New On Resy: Babu Ji, POT & More…


February is here and 2016 is definitely in full swing. To ensure your year is off to a great, noshing start check out the most recent additions to Resy.



Photo courtesy of Babu Ji.

New York City

Babu Ji
“The Hindi term Babu Ji, when used playfully is what we New Yorkers might call the mayor of the block. Babu Ji is that self appointed neighborhood ambassador who knows everyone and everything that’s happening the village. He’s a real character who always has a great story.” Come for the food, stay for the good times. // East Village, NY. Book now at Babu Ji.

“While Emily is ostensibly a pizzeria, chef Matt Hyland also makes a kick-ass burger and, as it turns out, some superb Korean style wings as well.” – Eater. If pizza, burgers and/or wings are your thing… Resy it up. // Clinton Hill, BK. Book Now at Emily.

Alphabet city’s seasonal, local, market-driven, contemporary french-american cuisine. Who wants some Chawanmiushi (egg/dashi custard, traditional escargot, daikon, fine herbs and cranberries)? // East Village, NY. Book now at Kingsley.

Hillstone Midtown
Whether your go-to is the classic Spinach & Artichoke Dip with hand-cut chips and Campfire Barbecue Ribs, or the Spicy Tuna ‘Osaka Style’ and Famous French Dip thinly sliced roasted prime rib on a house-made french roll served au jus. Your delicious evening can now be booked in advance. // Midtown, NY. Book now at Hillstone Midtown.

M. Wells Steakhouse
Friendly service, raw bar, fresh fish entrées, unique appetizers and of course, steak, are all on the menu. Word to the wise, don’t miss the bone marrow onion soup. // Long Island City, NY. Book now at M. Wells Steakhouse.

Whitewashed brick, an open kitchen with a Grillworks wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Chef Missy Robbins is back with unfussy vegetables, seafood and handmade pastas. Say hello to soft-serve GELATO.  // Williamsburg, NY. Book now at Lilia.



Photo courtesy of Darrin Dines.

Los Angeles

“A fresh dose of creativity and innovation to the traditional kaiseki format.” – Eater’s Top 38. Netflix, thank you for covering Chef Niki Nakayama’s glorious work. #ChefsTable // Culver City, LA. Book now at n/naka.

Roy Choi’s Koreatown restaurant, “through the eyes of an American with Korean Blood.” “Pot isn’t a careful re-creation of a Seoul buljip. It is a sizzling, loving creature of Koreatown L.A.” – LA Times // K-Town, LA. Book now at POT.

The second of two Roy Choi restaurants added to the app this month. Commissary is the final piece to Roy Choi’s presence at the center of LA’s Korean. It’s a massive greenhouse whose menu focuses mostly on vegetables, “but most of all it’s a backyard BBQ celebrating the farms and the streets.” // K-Town, LA. Book now at Commissary.



Photo courtesy of Piperade.

San Fransisco

Piperade serves west coast Basque rustic cooking AKA, the spiced-up version of French cuisine. #Protip, order the Potato + Manchego Gratin. // Embarcadero, SF. Book now at Piperade.

Their brunch bloody’s are made with pureed and strained caramelized dry roasted tomatoes with jalepenos, garlic, cumin, dill, crushed black pepper, salt, fresh horseradish & cayenne pepper… Can you imagine their dinner menu? // Noe Valley, SF. Book now at Hamlet.

Rutherford Grill
This Napa Valley gem has been around since 1994. Located right by Napa’s oldest historic wineries (like Beaulieu, Inglenook) you really can’t go wrong with any dish you decide to order. Big plus, no corkage fee. // Rutherford, CA. Book now at Rutherford Grill.

Mina Test Kitchen
Ladies and gentleman, Chef Michael Mina’s Little Italy pop-up will officially be over on February 14th. Have no fear, taking its place on Tuesday, March 1st will be “The Company,” an Indian-focused menu. Get your Resy ASAP. // Cow Hollow, SF. Book now at Mina Test Kitchen.

Atelier Crenn
Ladies and gentleman, 2 Michelin starred restaurant, Atelier Crenn is doing away with its service charge and shifting to a ‘hospitality included’ model effective February 1st. It’s also “a gastronomic discovery inspired by sustainable and seasonal cuisine.” Welcome to the team. // Cow Hollow, SF. Book now at Atelier Crenn.



Photo courtesy of Travel Squire.


The Federal
Semifinalist on Bravo’s BEST NEW RESTAURANT, The Federal serve’s the “Best biscuits in the US,” (Food & Wine Magazine). Come for the Classic Americana menu, stay for 21st Century Style. // Morningside, MIA. Book now at The Federal.

Mina’s Mediterraneo
Ranging in flavors from the Middle East, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey and Spain, Mina’s is the perfect place to post up in an open dining room or garden patio. #Protip, order the Moussaka. // Upper East Side, MIA. Book now at Mina’s Mediterraneo.



Photo courtesy of DC Eater.

Washington DC

Wish you had Greek and Italian Grandparents? No problem, grab a seat at Chef Nick Stefanelli’s celebration of these glorious flavors. A culinary match made in heaven. // Union Market, DC. Book now at Masseria.

In the Washington City Paper’s “24 Hours of Eating” guide, Caroline Jones wrote, “Each dish at this tiny Italian-influenced wine spot features an ingredient that elevates it from ordinary to awesome.” She also mentions, “Sure, you may have to wait a while for a table, but grab an excellent Amaro Manhattan at the massive maple bar and be patient.” Ladies and gentlemen, throw your patience out the window, you’re covered. // Park View, DC. Book now at Maple.

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