60 East 65th Street, 212-288-0033
You can rave about it all you want, but Daniel Bouludís celebrated DB burger is a big, fat, mouthwatering cheat. Oh, itís scrumptious, but it sure isnít the ground sirloin youíre cooing over. Itís the foie gras, the truffles, the Parmesan bun, and, more than anything else, the braised short ribs inside. So use your head and book a table at Daniel, where Bouludís extraordinary, sumptuously juicy red-wine-braised ribs almost get the focus and credit they deserve. Why almost? Because even here, the great chef hedges his adept common touch by pairing it with a peppered filet mignon. Worse things could happen..
Best Short Ribs
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does ďbestĒ 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 ďBest of New YorkĒ roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).