Impressing Out of Towners

  1. Lucali
    8.9
    $$

    Lucali

    575 Henry St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Yes, it can be annoying to deal with an unpredictable situation, but for a pizza this good, we’re willing to deal with it. Lucali is incredible.

  2. Babbo
    8.9
    $$$

    Babbo

    110 Waverly Pl.
    New York, NY 10011

    Of all the Batali restaurants, Babbo is the one most aligned with the Infatuation ideals for good eating. Babbo exemplifies everything we want out of a classic Manhattan dining experience. The food, the wine, the service. It’s all top notch.

  3. Momofuku Ssam
    8.8
    $$$

    Momofuku Ssäm Bar

    207 2nd Ave.
    New York, NY 10003

    Believe the hype. This is an all time Infatuation favorite. Be prepared to eat an unhealthy amount of pork and be very, very happy about it.

  4. Ippudo
    8.8
    $$

    Ippudo

    65 4th Ave.
    New York, NY 10003

    A meal at Ippudo is one of the best you can have in this city. However, it’s so good that the only way to efficiently rock Ippudo these days is to tell your boss you have a doctors appointment and show up on a weekday at 4pm, ready to do bad things to your insides.

  5. Motorino
    8.7
    $$$

    Motorino

    349 E. 12th St.
    New York, NY 10009

    Is this the best pizza in New York City? We’re not dumb enough to make that bold claim. This is, however, our most frequented pizza joint in town. Motorino is incredible.

  6. shakeshack-6532
    8.7
    $

    Shake Shack

    Madison Square Park
    New York, NY 10010

    I once saw a man at Shake Shack, dressed in a suit and setting a formal table. On the small metal table he placed a white tablecloth, fine silverware, a candle, and some flowers. For a moment, I was overcome with joy at the beautiful event that was about to unfold before me…this man was about to propose to a burger.

  7. Peter Luger
    8.7
    $$$$

    Peter Luger Steak House

    178 Broadway
    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Many of us tri-state area Jews have fond memories of summer camp. We’re shipped off into the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania to learn how to fend for ourselves. Being peer pressured into pulling pranks, lighting firecrackers, smoking weed, and of course, going on bunk raids to steal all the girl’s bras and proudly display for […]

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