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  1. Picca
    9.0

    Picca

    9575 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

    Dining in Los Angeles is different than dining in New York. You probably don’t need us to tell you that, but every time we eat food in this town, we’re reminded of the fact that having a valet out in front of the restaurant is just about as essential as getting good press. Let’s just […]

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  2. Perla
    8.9

    Perla

    24 Minetta Ln., Greenwich Village, NY 10012

    All too often, we find ourselves playing the role of hype-squashers, injecting some much needed reality into a situation when people are falling over themselves because a celebrity chef just opened a restaurant with a master pizzaiolo and an indoor water slide. We don’t particularly like being the ones to point out flaws amidst adoring […]

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  3. PaulieGee's
    8.8

    Paulie Gee’s

    60 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222

    You know you live in an amazing city when both Paulie Gee’s and Roberta’s exist in it. Most major metropolitan areas would be lucky to have one incredible, inventive pizza restaurant like this, let alone two. And that’s not to mention the countless other legendary, more traditional pizza places we have in New York. At […]

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  4. Peter Luger
    8.7

    Peter Luger Steak House

    178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Many of us tri-state area Jews have fond memories of summer camp. We’re shipped off into the middle of nowhere Pennsylvania to learn how to fend for ourselves. Being peer pressured into pulling pranks, lighting firecrackers, smoking weed and of course, going on bunk raids to steal all the girls bras and proudly display for […]

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  5. Fette Sau
    8.7

    Fette Sau

    354 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new favorite BBQ spot. Situated inside what used to be an old auto body shop, this gutted garage is raging every night of the week.

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  6. Barbuto
    8.5

    Barbuto

    775 Washington St., West Village, NY 10014

    A trendy spot, but for a more sedate group…not the hair gel and high heels crowd that you find a few blocks north in the meatpacking district. Simple food, top quality ingredients, a good wine and beer list – all the makings of an Immaculate Infatuation mainstay.

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  7. Dovetail
    8.5

    Dovetail

    103 W 77th St., Upper West Side, NY 10024

    It’s rare that we actually venture up to the Upper West Side to eat out. Those treks north are usually reserved for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, chocolate chip cookies (we love Levain Bakery and Jacques Torres), and takeout essentials from Artie’s Delicatessen or Fairway. Thanks to Dovetail, there’s now another reason to make the trip.

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  8. Crave Fishbar
    8.5

    Crave Fishbar

    945 2nd Ave., Midtown East, NY 10022

    A little background before we dive into this. Crave Fishbar is the followup to the short lived Crave Ceviche Bar. Sadly, Crave Ceviche Bar died an early death due to an unfortunate crane collapse on 50th St. and 2nd Ave. about five years ago. It was a shame for a lot of reasons, one of […]

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  9. Rubirosa
    8.4

    Rubirosa

    235 Mulberry St., Nolita, NY 10012

    Lately we’ve been hearing a whole lot of buzz about how Nolita is officially the new “it” neighborhood in New York for restaurants. I suppose we’re even guilty of helping create some of it. Also, note that I just used the term “it” neighborhood, which means we have officially jumped the shark. You might as […]

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  10. Hometown BBQ
    8.4

    Hometown Bar-B-Que

    454 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Good BBQ is often something you have to travel for. Even in Texas, all the best ‘cue is generally a car ride away. But the way we see it, the anticipation built from a little bit of travel is a good thing. The drive, the sweet smoky aroma upon entry, the line, and then finally […]

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