We are all foodies, now. The last decade has seen high-end food culture infiltrate every aspect of American life, with cameras in the kitchens of five-star restaurants, Michael Pollan writing kids’ books, and fancy truffles on mac ‘n’ cheese. This is not a bad thing. Food is who we are, culturally and biologically, and as the focus returns more and more to eating local, we realize how lucky we are to live in New York, where great restaurants pop up every week in every neighborhood. Here are forty of our favorites.
Best Lobster Rolls: Luke’s Lobster
Best French Fries: Pearl Oyster Bar
Best New Restaurant: Buttermilk Channel
Best Gastropub: Wilfie and Nell
Best Dim Sum: Seafood Restaurant
Best Neighborhood Pizzeria: Roberta’s Pizza
Best Late Night Eatery: Walter Foods
Best New French (sort of): Joseph Leonard
Best Locally Sourced: Marlowe & Sons
Egads! The address of Calexico is incorrect – it’s 122 Union Street between Hicks and Columbia!
Of course the best wine bar is called Terroir…alas.