Dinner with the Parents
$$$228 W. 10th St.New York, NY 10014
An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.
$$$24 Minetta Ln.New York, NY 10012
We are officially obsessed with Gabe Stuhlman and some guy from Eataly’s new restaurant Perla, and are probably about to set unreasonably high expectations for your first meal there. You’re welcome.
$$$$240 Central Park S.New York, NY 10019
Marea is one of those restaurants, like Eleven Madison Park, you walk into knowing damn well it’s going to be incredible. It’s also good to know this: Marea is a Quality Fish restaurant first, Italian restaurant second.
$$$$5 King St.New York, NY 10012
Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. But what’s really got our attention are two things that these people already do better than almost anyone else: service and wine.
$$$$39 Downing St.New York, NY 10014
Pretend it’s 2004 and get excited about Mas (farmhouse) again. A decade later, this is still one of the best fine dining experiences in New York City.
$$$$2 Lexington Ave.New York, NY 10010
Let’s call this one what it is – us getting it right the second time around. Maialino is outstanding, and we’re here to revise out initial sour review.
$$$$41 W. 57th St.New York, NY 10019
Betony is a high-end restaurant with a relaxed approach. The food here is as good or better than anything else in town at the moment, and you won’t be relegated to some second-class sideline seating if you want to experience it a la carte.
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Bone broth in a coffee cup, served from a window at Hearth. Is this real? Nobody knows.
Better than it used to be. And it used to be really damn good.
This is how you book a restaurant reservation in 2014.