Recommended by : Michael Symon (Chef, Iron Chef America), Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped), Aaron Sanchez (Judge, Chopped), Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante), James Oseland (Editor-in-Chief, Saveur), Ray Isle (Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine), Jimmy Bradley (Chef/Owner, The Red Cat), Jose Garces (Chef, Iron Chef), Molly Sims (Model), Linda Wells (Editor-in-Chief, Allure), Dirk Standen (Editor-in-Chief,, Jesse Schenker (Chef/Owner, Recette), Tia Mowry (Actress), Laura Brown (EIC, InStyle)

Cuisine:Italian, Nouveau American. Price: $$$. Location: .

Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto is undeniably a favorite of ours. No doubt a neighborhood gem, Barbuto’s Italian-inspired cuisine happens in a sleek garage space, and in the spring and summer all the doors open and inside feels like outside. We deem the JW roast chicken the best in the city; an absolute must try. Make a Reservation.

“I love Jonathan Waxman—I call him Obi-Wan.” – Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped)

“The trajectory of New York City chef Jonathan Waxman’s career, from his days as a cook in Northern California to his wonderful Barbuto, in New York’s West Village, is a thing that I seriously admire.” – James Oseland (Editor-in-Chief, Saveur)

“Dinner would be Jonathan Waxman’s roast chicken with salsa verde and a side of potatoes. If the weather was nice, I’d sit outside Barbuto with a glass of rosé with Liz [my wife]. That’s all I need.” – Michael Symon (Iron Chef)

“[I admire] Jonathan Waxman…he’s always done it his way.” – Aaron Sanchez (Judge, Chopped)