Hal Rubenstein's Pick
217 Eldridge Street, 212-253-9199
How many other places can you get wild-boar lasagna? Okay, this good?
Adam Platt's Pick
43 East 19th Street, 212-780-0880
In my experience, however, foodies are rarely impressed with anything.
Robin Raisfeld's Pick
- Blue Hill
75 Washington Place, 212-539-1776
For its series of theme dinners showcasing artisanal cheese, homemade sausage, and heirloom tomatoes.
Rob Patronite's Pick
236 East 9th Street, .212-353-8503
Nothing impresses like Japanese fried octopus balls and cabbage pancakes topped with bacon.
Best Place to Impress a Foodie
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).