47 E. Houston St., nr. Mulberry St.; 212-219-7693
There hasn’t been this much fuss made over a ricotta dumpling since April Bloomfield unleashed the great gnudi craze on Manhattan exactly a decade ago. And why not? The gnocchi at this posh Nolita gastrobar are pillowy and fluffy and light enough to eat with your spoon. They’re served in a pool of broth tinged with just the right amount of sharp-edged Pecorino. And then there’s the vegetables (peas in summer, mushrooms in winter, etc.), which give this sinfully rich dish an almost virtuous feel.
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).