In this week’s edition: Mother’s Day brunch, planned. // Photo Courtesy Leonelli.

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The Resy Lineup: Mother’s Day Brunch Spots, Cinco de Mayo Tasting, and More

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Welcome to the Resy Lineup, your regular dose of recommendations on what to eat, drink, and see — updated on a weekly basis.

Your monthly Hit List just came in — discover which restaurants to keep on your dining radar this spring, but in today’s Resy Lineup, you’ve got even more timely options: A takeout feast that supports amazing AAPI-led organizations (and a fantastic way to start off AAPI Heritage Month!), ramyun for days, and essential brunch spots.

 

Week of May 3

The Restaurant Rec

Jeju Noodle Bar, because winter may be over, but ramyun is forever. Yes, even in this heat, and especially for Douglas Kim’s next-level, Michelin-starred bowls of Korean noodle soup, which you can slurp in a private tent off a cozy strip of Greenwich Street. This is one hard Resy to nab, so Notify away. Pro Tip: The vegetarian, mushroom-filled bushut ramyun is just as tantalizing as the incredibly rich wagyu broth.

 

The Drink Proposal

Tequila and cocktail pairings sipped to the beat of live music. There are still tickets left for Fandi Mata’s exciting Cinco de Mayo event this Wednesday, where a special Mexican-inspired tasting menu ($85) comes with only the finest agave pairings, courtesy of bar maven Milos Zica and Casa Dragones Tequila.

 

The Event Invite

You know it, we know it, restaurants have been prepping for it: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and we’ve got your brunch essentials covered. But if you’re looking for something extra special, Roman stunner Leonelli is doling out complimentary Prosecco to all the mamas in attendanceand so is this Tokyo-style izakaya, should you prefer to go a more casual route.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

It’s officially AAPI Heritage Month, so why not treat yourself to a five-course feast benefitting three AAPI-led orgs? For this Sunday’s Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate dinner, Wayla is on apps, Lotus + Cleaver is firing the entrée, and Kimika and Jeepney have your sweet tooth covered. It’s $165, feeds two, and includes a bottle of sake. What are you waiting for?

 

The Splurge

For Italian fare executed to the nines, Fort Green’s Loreto is the place to go. Expect pasta made fresh and on the daily, plus Neapolitan-style pizzas, all set within a gorgeous space. Book here, and do save room for dessert.

 

From The Tipline

Coming Thursday, May 6 is a Shake Shack collab with Atoboy: Meet the Atoburger, a shrimp marvel topped with crispy hash browns, with all proceeds going to Heart of Dinner. Available at the Madison Square Park location only.


Week of April 26

In this edition: This dessert (and more!) returns to the dining scene. // Photo Courtesy Cosme

The Restaurant Rec

Cosme, because the city’s preeminent Mexican destination is back and better than ever. Expect a redesigned dining room, some new menu items (don’t miss the pinto potato tetela topped with cheddar and caviar), and the same stellar duck carnitas. Cosme reopens on April 28 and reservations are out.

 

The Drink Proposal

The cocteles club at Oxomoco, or a guarantee of two new takeout cocktails a month from the Mexican stunner specializing in tequila and mezcal, starting at $30/month. To bring on your next picnic, or sip from the comfort of your home — get it here.

 

The Event Invite

A takeout feast for a cause. That’s right, DC’s soldout Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate dinner series is coming to New York: Every Sunday in May, some of the city’s most esteemed Asian restaurants (Nami Nori, Fish Cheeks, Kimika) will partner on a five-course takeout meal for two priced at $165, and that includes a bottle of sake. Kicking it off first a special collab’ between Chinese Tuxedo and the Tyger. Pick it up on May 2.

 

The Splurge

Gather a few of your closest friends and head to Greenpoint, because izakaya and cocktail sensation Rule of Thirds has reopened their summer pavilions (aka your own personal outdoor bungalow), where a shared familystyle menu ($95 per person) or a Buddhist duck feast ($115) await. Reserve here.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

What does a BEC sandwich look like in the hands of your favorite restaurants? Find out this week only from April 28 to May 2 for takeout and delivery via ChowNow — Adda’s got it under wraps of flaky kati, Frenchette Bakery’s twisting it into a boudin egg and comté, Hunky Dory’s flexing house-cut bacon, Leo is layering in onto a sourdough brioche bun, and more.

 

From The Tipline

Domino Park is about to have a great summer: The new Roberta’s is live on Resy, meaning you could eat pizza by the water as soon as this Friday, April 30. Weekend plans, done.


Week of April 19

In this edition: Sourdough pizza and natural wines. // Photo Courtesy Leo

The Restaurant Rec

The Clam, because if there’s one thing warm weather and blue skies call for, it’s al fresco seafood. And this West Village staple delivers, with an array of clam-filled dishes (fried in sliders, twirled in spaghetti, studded in dips), oysters for days, and Old Bay fries for good measure. Book it outdoors and in.

 

The Drink Proposal

A perfect bottle of wine that the lovely staff at Leo will help you pick out, to go with all your pizza needs. Pro tip: Always start with the Caesar, and always end with their daily-changing soft serve. Reservations here.

 

The Event Invite

The only way to view the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Live, at a bar, and in good, socially-distanced company, which, here, means the Graham’s resident queen, your host, and live performer: Sassy Frass. Save your spot here for Friday, April 23, starting at 8 p.m

 

The Splurge

A dinner at one of LIC’s most exquisite fine dining affairs, Il Falco. Trust, chef-owner Bolivar Perez was the former Il Mulino chef for 25 years, and he’s brought his mastery of Italian cuisine with him — look no further than the seasonal capellini (a.k.a. angel hair pasta). Right this way.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Stunning Vietnamese fare at New York’s favorite French-ish bistro. Come again? Ha’s  Đậc  Biệt is popping-up at Frenchette on Sundays and Mondays from 4 to 8 p.m., and if you haven’t had their savory pies and incredible lemongrass roast chicken, you’re missing out. Place your orders here, you’ve got until early May to try them out!

 

From The Tipline

Mark your calendars, set a Notify, go: Cosme reopens next Wednesday, April 28, with a redesigned space and new menu items. You know what to do.


Week of April 12

In this edition: Basque tapas of another caliber. // Photo Courtesy Ernesto’s

The Restaurant Rec

Ernesto’s, because the riveting food at this corner spot will make you feel like you’re somewhere along the Basque coast. Plus, it’s been freshly reviewed by the Times, so bring friends — you will want to eat your way through most of the menu — and know that the oozing tortilla is non-negotiable. Book al fresco or indoors here.

 

The Drink Proposal

A different kind of happy hour, involving dumplings? Yes, please. Kings Co. Imperial is offering $1 dumplings and discounted drinks all week long from 5 to 7 p.m. in Manhattan only. Brooklynites, wipe your tears over a Sichuan spritz in the private garden. Or make the trek.

 

The Event Invite

Do you have what it takes to pétanque? Industry City’s Carreau Club is putting together a “casually competitive” league, where you’ll be throwing down boules every Tuesday night from May 2 to June 8. The membership is $40 and includes discounted food and drinks, as well as free court time for you and five of your closest friends. Sign up here.

 

The Splurge

Pita and a burlesque show. That’s right, the Underground Cabaret is partnering up with the Dekalb Market for a socially distanced event, featuring burlesque performers, aerialists, and a three-course dinner courtesy of Miznon’s very own Eyal Shani. Book your tickets here ($135) — the show runs every Thursday and Saturday until the end of May.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

The exceptional taco kits from Sobre Masa (Saturdays are for beef barbacoa and Sundays for carnitas), a Mexican café bent on bringing a slice of Oaxaca to Williamsburg. You’re going to want to book these in advance, as kits tend to sell out rather quickly.

 

From The Tipline

Gage & Tollner has finally reopened! The Resys are out for this storied landmark that’s been 17 years in the making. Set a Notify now.


Week of April 5

In this edition: Unmissable cocktails from a Greenpoint izakaya. // Photo Courtesy Rule of Thirds

The Restaurant Rec

Dhamaka, because if you haven’t tried the Adda and Rahi team’s latest concept, what are you waiting for? The restaurant recently opened al fresco dining, it’s topped this month’s Hit List, and if you’re wondering what to expect (other than unapologetic Indian food), we’ve got a deep dive on what you’ll want to order. Ready to book now? Right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Douglas Fir-Banks cocktail at Rule of Thirds, a savvy mix of sesame sochu, gin, vetiver, peach, Douglas fir, and lime with umeboshi paint on the glass to lick before you sip. To be enjoyed at this Greenpoint izakaya’s private backyard with a couple of binchotan grilled skewers we like the lamb tongue and maitake mushroom.

 

The Event Invite

Spring has come and Baby Brasa is packing on the events! There’s burlesque on Tuesdays, Brazilian night on Thursdays, salsa night on Saturdays, and pet socials on Sundays. Take your pick. 

 

The Splurge

Soogil’s $85 five-course tasting, for dine-in or takeout. Pay special attention to the nurungji gras course, a harmonious blend of crispy rice, chile-sautéed foie gras, and sweet soy sauce, which encapsulates the restaurant’s KoreanFrench focus, and just happens to be chef Soogil Lim’s favorite dish on the menu. Try it in person or at home.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

Sushi will forever be one of the best takeout options in existence, so when the craving comes, look no further than Bondi Sushi Bar. Their boxed maki sets are made for a quick lunch in the park, so find yourself a sunny bench and order pronto. Pro tip: If you’re picking up in Nolita, Elizabeth Street Garden’s the move.


Week of March 29

In this week’s edition: Specialties from Saigon, Hue, and Hanoi. // Photo Courtesy Van Đa

The Restaurant Rec

Van Đa, because this Vietnamese stunner is reopening April 1 for indoor and outdoor dining. On the menu? Vietnamese snacks and specialties from the country’s three major food regionsSaigon, Hue, and Hanoirun by a female-led team with a Michelin Bib. Run don’t walk, and book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

A heady orange wine from Lola Taverna. Check out this month’s Wine Hit List for the lowdown on which bottles we have our eyes on, and be sure to snag a table outdoors — Lola’s al fresco setup is something else.

 

The Event Invite

It’s Easter this weekend, and a host of Resy restaurants are ready to serve you. Think Tuscan brunch and dinner at il Buco, traditional slow roasted lamb at Bellini, a three-course feast at Daniel, and more.

 

The Splurge

Several Danny Meyer restaurants are back in business! Make a Resy now for Marta, Blue Smoke at Battery Park, and Intersect by Lexus, which is currently spotlighting a menu from The Grey’s Mashama Bailey. For a splurge, consider the iconic dining room at Gramercy Tavern, where chef Mike Anthony has prepared a special $140 tasting menu. Available March 31 through April 4.

 

The Stay-At-Home Move

All the temaki at Nami Nori, because the restaurant’s takeout remains a chef standby (chefs Suzanne Cupps, James Kent, and Jack Logue all swear by them), thanks in no small part to ingenious packaging.

 

From The Tipline

Get booking: Frenchette is back for indoor and outdoor dining! Youre going to want to make that Resy now.

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