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Historians will look back at 2017 as the year of the WTF. From the shifting politics to the surprise last quarter of the Superbowl to the best picture Oscar fumble to the #metoo movement, to a very happy WTF of a L.A.
girl turning royal, a lot was on America's plate this year. Luckily for New Yorkers, our literal plates were also full with some of the . We not only saw the rise of high-glamour , but of authentic and sweet dessert spots. Here's our list of the best of the best. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the Since 1959, the Four Seasons was the city’s most exclusive supper club, a veritable village green for New York’s wealthy, famous and powerful.
The real surprise, however, is how deftly Major Food has silenced such critics with this dazzling remake of the famed Grill Room. And it’s not just the deference for the landmark interior, though the familiar glass walls, metallic blinds and Richard Lippold–designed brass fixture over the bar should pacify the worried old guard. It’s also that Major Food has finally returned to form. Order this: Prime rib If you want falafel, go to Mamoun’s.
You won’t find the chickpea spheres anywhere at Nur, the forward-thinking, pan–Middle Eastern restaurant in Gramercy from Israeli-Moroccan celebutoque Meir Adoni (of Tel Aviv’s acclaimed Blue Sky and Lumina) and Breads Bakery founder Gadi Peleg. Instead, Adoni—the latest in a growing line of chefs who are retooling Israeli eating in New York, such as Dizengoff’s Michael Solomonov and Miss Ada’s Tomer Blechman—stretches beyond Israeli comfort cooking to pull influences from all over the Levant, from Jewish and Arab traditions as well as his own North African roots.
Order this: Ceviche panipuri A laser focus on quality ingredients is no surprise when it comes to Bloomfield, but the Michelin-starred chef takes it to a new level with White Gold Butchers, her Upper West Side meat market–slash–all-day restaurant with long-time partner Ken Friedman and star butchers Erika Nakamura (L.A.’s Lindy & Grundy) and Jocelyn Guest (Dickson’s Farmstand).
The latter two can be found behind the retail counter, breaking down whole animals, churning coils of sausage and divvying up cuts for not only uptown locals but also the other restaurants in the Bloomfield-Friedman portfolio, including the lauded patties at the Spotted Pig and the Breslin.
Order this: Chopped cheese sandwich After shuttering its doors at the beginning of the summer and opening a pop-up in East Hampton, the world’s best restaurant (which closed immediately after winning the top spot) is back.
In addition to the 8- to 10-course tasting menu for $295 in the dining room, you an order a more affordable tasting menu for $155 at the bar, which also offers snacks and cocktails (or choose from its 20,000 bottles of 4,000 wines).
Order this: Smoked sturgeon cheesecake with caviar It's no surprise that Flushing is home to another spectacular new sichuan place. The slightly upscale restaurant serves its modern dishes, like the Tibetan-style pork rib and orange congee with millet, in a theatrical and playful fashion with bright colors and surprising plating.
Order this: Sliced fish in hot chili oil Alex Stupak has had an eventful few months. This March, the ambitious pastry chef (New York’s wd~50, Chicago’s Alinea) turned taco ambassador opened a midtown flagship, Empellón, the fourth, largest and most upscale of his restaurants under the Empellón name (Cocina, Taqueria, Al Pastor).
The move uptown alone is a notable change for the largely downtown-focused restaurateur (Empellón’s siblings all reside in the East and West Villages), and the usual clientele of denim-jacketed michelada seekers has been swiftly replaced by Brooks Brothers regulars and blog-savvy tourists. Order this: Avocado dessert Very high-profile Japanese fare from the Michelin-starred chefs Hiroki Yoshitake and Yuu Shimano moved into midtown to serve "New Washoku" cuisine.
Choose from either eight or six-course tasting menus with red shrimp and caviar or broiled cod in parmesan foam, or a la with options like braised pork belly with roasted chicory and cream cheese or roasted Wagyu steak.
Order this: Crispy Arare battered scallop with bonito dashi sauce Sushi by Boū is about as budget-friendly as top-flight omakase can get (12 courses, $50). The latest from David Bouhadana (an affordable sushi pioneer at Sushi Dojo and Sushi on Jones in the past) is a four-seat counter tucked below midtown’s Sanctuary Hotel. This is stripped-down sushi at its finest: 12 no-frills pieces eaten in a nonnegotiable 30 minutes. Every two-and-a-half minutes brings a new treat: hokkaido uni, creamy and cold; toro laced with luscious fat; blackened Wagyu melting into charred-edged rice.
Order this: Wagyu-uni handroll A rent spike at the original USC location prompted a move three blocks north to a 10,000-square-foot two-story space that’s nearly double the size of the bygone room; where the old boasted cramped low ceilings and a head-scratching multilevel layout, the new is a light and lofty setting designed by architect David Rockwell.
But the most crucial holdover is in the kitchen, where executive chef Carmen Quagliata—who headed the original USC for a decade—can still be found overseeing familiar comforts with new dishes that fit effortlessly with the oldies. Order this: Ricotta gnocchi Next door to Union Square Café sits this small café sister issuing out Joe Coffee (the group recently invested in the java chain) and house-baked breads (caraway rye, a house miche) and pastries (crullers in cinnamon-sugar, maple or original glaze) courtesy of head baker Justin Rosengarten.
Chef Carmen Quagliata expands those offerings to include breakfast gougères (eggs with ham and spinach), lunch sandwiches (chicken milanese, a broccoli melt) and sides, like shaved Brussels sprouts with guanciale.
The intimate space operates mostly as a takeout spot but there is a handful of high-top tables if you want to tuck in on site.
Order this: Maple cruller New York City is a nightlife capital, with some of the best bars in the country clustered around bustling neighborhoods like the East Village and Williamsburg. Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst.
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Snuggle up and get cozy, because Movies on the Beach is happening every Wednesday night at . This Jersey City hot spot is complete with waterfront views and plenty of tropical drinks including, the Mango Tango, Lava Flow, and classic Pina Colada. Upcoming screenings include Blade Runner (August 24th) and Men in Black (August 31st). So grab a few lobster rolls or a seafood paella for two and gear up for a night under the stars.
(credit: Time Nyack) More: If you’re looking for a weekend getaway spot, then make your way to the newly-opened Time Nyack in the Hudson Valley, located just 45 minutes away from the city.
This swanky hotel used to be a factory, giving each room a nostalgic feel with its high ceilings and large windows.
Splurge on a top floor guestroom with a private terrace and relax at the lounge-style pool deck (complete with smoothie bar and poolside entertainment).
When you get hungry, make a reservation at the on-site BV’s Grill, a sister property to the fame Bobby Van’s Steakhouse. Make sure to check their website for promotional packages including discounts off three or more nights, a winery tour and tasting trip, a “Taste of Nyack” deal, as well as comfy getaways for your pet.
. (credit: Facebook/SeaGlass Carousel) More: Feel like a kid again and take your date on a ride around the . This 2,575 square-foot pavilion is filled with 30 massive fiberglass fish and was custom-designed with color-changing LED light fixtures and integrated audio systems, so each fish becomes luminescent.
It also gives it an underwater atmosphere, thanks to “water effect” that rings from the light projectors that hang from a custom-designed helical light. Take a stroll through the park afterwards and enjoy a scenic view of the New York Harbor and, of course, the Statue of Liberty.
Carousel is open from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. More: If you’re both interested in beer, head over to Williamsburg for a tour of the . Buy some tokens ($5 a token or $20 for five tokens) and hit up the bar to taste a variety of beers straight from their tasting room.
The brewery opens at noon on Saturdays with free tours on the half hour starting at 1 p.m. If you’re in the mood for some munchies, feel free to order food for delivery and have it brought in. Grab a seat at the picnic tables and meet new friends or cozy up at your own table.
More: If you’re looking for some foodie fun then definitely hit up Smorgasburg at the Brooklyn Flea or South Street Seaport. You can taste each other’s food, sip on your favorite cocktail, or swap opinions about the latest food craze. Take a stroll along the piers of Williamsburg after you grab your grub and enjoy the Manhattan skyline or gaze out toward the Brooklyn Bridge before hitting up the six vendors lined up along South Street Seaport.
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New York City is definitely not a “one bar fits all” metropolis. The are diverse and virtually limitless, catering to everyone from “thrifty drinkers” to “cocktail connoisseurs.” Here are my NYC Summer 2017 top picks for bar partying.
Best Dive Bar Barcelona Bar The only thing better than shots is themed shots. Try ordering ‘s famous Harry Potter Shots and not only will you watch them burst into flames, but you’ll also get to watch the bartender make them while wearing a Gryffindor house scarf. If you’re not a Harry Potter fan, there are other shot options like Return of the King but be prepared to plop on a crown before chugging your shot from a goblet. If you’re more of a beer fan, try to make it to before 7 PM on any weekday and enjoy $3 drafts.
Honorable Mention: Best Sports Bar Stout NYC Photo: Besides serving the best tasting burger sliders and broadcasting almost every game you want to watch, is only one block from Madison Square Garden, making it the un-official official pre-game and post-game bar.
And if you don’t feel like splurging on tickets to the game, feel free to watch the game at while choosing from one of their more than fifty Irish and Scottish whiskeys. Photo: at The Knickerbocker Hotel puts you right in the middle of New York’s skyline. The menu includes some obvious items such as Gin mixed cocktails and upscale bar food like tomato brioche and eggplant polpette. But you’ll also spot some less than typical items like Cuban cigars and pina colada and margaritas popsicles.
Honorable Mention: Best Nightclub/Lounge Slate NY Photo: is perfect for that large group of friends with varying personalities. Slate is one of the larger bars in the city so you’ll less likely have to deal with the overcrowding that can occur at many other locations.
And while the bottom floor is perfect for those who enjoy a calm round of pool or a giant Connect Four with their drink, the top floor is a full lounge space that becomes a filled dance floor by the end of the night. Honorable Mention: Best Cocktail Bar The Dead Rabbit NYC Photo: has completely transformed the typical cocktail bar atmosphere, by combining top-notch hospitality, high quality cocktails, and an Irish bar vibe.
With drink combinations like True Blue, made of Irish Whiskey, Apple Brand, Guinness, PX Sherry, and White Miso, it’s not surprising that this spot has been praised for their alcohol expertise. Honorable Mention: Best Speakeasy Raines Law Room It may seem at first that you’re walking into a basement apartment, but you end up somewhere that is so much better.
not only captures the semi-hidden aura of 1920 speakeasies, but the entire design of the bar is crafted as prohibition-era New York. Adding some modernity to the menu, allows guests to “build their own Old Fashioned”. You can expect a short wait when visiting but reservations are available Sunday-Tuesday. Honorable Mention:
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