120 West Broadway, 212-964-2525
"Dining in NY is like looking for sea shells on the beach, there are plenty to choose from, but the precious ones are few. Bouley is one of those finds. The decor is beautiful and comfortable, without being stuffy. The dishes are as inventive as they are delicious and the portions are more than satisfying. What a special place."
—Adam, Murray Hill .
2 Harrison Street, 212-966-6960
"From the stunning flower arrangements, the decor centerpeices that welcome you when you walk in, to the dreamy chocolate deserts that bid you sweet farewell, Chanterelle is a timeless classic that never ceases to enchant me."
—bambola, West Village .
- Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st Street, 212-489-1515
"Everything was divine! Even the little macaroon I had with my espresso was delicious...If I were in the privacy of my home, I would have licked the plates of all my courses clean."
—Anastasia, Upper East Side .
From the 2004 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).