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The Resy Guide to the Best Roast Chicken in New York


New York has more than its fair share of iconic meats. Katz’s pastrami. Hot dogs at Nathan’s. The porterhouse at Peter Luger. The Halal Guys’ combo over rice. But there is a carnivorous offering far less legendary, yet perfect for these chillier times; a comfort food that may not be as tantalizingly decadent as say, Keens’ mutton chops, but is just as satisfying and restorative. We’re talking about the humble roast chicken.

A roast chicken done well is a marvel, a simple pleasure that takes on new heights in the hands of a great restaurant and its chefs. So now that it’s officially sweater weather, we offer you this guide to 21 of our favorite roasted birds in town.

Peppa’s Jerk Chicken

  • Prospect-Lefferts Garden
  • Caribbean
  • $

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