A bamboo-lined haven on 43rd street, Sushi Yasuda crafts sushi in its purest form. The rice temperature is perfect and the fish sublime, earning this Midtown spot a well-deserved Michelin Star. Sushi comes à la carte, but the move here is to opt for the beautiful omakase tasting, and experience the masters at their best.
From a pho shop that’ll rock your taste buds to one of the best omakase options in town, these New York tables could very well serve your most memorable meal of 2018, and they’re all New on Resy.
You’ll be tantalized by the bold flavors this Vietnamese eatery has to offer. Tucked down the end of St. Marks Place, Hanoi House proffers stunning bowls of piping hot pho and other fresh delicacies (get the summer rolls, and the papaya and pig ear salad), courtesy of a couple of Stephen Starr alums. Layered, vibrant, and downright addicting, this is one noodle soup you’ll never pho-get.
Aburiya Kinnosuke introduced robata-style grilling to New York more than a decade ago. And though the menu has evolved, this high-end izakaya is still going strong. In addition to the robata grilled meats, fish, and vegetables, Aburiya offers traditional Japanese dishes—pork katsu, sukiyaki, and bento box lunches—alongside a robust sake and shochu list.
Latin American cuisine gets a modern jolt at this stunning two-story locale off of Broome Street. Helmed by a former Le Bernardin and Flora Bar chef, Her Name Was Carmen offers a sophisticated menu with fresh seafood and fine wines. Dine on Alaskan king crab with plum chutney and wild hamachi with rice crackers to the rich beats of Latin tunes.
Nestled on the cusp of Chinatown, Dimes is a quirky little haunt where mismatched chairs slide under asymmetrical tables. The eclectic restaurant serves plates as colorful as its décor, with a focus on healthy-ish cuisine—think açai bowls, bright salads, and one delicious BLT. Natural wines and abstract cocktails complete this charming tableau.
Combining farm-fresh ingredients with a craftsman’s ethic, Root & Bone pays tribute to the timeless flavors of the American South with wit and soul. Signature dishes include the usual suspects—a delectable sweet tea brined fried chicken and buttery biscuits and gravy—delivering true Southern hospitality to New York’s East Village.
Stone Park Cafe dazzles the Park Slope community with its always-fresh and seasonal plates, which include our favorite short rib hash, pan-seared bluefish cakes, and house-made pasta. And to the devotees: forgive us for divulging this neighborhood gem, but rejoice in the fact that brunch is now bookable!
Located on the fringes of Nolita, Shoo Shoo brings Tel Aviv’s bohemian café culture to the city. Here, the Mediterranean is echoed in the design as much as in the menu, where Israeli staples (shakshuka, falafel, hummus) get a twist. Pro-tip: add the decadent pistachio kanafeh to your bucket list.
There’s more than meets the eye at this enticing all-day spot. First, Noted Tribeca is run by none other than a Masa and ABC Kitchen alum. Second, American classics are flecked with Korean flavors—bulgogi burger anyone?—where a gochujang mayo breathes new life into egg sandwiches and paninis alike. Finally, the place transforms into a boozy cocktail den by night. Geonbae!
Sushi and dim sum get the vegan treatment at this new East Village destination. Helmed by vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi, Fire and Water rolls two concepts into one, and while the “Fire” side has yet to open (modern dim sum and cocktails are scheduled for early 2019), the “Water” component is here to wow: an 8-course kaiseki, where soy, shiitake, and seaweed coax the umami out of everything.
This luminous Prospect Heights restaurant serves one of the most surprising and affordable tasting menus in town. Named after a common wood sorrel, Oxalis comes courtesy of chef Nico Russell (Daniel, Mirazur), and puts peak-season produce in the spotlight. Spring for the six-course tasting (priced at $60) or à la carte bar menu after a trip to the Brooklyn Museum.
A migratory restaurant constantly in flight, the excellent Mountain Bird has set roots in the quaint dining room of East Harlem’s Tastings Social. There, a Japanese couple cooks its way through fowl and poultry, using French-meets-Japanese technique to serve them in ingenious ways: chicken gizzard tacos, ostrich tartare, and foie gras dumpling consommé are among the wild offerings. But on Mondays GAUDIr takes over, where chef Cedric Durand brings forth his vision of modern Spanish tapas, alongside a bespoke gin & tonic experience, cocktails, and wine.
With tufted leather banquettes, a pressed tin ceiling, and verdoyant garden wall, Sweet Polly oozes with charm. The cozy neighborhood bar serves a carefully curated set of classic and contemporary drinks, with tasty dinner sidekicks, from raw bar selections to charcuterie boards. Pro-tip: make a Resy during their Happy Hour (mon-fri: 4:30-6:30pm) to take advantage of $1 oysters and on-tap Negronis.
An inviting trattoria with Brooklyn flair, Aita Trattoria brings unpretentious comfort to old-world food, aka your Italian nonna’s recipes. Fresh spaghetti with meatballs, Italian sausage simmered with cannellini and borlotti beans, soul-warming minestrone, and one decadently layered lasagna are among the highlights.
With its French bistro style, noted wines, and inviting patio, Le Singe is a slice of Paris in the middle of Chelsea. You’re here for people-watching over the French classics—from perfectly executed moules marinières to coq au vin—an excellent glass of wine in hand. Throw in live music and you’ll feel like you’re living a scene in a Truffaut film.
Taco lovers, book this way: Taco Chulo has been a Williamsburg taco staple since 2005. The vibrant taqueria makes everything in-house, from salsas to hand-pressed corn tortillas, honoring the traditions of Mexico with a dash of Texas and California. Pro-tip: made with freshly-squeezed lime juice, the margaritas are a surefire hit.
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