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Best of New York Food 2004

Best Last Meal on Earth

  • Hal Rubenstein's Pick

    Le Bernardin

    155 West 51st Street, 212-489-1515

    Because I would like to die with a smile on my face.

  • Adam Platt's Pick

    Le Bernardin

    155 West 51st Street, 212-489-1515

    Even the walk to the toilets, through a hall of crushed blue velvet, is like ascending to heaven.

  • Robin Raisfeld's Pick

    Masa

    10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-9800

    One word: fugu. It might cost half a grand, but you can’t take it with you.

  • Rob Patronite's Pick

    Blue Smoke

    116 East 27th Street, 212-447-7733

    I’d take the death-row approach: two burgers from Blue Smoke, plus a bucket of Popeye’s (locations citywide).

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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