Italy wins but NYC places 3 restaurants on The World’s 50 Best list. The city is hot and the weather is too-ish, New Yorkers know to embrace it while they can so do the right thing. Ignore the politics and dine on, the Hit List is ready for your enjoyment.
Because Mimi goes to show that age is nothing but a number. Chef Liz Johnson is 25, about a year per restaurant seat, and she’s cooking like a master. You get: awesome vibes, awesomer pork rillette and escargot like you’re in Paris. // West Village. (212) 418-1260.
Because the pizza is just so damn good. Clam pie for the ages. It may be hard to get a res, but set up a Notify and you’ll get your table. // SoHo. Book now at Pasquale Jones.
Because they are now the 44th best restaurant IN THE WORLD! This is a no stress situation, open the app, sit down and click here for your pro-order. Is there anything better than fried arroz negro? NOPE. #Congrats // Nolita. Book now at Estela.
Because Chef Gunter Seeger is creating a new menu each and every day. Last week he had oysters with summer truffles and this week he served uni and foie, together. Open kitchen alert. // West Village. (646) 657-0045.
Because al fresco dining is here and Chef Missy Robbins has hooked it up for her people. Malfadini is still very much a thing and so are the clams. The grill is your friend. // Williamsburg. Book now at Lilia.
Because the hummus master, Michael Solomonov, has brought his famed dip to the Big Apple. Partner and chef Emily Seaman, has 40-pound batches of chickpeas cooking all day, so you know that hummus is f-r-e-s-h. Pro-tip: Shakshuka mornings. // Chelsea Market. Walk-ins only.
7/Speedy Romeo BK
Because pizza is absolutely a food group and when San Marzano tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, and Neapolitan style slow proof crust are the elements, a win is in store. Plus burgers. // Brooklyn. Book now at Speedy Romeo BK.
Because Pete Wells, of the NYTimes, calls them “Tiny Titans” and was “filled with gratitude” when he indulged in the chicken-fried pork cheeks with Swiss chard and crab. // Nolita. (646) 850-9480.
Because Indian cuisine is having its moment and Tapestry is along for the ride. Chef Suvir Saran is bringing global flavors and local ingredients all at once. Instagram says, get the slow-cooked pineapple in ghee with ice cream & gold flakes. So, do it. // West Village. (212) 373-8900.
Because the sushi is FRESH TO DEATH and marinated salmon caviar will make you fall in love again and again. Reservations aren’t easy but are worth it. // SoHo. (646) 405-4826.