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The Top 10: New NYC Restaurants

New York City

is renowned for its pioneering culinary scene and legendary chefs, but the end of 2016 and the beginning of the new year ushered in a particularly outstanding crop of restaurants. With the re-opening of Danny Meyer's beloved Union Square Café and Tom Colicchio’s new restaurant at The Beekman hotel, there has been a resurgence of old-world–style haunts and brasseries that present modern, market-driven spins on traditional dishes. Celebrity chefs are also reinventing their gastronomic talents with Jean-Georges Vongerichten opening a casual vegetarian eatery and April Bloomfield helming a butcher market and restaurant on the Upper West Side.

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Union Square Café

Restaurateur Danny Meyer's famed Union Square Café reopened at the end of 2016 to much fanfare and took over a new, larger space just blocks from the original location. The look is decidedly refreshed, but still retains elements of the original, including dark wood furnishings, evergreen accents and contemporary art adorning the white walls. The two floors create more space for diners and offer an airy, convivial ambiance for beloved dishes like the burger (which launched Shake Shack), delicious pastas of parpardelle with duck confit and unique favorites like the pan-roasted venison. A well-edited list of craft cocktails and wines accompanies the menu. Read more.

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Loring Place

A former chef from Jean-Georges’ ABC Kitchen has put a distinct spin on farm-to-table cuisine at his own restaurant (at top, center and right) in Greenwich Village. The modern setting with a sleek bar, whimsical light fixtures and minimalist design reflects the simple yet inspired dishes. Begin with the Mediterranean small plates of hummus, grilled shrimp or spiced cauliflower before entrées of pastas, pizzas, fish and meats, such as suckling pig with pineapple and jalapeños. The menu evolves with the seasons and the emphasis is always on local, market-driven ingredients. Read more.


Inside the downtown Beekman Hotel, Augustine channels a chic French brasserie with old-world touches like lavish chandeliers, antiques and mahogany furnishings. The atmosphere is buzzy and decadently celebrates the quintessential French joie de vivre. Rooted in traditional French cooking, the menu offers exquisite presentations of foie gras, cheese soufflé and crab and avocado salad, but also boasts some surprises like sea urchin spaghettini and innovative cocktails. Read more.

Temple Court

Tom Colicchio opened Temple Court inside the downtown Beekman Hotel as an ode to old-world New York restaurants. Interiors are opulent and clubby, with stained glass, marbleized floors, table lamps and grand chandeliers. The menu features hearty dishes like foie gras with persimmon, rabbit schnitzel and loin of lamb topped with olives and lemon confit. There is also a tasting menu for those who want to try a selection of the traditional fare. Read more.

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Tucked away in the West Village, 4 Charles conjures up images of the classic haunts of New York. with walls of rich mahogany, leather booths, maritime drawings and crystal chandeliers. Begin with seafood appetizers such as the shrimp cocktail or Alaskan king crab before digging into the house specialty of roast prime rib prepared either English style, thinly sliced, or Chicago style, more thickly cut with generous sides of buttery mashed potatos or creamed spinach. Other classics on offer include Dover sole or cacio e pepe pasta. The cocktail menu features multiple renditions of the Old Fashioned and Martini. Read more.


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