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TEISUI Serves NYC’s First Yakitori Omakase

TEISUI

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Nix – First Bite

Nix

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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John DeLucie Breaks Free of The Crown Group With Bedford & Co.

Bedford & Co.

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Inside dinnertable, NYC’s First “Reverse Speakeasy”

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

There’s nothing ostensibly clandestine about the goings-on at The Garret East. Make your way through the (well marked) doors, and you’ll find the music pumping, the crowds bumping and everyone drinking; in perfectly plain sight. But if — perhaps in a boozy search for the bathroom — you happen to stumble your way past an inconspicuous curtain, you’ll be confronted with a single, discreet buzzer on a wall, enigmatically demanding that you “Push For Food.”

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Impero Caffe – First Bite

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

It’s crazy how things change in just a few years. I remember when the area north of Madison Square in New York, now famously referred to as NoMad, was a haven for nothing more than fake handbags. Now, it’s not only a hotel destination, but also a restaurant destination. But the newest entry to the NoMad’s food scene was a surprise to me. I was waiting around for Scott Conant to open his long-awaited, eponymous new eatery, Conant…

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Thanks to Lilia, Brooklyn Is No Longer a No-Reservation Zone

Lilia

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Paris Import Le Coq Rico is Flying High in Flatiron

Le Coq Rico

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Restaurant Spotting: Indian Accent

Indian Accent

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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John Fraser 86’s Meat at His Newest Restaurant, Nix

Nix

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Spring 2016 NYC Restaurant Preview

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

With splashy openings like La Sirena & Pasquale Jones, New York’s winter restaurant season was a lot more fruitful than most. But there are even more debuts to look forward to this spring, such as a New Nordic eatery in Grand Central Station, from Noma co-founder, Claus Meyer, an out-of-Philly establishment from celeb chef, Jose Garces…

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Restaurant Spotting: Bottle & Bine

Bottle & Bine

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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David’s Cafe is Ready for Its Close-Up

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in First Bite, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

It seems you gotta have a gimmick if you wanna get ahead in the East Village nowadays. David Chang & Brooks Headley face off with their cheffy takes on greasy fast food favorites. There are even media perennials, such as Harry & Ida’s, and its well-Instagrammed pastrami sandwich. And if the newly opened David’s Café has anything to say about it, it will soon become the poster child of over-the-top poutine…

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Inside Acme’s Unexpected Culinary Revamp

Acme

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Our Winter Restaurant Preview – 2016

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Currently contending with those post-holiday blahs? Rest assured that there’s plenty of light on the horizon, in the form of seriously exciting, in-the-works restaurants — from an off-the-wall burger joint from the acclaimed April Bloomfield, to a fast-casual spot (believe it or not!) from the distinguished EMP team…

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Wildair – Review

Wildair

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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A Look Back at the Best Restaurants of 2015

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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Sadelle’s – Review

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews, RG's Favorites

Smoked fish with a schmear on bagels and babka. Doesn’t exactly sound sexy, right? That’s what I was thinking when I contemplated venturing to Sadelle’s on a recent Saturday night. But the lure of dinnertime caviar service at a cool, new downtown spot was just too strong a pull to turn down. Because while it may sound surprising, caviar options are few and far between. Afterall, caviar’s not exactly lowbrow…

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Gabriel Kreuther – Review

Gabriel Kreuther

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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L’Amico – Review

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Reviews

What’s a Frenchman doing cooking Italian food in Chelsea? That’s what I wondered the first time I ventured to Laurent Tourondel’s newly minted and already mobbed eatery, L’Amico. Yes, Tourondel has proved himself a talent where American cooking is concerned, particularly in the steakhouse genre, adding a distinctly French touch to American classics at…

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Spotlight on New York’s 2016 Bib Gourmand’s

Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Best Of, Bib Gourmands, Hottest Newcomers

Say what you will about Michelin’s rather behind the times tradition of honoring gently-priced restaurants with “Bib Gourmands” instead of stars, but nevertheless, it shines a spotlight on a series of undeniably deserving eateries. That’s why we’re showcasing some of the newest, most noteworthy additions to the 2016 Bib Gourmand list, from the modern Korean Oiji in the East Village, to the smoked brisket-slinging Hometown in Red Hook…

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