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Adam Platt

  1. 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.
  2. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Veggie Burgers in New YorkFrom vegan restaurants to newfangled burger stands, here’s where to get the best meat-bomb alternatives.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. best of new york
    The Absolute Best French Restaurants in New YorkThe places to go for grand, old-style Parisian service, elaborate sauces (and flower arrangements), and puffy dessert soufflés.
  7. taste test
    Really Philly Cheesesteaks Arrive in New York — Are They Any Good?“At its best, the cheesesteak is a forbidden, slummy pleasure.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Eating 2019Vegan Arabic sandwiches, Hunan charcuterie, and French onion soup.
  11. first taste
    A New Vietnamese Beef Feast Demands a CrowdAdam Platt checks in on an East Village newcomer.
  12. 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.
  13. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Sushi in New YorkThe arrival of top Tokyo talent has transformed the omakase scene.
  14. first taste
    At the Psychedelic New Mission Chinese Food, Get the RibletsAdam Platt checks in on Danny Bowien’s Brooklyn outpost.
  15. 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.
  16. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Tasting Menus in New YorkThe top spots tend to be small and intimate chef’s counters where you can watch your dinner take shape.
  17. 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.
  18. announcements
    Introducing New York’s New (Star-Free) Restaurant and Bar RatingsThis week, we roll out a system we think is simpler and more in tune with the way New Yorkers want to eat.
  19. enough already!
    10 Dining Trends We’re Tired OfThe year was filled with excellent new restaurants; it was also filled with some truly irritating gimmicks.
  20. best of new york
    The Absolute Best New Restaurants of 2018A diner’s dozen.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants on the Upper East SideAn artful new arrival and lots of comfortable (if pricey) old standbys.
  24. 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.
  25. restaurant review
    Fanciful Wood-Fired Mexican Is the Name of the Game at Greenpoint’s OxomocoThe cooking is trendy, crowd-pleasing, and accomplished.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Restaurants in Midtown ManhattanMidtown Manhattan offers a whole menagerie of great dining choices, from upscale steak and seafood palaces to Bukharan Diamond District joints.
  29. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Prime Rib in New YorkThe elemental pleasures of blood, bone, and the lustrous top layers of deckle fat remain timeless and the same.
  30. legacies
    Anthony Bourdain’s Crusade for Fine-Dining DemocracyNobody did more than Bourdain to reveal the grimy realities lurking under big-city restaurants’ luxurious veneer.
  31. 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.
  32. first taste
    This New Luxury Sushi Den Might Actually Be Worth ItIn a city overrun with high-priced omakase options, Noda manages to stand out.
  33. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Steakhouses in New YorkThe definition of this sacred New York dining institution has changed over the years, but the best steakhouses share certain time-honored qualities.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. first taste
    Platt: Masa’s Meat Menu Is Overpriced and UnderwhelmingOur restaurant critic finds a sushi master’s new omakase counter needs some work.
  37. is this your first time dining with us?
    New York’s ‘Neighborhood’ Restaurants Have a Monotony ProblemOnce-agreeable trends have merged into a single, formulaic genre that is at odds with what’s left of the city’s cutting-edge dining culture.
  38. Best of New York
    The Best of New York Eating 2018Hippie grandma pizza, Roman ribs, and tangy crispy beef.
  39. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Chinese Restaurants in New YorkWhere to find a nourishing bowl of noodles, a fiery Sichuan fix in midtown, and the annual big-money, banquet-style splurge.
  40. 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.
  41. first taste
    Thank You, Salt BaeThe viral sensation arrives in New York and sprinkles some digital fairy dust on our critic’s Instagram feed.
  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. where to eat 2018
    13 Dining Trends We Don’t Want to See in 2018Really expensive restaurants, clickbait dishes, domineering-male-dominated kitchens, and more.
  45. where to eat
    Adam Platt’s Where to Eat 2018An agenda for eating (and drinking) the very best New York has to offer right now.
  46. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best New Restaurants in New YorkAdam Platt’s favorite places to eat this year.
  47. 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.
  48. first taste
    First Taste: Chef’s Table at Brooklyn FareThe acclaimed restaurant has moved to a new location, but chef César Ramirez remains fiercely committed to old-school luxury dining.
  49. 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.
  50. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Offal in New YorkFrom cow’s head to pig’s foot, and everything in between.
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