El Quijote recently reopened in Chelsea. Photo by Eric Medsker, courtesy of El Quijote

The Hit ListNew York

The March Hit List: El Quijote, Mel’s, Una Pizza Napoletana, and More


There’s really no greater comfort than nostalgia — especially given everything we’ve all been through these past two years — and this month’s New York Hit List goes deep into our collective histories. And, at the same time, we’ve also got restaurants eager to become our new favorite go-tos and classics.

So, you can return to a beloved Chelsea hotel haunt where you can indulge in pitchers of sangria and pans of paella, and later head to a new Baja-California inspired spot from two industry vets for an abundant seafood plateau. On the Lower East Side, you can feast on a Neapolitan-style pie from Anthony Mangieri’s newly reopened pizza haven, and then head over to Chelsea to try chef Melissa Rodriguez’s new-school pies. Here’s your March Hit List, and here’s to making many new memories this month.