Momofuku Ko

Recommended by : Gail Simmons (Judge, Top Chef), Dana Cowin (Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine), Elisabeth Holder (President, Laduree), Padma Lakshmi (Host, Top Chef), Mike Doyle (Actor), Jacques Pepin (Chef & Author), Nicholas Jammet (Co-Founder, sweet green), Kelli Garner (Actress), Martha Plimpton (Actress)

Cuisine:Japanese/Sushi, Korean, Nouveau American. Price: $$$$. Location: .

David Chang’s cozy Momofuku Ko is known for both its incredible tasting menu and its difficult seating policy. Though it may be tough to get a reservation, the $125 per person tasting menu is worth the wait.