1. Alberto’s Lounge
Because when Anton Forte opens a new restaurant, you don’t ask questions—you just go. Each of Forte’s restaurants has been a hit, and with former 10 William Street whiz Dan Pepperell behind the stove, Alberto’s Lounge was always going to be special. Pepperell’s playful takes on Roman classics are unbelievably delicious, and you won’t regret ordering the Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Trippa alla Romana. The Surry Hills crowd and Tuscan and Sicilian-heavy wine list make for a particularly potent combination—just don’t blame us the next morning.