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  1. Blue Ribbon 97 Sullivan Street
    9.0

    Blue Ribbon Brasserie

    97 Sullivan St., SoHo, NY 10012

    Stang’s number one favorite restaurant in town. Blue Ribbon Brasserie never disappoints.

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  2. L'Artusi
    9.0

    L’Artusi

    228 W. 10th St., West Village, NY 10014

    An updated review for an absolute classic. It hardly gets better than L’Artusi, and that’s been the case for a long time.

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  3. Vinegar Hill House
    8.9

    Vinegar Hill House

    72 Hudson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201

    One of our favorite restaurants, especially in the summer when their incredible back garden is in full swing. Bring some bug spray, eat a pork chop.

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  4. 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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    8.8

    Neptune Oyster

    63 Salem St., Boston, MA 02110

    For a moment, we are going to put aside our natural, New York bred distaste for all things Boston, and give some love to one of our favorite restaurants in the country. But only for a moment, because it will take every ounce of my being to keep from talking sh*t about Tom Brady at […]

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  6. Kin Shop
    8.8

    Kin Shop

    469 6th Ave., West Village, NY 10011

    For some reason, I have always associated Thai food in New York City with faceless BYOB establishments that cater mostly to neighborhood takeout and post-grad dinners out on the cheap. That’s probably my fault, for having yet to make it out to some of the legendary places like Sripraphai, and also for living in Murray […]

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  7. Charlie Bird - NYC
    8.8

    Charlie Bird

    5 King St., SoHo, NY 10012

    Charlie Bird means New York. Or at least that’s what the introduction on the restaurant’s website says. There’s a Beastie Boys quote up there too, just in case you needed some extra convincing as to just how New Yorky this place is. Tough to argue with that. Now, obviously, no one thing can truly embody […]

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  8. Torrisi
    8.7

    Torrisi Italian Specialties

    250 Mulberry St., Nolita, NY 10012

    Restaurants like Torrisi are the reason that we spend all of our free time eating and writing about food. If you enjoy consuming as much as we do and aren’t held down by underdeveloped taste buds, allergies or religious beliefs, you’re going to love Torrisi Italian Specialties. By day, Torrisi is the best new sandwich […]

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  9. Chef Justin Bazdarich of Speedy Romeo – Brooklyn, NY
    8.7

    Speedy Romeo

    367 Classon Ave., Clinton Hill, NY 11238

    Speedy Romeo is the best restaurant you haven’t been to. Seriously. Take all of the other places on your Hit List and push them aside until you’ve been to Clinton Hill to check out what’s going on here. Also, download HopStop. You’re probably going to need it. We don’t tend to speak in absolutes, and […]

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  10. Maialino
    8.7

    Maialino

    2 Lexington Ave., Gramercy, NY 10010

    About a year and a half ago, we wrote up a less than glowing review of Danny Meyer’s then brand new Roman trattoria, Maialino. We had high expectations due to Meyer’s flawless record, but flaws were found, and verdict was levied accordingly. Steinthal actually compared the place to every great band’s worst album. Ouch. But […]

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