedly borrowed a lot from Los Angeles and this year, we’ve even appropriated a number of restaurants as well, including Sugarfish; an outpost of California’s beloved sushi spot…

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Where to Dine on New Year’s Day

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, New Year's Day, New Years Day Dining

Don’t feel like shelling out $300 per head for some over-the-top New Year’s Eve dinner, or having appletini’s spilled on your cocktail dress at an over-populated party? Or perhaps you’ve stayed out until the wee hours as it is, and are merely in search for some eggs over easy, along with a hair of the dog. In either case, here’s where to go for (comparatively) low-key New Year’s Day celebrations, from Dovetail’s bubbly brunch, to Maysville’s black-eyed pea giveaway…

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Tim Ho Wan is Your Ultimate Chrismukkah Destination

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants, Christmas Eats, Holiday Eats, Restaurant

Chinese food is actually an integral part of many a Jew’s holiday season — it’s tradition to go out for Asian delicacies like Peking duck on Christmas Day, while most Christian celebrants are tucked away at home. And with the recent opening of a NYC outpost of Tim Ho Wan (i.e., the world’s most inexpensive, Michelin-starred restaurant), the “Chosen People” are really in luck this year because they have a solid chance at scoring one of the year’s most sought-after tables…

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Our Guide to NYC’s Most Festive Holiday Sweets

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats, Dessert

Halloween’s all about candy & Thanksgiving is associated with pie — but when it comes to Christmas & Hanukkah, pretty much everything goes on the dessert front. Which is why we’ve rounded up the city’s most merry, no-holds-barred sweets, from Eataly’s array of Panettone, to Dominique Ansel’s Polar Bear Buche…

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Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats

If you don’t especially feel like fussing with a turkey, ham or goose this Christmas (or squeezing friends and family into your miniature NYC apartment) there’s zero shame in passing the buck to a talented, trained chef. Booking a table at one of the following restaurants guarantees double the courses and double the truffles with 100% less of the dishes; so skive off some of your holiday-related responsibilities by scoring a spot at Fowler & Wells today!

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Where to Celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats

Whether you’re legitimately Italian (or simply seafood lovers like us), here’s where to commemorate La Viglia in NYC, at spots like Oceana, Otto, Grand Central Oyster Bar, and more!

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The Beekman Opens with a Bang with Augustine and Fowler & Wells

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Forget about rooftop pools and in-house spas, destination restaurants are NYC’s hottest hotel amenity. Which means the recently opened The Beekman is an absolute must-stay for discriminating travelers and moneyed tourists, being that it boasts establishments from two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurateurs. We’re talking about Keith McNally’s new Augustine & Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells…

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London Noodle Chain, Wagamama, Crosses the Pond to NYC

Cuisine: | Featured in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

It’s a bit of a thrill that the franchise known as Wagamama has finally opened its very first location in NYC. Smack in the center of the Flatiron District, it’s perfectly positioned as a waystation for both busy locals on lunch hour, as well as tourists from all over the world…

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Nordic Goes Casual at n’eat

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If you thought we were at peak New Nordic, thanks to the relaunch of Fredrik Berselius’ Aska, and the opening of Claus Meyer’s sprawling food court and restaurant in Grand Central Station, think again. Enter n’eat…

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So Meaty: Wolfgang Puck Opens an NYC Outpost of CUT

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Alice Waters may embody the wholesome, back-to-the-land aspect of California cuisine, but when it comes to its glitzy, glamorous, show bizzy side, there’s no better poster child than Wolfgang Puck and lucky for us, he just opened a NYC outpost of CUT…

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Restaurant Spotting: Le Coucou

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

One of our favorite restaurants to open in the last couple of years, Rebelle reintroduced New York diners to the culinary stylings of expat Daniel Eddy, whose previous post was at Spring in Paris, under Chicago native, Daniel Rose. And now our cups runneth over, as Rose has made his way from France to New York as well, making his American debut, Le Coucou, on the border of Little Italy…

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Marco Canora Transforms Fifty Paces into Zadie’s Oyster Room

Cuisine: | Featured in Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Ever since opening his bone broth window, Brodo, and releasing his books, it’s become evident that Marco Canora is intent on rejuvenating himself. He’s elected to give his Fifty Paces the heave-ho as well, transforming the East 12th Street space once again, into a turn-of-the-century oyster room…

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