When it comes to different restaurants to try in New York, you have to prioritize. If you are visiting, then there are too many options. Even if you live here, there are an endless number of options, so it helps to make a list. The following restaurants are currently at the top of my list.
Masa – The most expensive restaurant in all of New York City and probably the eastern US. Reportedly doing Masa right costs around $600. I do not plan on ever spending the money to eat here, but if someone wanted to bring me I wouldn’t object.
The Little Owl is a West Village restaurant that is notoriously difficult to get into. This is because there are less than 10 tables in the whole restaurant. My roommate still raves about the soft shell crab and halibut he had there.
Momofuku Ko – David Chang’s 12 seater is one of the hardest reservations to get in New York, due to their tough online reservation policy. You have to choose your reservation a week in advance. Reservation lines open at 10am every morning, and even if you submit your request at 10am on the dot, chances are they will already be booked up for the day.
WD-50 – Wylie Dufrenes is well known as the creator of the molecular gastronomy eating revolution. If you do not know what molecular gastronomy is, then you must google “wd 50″ and check out some of the images that come up.
Kuruma Zushi – Also extremely pricey, this sushi restaurant is supposedly the only sushi that gives Sushi Yasuda a run for its money as the best in NYC. But like I said, its extremely pricey, and closer in price to Masa than Yasuda.
Lucali – What? A slice of pizza you say? Lucali is supposed to be one of the best slices in the city, and involves trekking to Brooklyn and waiting on a long line. One of these days I will make the trek.
Just outside of Manhattan, in the heart of Woodside, Queens, resides a Thai restaurant that stands out above the rest. It is called Sripraphai, and has somehow garnered a 27 rating from Zagat, which puts it amongst the highest rated in the city.