Sofreh chef-owner Nasim Alikhani. Photo by OK McCausland for Resy

GuidesNew York

The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of New York

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Women do so much of the essential work in restaurants. And yet women struggle for recognition and visibility in so many parts of the hospitality industry. That’s not entirely the case in New York, though, where you’ll find women running the kitchen or the dining-room floor of many of the city’s best restaurants. That includes powerful trailblazers like Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen and Tanoreen’s Rawia Bishara as well as recent, lauded newcomers like Dame’s Patricia Howard and Saigon Social’s Helen Nguyen.

Throughout June, Resy will honor women in the restaurant industry through our annual Women of Food series. We’re celebrating the restaurants, and the women behind them, who shape the vibrant dining scene in the city, and around the country. These women know how to hustle and are changing the future of hospitality, one dish at a time.

Kokomo owner Ria Graham

Women of FoodNew York

Kokomo’s Ria Graham on the Importance of Food, Culture, and Empowering Women

Opening a restaurant is tough — and it’s even tougher when you do it during a pandemic. But that’s exactly…

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Women of FoodNew York

Hillary Sterling on Building a More Inclusive Restaurant Industry for Everyone

Chef Hillary Sterling is very busy these days. When she’s not leading the kitchen at her critically acclaimed restaurant, Ci…

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"Once white male chefs do something, other cooks get erased," says Amanda Cohen. // Photo by Mike Grippi for Resy

Chef FeaturesNew York

Amanda Cohen Has Pioneered So Much. Why Aren’t We Listening to Her?

Last summer, the New York Times ran a breathless, 2,000-word piece about watermelon ham, proclaiming it, along with root vegetable…

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Chef FeaturesNew York

For Saigon Social’s Helen Nguyen, Community Is Everything

As the plane taxied onto the JFK tarmac at around 7:45 a.m. on Monday, May 2, Helen Nguyen turned on…

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Chef FeaturesNew York

The Musket Room Won’t Go Back to the Status Quo

The white gazpacho on the menu at The Musket Room in New York is more than a good dish, it’s…

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La Vara, Saint Julivert Fisherie, and Txikito chef-owner Alex Raij.

Women of FoodNew York

‘Being a Woman Has Made Me More Innovative’: Alex Raij on the Gender Gap in the Restaurant Industry 

Alex Raij is one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs, having pioneered tapas and Basque cuisine in New…

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Dish By DishNew York

How Sofreh’s Nasim Alikhani Honors Iranian Cooking Traditions, In Five Dishes

It’s a little before five o’clock in the evening, just before dinner service, and chef-owner Nasim Alikhani is busy making…

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InterviewsNew York

Melissa Rodriguez Is Ready to Reboot Fine Dining In New York. But First, Pizza.

Outside 85 Tenth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the black carpet stitched with bold block lettering is gone, ripped from…

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Dish By DishNew York

How Jasmine’s Caribbean Cuisine Brings the Best of the Islands to New York’s Restaurant Row, in Five Dishes

When Jasmine Gerald opened her restaurant in the fall of 2020, she wanted to create an escape, a place where…

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InterviewsNew York

Al Di Là’s Anna Klinger on the Magic of Brooklyn, and Staying Power

For many New York City restaurants, one year in business is a significant milestone. Five years, and you’re comfortable. Ten…

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Restaurant DiariesNew York

The Restaurateur Forced to Sacrifice Family For Her Family Business

As part of an ongoing series hoping to explore the experiences and perspectives of restaurant workers in the aftermath of…

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