Stretch right up and touch the sky, people. Because, yes, it’s the Resy Hit List. Here’s the download for the next seven days, give or take, because you are where you eat. 5 New, 5 Returning.
1/BRUNO PIZZA Debut
Because Eater says it’s “the surprise hit of the summer.” Wood-oven fired thin crust pizzas but also fluke with uni, mulberries, and snap peas. Win. // East Village. (212) 598-3080. Book Now at Bruno Pizza.
2/LA PECORA BIANCA Debut
Because NoMad gets a hitter with this guy, a solo debut for Claudette partner Mark Barak, with Simone Bonelli, a Massimo Bottura disciple in the kitchen. Local is Italian is the idea. // NoMad. (212) 498-9696.
Because the semi-private rooftop bar at Sixty (fka 60 Thompson) has always been one of downtown’s great rooftops. The Empire State Building is in view to the north, One World Trade to the south. This year it gets a reskinning to match Sessanta, its new downstairs sister. // SoHo. (877) 431-0400.
4/ALTA LINEA 11
Because this all open air restaurant in the courtyard of the High Line Hotel is, still, definitively the restaurant of the summer. Frozen negronis for days. // Chelsea. Book Now at Alta Linea.
Because the kitchen has found its sea legs and rhythm is a dancer. Don’t sleep on this team post Labor Day. // SoHo. Book Now at Sessanta.
6/BAR GOTO Debut
Because Kenta Goto, a vet of the excellent Pegu Club, has pro cocktails and miso chicken wings on Eldridge Street for you. // Lower East Side. (212) 475-4411.
7/SUPERIORITY BURGER 6
Because the veggie burger is “almost eerily realistic,” as Adam Platt says. But also, seared Romanos beans? Trend alert. // East Village. (212) 256-1192.
Because, yep, Contra’s baby sister is legit. // Lower East Side. (646) 964-5624.
Because Meatball Shop honcho Michael Chernow’s new seafood shack style pilot is damn tasty, screams summer. Montauk meets Nolita, bro. // Nolita. (212) 730-6005.
Because it’s mostly an unassuming neighborhood joint on Soho’s far western edge, but, hello, new major league burger alert. // SoHo. (212) 641-0654.