New York: The Classics


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

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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 a lifesize portrait of…

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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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Sylvia’s in Harlem Still Stands For Community

A couple of weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon in August, I strolled up to the pickup window at Sylvia’s…

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Fanelli’s Has Belonged to Downtown Manhattan Since 1874

Everyone who hangs out at Fanelli’s was a downtown kid, or their friends were. I realized this when I started…

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Jackson Diner Sparked an Indian Cuisine Revolution in Queens

Manjit Singh is a hard man to track down. After sending him multiple text messages and making at least six…

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How 2nd Avenue Deli Changed My Life

2nd Avenue Deli is as New York as New York gets.  I started going there decades ago, picking up orders…

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