Esquire Hit Us With Its Best New Restaurants List

Chef to watch: Matthew Lightner
Chef to watch: Matthew Lightner Photo: Melissa Hom

This week, we’ve been shown the Zagat 2013 results, a bunch of new Michelin stars, Time Out’s best 100 dishes, and now we hope you have room for Esquire’s Best New Restaurants.

You better: At the NoMad, John Mariani writes, “Daniel Humm has literally transformed all our traditional ideas about roast chicken with his masterpiece version.” Joe Ng of RedFarm and Matthew Lightner of Atera are chefs to watch, and elsewhere, Gabriel Stulman is the restaurateur of the year. (Mariani suggests a Little Wisco crawl through the West Village.) For those scared of artisanal Brooklyn, Mariani suggests Gwynnett St. “Just take the L train,” he writes, “You’ll be fine.”

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2012 [Esquire]
Earlier: Michelin Stars 2013 Announced: The NoMad, Blanca, Torrisi, and Atera Are All There