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  1. the underground gourmet
    The Underground Gourmet Re-creates Altro Paradiso at HomeIgnacio Mattos’s meal kits are a welcome reprieve from quarantine cooking.
  2. restaurant review
    Verōnika Is a Grand Cafe With a Broadly European Menu That Lacks Point of ViewStephen Starr’s latest is located in a Swedish-based photography museum.
  3. the underground gourmet review
    At Golden Diner, Deliciousness Is in the DetailsBy focusing on quality ingredients and using fine-dining technique, chef Sam Yoo makes quotidian classics that taste both familiar and fresh.
  4. restaurant review
    The Chez Ma Tante Team’s Le Crocodile Is Unabashedly Old-School FrenchFor devotees of the old brasserie canon, there’s plenty to like about the cooking at the Chez Ma Tante team’s second restaurant.
  5. restaurant review
    Portale Is a Neighborhood Spot With Modest Ambitions and Praiseworthy PastaIt’s Alfred Portale’s eponymous second act.
  6. restaurant review
    Nami Nori Is Cheap, Delicious, and Made for MillennialsThis improbable hit sushi restaurant focuses on temaki hand rolls that will slide neatly into your Instagram feed.
  7. crawl
    A Food Crawl Through the Newest Russ & Daughters, Sahadi’s, and Di Palo’sHow three of New York’s most iconic food shops are using new branches — and the universal appeal of the sandwich — to grow their brands.
  8. restaurant review
    Gotham Bar and Grill’s Modern Makeover Is Purely CulinaryTrying to keep the Old Guard happy while developing a new crowd of regulars is no easy task.
  9. underground gourmet quick bite
    Hallie Meyer’s Caffe Panna Is Weirdly, Extraordinarily GreatWhipped cream and other delights.
  10. restaurant review
    Hutong’s Pan-Regional Fare Competes With the SceneryIf you’re in the market for posh, often very good Chinese cooking in midtown, you could do worse.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. restaurant review
    Maison Yaki Is an Inventive French Riff on a Japanese IzakayaThe skewers are classically sauced and the plates are small but filling.
  16. the underground gourmet
    Bangklyn East Harlem Combines Its Owner’s Sartorial and Culinary PassionsVintage clothes and Thai-inspired comfort food share space in a quirky uptown café.
  17. restaurant review
    Finally, a Serious, Sophisticated Seafood Restaurant at the SeaportGlobally accented menu meets picturesque coastal setting at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Fulton.
  18. restaurant review
    Momofuku Brings Seoul to Hudson YardsHomestyle Korean cooking with cheffy touches propels Kāwi beyond its generic mall setting.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. first taste
    At the Psychedelic New Mission Chinese Food, Get the RibletsAdam Platt checks in on Danny Bowien’s Brooklyn outpost.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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?
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. restaurant review
    Fanciful Wood-Fired Mexican Is the Name of the Game at Greenpoint’s OxomocoThe cooking is trendy, crowd-pleasing, and accomplished.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. the underground gourmet
    Roman Soul in Brownstone BrooklynThe food is good at Lillo Cucina Italiana, but the main attraction is Lillo himself.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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