The bing bread at the eclectic Parachute shares delicious characteristics with a loaded baked potato.
El Real, a Tex-Mex specialist in a former cinema, won me over with its puffy shrimp tacos.
One of the loudest restaurants in the city, Bestia, produces one of my favorite salads: farro tossed with cauliflower, pickled chili, mint and avocado.
The best cocktail in a city awash with them? My vote goes to the Bonded Sazerac at the bar called Cure.
The veal Parmesan at Carbone costs $64, but it’s the best marriage of meat, cheese and fried basil I’ve encountered anywhere.
My favorite fine-dining restaurant in the city, Vernick Food & Drink, features a warm Parmesan custard scattered with chanterelles, Thai chilies and pistachio pesto.
A restaurant-within-a-restaurant, Langbaan executes a superlative Thai tasting menu that includes fiery lamb tartare with mint, avocado and rice powder.
A colorful shout-out to Hawaii, Liholiho Yacht Club slips beef tongue and kimchi into pillowy steam buns.
Leave it to chef Cedric Maupillier of the fledgling Convivial to turn leeks dijonnaise into an edible art statement.