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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?



Recommended by: Eric Ripert (Chef/Owner, Le Bernardin), Adam Rapoport (Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appetit), Dominique Crenn (Chef/Owner, Atelier Crenn), Anna Jo McLean (Maitre D, The Standard), Branden McRill (Co-Owner/General Manager, Pearl & Ash), Chris Jaeckle (Chef, All’onda), Chris Cannon (Restaurateur, All’onda), Vinny Dotolo (Co-Chef/Co-Owner, Son of a Gun), Pamela Love (Jewelry Designer)

There’s not enough ways to say how much we love Roberta’s. The spot from musicians Chris Parachini and Brandon Hoy is appropriately hidden among the vast sea of Brooklyn factories and warehouses (almost as if they didn’t want you to find it). The Margherita pizza is basically to die for, as is the Romaine with [...]


The Narrows

Recommended by: Anna Jo McLean (Maitre D, The Standard)

A good spot in Bushwick known for cocktails and craft beer, they now also serve dinner and have an unmistakable sleek cocktail bar aesthetic. There’s a dedication to mixology and a 1940’s and fifties kind of throwback that makes it a fun place to go late night.