New York RSS

Restaurant recommendations, new openings, and highlights from the NY Chowhound community.

Pork on a Spit, Mexican Style, at Sembrado

Sembrado aims to fill a gap in New York’s Mexican scene: Mexico City–style tacos al pastor, filled with pork cooked slowly on a spit. Chowhounds are savoring delicious meats in

... Read More

Early Report: Isaan Thai at Somtum Der

Bangkok transplant Somtum Der takes its name from northeast Thai papaya salads, which it showcases in at least eight variations. They’re surprisingly light on heat, Chowhounds report, but larbs, grilled

... Read More

In Montmartre’s Killer Fries, Mustard Matters

Does Montmartre make the best fries in New York? Maybe so, say fans, who credit the thin-cut potatoes, mustard and onion seasoning, and expert frying to a faultless crisp at

... Read More

Updated Bloody Marys for Free Spirits

As Chowhounds know, modern Bloody Marys come in more than one blood type. North End Grill mixes a bracing Bloody Smoky made not with vodka but Scotch (plus smoked shishito

... Read More

Sliders That Speak Your Language

If you’re craving sliders but not sure what kind, consider Slide‘s global combo: lamb kefta; bulgogi–pepper jack; veal, Italian sausage, and mozzarella. All good, Chowhounds say; so are starters like

... Read More

In Queens, This Fishmonger Cooks

At Astoria Seafood, survey the day’s catch and grab what looks good. They’ll weigh it and cook it Mediterranean style. Nicely seasoned, simply grilled fish is a smart order at

... Read More

Early Report: Sichuan by the Numbers at Han Dynasty

A Sichuan minichain from Philadelphia has pushed north, opening Han Dynasty in Manhattan. Early Chowhound reports reveal winning dishes—like dan dan noodles and dry pepper chicken—but also skepticism about the

... Read More

ABC Kitchen’s Sleeper Hamburger Kills It

“This is utterly an amazing creation.” That’s Chowhound ipsedixit extolling the little-discussed hamburger at ABC Kitchen. Well-marbled, perfectly cooked Akaushi beef, herbed mayo, and tart pickled jalapeños put it over

... Read More

Bar Food with a Difference at Distilled

American pub grub gets a global update at three-month-old Distilled in Tribeca. Momofuku veteran Shane Lyons turns out a standout burger, killer wings amped with Korean chile paste, and free

... Read More

A Late-Summer Snapshot at 15 East

Creamy uni with yuba, sweet grilled ayu with rhubarb vinaigrette, abalone in geoduck broth deep in ocean flavor—these were highlights of a splendid late-summer feast at 15 East. “Just heavenly,”

... Read More

Good-Time Georgian at Brooklyn’s Lagidze

Gutsy Georgian chow—walnut-stuffed eggplant, soup-filled meat dumplings, rich egg-topped flatbreads and more—is the chief draw at Lagidze in Midwood, Brooklyn. The live music and unique décor (“late-period Georgian castle,” one

... Read More

Early Report: Icelandic Explorations at Skál

The city’s Nordic moment continues at month-old Skál, which brings Icelandic food and drink to Manhattan. Try oysters with fermented cucumber, boudin blanc with turnip and mustard greens, or cocktails like

... Read More

Heavenly Sponge Cake on the Edge of Chinatown

New Kam Hing is anything but new, a time-capsule coffee shop on Chinatown’s neglected fringe. But it’s worth a detour for its specialty: airy, moist, eggy sponge cake reminiscent of

... Read More

Drink-Friendly Bites from Down Under at Burke & Wills

The Australian-accented pub grub at Burke & Wills has uptown Chowhounds buzzing. Go for small plates such as beef tartare and corn soup with crab or raw seafood dishes like

... Read More

Flavas: Major-League Jamaican Near Yankee Stadium

Win or lose, Yankees fans can enjoy championship-caliber Jamaican food near the ballpark. Flavas delivers killer jerk chicken and a frequently replenished steam table laden with oxtail, curries, and vegetable

... Read More

Early Report: Shaun Hergatt Returns at Juni

Juni is the latest showcase for Chef Shaun Hergatt, and devotees of his refined cooking at SHO are glad he’s back. His new menu spotlights local produce in elegantly presented

... Read More

Early Report: A Master’s Helper Moves Up at Sushi Nakazawa

Daisuke Nakazawa, who apprenticed under the Tokyo master celebrated in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, steps up as top chef at two-week-old Sushi Nakazawa. Chowhounds say it’s already serving

... Read More

Korean-Japanese ’Cue from All Over the Butcher’s Map

Beef cuts ranging to the exotic—heart, stomach, and large intestine among them—get the Korean-Japanese barbecue treatment at Yakiniku Gen in Midtown. Lunch specials, topping out at $20 for a selection

... Read More

A Knockout Pub Burger at Hamilton’s in Brooklyn

A stellar hamburger of juicy, flavorful grass-fed beef is turning heads at Hamilton’s in Windsor Terrace. This neighborhood hangout from the owners of Park Slope’s Alchemy also offers a strong

... Read More

Budget Hot Pot at Chinatown’s Hou Yi

At Hou Yi, just $23 buys an all-you-can-eat hot pot feast that’s better than it has to be. Expect decent meats; surprisingly fiery Sichuan-style broth; the usual vegetables, fish balls,

... Read More

Early Report: Blue Ribbon Does Fried Chicken Right

Southern fried chicken, a crowd-pleasing supporting act at the Blue Ribbon restaurants, finally earns top billing at two-week-old Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken. The marquee bird’s faultlessly crisp and spiced with

... Read More