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The 25 Best New York Restaurants for Summer 2014

Posted By Nicholas Winfrey On June 19, 2014 @ 10:22 am In Dining,New York | No Comments

 

Maysville | Flatiron District

Maysville restaurant in the Flatiron District


The Best New York Restaurants to Eat at Right Now


Summer is a great time to be in New York City, especially for anyone intent on eating well. Patios open up for all-day dining, outdoor rooftop lounges offer sweeping views of the city at night and there always seems to be an endless variety of new restaurants to enjoy. This summer, choose to experience Mediterranean flavors from a celebrity chef, tasting menus at a grocery store in Brooklyn or searingly spicy Thai food from a dingy restaurant in Red Hook. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in New York City to eat at, right now.

 

The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

 

AldeaFlatiron District

Aldea | Flatiron District

It takes a village: Aldea brings avant-garde Portuguese cuisine to Manhattan.

Recommended dish: Roast pork belly with littleneck clams, vegetable pickles and baby fingerling potatoes.

Review and rating of Aldea restaurant in the Flatiron District.

 

 

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AlderEast Village

Alder | East Village

Chef Wylie Dufresne’s casual (but no less creative) “tavern” in the East Village.

Recommended dish: Handmade rye pasta.

Review and rating of Alder restaurant in the East Village.

 

 

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All’ondaUnion Square

All'onda | Union Square

Accessible yet elevated Italian fare near Union Square.

Recommended dish: Bucatini with sea urchin.

Review and rating of All’onda restaurant in Union Square.

 

 

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AnnisaGreenwich Village

Annisa | Greenwich Village

The minimalist décor belies bold, adventurous tastes.

Recommended dish: Grilled Australian lamb with Szechuan peppercorns.

Review and rating of Annisa restaurant in Greenwich Village.

 

 

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BetonyMidtown West

Betony | Midtown West

Eleven Madison Park alums take the show to Midtown.

Recommended dish: Grilled short rib with artichoke and lovage.

Review and rating of Betony restaurant in Midtown West.

 

 


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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

 

Brooklyn FareBrooklyn

Brooklyn Fare | Brooklyn

A grocery store-cum-cooking school-cum restaurant shines in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill.

Restaurant tip: Plan ahead: The restaurant books seats six weeks in advance.

Review and rating of Brooklyn Fare restaurant in Brooklyn.

 

 

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CarboneGreenwich Village

Carbone | Greenwich Village

Chefs Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi serve up familiar Italian fare at this Greenwich Village hot-spot.

Recommended dish: The head-turning lobster fra diavolo.

Review and rating of Carbone restaurant in Greenwich Village.

 

 

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Charlie BirdSoHo

Charlie Bird | SoHo

Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at this SoHo hot-spot.

Recommended dish: Duck egg spaghetti with uni.

Review and rating of Charlie Bird restaurant in SoHo.

 

 

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EstelaNoLIta

Estela | NoLIta

Tapas from Ignacio Mattos in a diminutive NoLIta space.

Recommended dish: Beef tartare with crisped sunchoke.

Review and rating of Estela restaurant in NoLIta.

 

 

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GATONoHo

GATO | NoHo

A Mediterranean restaurant from celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Recommended dish: Roasted octopus with bacon, tangerine and oregano.

Review and rating of GATO restaurant in NoHo.

 

 


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LafayetteNoHo

Lafayette | NoHo

Chef Andrew Carmellini’s French restaurant is a NoHo hot-spot.

Recommended dish: Black fettuccine with cuttlefish.

Review and rating of Lafayette restaurant in NoHo.

 

 

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M. Wells DinetteLong Island City

M. Wells Dinette | Long Island City

M. Wells sets up shop in MoMa PS1 to tantalize the taste buds of art lovers and foodies.

Recommended dish: Beef cheek stroganoff with bucatini.

Review and rating of M. Wells Dinette in Long Island City.

 

 

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MaysvilleFlatiron District

Maysville | Flatiron District

Inspired Southern fare in the Flatiron District from Kyle Knall, one of GAYOT’s 2014 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S.

Recommended dish: Brussels sprouts with pigs’ ears and a Bourbon-spiked aïoli.

Review and rating of Maysville restaurant in the Flatiron District.

 

 

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Minetta TavernGreenwich Village

Minetta Tavern | Greenwich Village

Keith McNally resurrects a Village relic and injects some meatiness into its menu.

Recommended dish: The Pat LaFrieda côte de boeuf steak.

Review and rating of Minetta Tavern in Greenwich Village.

 

 

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Mission CantinaLower East Side

Mission Cantina | Lower East Side

A Mission Chinese Food spin-off that makes a run for the border.

Recommended dish: Beef tongue tacos.

Review and rating of Mission Cantina on the Lower East Side.

 

 


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Momofuku Ssam BarEast Village

Momofuku Ssam Bar | East Village

Trendy East Village eatery serves meaty Asian fare.

Recommended dish: Bouchot mussels with Chinese sausage focaccia, nigori broth and mustard greens.

Review and rating of Momofuku Ssam Bar in the East Village.

 

 

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PioraGreenwich Village

Piora | Greenwich Village

Refined West Village Italian with a subtle Korean kick.

Recommended dish: Rohan duck with farro and black garlic.

Review and rating of Piora restaurant in Greenwich Village.

 

 

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Pok Pok NYBrooklyn

Pok Pok NY | Brooklyn

Hot (both spicy and buzz-worthy) Thai cuisine makes this Red Hook eatery a worthy destination.

Recommended dish: Charcoal-grilled Niman Ranch pork neck.

Review and rating of Pok Pok NY restaurant in Brooklyn.

 

 

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RedFarmWest Village

RedFarm | West Village

Chic dim sum at this West Village hot-spot.

Recommended dish: Grilled marinated Creekstone prime rib steak.

Review and rating of RedFarm restaurant in the West Village.

 

 

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Red Rooster HarlemHarlem

Red Rooster Harlem

Harlem’s Red Rooster crosses soul food with Europe and Africa.

Recommended dish: Helga’s Swedish meatballs.

Review and rating of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem.

 

 


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Roberta’sBrooklyn

Roberta's | Brooklyn

Pizza-centric and seasonal fare in a gritty Brooklyn neighborhood.

Recommended dish: The ever-changing pizza of the day.

Review and rating of Roberta’s restaurant in Brooklyn.

 

 

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Sushi NakazawaWest Village

Sushi Nakazawa | West Village

Even if you didn’t see the hit documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” you’ll still want to eat at this West Village sushi spot.

Recommended dish: Prix fixe omakase.

Review and rating of Sushi Nakazawa restaurant in the West Village.

 

 

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TakashiWest Village

Takashi | West Village

West Village meat mecca where yakiniku rules the room.

Recommended dish: Yakiniku-grilled short rib.

Review and rating of Takashi restaurant in the West Village.

 

 

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The ElmBrooklyn

The Elm | Brooklyn

Former Corton chef Paul Liebrandt helms the kitchen at this Williamsburg restaurant.

Restaurant tip: Reserve one of the eight counter seats referred to as Little Elm for an eight-course tasting menu and a true front row view (only available Thursday-Sunday).

Review and rating of The Elm restaurant in Brooklyn.

 

 

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The NoMadNoMad

The NoMad

Humm and Guidara team up again — this time to oversee the dining experience at The NoMad Hotel.

Recommended dish: Roast chicken for two, laden with black truffles and foie gras.

Review and rating of The NoMad restaurant in NoMad.

 

 


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