Best New Restaurants

Illustration by Joanna Neborsky

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
César Ramirez marries Brooklyn intimacy with Manhattan haute cuisine.

Má Pêche
David Chang’s midtown enterprise lacks the mojo of his downtown restaurants, but you can’t fault the food.

Lotus of Siam
Thanks to the great Las Vegas chef Saipin Chutima, first-rate Thai cooking has landed at last.

ABC Kitchen
Jean-Georges Vongerichten delivers farm-to-table cooking with excellence and imagination.

Einat Admony proves she’s more than just Manhattan’s falafel queen.

Torrisi Italian Specialties
The sandwiches are unparalleled, and the $50 prix-fixe dinner is one of the best gourmet deals in town.

Osteria Morini
Michael White is the city’s hottest Italian chef. Pastas like ravioli stuffed with truffled mascarpone explain why.

Fatty ’Cue
Zak Pelaccio produces the most inventive barbecue we’ve seen in years.

Mario Batali’s food-court restaurant represents the apotheosis of high-end nose-to-tail beef eating in New York.

Jesse Schenker and his band of tattooed cooks drag fancy French cooking into the new millennium.

Best New Restaurants