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  1. restaurant review
    Llama-San’s Version of Peruvian-Japanese Nikkei Cooking Gives Fusion a Good NameThe setting is casual but the food is inventive and ambitious.
  2. the underground gourmet review
    Dua Kafe is an East Village Hub of Albanian Comfort Food and CultureYou might even run into a Kosovar crooner or two.
  3. restaurant review
    Red Hook Tavern Is an Homage to the Past in Every WayHometown Barbecue’s Billy Durney has designed his new venture as a tribute to the intimate corner taverns of his youth.
  4. restaurant review
    Rezdôra Pays Homage to Emilia-Romagna, One of Italy’s Most Delicious RegionsIt’s a destination for rich pastas, but the sleeper might be the salumi plates.
  5. restaurant review
    Maison Yaki Is an Inventive French Riff on a Japanese IzakayaThe skewers are classically sauced and the plates are small but filling.
  6. the underground gourmet review
    Bangklyn East Harlem Combines Its Owner’s Sartorial and Culinary PassionsVintage clothes and Thai-inspired comfort food share space in a quirky uptown café.
  7. restaurant review
    Finally, a Serious, Sophisticated Seafood Restaurant at the SeaportGlobally accented menu meets picturesque coastal setting at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Fulton.
  8. restaurant review
    Momofuku Brings Seoul to Hudson YardsHomestyle Korean cooking with cheffy touches propels Kāwi beyond its generic mall setting.
  9. restaurant review
    Crown Shy Brings Uncommon Finesse to FidiChef James Kent’s precise, seasonal brand of cooking is on display at this deceptively ambitious new restaurant.
  10. underground gourmet review
    José Andrés’s Spiffy New Spanish Diner Is an Iberian Take on the Greasy SpoonEggs every which way, plus lots more rib-sticking, grandma-style fare.
  11. underground gourmet quick bite
    The Georgian Cooking at Chelsea’s Chama Mama Is Gobsmackingly GoodThe new restaurant showcases the distinctive walnut-sauced, tart-fruited, dairy-enriched gastronomy of the former Soviet republic.
  12. restaurant review
    Thomas Keller’s TAK Room Provides Plenty of Retro (and Pricey) PleasureHis destination restaurant in Hudson Yards is outlandishly expensive and curiously satisfying.
  13. restaurant review
    Au Cheval’s New York Outpost Seems More Familiar Than FreshThe eagerly awaited restaurant, which opened recently in Tribeca, has the kind of uneven, sometimes slapdash execution you often see at franchises.
  14. restaurant review
    At Korean Hot-Pot Restaurant O:N, the Appetizers Nearly Upstage the Main EventChef Namhyung Woo’s menu shares an elevated fusion touch with places like Atoboy and Atomix, which belong to the same restaurant group.
  15. underground gourmet quick bite
    Cult Coffee Shop Abraço Is Now a Nimble Little Vermouth and Cocktail Bar to BootThe bustling East Village social center has added evening hours, tasty new nighttime snacks, and some juicy wine on tap.
  16. underground gourmet review
    Ceviche Is the Star of Llamita’s New Nighttime MenuChef Erik Ramirez has revamped his Peruvian sandwich shop with a winning dinner service and a cozy new setting.
  17. restaurant review
    Oxalis Is Not Your Garden-Variety Neighborhood BistroYoung chef Nico Russell has ambition and creativity to spare at his fine-dining restaurant in Crown Heights.
  18. restaurant review
    Rocco DiSpirito Makes a Nostalgic Return to the Kitchen at the Standard GrillThe TV chef is back with a carefully orchestrated menu of cream-drenched pastas, white-jacket service, and old-fashioned steaks and chops.
  19. restaurant review
    At Leonti, Silver-Dome Dining Meets Bean SoupThe ambitious Upper West Side restaurant has a short, focused menu, filled with northerly Italian specialties.
  20. first taste
    At the Psychedelic New Mission Chinese Food, Get the RibletsAdam Platt checks in on Danny Bowien’s Brooklyn outpost.
  21. restaurant review
    Benno Is Technically Precise, Anti-Fad, and Refreshingly RefinedFormer Per Se and Lincoln chef Jonathan Benno finds his own culinary voice at his eponymous restaurant at the Evelyn Hotel.
  22. the underground gourmet review
    Hot Hummus and “Mama Ghannouj” at Vish and ZyaraTwo pita-pocket-size spots serve up good cheer and great Middle Eastern grub.
  23. restaurant review
    Sushi Noz Is High Sushi TheaterEverything, from the room to the performatory cooking itself, is designed to transport you straight to Japan — or an idealized version of it.
  24. restaurant review
    The New Four Seasons Feels Stuck in the PastThe talented young chef Diego Garcia and a $30 million space aren’t quite enough to revitalize a relocated restaurant.
  25. restaurant review
    Missy Robbins’s Misi Is Hit-and-MissBy restricting her menu to a lean framework of vegetables and pastas, has she stripped down Italian cuisine too much for jaded New York palates?
  26. the underground gourmet review
    At Çka Ka Qëllu, Albanian Cooking Gets a Long Overdue ShowcaseIt’s that rare species of the New York restaurant world: an Albanian restaurant that serves Albanian food.
  27. first taste
    Zauo Is the New Restaurant Where the Fish Might Just Be Too FreshOur restaurant critic catches his own meal on West 24th Street.
  28. restaurant review
    Fanciful Wood-Fired Mexican Is the Name of the Game at Greenpoint’s OxomocoThe cooking is trendy, crowd-pleasing, and accomplished.
  29. restaurant review
    Atomix Redeems the Often Stale Chef’s-Counter Tasting MenuWith Korean flavors and seasonal flair, Junghyun Park’s elaborate venture is clearly designed as a lofty, ambitious bookend to his Atoboy operation.
  30. restaurant review
    Sofreh Is a Modern New York Expression of Ancient Persian CuisineThe buzzed-about Brooklyn restaurant features elegant home-style cooking with an emphasis on small shared plates.
  31. the underground gourmet
    Roman Soul in Brownstone BrooklynThe food is good at Lillo Cucina Italiana, but the main attraction is Lillo himself.
  32. restaurant review
    Hunan Slurp Is About Much More Than NoodlesThe Chinese food scene has never been better, and this elegant restaurant in the East Village is the latest reason why.
  33. restaurant review
    Una Pizza Napoletana Returns With Less Trailblazing, More Polish and ComfortAnthony Mangieri’s latest reboot is a racier, more user-friendly iteration of New York’s original retro-Neapolitan-pizza joint.
  34. restaurant review
    La Mercerie Conveys You Straight to France Without the Packing or the Jet LagMarie-Aude Rose’s new café has that classically French combination of first-class ingredients and technique and a kind of elevated, homespun care.
  35. restaurant review
    Frenchette’s Confident Takes on Timeworn Classics Brim With Creativity, FinesseThe menu is filled with carefully rendered dishes drawn from the old French canon, which others might consider too quirky, expensive, or laborious.
  36. restaurant review
    Legacy Records Lacks the Spark and Sizzle of Its Downtown SiblingsMuch of the menu at the Charlie Bird team’s Hudson Yards venture has a curiously underwhelming quality.
  37. restaurant review
    Ferris Is the Hotel Restaurant That Doesn’t Know It Is OneKnown for his whole roast chicken at Le Turtle, Greg Proechel’s venture at the Made Hotel hints at a new, Asian-themed direction.
  38. restaurant review
    Simon & the Whale Is a Crowd-Pleaser With Enough Personality to Stay InterestingAt Gabriel Stulman’s first hotel restaurant, the menu is dotted with familiar dishes that have been reworked in creative, unfamiliar ways.
  39. restaurant review
    Jeju Noodle Bar Breathes New Life Into an Overly Familiar FormulaDouglas Kim builds his noodle recipes with a perfectionist’s attention to detail.
  40. the underground gourmet review
    Risbo Rotisserie and Tender Greens Take Fast-Casual to Another LevelTwo different flavors of counter-service food, from a Parisian-trained chef and a West Coast chain.
  41. restaurant review
    Jean-Georges Updates the Menu and the Mood at the Once-Radical JoJoUnlike back in 1991, when the restaurant first opened, the great chef isn’t out to shock the world here.
  42. restaurant review
    Review: The Lobster Club Is Asian-Fusion FantasiaIt’s described as a “Japanese brasserie,” but the template has clearly been lifted from Asian-fusion megahits like Nobu and Tao.
  43. restaurant review
    At Midtown’s Glitzy DaDong, the Signature Dish Is Overshadowed by the SpectacleDong Zhenxiang’s eagerly awaited, elaborately hyped Peking-duck palace serves one of the most expensive birds in town.
  44. underground gourmet review
    Underground Gourmet: Chez Ma Tante Serves Gobsmackingly Good FoodThe pancakes alone are worth a visit.
  45. restaurant review
    At the Aviary’s New York Hotel-Lobby Outpost, the Magic Is Confined to the GlassLike the original Aviary, this one is billed as a bar with plenty of snacks and troupes of mixologists, herbalogists, and ice aficionados on hand.
  46. restaurant review
    The Pool Is Posh, Pricey, and a Little ProsaicThe Major Food Group’s makeover of the old Four Seasons’ Pool Room is both soothing and sleepy.
  47. restaurant review
    Restaurant Review: Korean BBQ With the Soul of a Fat-cat American SteakhouseBoth of these familiar genres receive an upgrade at the surprisingly ingenious Cote.
  48. restaurant review
    At Metta, Open-Flame Gaucho Cooking Meets Brooklyn LocavorismThis modest-appearing DIY joint is a more cosmopolitan operation than it seems.
  49. restaurant review
    Ato in Soho Is a Delicious SurpriseIn this era of “peak ­omakase,” the cooking here feels like something you’d encounter down one of the more stylish culinary backstreets of Tokyo.
  50. restaurant review
    For Jean-Georges, Opening Two Restaurants at Once Yields Mixed ResultsWhile perfecting dosas, juices, and sprout recipes at abcV, Jean-Georges has also found time to roll out the more familiar Public Kitchen.
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