Matt TervoorenNYC Staff Writer
Matt originally put himself on The Infatuation’s radar when he shared his personal hit list of NYC restaurants - a color-coded spreadsheet with thousands of places organized with notes and filters. Before joining us full time, he used his magical knowledge of natural wine bars and tiny Sri Lankan restaurants to help power Text Rex. Now, Matt is a staff writer responsible for reviewing restaurants and writing guides in New York. His hobbies include eating and going out to restaurants, which really should have been obvious by now.
Garden Cafe is an all-day American spot in Inwood with a nice backyard.
Samesa is a small counter-service spot in Williamsburg that serves great Middle Eastern food.
La Slowteria is a casual spot in Carroll Gardens that serves some of the best Mexican food in Brooklyn.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
Bar Beau serves good cocktails and shareable small plates in an attractive space in Williamsburg.
St Tropez is a casual French spot in the West Village with affordable small plates.
Bohemian has a secret phone number and referral process to get a reservation, but that’s not why you should care about this Japanese spot in Noho.
Brooklyn Cider House is a bar, brewery, and prix-fixe restaurant in Bushwick that’s a great place to spend a night eating and drinking with a group.
Torien is a yakitori spot in Noho that serves a 13-course omakase for $150.
Ruffian is a tiny East Village bar with a huge natural wine list and a short menu of really good Mediterranean food.
Saggio is a casual Italian spot in Washington Heights where you’ll want to become a regular.