In this week’s edition: Tips and tricks to snag a Resy at the West Village’s latest Italian sensation. Photo courtesy of Saint Theo’s

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The Resy Lineup: Last-Minute Pies, How to Get Into Saint Theo’s, and a Certain Raclette Window Returns

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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.

In this weeks edition: A Japanese Italian take on the espresso Martini, the very best maple pies and tourtières, and the best “road movies” to watch this weekend.

 

Week of November 22

The Restaurant Rec

Em Vietnamese Bistro, because after all of the Thanksgiving feasting, your stomach will want to be soothed. And what better way than with a bowl of rich, restorative, and near-medicinal chicken pho from this stellar modern Vietnamese gem? Right this way. Bonus: Our handy guide for next-level pho ga, pho bo, and everything in between.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Café Kodawari at Kimika. Made with grappa, CioCiaro amaro, housemade coffee liqueur, five spice, and Kodawari espresso, this drink is their take on an espresso Martini, and is best paired with a bowl of pasta, like the soy butter bigoli.

 

The Event Invite

You mean outside of all of the Thanksgiving happenings? This week’s events feature a sake tasting at Greenpoint’s favorite izakaya, the Meatpacking District’s go-to drag brunch, one heck of a pasta class, and a Sunday roast fit for royalty.

 

The Takeout Move

If you’re in need of a last-minute Thanksgiving dazzler, M. Wells has you covered. Their delicious tourtières — Québécois meat pies best eaten with cranberry ketchup — and maple pies are still available for pickup and delivery until Tuesday night! Get them here, pronto.

 

The Weekend Pairing

An ultimate cozy season duo: raclette and a movie. This Saturday marks the return of King’s seasonal raclette window, where vin chaud, hot toddies, cakes, and chocolat chaud will be served alongside bubbly oozing cheese and pickled things. From the window every weekend until Dec. 19, from noon to 3 p.m.

After picking up your King goods, head on to Film Forum right around the corner, which is hosting an excellent selection of road movies. Saturday, Nov. 27’s lineup includes: a Wong Kar-wai masterpiece, the first Hollywood film to ever sweep all of the Oscars’ major categories, and a Japanese drama based off a Haruki Murakami short story.

 

From The Tipline

Been wanting to try Saint Theo’s in the West Village, but haven’t been able to snag a Resy just yet? Check out our latest The One Who Keeps the Book, our regular series featuring tips and tricks to getting into the hardest-to-book Resy restaurants.

In this week’s edition: A French bistro returns. Photo courtesy of Loulou
In this week’s edition: A French bistro returns. Photo courtesy of Loulou

Week of November 15

The Restaurant Rec

Cozy Royale, because have you gotten in on their pasta dinners yet? Hosted every Sunday for the foreseeable future, this gem of a Williamsburg spot (and one of our essential cozy locales) is doling out an American Italian four-course feast priced at just $35, with bottomless wine for $25. Sound exactly like the sort of place you’d spend all winter at? Book away.

 

The Drink Proposal

Raise a glass to one of our favorite bars for their birthday: Double Chicken Please just turned one year old this past Sunday, and whether you’re visiting the front room or back bar, their cocktails will surprise you time and again.

 

The Event Invite

With Thanksgiving a mere week and a half away, allow us to guide you through the city’s many terrific dine-in options, should you prefer to remain stress-free and washing-dishes-safe. From full-blown family style feasts to fine dining affairs, here’s our guide to Thanksgiving in New York.

 

The Splurge

Dinner for a good cause: After opening weeks before the pandemic, surviving, and falling to an arsonist attack, French bistro and speakeasy Loulou is back and throwing a special $95 three-course menu (wine pairings included) this Wednesday, with proceeds supporting the Chelsea restaurant’s rebuild and reponing. Tickets over here.

 

From The Tipline

From a buzzy Southern Indian restaurant to a serene shop pulling the most bouncy udon noodles, here are all of the latest restaurants that are new on Resy.

In this week’s edition: Where we’ll be spending most cold-weather days. Photo courtesy of M. Wells
In this week’s edition: Where we’ll be spending most cold-weather days. Photo courtesy of M. Wells

Week of November 8

The Restaurant Rec

M. Wells, because it’s getting to be that time of year when we’d love nothing more than for food to properly stick to our ribs. And this LIC gem delivers with an ever-rotating menu of hearty specials, from duck in a pumpkin and blood pudding to French onion soup. Bonus: Catch their Friends Market Bazaar this Sunday for some early holiday shopping. Right this way.

 

The Drink Proposal

The excellent Makgeolli Horchata cocktail at Golden Diner, a most perfect union of Korea’s favorite rice wine and Golden’s housemade horchata blend, which you should absolutely order with the Greek gnocchi special while it lasts.

 

The Event Invite

Harlem Restaurant Week has officially kicked off its 12th edition, meaning you’ve got exactly two weeks to see what makes this amazing neighborhood swing. Discover hidden gems, live music hotspots, and critically acclaimed restaurants, with a special shoutout to Sugar Monk, one of Resy’s favorite cocktail destinations.

 

The Splurge

It doesn’t get more splurge-worthy than a Japanese omakase, and here to help you navigate everything, from sushi to kaiseki at every price point in between, is our guide to New York’s most stellar omakase offerings.

Elsewhere, Rhodora Wine Bar’s throwing a one-night only seven-course $110 tasting, courtesy of chef Chris Cote this Sunday. Check it out.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Manhattan’s favorite burger and milkshake joint is taking reservations for the very first time … That’s right, Black Tap has officially joined the Resy family and reservations are already live.

In this week’s edition: Fort Greene’s favorite zero-waste bar is back. Photo courtesy of Rhodora Wine Bar
In this week’s edition: Fort Greene’s favorite zero-waste bar is back. Photo courtesy of Rhodora Wine Bar

Week of November 1

The Restaurant Rec

Rhodora Wine Bar, because Fort Greene’s favorite zero-waste, carbon-neutral wine haven is finally back and better than ever. Starting this Tuesday, Resy’s will be available for Rhodora’s newest $68 chef’s counter tasting menu, featuring chef-in-residence Fidel Caballero, the former sous chef at Contra who’s bringing his Corima concept into focus. Book awayAn à la carte menu is offered at regular tables, walk-ins only.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Little Giant cocktail at Nura, a velvety-rich drink of ghee-washed rye, jaggery, fennel, and a dash of bitters. Best sipped on a cold, windy day with one of the city’s best roast chickens — Nura’s honey-glazed bird comes with saag and fenugreek roti.

 

The Event Invite

Always wanted to learn how to vogue? Nowadays has you covered. Ridgewood’s favorite party hub has brought in OTA, a New York institution of the ballroom, runway, and voguing scene to lead classes every Tuesday on their indoor dance floor. More info here.

 

The Splurge

All the Diwali events. The autumn festival of lights celebrated by the Indian and South Asian diaspora is taking place this Thursday, and a host of Resy restaurants are properly decked out and celebrating all week long.

Head to SONA for a lavish $140 feast that begins with beet galouti and ends with sweet potato halwa. Elsewhere, chef-owner Abishek Sharma has prepared a $55 five-course tasting at both of his restaurants, Madam Ji and Badshah, with highlights like chicken momo and Chettinad lamb chops. All Diwali menus are available until Sunday, Nov. 7.

 

The Weekend Pairing

Dinner and a museum. MoMA PS1’s signature exhibition of artists living and working in New York is back after a year of pandemic delay. So, go see Greater New York and then head to Bellwether for brunch or dinner — this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant knows its way around a raw bar and cocktails.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. is moving in with Threes Brewing! The wintertime residency is officially live with Nov. 5 as the first bookable date, and if you’re wondering how to celebrate this most perfect union, the lobster roll washed down with a Threes Brewing Vliet is a good place to start.

In this week’s edition: Welcome to Manhattan’s latest speakeasy. Photo courtesy of Bar Thyme
In this week’s edition: Welcome to Manhattan’s latest speakeasy. Photo courtesy of Bar Thyme

Week of October 25

The Restaurant Rec

Yakitori Torishin, because there’s nothing like watching chefs slowly cook skewers over a binchotan charcoal grill. And Torishin’s yakitori just happens to be stellar — both the select and omakase counter seats promise a whirlwind of an experience that’ll have you rethink chicken in every bite. Book here.

 

The Drink Proposal

Cozy up in Manhattan’s latest speakeasy, hidden in a pre-war cellar below a pâtisserie, with one of Thyme Bar’s exceptional floral cocktails. The Sage and Savage is a good place to start — honey and chamomile-infused gin, mixed with Grand Marnier and sweet Sauternes wine.

 

The Event Invite

All of the Halloweekend happenings. Are you ready?

On Friday, Casa Mezcal is hosting a day of the dead party with a live DJ. Nearby in the East Village, Nowon is curating a themed Squid Game dinner party on Saturday and Sunday (only outdoor tickets are left!). In the West Village, Bandits is putting its disco décor to use and throwing a 70’s costumed dance party all weekend long. Prefer a good scare? The Standard Grill’s got you covered this week, with horror flicks scheduled every single day (scroll down to see the full program).

 

The Takeout Move

All the tapas at Boqueria. The vaunted Barcelona-style tapas bar excels in the at-home format, so should you need cheese, charcturie or any of their perfect small bites for your next dinner party, you know where to go. Order online from any of their four New York locations.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for a more thrilling work-from-home lunch, Boqueria’s Tapas Lunch (three tapas for $18) is the move for you.

 

The Weekend Pairing

Tacos and a museum. Because you really don’t want to miss out on trying Philly’s favorite taqueria. That’s right, South Philly Barbacoa is coming to the Rockefeller Center for a three-day pop-up (Oct. 29-31) as part of the Mexican consulate’s week-long Diá de Muertos celebration. So, fuel up before heading to MoMA right next door — here’s what’s showing.

 

From The Tipline

It’s time to finally welcome back a Soho favorite: Miss Lily’s is back for the first time since the pandemic, so make some bottomless brunch reservations, stat, if you know what’s good for you.

Separately, Nina Compton’s takeover at Intersect just launched last week, and trust us, this is one residency you’re not going to want to miss. Resy away.

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