NYC Guide: 12 Top Places to Dine Now

Rosella NYC scallop & green strawberry crudo

Published October 11, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column:

Growing up just outside NYC in NJ during my high school years, my family’s subsequent years living there a good decade after I moved back to CA meant I was usually back twice a year, including holidays in NYC. So the City always held “second home” familiarities and my first awakening to being a city girl, even as Manhattan is typically a dining city of as many lows and overhyped spots as it highs over the past decades… the majority of restaurants I researched this trip were good to superb. Now we dig into 12 dining experiences from this year’s return to my teenage stomping grounds, including highlights and, when relevant, what to avoid.

Article here:

One of the World’s Great Restaurants: Atomix
Japanese for All: Towa
Sushi from Local U.S. Fish: Rosella
Middle Eastern Treasure: Sami & Susu
Killer American-Italian Pizza: Rubirosa
Quirky Regional Thai: Thai Diner
Michelin-Starred Tempura: Tempura Matsui
Handmade Pasta from Italian Grandma: Nonna Dora’s
Modern Korean: LittleMad
Greek Food & Cocktails in TriBeca: Marathi
Sandwiches & Cocktails: Double Chicken Please
Japanese Italian in Nolita: Kimika

Towa’s Umami Tomato
LittleMad’s bungeo-ppang

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Thai Diner egg sandwich
Atomix’ cheonggukjang dish
Sami & Susu’s schnitzel