Fort Greene’s No. 7 Makes Top Ten New American Restaurants

Photo: Courtesy of Bon Appétit

No. 7 and its chef, Tyler Kord, get a nice shout-out in Bon Appétit’s upcoming list of “Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America,” at which we’ve been given a sneak peek. The piece mentions “waitstaff straight out of an American Apparel catalog” and goes on to say “the first sign that No. 7 is doing things a bit different than your average hipster restaurant is the fried broccoli appetizer.” Heh. The “dish to try,” however, is the pumpkin-seed-crusted tofu with lemongrass broth, rice noodles, and poached eggs. Here’s a list of the company No. 7 will keep when the issue hits newsstands August 11.

Bar Jules / San Francisco
Dish to try: Lamb with Preserved Lemons

Cakes & Ale / Decatur, Georgia
Dish to try: Citrus Arancine with Pecorino Cheese

Feast / Houston
Dish to try: Braised Beef with Fresh Pears and Ginger

Hungry Mother / Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dish to try: Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish with Collards and Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

Mado / Chicago
Dish to try: Clam and Calamari Seafood Stew with Salsa Verde

No. 7 / Brooklyn
Dish to try: Pumpkin-Seed-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass Broth, Rice Noodles and Poached Eggs

Olivia / Austin
Dish to try: Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder with Semolina Gnocchi

Spring Hill / Seattle
Dish to try: Black Cod with Fennel Chowder and Smoked Oyster Panzanella

The Greenhouse Tavern / Cleveland
Dish to try: Potato-Crusted Goat Cheese Tarts with Heirloom Tomato Salad

Woodberry Kitchen / Baltimore
Dish to try: Spiced Pear Flatbreads with Goat Cheese and Mustard Cream
Fort Greene’s No. 7 Makes Top Ten New American Restaurants