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Your 2010 "Must Try" List

steakrules85 | Jan 8, 2010 11:22 AM

OK so we are now officially into 2010 so it is time to look ahead to another great year of eating out in NYC!!!! Yeah Baby!

2009 was a great year for me and I was priveleged to hit a lot of my "must try" spots. These included Craft, Babbo, Daniel, Gotham Bar and Grill, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Modern Bar Room, Minetta Tavern, Del Posto, Old Homestead, BLT Steak, Strip House, Quality Meats., Momofuku Ssam Bar and more! Some lived up to expectations, some exceeded, some fell flat. But this is why we try them....

Now onto 2010... I thought it would be fun for everyone to share what spots are on their "Must Try 2k10" list. I have come up with a bunch off the top of my head but there really are so many. Here is my preliminary list and I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's too!!

Steakhouses- Wolfgang's, Ben and Jack's, Sparks ( even though they don't serve bone-in I must see how they stack up to make my steakhouse rankings completed), Mark Joseph

Italian- Convivio, Scarpetta, Alto, Maialino, Il Mulino, Locanda Verde, Lupa, Otto, A Voce, Peasant, Marea, Max, Hearth, Apizz, Inoteca, Felidia, Esca, Dell'Anima, Bellavitae

French- Per Se, Jean Georges, Bouley, Le Bernardin, Adour, La Grenouille, Veritas, SHO Shaun H, Cafe Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, Nougatine, Picholine

French (Bistro)- Balthazar, Artisanal

American (fine dining)- Aureole, Blue Hill, Dovetail, BLT Market, David Burke Townhouse, Telepan, Tocqueville, Union Square Cafe

American (mid-level, gastropubs,etc)- Little Owl, Commerce, Blue Ribbon, Spotted Pig, Perilla, Prune, Momofuku Noodle (Fried chicken dinner only)

BBQ- Daisy May's, Hill Country, Dinosaur

Portugese- Aldea

Pizza- Lombardi's, Grimaldi's, Artichoke, Luzzo's, Totonno's, Co., Keste, Franny's, Bleecker Street Pizza, Lucali, Nick's

Spanish/Latin/Cuban- Casa Mono, Boqueria, Caracas Arepas Bar, Cafecito, Asia de Cuba, Mama Mexico, Pampano, Toloache, Soccarat

Burgers- Corner Bistro, Black Iron, BLT Burger, Stand

Chinese- Amazing 66, Congee Village, NY Noodletown, Joe's Shanghai

Brunch- Norma's, Freeman's, Permanent Brunch, Cookshop, Pastis, Morandi, Veselka

German - Heidelberg (Pork shank babe)

Eclectic- Fatt Crab, Stanton Social, Wd-50

Rest of the Pack- Pommes Frites, Katz, Defonte's, Porchetta, Mary's Fish Camp

Soul Food- Sylvia's, Miss Mamie, Char No. 4

Desserts and such- Chickalicious, Max Brenner ( I know), Cafe Sabarsky, Veniero's, Ferrara's, Rocco's, Chinatown Ice Cream Factoy, Laboratorio del Gelato, Grom, Serendipity 3 (I know)

Brooklyn- Diner, Dressler, Dumont, Marlow and Sons, Brennan and Carr, Al Di La, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Egg

This is just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG! I know I am nuts but once I started I could not stop. Definitely forgetting tons and I am sure a lot do not even belong on the list or should warrant a visit. But hey let's see your lists guys.

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