BEST OF NEW YORK


Food

Best New Restaurant

Adam Platt's Pick
Olives NY
201 Park Avenue South
212-353-8345


The roomís goofy and some of the culinary experiments are over the top, but the best of Todd Englishís dishes are superb. After reviewing Olives, I actually snuck back and dined there at the bar on my own nickel, a rare thing for any critic.


Hal Rubenstein's Pick
The Dining Room
154 E. 79th Street
212-327-2500


I donít know whether Iím stunned that anyone can make a sleek place of such quiet refinement on the Upper East Side or maybe just delirious that Mark Spangenthal is cooking six blocks from my house. Either way, he wins.