Upvoted by Regina Myers Maganzini and 24 others
54 E 1st St, New York, NY
sayat-ozyilmaz

Sayat Özyılmaz

San Francisco

https://www.instagram.com/lauraandsayat/

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Sayat Özyılmaz

Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat

Answer found helpful by Francis Barnes and 29 others

Prune is not only an iconic neighborhood restaurant but also a great destination worth a visit. I've been following Gabrielle Hamilton ever since I started cooking and have always loved her cooking as well as her writing. Her memoir Blood, Bones and Butter is a phenomenal read -- before I say anything about the restaurant. There are only a handful of restaurants in NYC that I've been to more than once and one of them is Prune. I love both brunch and dinner there. There is one dish on the brunch menu that will always be my favorite breakfast item in NYC and that is their light chickpea stew with preserved lemons, olives, a crispy poached egg and grilled flatbread.

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daniela-garcia

If you like it then you shoulda put sriracha on it

Daniela Garcia

I saw this question and Prune is immediately where my mind went. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

Reply over 1 year ago

Chyanti Mukherjee

Awesome I loved reading this!

Reply over 1 year ago

kat-craddock

Artisan Bread Baker, @katcontrol

Kat Craddock

Artisan Bread Baker, @katcontrol

Answer found helpful by Sayat Özyılmaz and 17 others

I have so so much love for Prune. Taking into consideration food, cocktails, atmosphere, and service, this is one of my NYC top 5. Roasted rabbit for 2! Grilled lamb chops! Marrow bones! Dirty martinis! Aquavit Bloody Marys with pickled fennel! Perfect peaches with buttered toast! Hamilton, the patron saint of badass literary lady chefs, cooks the cozy food we all wish our moms had made. Prune is intimate and zero-fuss with no stuffy dress code, but you will want to plan ahead. If you are lucky, you might snag a walk-in seat at the bar, but good luck getting a table without a reservation!

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debbie-kommer

Big Apple food blogger

Debbie Kommer

I have heard such great things about Prune, I'm glad to know they take reservations at least!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Mike Wilson and 19 others
david-kirschner

David Kirschner

Hoboken

dineDK.com

Founder and Executive Chef at dineDK Private Dining

David Kirschner

Founder and Executive Chef at dineDK Private Dining

Answer found helpful by Marie Florian and 31 others

Butter restaurant has been going strong for the past 13 years with a dedicated following and a strong female presence in the kitchen. Owned and operated by Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli, with her persona on TV, Butter and Alex don't always get the respect they deserve. Before she opened Butter in 2002, she trained under some of the world's best chefs including Larry Forgione, Guy Savoy, and was a sous chef under Daniel Boulud at the original Daniel. She's is a powerhouse, cooking amazingly vibrant, simplistic food, completely focused on the seasons and greenmarket. She is a fixture of the NYC dining scene and if you're strolling through the USQ market, there's a good chance she's sitting on the back of a farmers truck, with her daughter running around, enjoying the morning.

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ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

Aww I love the last part! Shopping the USQ market is one of my favorite past times during the summer.

Reply over 1 year ago

eliot-abrams

My friends think I'm a food snob

Eliot Abrams

You're spot on, totally underrated as a restaurant!

Reply over 1 year ago

marie-florian

Marie Florian

New York

http://www.wallse.com/

General Manager @ Wallse Restaurant, modern Austrian cuisine in the West Village

Marie Florian

Amen!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Shawn Radar Burnette and 16 others
314 West 11th Street, New York, NY
kat-craddock

Artisan Bread Baker, @katcontrol

Kat Craddock

Artisan Bread Baker, @katcontrol

Answer found helpful by Kayla Chang and 16 others

I am amazed I'm the first to mention the Pig! I love to bring out-of-towners to Ms. Bloomfield's gastropub (the first in the city, I hear!) for the oysters, inspired charcuterie, funky Roquefort burger, and the not-messing-around wine list. Bonus points for staying open till 2 every night of the week.

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harvey-fostern

Art Director, Design, UX

Harvey Fostern

It's one of the few no-reservation restuarants I'm willing to go to on a consistent basis. Best burger in the city, hands down.

Reply over 1 year ago

peter-abatelli

Not to be biased, but Italian food is the best

Peter Abatelli

One of the best restaurants in the west village, and my favorite of April's restaurants!

Reply over 1 year ago

tess-tripodi

Tess Tripodi

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cheftrip

Executive Chef Halcyon / Egan & Sons Montclair, NJ

Tess Tripodi

Executive Chef Halcyon / Egan & Sons Montclair, NJ

Answer found helpful by Georgia Winter and 10 others

The Spotted Pig has to be one of NYC's most iconic restaurants. I have been there with restaurant folk, family, friends. I have spotted some amazing chefs there and frankly was a little starstruck at times! I cannot say enough about how much I love this restaurant! It is really cool that we are talking about fantastic restaurants owned by women. Regardless of the gender of the Spotted Pig's owner, this restaurant blows most others out of the water.

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Morgan Theriault

Yes I've heard this is a big time industry hangout! One of my favorite restaurants in NYC!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Santosh Varghese and 15 others
13 Barrow Street, New York, NY
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Jocelyn Guest

Brooklyn

instagram: joceygu

Whole animal butcher. Formerly head butcher at Dicksons Farmstand (NY) and Lindy & Grundy (LA).

Jocelyn Guest

Whole animal butcher. Formerly head butcher at Dicksons Farmstand (NY) and Lindy & Grundy (LA).

Answer found helpful by Brian Kilpatrick and 29 others

Saying much more than "foie gras soup dumpling" seems useless. So, "foie gras dumpling."

But, also, Anita Lo cooks food that's sadly hard to find in the city. It's not heavy handed or overly spicy or salty to the point of making your joints swell before you pay the check. Her delicate hand makes for some of the best seafood I've eaten. It's seasonal and subtle -- she does the kind of dishes where you realize "Oh, crap, I have a lot to learn" without being snobby or pretentious. Plus, an $88 five course tasting menu of this caliber? Crazy.

And, again, "foie gras soup dumpling."

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Patricia Dennis

Really enjoyed this! I had no idea you could get a five course tasting for $55, this just got added to my list!

Reply over 1 year ago

ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

Your description of the cuisine is perfect. Anita Lo is a rockstar!

Reply over 1 year ago

alyssa-heitlinger

Private chef specializing in Italian, French

Alyssa Heitlinger

Regardless of being female owned, this is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Some of the best seafood indeed!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Dan Mueller and 15 others
175 Avenue B, New York, NY
marissa-miller

Marissa Miller

New York

www.donostianyc.com

Owner, Bev Director - Donostia

Marissa Miller

Owner, Bev Director - Donostia

Answer found helpful by Sammie Hopkins and 30 others

Though Babu Ji is just a few months in, they've become an instant classic and have brought a truly fresh take on Indian restaurants to NYC. The delicious food is market driven, making full use of the Union Square farmers market, and beautiful with touches of fresh fruit, edible flowers and a rainbow of sauces. They eschew oil and ghee laden food for water-based cooking so you never leave feeling too heavy but rather nourished. Co-owner Jennifer Singh has created a relaxed and fun atmosphere without pretension and the result is a hipper, more modern face to Indian restaurants than we've really seen in New York before. A nicely curated wine list with a focus on Australia, a serve-yourself fridge with a huge selection of craft-beers, Bollywood projected on the wall and great photography collected by Jennifer all set them apart. They've managed to create something original in New York.

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Lauren Gold

I've have heard about them no less than 3 times this week. Super excited to check it out!

Reply over 1 year ago

vincent-singler

Vincent Singler

New York City

Artist and aspiring food critic

Vincent Singler

Instant classic is right! Love what you guys are doing over at Donostia as well! Bunch of great spots right in your area.

Reply over 1 year ago

cynthia-mcgowan

Journalist, aspiring food critic, amateur cook

Cynthia McGowan

Such a nice post! I really enjoyed it!

Reply over 1 year ago

kellie-norris

Kellie Norris

Manhattan

@kelsojeann

Current wine rep for Savio Soares Selections and bartender at Sweet Chick Ludlow. Past lives include The Modern, Craft and Raines Law Room.

Kellie Norris

I had the most delicious cauliflower dish there last week- they did a spin on a general tso sauce and I am still dreaming about it!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jose J Valverde and 14 others
jamie-bissonnette

Chef / Owner at Coppa and Toro Restaurants

Jamie Bissonnette

Chef / Owner at Coppa and Toro Restaurants

Answer found helpful by Christina White and 19 others

The service, food, and wine list always deliver. It is comforting and creative and I crave it. April Bloomfield's team are always happy and wicked fun. It's a once a month stop for me. The Carte de Musica is my favorite bite in NYC, and I'd also highly recommend the chorizo stuffed squid and mushrooms and whelk toast.

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Chyanti Mukherjee

I loved reading this! That Chorizo stuffed squid sounds amazing!

Reply over 1 year ago

Lauren Gold

I have been in love with chef April's food since the Spotted Pig. I will most definitely be stopping by here!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jonathan Yung and 14 others
franklin-becker

Executive Chef / Owner at The Little Beet and The Little Beet Table

Franklin Becker

Executive Chef / Owner at The Little Beet and The Little Beet Table

Answer found helpful by Ashley Belin and 12 others

I really admire Amanda Cohen from Dirt Candy. She works so hard everyday. She is successful because she made herself successful. She began with a small place and now has a bigger one. She broke her ass to do it. Her complex vegetable cookery is impressive and her business is bustling. Bravo Amanda!

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alyssa-heitlinger

Private chef specializing in Italian, French

Alyssa Heitlinger

Kudos to Amanda for busting her ass, it's great she's finally getting the credit she is due! Well said!

Reply over 1 year ago

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Kristel Arabian

Brooklyn

www.CultureRecruiting.com

Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Kristel Arabian

Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks

Answer found helpful by Rita Jammet and 11 others

Dirt Candy is an amazing, female run eatery. Great food and good drinks too! Chef Amanda does vegetable dishes right. The General Manager, Jackie, is also amazing and makes the dining room feel like a fun dinner party of sorts.

Kuddos to all the women in the biz!

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kayla-chang

Kayla Chang

New York City

Born in Hong Kong, Instagramaholic

Kayla Chang

This is one of my new favorite restaurants in the city. I read about Amanda Cohen and wanted to check it out and it was incredible! Awesome team there!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jonathan Yung and 11 others
michael-landas

Michael Landas

New York City

Chef de Cuisine at Boilermaker

Michael Landas

Chef de Cuisine at Boilermaker

Answer found helpful by Lindsey McPhee and 22 others

For my entire life, it's been difficult, being a first generation American born Filipino, to go out and find the food of my heritage well executed. That is, until now. In recent years there's been a push for Filipino cuisine, and Pig & Khao is among the front runners in Manhattan. Chef Leah Cohen's take on pork belly adobo, coconut rice, and seafood sinigang bring back memories of the dinner table from my youth. For a differing opinion, you can also find other South East Asian dishes, learned and inspired from her many trips to Asia- Khao Soi, Shan noodles, Burmese eggplant salad. I've gone often, frequently brought friends, and we've always left happy and full. Just make sure you save a little bit of space to finish your meal with some Filipino Halo-Halo.

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sheila-mayo

Coffee addict and world traveler

Sheila Mayo

Very cool hearing about it from someone of a Filipino background, makes me appreciate it that much more!

Reply over 1 year ago

georgia-winter

Culinary Instructor, Writer

Georgia Winter

Lovely post! Really enjoyed this thank you!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by John Poiarkoff and 11 others
tess-tripodi

Tess Tripodi

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/cheftrip

Executive Chef Halcyon / Egan & Sons Montclair, NJ

Tess Tripodi

Executive Chef Halcyon / Egan & Sons Montclair, NJ

Answer found helpful by Scott Chen and 25 others

This is wonderful Japanese restaurant tucked away in the West Villiage. Reika Yo is a musician turned restauranteur who has created a atmosphere of traditional Japanese clean lines. There is an unwavering standard at EN for food to be part of a positive balance of body & soul. Until I did a little research, I had no idea how many celebrities frequent the restaurant. This is a real hidden gem. The kitchen is almost completely open. If you sit at the sushi bar, you can watch the sushi chefs work & behind them is the hot line where cooks are preparing the hot food. Try the house made tofu!

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michael-vazquez

Native New Yorker... I know what's good around here

Michael Vazquez

Awesome find! You sold me on it, sounds pretty cool

Reply over 1 year ago

cynthia-mcgowan

Journalist, aspiring food critic, amateur cook

Cynthia McGowan

This looks amazing, thanks Tess!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Joseph Michael Diaz and 11 others
Answer found helpful by patrick miller and 16 others

I am recommending this establishment, because of the owner, Samantha Safer. She had a goal of owning her own establishment before she turned 30. And that is exactly what she did. She has created a space where industry and locals alike can come and both well executed food and drink. She understands what quality is, and is unwilling to compromise. As much as she would hate to be simply categorized as a "woman owner", I know she deserves to be mentioned.

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Jacob Fenster

I just read about Tilda on Grubstreet I'm excited to go check it out!

Reply over 1 year ago

georgia-winter

Culinary Instructor, Writer

Georgia Winter

It looks like a beautiful space, congratulations on the new opening!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Morgan Theriault and 7 others
steven-hubbell

Executive Chef at Junoon Owner Devil's Larder Bitters

Steven Hubbell

Executive Chef at Junoon Owner Devil's Larder Bitters

Answer found helpful by Pradeep Mishra and 13 others

What can I say that hasn't already been said about April Bloomfield? Spotted Pig, Breslin, John Dory, Salvation Taco? You can't fuck with Bloomfield. Everything she touches is thoughtful and well crafted. Clever and very approachable. Above all, fucking delicious.

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georgia-winter

Culinary Instructor, Writer

Georgia Winter

Well said! The suckling pig with a group of friends at The Breslin has been one of my most memorable dining experiences of the past year.

Reply over 1 year ago

shawn-radar-burnette

Chef at Delaney Resaurant Group

Shawn Radar Burnette

Christin Lecki, The Head Chef could possibly be the best chef working in NY. April Bloomfield and Ken Freidman got everything right at The Ace Hotel

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Anny Chen and 8 others
alec-steidl

Beverage Director, Strip House 12th Street

Alec Steidl

Beverage Director, Strip House 12th Street

Answer found helpful by Anny Chen and 21 others

This nearly year old west village gem is the brainchild of superduo Jody Williams and Rita Sodi (see Buvette and I Sodi). Small plates, no reservations, open all day, gorgeous space. Menu in constant flux means you will never get bored.

Every detail is meticulously thought out from every ingredient on your plate, to the plate itself, the table, your chair, the floor and everything that surrounds you. You can taste the passion in each bite.

Check them out if you can get in, try mid afternoon when most people wouldn't think it will be open.

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john-barber

Moved to New York City for work, stayed because of the food

John Barber

I'm a big fan of Buvette so I will definitely check this out. Is it usually a long wait during the evening hours?

Reply over 1 year ago

alec-steidl

Beverage Director, Strip House 12th Street

Alec Steidl

Haven't been in a bit, but much larger space so it is definitely an easier bet.

Reply over 1 year ago

alyssa-heitlinger

Private chef specializing in Italian, French

Alyssa Heitlinger

I saw they got 2 stars from Pete Wells and I loved his review. It sounds super interesting I'm excited to check these guys out!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Andrew Bekker and 5 others
daniel-sullivan

executive chef Bartaco Westport

Daniel Sullivan

executive chef Bartaco Westport

Answer found helpful by Skyler Zeiger and 12 others

GETE was founded by Carrie Levin in 1981 and has been serving up one of the city's best brunches ever since! No matter the time of day you can enjoy Traditional "American" breakfasts. The lines get to be a bit long on the weekends but it is so worth the wait. If you happen to be in the neighborhood in the evening they do a great selection of classic cocktails as well as amazing comfort food like, Meatloaf and roasted turkey for dinner. The atmosphere is very laid back and the food is wonderful. You will never leave hungry that's for sure!

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peter-abatelli

Not to be biased, but Italian food is the best

Peter Abatelli

Ah I wish I still lived in the UWS! Brunch at GETE was one of my favorite weekend traditions.

Reply over 1 year ago

michael-vazquez

Native New Yorker... I know what's good around here

Michael Vazquez

Classic brunch spot, hard to believe they've stuck it out for more than 30 years!

Reply over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Goldie Owens and 2 others
567 Union Ave, New York,
test-kitchin

James Mather

Barcelona

Culinary Creative, El Bulli Foundation

James Mather

Culinary Creative, El Bulli Foundation

Answer found helpful by Jean-Marie Dupointe and 16 others

Missy Robbins' Lilia is a beautifully built space, open and alive, and filled with industry folks looking to taste the Michelin level food she is on fire to put down at her first spot as chef/owner. I went in their opening week earlier this spring, and sat next to my buddy Jonah, chef/owner of Huertas, and looked down the bar to see the Director of Operations from USHG, and heard that the table was mised for Tom Collichio who would be there any minute. This place hit the stove cooking! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food is on point. And the pasta; I love pasta. Hers is an articulate balance of subtlety and punch. In her sure to become classic sheep's milk agnolotti, the ricotta is rich and savory, the saffron sings and the honey just kisses it into somewhere more interesting. The malfadini is a riff on cacio e pepe and I loved the ridges of the housemade al dente noodles. Both pastas are made in house, and as far as I know, she's one of a very few people in the city that are extruding their own dried pastas in house. Taste the difference.

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john-rudolph

BBQ Grill Master, beer lover

John Rudolph

Man I just keep hearing good things about this place. Loved your review for it!

Reply about 1 year ago

kayla-chang

Kayla Chang

New York City

Born in Hong Kong, Instagramaholic

Kayla Chang

Awesome -- this was a lot of fun to read!

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Cynthia McGowan and 1 other
michael-boulos

Michael Boulos

Williamsburg

www.freeholdbrooklyn.com

Executive Chef, Freehold Brooklyn

Michael Boulos

Executive Chef, Freehold Brooklyn

Answer found helpful by Jake Barnes and 15 others

Although technically owned by a husband and wife team, Chef Anna Klinger is the real driving force behind this Park Slope institution. She certainly has her own style and crafts a unique, yet traditionally inspired, take on Northern Italian cuisine. Don't miss the spaghetti neri alla chitarra, a homemade black spaghetti with octopus confit. The simple, yet elegant, dining room is complemented by a friendly and outgoing staff, but get there early as the restaurant is 'walk-in only' and has a limited number of seats.

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monica-baczkowski

Flushing, Queens resident, gastronome and wine aficianado

Monica Baczkowski

I hadn't been here but it sounds fantastic, thanks for sharing!

Reply about 1 year ago

jake-barnes

England native

Jake Barnes

This is right in my hood, will definitely be checking them out!

Reply about 1 year ago

Upvoted by Maia Carey and 1 other
shaun-mehtani

New Jersey Restaurant Association 2013 Restaurateur of the Year, New York native, New York University, Dartmouth College,

Shaun Mehtani

New Jersey Restaurant Association 2013 Restaurateur of the Year, New York native, New York University, Dartmouth College,

Answer found helpful by Morgan Theriault and 1 other

The combination of the views, service, and pleasing food make this restaurant quite a hit!

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