This is it. The most important update to date to the legendary, ultra exclusive (according to Harvard) Z-List. This is a list of 50 of my favorite restaurants in New York City. If it looks rather random to some, good. That’s the point. Its simply my way of answering “what should we eat while in NYC” to 99% of those asking. All under $100 per person (hence 99%). The 2018 update features more Italian, Asian, Jewish, and Jews doing Asian:
Pig and Khao, Fiaschetteria “Pistoia”, Ugly Baby, Werkstatt, Faro, Cote, Bombay Bread Bar, Ducks Eatery, 2nd Ave Deli. Congratulations to the winners!
Bruno pizza – Not much has changed here as far as I know. Just like other options more.
Blue Ribbon Sushi – I still like to bring large groups here, but prefer other options overall.
Root and Bone – During a recent meal the signature chicken paled in comparison to its former glory.
Pok Pok – Just cant bring myself to go these days especially since Ugly Baby opened not too far. A plethora of negative reviews as of late dont help
Distilled – A meh meal last time. Go to Ducks Eatery for the American stuff
Roberta’s – This (along with pok Pok and Root and Bone) might be the shocker here. Still love the pizza. But after a recent meal, you get the sense the pizza is the only reason for the schlep. Faro is the better choice in the hood
Malai marke – Replacing this Indian with Bombay Bread Bar.
Gotham West Market – Many of the vendors changed over the past year. It may be even better today. But its a food court and shouldnt really be on the list