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The Resy Lineup: A Pitmaster Series, Rosh Hashanah Happenings, and Legendary Foie Gras Soup Dumplings Make Their Return

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Welcome back to the Resy Lineup, your biweekly dose of recommendations on what to eat, drink, and see.

In this edition: A mind-bending cocktail bar in the Lower East Side, a 15-course Chinese banquet in the Upper West Side, and a pastry boutique in Gramercy takes Resys.

 

September 22 – October 5 

The Restaurant Rec

Gus’s Chop House, because there’s nothing like expertly cooked, (relatively) affordable meats. This new venture from the team behind Popina reads more like a neighborhood gastropub than a glitzy steakhouse, and everyone who dines there is better for it. Get lost in the wine list (or order the twist on the Negroni if it’s still there), don’t overlook the chicken dripping in French onion jus, get the hashbrown and leeks “à la wedge,” and eat to your heart’s content.

 

The Drink Proposal

The Key Lime Pie cocktail at Double Chicken Please, because the team here never ceases to impress us. Their latest mind-bending drink (Bombay Sapphire, winter melon, and sweet cream, among others) is as creamy and tart as the dessert, so do give it a sip and thank us later.

If you’re looking for an excellent happy hour however, Sweetbriar’s got a Somm Select deal (Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the front lounge only), during which rotating reserve wine specials will be available by the glass and affordably priced (half-off pizzas included).

 

The Event Invite

Blue Smoke has been hosting pitmasters from all over the nation this month, and there are only two takeover nights left, so get booking (a regular Resy the night of will do). This Friday (9/23), it’s Ruben Santana of Bark Barbecue who’ll be offering a taste of his central Texas and Dominican style, while next week (9/30), you can hi to a local: Anthony Scerri of Smoke Sweats from Bed-Stuy. Menus here.

Otherwise, Rosh Hashanah is coming up soon and a host of Resy restaurants are ready to feed you: Kubeh has you covered with a $95 four-course menu on Sept. 25 and 26; Edith’s is throwing its first-ever celebratory dinner this Sunday with a $125 four-course affair; and Gertie is hosting a $65 family-style feast showcasing old recipes from the Jewish Food Society on Sept. 28.

 

The Splurge

If a 15-course tasting menu for $50 is hard to believe in New York City, you’re going to want to book Han Dynasty’s Oct. 3 event, stat. The Upper West Side location will be showcasing spice-laden Chinese banquet style dishes served family style at communal tables (unless you buy a full 10 tickets, that is) for one night only, so act quickly — tickets are selling out.

 

Plan Ahead

Anito Lo, the celebrated chef behind the cherished and shuttered Annisa, is heading to The Musket Room on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and she’s bringing her legendary foie gras soup dumplings with her. The $250 five-course collaborative menu will showcase Lo’s French and Asian cuisine style with a sake pairing to boot. Tickets here.

 

The Takeout Move

There are too many delicious treats you’re going to want to try at Lysée, the new pastry boutique from chef Eunji Lee of Jungsik fame. So, make a Resy for the sit-down café area (here’s a dish by dish look at some of her favorite pastries if you can’t make up your mind), and walk out with more sweets to-go than your stomach could possibly bear.

 

From The Tipline

Set your alarm for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at noon — Lord’s, the follow-up restaurant from the folks behind Dame, is dropping their Resys then, with the first bookable dates starting Monday, Oct. 3.

In this week’s edition: Negronis 10 ways at Dante. Photo courtesy of Dante
In this week’s edition: Negronis 10 ways at Dante. Photo courtesy of Dante

September 8-21

The Restaurant Rec

Fulgurances, because there’s a new chef-resident in tow. Meet Mirali Dilbazi, a Ukrainian chef whose long-awaited fine dining restaurant closed just months after it opened in Kyiv due to the Russian invasion and war. Now, Dilbazi is taking over the Greenpoint space to present his vision of Ukrainian cuisine, and trust us, this is one to book. You’ve got until Oct. 1 to try out the $89 six-course menu.

 

The Drink Proposal

All of the Negronis, courtesy of Dante, for the 10th anniversary of Negroni Week starting next Monday. For the occasion, Dante is partnering with 10 leading Italian bartenders to create their version of a Negroni, available at both locations, from Sept. 12 to 18.

 

The Event Invite

This Sunday (9/11), Ostudio is hosting the chefs from Güd Güds and Baan, who’ll collaborate on an $80 five-course Thai-Korean menu that promises to be something else. Tickets here. (Don’t wait, tickets for Saturday night have already sold out!)

Come Monday (9/12), Winona’s is welcoming back Chopped champion and chef Alan Delgado for a very fun à la carte menu inspired by his upbringing on the border of Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico (book here).

Also on Monday, Aldama will be honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with its Dreams of México dinner, which will see the acclaimed chefs from Tulum’s ARCA and Guadalajara’s Alcalde cook side by side with Aldama’s own Gerardo Alcaraz (book any table on Sept. 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. and onwards).

 

The Splurge

On Monday, Sept. 19, you are cordially invited to celebrate a legend of Gage & Tollner’s past, Ms. Edna Lewis. Guest chef Lana Lagomarsini will be taking over the storied kitchen for a $140 three-course family-style feast — “An Ode to Edna” is the latest in her series of pop-ups that explores past and present Black foodways — including chicken-fried quail, smoked trout, and more. Save your spot.

Bonus: A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Edna Lewis Foundation.

 

Last-Minute Weekend Plans

This Saturday is Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) and Yoon Haeundae Galbi is celebrating with a special meal addition this weekend (from Sept. 9 to 11) for lunch and dinner. When you add an order of potato noodles to any barbecue order, you’ll receive a special order of coin-shaped rice cakes traditionally eaten for Chuseok.

 

Plan Ahead

Come celebrate and eat for a great cause: The Food Education Fund, New York’s culinary nonprofit high school, is throwing a fundraiser party that’ll showcase 13 dishes from some of their rising culinary star-students, created in partnership with the chefs from Atomix, Lilia, Dhamaka, Rezdôra, and more. It’s all happening on Thursday, Sept. 29 — tickets are $500 to $750. And yes, Questlove (who’s on the FEF board of directors) will be DJ-ing. Book here.

In this week’s edition: A perfect Indian-ish bistro. Photo courtesy of Corner Delhi
In this week’s edition: A perfect Indian-ish bistro. Photo courtesy of Corner Delhi

Week of September 1-7

The Restaurant Rec

Corner Delhi, because this is one seriously underrated Park Slope gem. The tiled-floor bistro unleashes a deliciously fun menu, where New American classics are revamped through an Indian lens — think pappardelle alla saag paneer and steak au (korma curry) poivre. Do order the flaky Indian fry bread to sop up any and all sauces, and don’t skip dessert: the passion fruit pavé is a perfect way to end your meal here.

 

The Drink Proposal

The B&B Gibson at Martiny’s, an incredible and savory cocktail made with black garlic- and black pepper-infused gin, dry vermouth, onion, and capers. Best had with a few nibbles from the snack menu — get the crispy Japanese river crabs (sawagani) before they’re officially out of season soon.

 

Last-Minute Weekend Plans

There are still a few tickets left for some of the Labor Day weekend happenings we teased last week (like this clam bake and taco omakase)!

Adding to the list: A Lowcountry seafood boil at Williamsburg’s Cozy Royale (tickets here) and a family-friendly carnival courtesy of Upper East Side cocktail destination NR (details here), both taking place this Sunday.

 

The Event Invite

In anticipation of the Mid-Autumn festival (get your mooncakes ready by September 10!), Saigon Social is throwing a $150 seven-course Harvest Moon dinner on Wednesday 9/7. Get ready for dumplings, Hainan-style chicken and rice, Dungeness crab with salted egg yolk, specialty cocktails, mooncake ice cream, and more. Save your spot.

Bonus: All proceeds will be donated to nonprofit More Than a Meal.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: The only Filipino restaurant with a Michelin star in the world (that’d be Chicago’s Kasama) is coming to New York! More specifically, to Atoboy, for an unmissable collaboration happening on Wednesday, September 21. Tickets drop this Sunday, stay on the lookout.

 

Plan Ahead

Take part in a butchery class ($75) led by pros (the fine folks at Prospect Butcher Co.) and feast on the resulting six-course nose-to-tail pig dinner ($100) at Leland Eating and Drinking House, coming soon! Choose one or the other, or both — it will all take place on Tuesday 9/27, but tickets are dropping on midnight this Sunday.

In this week’s edition: An absolute gem of a steakhouse. Photo courtesy of St. Anselm
In this week’s edition: An absolute gem of a steakhouse. Photo courtesy of St. Anselm

Week of August 25-31

The Restaurant Rec

, because it’s still a firecracker 12 years later. Ruled by a warm front of house and a kitchen that’s in full reign of its live fire domain, the no-frills Williamsburg steakhouse is an absolute delight. Start with the grilled sardines and prawns before delving into mains — while steak is the usual draw, the lamb shoulder chop, pork porterhouse, and chicken shine just as brightly. Don’t sleep on the wine list, either.

 

The Drink Proposal

A glass of Italian wine … and a bowl of pasta, all for $29 courtesy of Tom Colicchio’s . Sound too good to be true? It gets better — the That’s Amore special runs Monday through Friday for both lunch and dinner.

 

Last-Minute Weekend Plans

Two ways for you to make the most of the very last August weekend:

Head to 168 Borinquen Place in Williamsburg this Sunday:  is throwing a block party. Food-wise, they’ll be making ceviches while Greenpoint favorite Taquería Ramirezis on taco duty, but you can also expect an art bazaar market, tattoo station, mezcal cocktails, live DJs, La New Yorkina paletas, and more. Details here.

Otherwise, head to Manhattan (also on Sunday) for an $69 package at : The rooftop bar and lounge perched 47 stories high is throwing an endless summer party, featuring unlimited Côte des Roses rosé, live tunes, and Central Park views from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets here.

 

The Splurge

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, Hawaiian-inspired restaurant El Ta’Koy is hosting a poolside luau and tasting at the Dominick Hotel. Get ready for a pig roast feast with lumpias, tacos, and shaved ice, alongside wines by Caymus Vineyards, mezcal and Tequila cocktails, and spa mini-treatments. $65 tickets over here.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: The greenmarket lunch is officially back at Gramercy Tavern! The beloved $72 prix-fixe menu always features the best of what’s in season, so get booking if you want to catch dishes like poached lobster and corn agnolotti and a cream cheese mousse with strawberries before it’s too late.

 

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend will soon be upon us, and a host of Resy restaurants are going all out. Head to Red Hook Tavern for a proper clam bake with cookout vibes, partake in an end-of-summer kitchen party and a taco omakase at Fulgurances, and should you be (or in need of an escape) out East, Shelter Island newcomer Léon 1909, with its perfect patio and Provençal menu, is ready to welcome you.

 

Bonus: U.S. Open

Should you be heading to Queens for the U.S. Open, consider this your friendly reminder that there is exceptional food to be found in the area. Here are the best places to eat in Flushing and some outstanding Mexican spots in Jackson Heights and Corona, just a few stops away on the 7 train.

In this week’s edition: A Southern favorite joins Resy. Photo courtesy of Pies ‘n Thighs
In this week’s edition: A Southern favorite joins Resy. Photo courtesy of Pies ‘n Thighs

Week of August 18-24

The Restaurant Rec

King, because there’s still nothing like an early daytime dinner out on their patio. Start with a cold bottle of orange wine and nibble on the complimentary carta di musica as you pick through the menu’s ever-changing items — if there’s some type of pasta, consider it a must-order.

Bonus: King turns six in September and they’re throwing an outdoor party on 9/8 — get your tickets before they sell out! All $80 ticket proceeds will go to the Brigid Alliance.

 

The Drink Proposal

A “spontaneously fermented beer” (among others), courtesy of Tørst and friends. The Greenpoint beer haven is welcoming their beermaking buddies from Kutztown, Pa., next week for a stellar tasting of their The Referend beers. Stay tuned for details; the meet-and-greet is happening next Friday, 8/26. And don’t miss Tørst’s new weekday happy hour from opening to 6 p.m. with discounted beers, burgers, bottles, wines, and Negronis.

 

Last-Minute Weekend Plans

If you haven’t yet been to NowadaysSaturday Backyard Barbecue, you’re missing out. The team behind Dr. Clark is grilling a weekly outdoor feast, featuring Wagyu burgers, Japanese Berkshire pork hot dogs, and more. Music, games, and Resys for up to 29 guests (yes, 29) included.

 

The Event Invite

This coming Monday, the kitchen staff at Ridgewood favorite Porcelain is taking over the menu for one night only. Expect a $65 menu inspired by the sea (think aguachile and octopus escabeche), alongside wines by the glass, beer, and cocktails. Save your spot.

 

From The Tipline

This just in: Pies ‘n Thighs and Han Dynasty are now live and taking Resys! (Keep up with our continuously updated list of tried-and-true favorites that have just joined Resy here.)

 

The Out-of-Town Plan

Should you be heading to Philly next week or contemplating a quick trip, you’re going to want to grab tickets for a special pizza prix-fixe menu on Thursday, Aug. 25. Wood-fired pies extraordinaire Eeva will be cooking out of Razza chef-owner Dan Richer’s New York Times best-selling “The Joy of Pizza” cookbook, creating a $100 menu that includes a signed copy of the book from the Jersey City-based pizzaiolo.