252 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in New York.
An absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.
The only thing that is keeping Rubriosa from being one of NYC’s classic Italian restaurants is time. Let’s eat vodka sauce pizza while we wait.
Emily not only has some of the best pizza in the city, it’s also got one of the best burgers. That means you should probably get there soon.
Al Di La is the ultimate neighborhood Italian restaurant. If you live in Park Slope, congratulations.
Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
Llama Inn isn’t actually a hotel for llamas, but it is a Peruvian restaurant very much worth the trip to Williamsburg.
We are not usually impressed by exclusive “secret restaurants,” but the food is absolutely excellent here, and the environment delivers, too.
Cosme is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Flatiron that’s much more approachable than it appears to be.
Most everything on the menu at Charlie Bird is fantastic. They do service and wine better than almost anyone else.
Speedy Romeo is the best restaurant you haven’t been to. Put it on your Hit List and make the trip to Clinton Hill.
Di An Di is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Greenpoint. Go there for your next date night, group dinner, or solo meal at the bar. Just go there.
Part natural wine bar, part restaurant, The Four Horsemen is one of our favorite places to drink and eat in Brooklyn.
Mario Batali’s Gramercy-based Spanish tapas haven is still a must visit restaurant. Get in line for some jamón serrano.