And just like that, it’s pumpkin season all over again. NYC, it may seem like the perfect time to go home and cook, but don’t; these restaurants are what you really need. Whether you’re in the mood for some majoram malfatti at King, or truffle fries with black vinegar and caramelized artichoke hearts at Ladybird, comfort dining is the move. You know how this works – the Hit List is up; on your marks, get set, go for it.
Because here is exactly the sweet, cozy New American seasonal restaurant this Soho corner was waiting for. If you can get in, go. // SoHo. Book now at King.
Because everyone needs Chef Floyd Cardoz’s bread section, featuring Sourdough Naan, Rosemary Naan, Whole Wheat Roti, Garlic Naan, Tingmo, and the signature Pao. // SoHo. Book now at Paowalla.
Because this seafood-driven Manhattan restaurant also delivers in the dessert zone. Trust. // East Village. Book now at Bergen Hill.
Because the Upper East Side has been waiting for this restaurant. The team behind Estela and Cafe Altro Paradiso has opened up a raw seafood-driven feeding space in the Met Breuer museum. Modern art plus snow crab with yuzu kosho mayonnaise? YES. // UES. Book now at Flora Bar.
Because say hello to Bushwick’s new restaurant serving wood-fired pizzas and natural wines, in a former garage. Sound familiar? It’s a thing. // Bushwick. No phone number yet.
Because udon lovers, say hello to TsuruTonTan. The first NYC location for this Japanese staple is starting up its new winter menu with a spicy uni udon and a Waygu udon. U-don know! // Union Square. Book now at TsuruTonTan.
Because Pete Wells speaks the truth when he says that Pondicheri is making “Indian flavors an all-day affair.” Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served up everyday! // NoMad. (646) 878-4375.
Because “thanks to Ladybird, vegan food is finally cool.” The writers at W Magazine know what they’re talking about with Ravi DeRossi’s newest vegan-venture. // East Village. Book now at Ladybird.
Because when you’re craving French cuisine, this pint-size SoHo watering hole always delivers. Protip: order the best lamb in town. // SoHo. Book now at Mimi.
Because Banchan (Korean side dishes) are the mains you always wanted. Big plus: the fried chicken with spicy peanut butter and garlic. // NoMad. Book now at Atoboy.
Because tomorrow is World Food Day so why not eat for a good cause? See which Resy restaurants are participating here.
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