Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Midtown

Totto Ramen

There might be another two branches in Midtown, but purists know that neither beats the tiny 20-seat original. Write your name and number of guests on the clipboard and wait your turn. Your reward: extraordinary ram…
Top Choice Seafood in Midtown

Le Bernardin

The interiors may have been subtly sexed-up for a 'younger clientele' (the stunning storm-themed triptych is by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner), but triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin remains a luxe, fine-dining holy …
Top Choice Market in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Smorgasburg

The largest foodie event in Brooklyn brings together more than 100 vendors selling an incredible array of goodness: Italian street snacks, duck confit, Indian flatbread tacos, roasted-mushroom burgers, vegan Ethiopi…
Top Choice Sushi in Midtown

O-ya

With the cheapest nigiri pairs at close to $20 each, this is not a spot you'll come to every day. But if you're looking for a special night out and sushi's in the game plan, come here for exquisite flavors, fish so …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Brooklyn: Prospect Heights, Crown Heights & Flatbush

Ample Hills Creamery

Named for a line in a Walt Whitman poem, Ample Hills makes singular ice cream that's an art form of its own: from ooey gooey butter cake in a creamy vanilla base or Nonna D's oatmeal lace (brown-sugar-and-cinnamon i…
Top Choice Italian in Midtown

ViceVersa

ViceVersa is quintessential Italian: suave and sophisticated, affable and scrumptious. The menu features refined, cross-regional dishes like arancini with black truffle and fontina cheese. For a celebrated classic, …
Top Choice Modern American in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Eleven Madison Park

Fine-dining Eleven Madison Park came in at number one in the 2017 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Frankly, we’re not surprised: this revamped poster child of modern, sustainable American cooking is …
Top Choice Ice Cream in Brooklyn: Park Slope, Gowanus & Sunset Park

Ample Hills Creamery

Ice-cream lovers: we found the mother ship. All of Ample Hills' magnificently creative flavors – snap mallow pop (a deconstructed Rice Krispies treat), Mexican hot chocolate, salted crack caramel – are whipped up ri…
Top Choice Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Uncle Boons

Michelin-star Thai is served up in a fun, tongue-in-cheek combo of retro wood-paneled dining room with Thai film posters and old family snaps. Spanning the old and the new, zesty, tangy dishes include fantastically …
Top Choice Fusion in SoHo & Chinatown

Chefs Club

In a building used in part for the show Will & Grace, Chefs Club sounds more like a discount warehouse than the spectacular dining spot it really is: visiting chefs prepare a menu for anywhere from three weeks t…