New York: The Classics


The outside of Raoul's in Soho

The Classics

As Soho’s Iconic Raoul’s Expands, a Look at What Keeps It a Classic

“Without atmosphere, a painting is nothing,” Rembrandt once said. Some would say the same about a signature dish at a…

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A spread of dishes from Ipanema.

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The New Ipanema Embraces Change, But Doesn’t Forget Its Past

Chances are, if you went to see a Broadway show, wandered around near Times Square, or simply got a bit…

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An Impossible Dream Comes True: El Quijote Gets a New Life

There’s customer loyalty. And then there’s El Quijote customer loyalty. When the new partners behind the rebirth of the classic…

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Illustration by Jeannie Phan

Taste Matters

Does Being a Classic Restaurant Mean You Can Never Change?

When El Parador Café opened in 1959, it was one of just a handful of Mexican restaurants in New York…

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The Classics

The Family Restaurant That’s Become New York’s Melting Pot for Nearly 50 Years

This March, one of New York City’s most beloved dim sum palaces closed its doors and the city lost a shared piece…

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The Most Amazing Things Can Happen After a Meal at Sparks

When I bought the lease for my first restaurant, Union Square Cafe on East 16th Street, I made the deal with a…

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The Resy Guide to New York’s Classic Restaurants

You couldn’t tell the story of New York without its restaurants. Tightly woven into the fabric of the city, these…

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The current-day Gage & Tollner dining room. // Photo courtesy of Gage & Tollner; historical photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

The Classics

The Long Road to Gage & Tollner’s Once-and-Again Return

Historically, there are no second acts for famous New York restaurants. Rector’s, Mama Leone’s, The Colony, The Quilted Giraffe’s, Maxwell’s…

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Courtesy White Horse Tavern

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The White Horse Tavern Evolves, But Dylan Thomas Is Always Watching

The psychic center of the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village — still, even after decades of changes — is…

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At Arturo’s, a Reminder That We Celebrate in Restaurants

“She wants to go somewhere with live music,” my partner told me, and my eyes widened in dismay. His parents…

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