Yes, yes: Pokemon. You know what else? The Resy Hit List. This list, from Altro to Zo is gd fire. Grab a seat:
Because Pete Wells of the NYTimes said it best, you need “an occasion to eat with joy and lust.” Mimi’s got that. Pork rillettes, lamb chops, baba au rhum will get you there. // Soho. Book now at Mimi.
Because the pizzas continue to hit the spot and the dessert is currently a blueberry compote with ice cream. // Soho. Book now at Pasquale Jones.
3/Cafe Altro Paradiso
Because their new lunch menu is it, the wine list hits the spot and you have to order the spaghetti with swordfish, tomato, and squid ink, because you just do. // Soho. Book now at Cafe Altro Paradiso.
Because it’s classic French food by Chef Daniel Rose plus a new look for powerhouse Roman & Williams. Quenelles and halibut are wins. Expect early days and fancy-schmantzy. // Soho. (212) 271-4252.
Because the pasta section has gotten bigger and bigger or as chef Missy Robbins says, “Pasta section large.” // Williamsburg. Book now at Lilia.
Because the NYTimes says 2 stars. And, “the wines are also flexible, wrapping themselves around whatever you happen to be eating.” Also, “this is lucky, because so many things on Chad Shaner’s menu are worth trying.” Drop the mike. // Gowanus. Book now at Freek’s Mill.
7/Speedy Romeo BK
Because they have a Michelin Bib and their secret to yumminess is real DOCG San Marzano tomatoes and sea salt. What up Neapolitan pizza! // Clinton Hill. Book now at Speedy Romeo.
Because no signage is still fooderati catnip and Chef Yael Peet, a Shuko alum, is making delicious foods. Add Thomas Waugh’s beverages and you’ve got yourself the ideal evening. Date night/fun night/any night. // Fort Greene. Book now at Karasu.
Because ceviche is the perfect food during the summer. The holy grail of Venn diagrams: roof, brunch, Williamsburg. // Williamsburg. Book now at Llama Inn.
Because good rice, Tokyo precision, and the freshest and rarest fish in NYC. Also, it’s a good place to close a deal according to Bloomberg. More money, more toro. // Soho. (646) 405-4826.
Happy first anniversary to the pizza joint that got buzzy by being buzzy. Still great, btw. // East Village. Book now at Bruno Pizza.