To keep tabs on every New York restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s
Circa Brewing Co.
You're here because: Beer and pizza. The fancy kinds.
You're dining on: Wood-fired thin crust pies like the Big Dipper (pork shank perfection on a pizza, basically) and the Salumi (a fancy pepperoni pizza, basically). And you're swilling any number of their in-house brews; we liked the Nitro Pale Ale and Saison best.
141 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn (map)
You’re here because: The iconic Four Seasons gets an avant-garde reboot
You’re dining on: Some of the best seafood in the world: French Turbot, White Tuna and Whole Black Bass seasoned, sauced, broiled or slow-baked — then delivered by captains in Tom Ford uniforms.
99 East 52nd Street (map)
You’re here because: Chicago’s favorite experimental cocktail bar (The Aviary) has set up shop in the Mandarin Oriental.
80 Columbus Circle (map)
Upper West Side
You’re here because: It’s the liveliest dim sum brunch in town.
You’re dining on: So much dim sum, preferably at the coveted 10-seat Chef’s Counter. Favorites not to be missed include Haw Gow, Siu
380 Amsterdam Avenue (map)
Icelandic Fish and Chips
You’re here because: A Reykjavik staple is flying in fish fresh from the Motherland on the daily.
You’re dining on: Cod, rose fish,
28 7th Avenue South (map)
Umami Burger Hudson
You’re here because: No one can resist. You included.
You’re dining on: The only breakfast sandwich that any Umami serves, right here in our own backyard.
358 West 58th Street (map)
Red Lantern Food Roll
Here, there, everywhere
You’re here because: Who wouldn’t want to jump on an all-day bike tour of the city’s best taquerias or Jewish delis?
You’re dining on: Depending on which adventure you choose, a curated selection of Middle Eastern, Asian, Mexican or pizza joints. But don’t worry, you’ll be pedaling off those calories en route to the next locale.