119 Seventh Avenue, 212-414-1717
This version is fork-bendingly dense with a stainworthy sauce of tomato and onion.
2315 Broadway, at 84th Street, 212-580-8700
This Sunday-evening special is a retro classic, replete with crinkly strips of bacon into the edges.
365 Park Ave. South, 212-213-4008
A baroque blend of beef and veal, plus salami, prosciutto, egg, and raisins, simmered in tangy tomato sauce.
242 E. 81st Street, 212-517-8826
You’ve had the $50 burger; now meet the $25 meat loaf. Remarkably light, with a chili glaze.
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From the 2003 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).