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The 25 Best New York Restaurants for Winter 2016

Southern comfort fare hits the mark at Root & Bone, one of GAYOT's 25 Best New York Restaurants for Winter 2016

Where to Eat in NYC

Winter 2016

Restaurants open in New York left and right, but which ones are worth your time and effort? Presented in alphabetical order, here are GAYOT's 25 best restaurants to eat at in New York for Winter 2016. From fried chicken to haute French fare, these sizzlin' spots will make you forget about the frigid weather.

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Bruno
— East Village

At Bruno, the margherita pizza comes with fermented tomatoes and is sprinkled with herbs


If a Neapolitan pizzaiolo went mad and began decorating his pies with summer greens and fermented tomatoes, it would taste something like what you get at this red-hot East Village pizzeria.

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Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE
— NoLIta

Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE features a band of rotating chefs


Located in the Puck Building in NoLIta, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE features a band of rotating chefs who come from the far corners of the country to prepare what they cook best.

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Chevalier
— Midtown West

Chevalier presents haute French fare in the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York


Executive chef Shea Gallante, formerly of Cru and Ciano, is at the helm of this elegant Gallic restaurant in the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York.

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The Clocktower
— Flatiron District

Brit chef Jason Atherton has made a splash at The Clocktower


Brit chef Jason Atherton made a splash in his Big Apple debut. Located in The New York EDITION Hotel (and in an actual clocktower), the wood-paneled restaurant is a fine venue for the elevated tavern fare that comes out of the kitchen here.

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Cooklyn
— Brooklyn

Enjoy American comfort food, such as lobster mac & cheese, at Cooklyn


It was only a matter of time before a restaurant in Brooklyn would fire up its burners under a name like Cooklyn. And the wait was worth it. Creative takes on American comfort food — lobster mac & cheese, anyone? — and an affordable wine list make this a fine spot for Brooklyn hipsters and the Manhattanites who love them.

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Faro
— Brooklyn

Eating luscious pasta dishes at Faro is the best way to spend an evening in Bushwick


This Italian-ish spot is giving nearby Roberta's a run for its neighborhood money. Eating luscious pasta dishes like chicken confit with plus-sized bucatini noodles in this airy erstwhile garage is the best way to spend an evening in Bushwick.

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The Four Horsemen
— Brooklyn

The Four Horsemen offers a long list of Gallic-heavy vino and comfort food designed for grazing and sharing


LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy is now a wine bar owner. The Williamsburg spot offers a long list of Gallic-heavy vino and comfort food designed for grazing and sharing.

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Fuku+
— Midtown West

The MiniMe fried chicken sandwich is the specialty at Fuku+


David Chang's fast food-ish chicken sandwich spot has caused a craze in New York for all things breaded chicken between two buns.

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Gabriel Kreuther
— Midtown West

Gabriel Kreuther's Alsatian artistry resurfaces at his eponymous restaurant


People are partying here like it's 1999, when haute French fare and expense accounts were all the rage.

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The Happiest Hour
— West Village

The Happiest Hour's Link Ray boasts celery, Suze, lime, cane, soda and jalapeño tequila


Ironically, there might not be a happy hour at this West Village cocktail bar, but there is one of the best burgers in the neighborhood.

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The Little Beet Table
— Murray Hill

The Little Beet Table is a vegetable-focused spot offering market-driven dishes


Chef Franklin Becker's vegetable-focused spot offers market-driven dishes like pasta with nettle-and-pea pesto.

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Lupulo
— Chelsea

George Mendes offers satisfying Iberian comfort food at Lupulo


George Mendes' homage to Portuguese tavern fare is really satisfying Iberian comfort food with a long and delightful craft beer list.

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Mu Ramen
— Long Island City

Mu Ramen draws devotees from the five boroughs


This popular ramen spot in Long Island City draws devotees from the five boroughs.

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The Polo Bar
— Midtown East

Serious movers-and-shakers frequent The Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren's buzzy Italian restaurant


Getting in is half — okay, three-fourths — of the triumph at Ralph Lauren's buzzy, celeb-frequented Italian restaurant in Midtown.

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The Ribbon
— Upper West Side

The Ribbon features simple but well-executed American fare


The Blue Ribbon brothers go way uptown to offer Upper West Siders a taste of their simple but well-executed American fare.

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Root & Bone
— East Village

Southern comfort fare hits the mark at this East Village spot


Southern comfort fare hits the mark at this East Village spot. The braised short rib meat loaf is a revelation on the palate.

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Sadelle's
— SoHo

Sadelle's offers bagels and more in a gorgeous SoHo space


Chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone add some appetizing eats to their empire with this bagels-and-more spot in a gorgeous SoHo space.

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Santina
— Meatpacking District

Santina evokes the Amalfi Coast of the 1950s


Located under the High Line Park in the Meatpacking District, this see-and-be-seen spot evokes the Amalfi Coast of the 1950s.

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Seamore's
— NoLIta

Spicy squid tacos are among the fish-friendly fare at Seamore's


Michael Chernow of the Meatball Shop offers fish-friendly fare in a light and airy space in NoLIta.

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Semilla
— Brooklyn

Semilla knows how to embolden the flavor of anything edible, from fresh fish to seasonal vegetables


A set-menu venue in Williamsburg where the kitchen expertly knows how to embolden the flavor of anything edible, from fresh fish to seasonal vegetables.

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Streetbird Rotisserie
— Harlem

Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem homage to chicken has a few nods to his native Ethiopia


Chef Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem homage to chicken has a few nods to his native Ethiopia thrown in for good measure (and good eating).

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Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird
— Harlem

Talented chef Kenichi Tajima is in the kitchen at this fowl-centric restaurant


Put a fowl-centric restaurant in east Harlem and install talented chef Kenichi Tajima in the kitchen, and you've got a recipe for a lot of buzz and long wait times.

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Tuome
— East Village

This East Village spot serves up satisfying fare to a sophisticated crowd


With a menu that spins the globe looking for ingredients and flavor pairings, this East Village spot serves up satisfying fare to a sophisticated crowd.

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Untitled
— Meatpacking District

Danny Meyer's Untitled is a culinary study in good taste


Danny Meyer knows a thing or two about running a museum restaurant. And with Gramercy Tavern chef Michael Anthony in the kitchen, this spot in the Whitney is a culinary study in good taste.

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Wildair
— Lower East Side

Breakfast radishes with seaweed butter are among the simple, quality-driven dishes at Wildair


A more casual outpost from the French chefs who brought you Contra, this 45-seat Lower East Side eatery has been a hit since it first opened in June 2015.

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