Dinner with the Parents

  1. L'Artusi
    9.0
    $$$

    L’Artusi

    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.

  2. Perla
    8.9
    $$$

    Perla

    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.

  3. Marea
    8.8
    $$$$

    Marea

    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.

  4. Charlie Bird
    8.8
    $$$$

    Charlie Bird

    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.

  5. Mas (Farmhouse)
    8.7
    $$$$

    Mas (farmhouse)

    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.

  6. Maialino
    8.7
    $$$$

    Maialino

    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.

  7. Blue Hill New York
    8.6
    $$$$

    Blue Hill New York

    75 Washington Pl.
    New York, NY 10011

    Blue Hill New York is one of the best restaurants in Manhattan. While we insist that dinner at the Stone Barns location is the ultimate Blue Hill experience, your meal in Manhattan will still be outstanding.

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