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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?


Le Sajj

Recommended by: Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O Magazine)

A delicious spot for a bevy of Middle Eastern cuisine tucked away in Bay Ridge, spicy gems like Le Sajj are why Brooklyn’s keeping its MOJO going. “The best Middle Eastern restaurant is out in Bay Ridge Brooklyn at a place called Le Sajj. It’s the best Middle Eastern restaurant.” – Adam Glassman (Creative Director, O [...]


Robicelli’s Bakery

Recommended by: Johnny Iuzzini (Pastry Chef)

This Bay Ridge outpost has just about every confectionary sweet you can think of, but are definitely more known for their pies and cupcakes. They offer four seasonal cupcake flavors every month, all with fresh ingredients; the pies baked from scratch and made to order if you’ve gotta have a whole one to yourself.