Aside from service and ambience (which are definitey important), a restaurant is only as good as the menu item you order. Only the very best restaurants will excel at every item on their menu. Two people can go to the same restaurant, and order different things. One person will love their choice, while the other will be very disappointed. They will each judge the restaurant based on what they chose from the menu.
Based on this premise, which I know is simplistic (since everyone's taste is different), what are your favorite menu items (appetizers, mains, sides, desserts) at restaurants in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Teaneck, etc.?