Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Places I've Eaten in New York

Places I would go back to eat
*Closed

15 East (Shimizu)
57*
99-Cent Pizza
Alain Ducasse Essex House*
Alto
Apiary (Bryan)
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon*
Atera (Lightner)
Bar Americain
Babbo
Bar Boulud
Bar Masa
Beard Papa
Le Bernardin
Blanca
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Boathouse
Bouley*
Brooklyn Fare
BXL Cafe
Cafe Boulud
Cafe Gray*
Cafe Un Deux Trois
Calvisius Lounge*
Carnegie Deli*
Caviar Russe
China Grill
Contra
Corcoran Soba
Cosme
La Cote Basque*
Cucina*
Craft
Danji
db Bistro Moderne
Degustation
Del Posto (LadnerHeadley)
Eleven Madison Park (Humm)
Eli's Deli
Elm*
Ess-a Bagels*
Gabriel Kreuther
Gordon Ramsay at the London*
Grand Central Oyster Bar
Gray's Papaya
Hakata Tonton
Hallo Berlin Sausage Cart
H and H Bagels*
Hearth (Frosolone)
Hole in One
Honmura An*
Ippudo
Ichimura (Ichimura)
Judson's Grill*
Kati Roll
Katz's
Kuruma Zushi
Kwik Meal
Le Turtle
Lincoln (Benno)
Lowlife*
Marea
Masa
Megu
MIMI (Johnson)
Minetta Tavern
Mr. Taka
The Modern (Kreuther)
Momofuku (Noodle and Ssam)
Momofuku Ko (Grey)
Morimoto
Nobu
Noreetuh
Norma's
Oiji
Ouest
Peacock Alley
Perry Street
Per Se (Benno)
Petrossian
Porchetta*
Prune
El Quinto Pino
Ray's
Restaurant Daniel
Restaurant Jean Georges
Roberta's (Carnesi)
Sadelle's
Sakagura
Sasabune
Satsuki
Shake Shack
Sorella (Hearst)
Soto
Sugiyama*
Superiority Burger
Sushi of Gari
Sushi Yasuda (Yasuda)
Sushi Zen*
Tempura Matsui (Matsui)
Ushiwakamaru
Vong*
V Steakhouse*
WD-50*
Wildair
Yakitori Tori Shin
Yakitori Totto
Yopparai

3 comments:

Danielle said...

Hey there. I'm a food blogging lawyer as well, and I live in NYC. Thanks for the recommendations! I am with you on Nobu and, even moreso, WD-50. Fantastic tasting menus.

Finicky said...

Hi, Danielle! Thanks for reading. I love your city and envy the cadre of restaurants at your disposal; I only get to check them out intermittently during sporadic visits. With respect to Nobu, I must reluctantly admit that I really disliked it (both the one in Tribeca and the newer one in midtown, where I also had the pleasure of getting food poisoning). Most of the dishes were clumsy and unbalanced, the sake list was dismal, and both the food and the atmosphere felt like a Japanese version of P.F. Chang's. Even though the decor is not much more refined, Megu was much better executed on all fronts, and for innovative sushi, I prefer Bar Masa. But WD-50, I definitely agree that the tasting menu is worth the experience, at least once.

Anonymous said...

Kuruma Zushi and Sushi Yasuda are conspiculously missing from your list.

Kuruma has some of the very best raw fish in america. Their sushi is not as good but you go for the fish:
http://chuckeats.com/blog3/2005/08/15/kuruma-zushi-ny-fish-still-king/

Sushi Yasuda has high quality fish but the rice is magical. It's even relatively cheap (~$125/person) for lunch.

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