Come one, come all, it’s time for the Resy Hit List. The summertime slow sets in, but that’s not to say you don’t have options. You are where you eat. Here’s the deal for the next seven days. 3 New, 4 Returning.
1/ALTA LINEA 6
Because this all open air restaurant in the courtyard of the High Line Hotel is definitively the restaurant of the summer. The setting shines, as do the frozen negronis you’ve heard so much about. Check the reverse tomato bruschetta, too. // Chelsea. Book Now at Alta Linea.
Because a handful of weeks in, the critics are starting to rave. 4 of 5 from Time Out to kick things off at Soho hitmaker John McDonald’s new guy in the Sixty hotel. // SoHo. Book Now at Sessanta.
3/SUPERIORITY BURGER Debut
Because NY Magazine critic Adam Platt calls Brooks Headly’s new veggie burger “almost eerily realistic,” in comparison to the real McCoy, which is maybe why it feels like the Thing That Comes After Shake Shack. // East Village. (212) 256-1192.
Because it’s the “cool Portuguese restaurant midtown didn’t know it needed,” says Eater’s Ryan Sutton. Two stars for you. // Chelsea. Book Now at Lupulo.
Because Georgia white shrimp, celery, cilantro, for example. Contra’s baby sister is legit. // Lower East Side. (646) 964-5624.
Because John Fraser returns to his Upper West Side restaurant, where his Monday vegetable tasting menu was quietly the best thing going for miles. The new format is pick-3 or pick-4, with substantially better odds than Lotto. // Upper West Side. (212) 362-3800.
Because Meatball Shop honcho Michael Chernow’s new seafood shack style pilot is damn tasty, screams summer. Montauk meets Nolita. // Nolita. (212) 730-6005.