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The Dutch, Ciano, and Danji Make Sifton's Best of '11 List

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Former New York Times critic Sam Sifton takes a break from his work at the national desk to offer his list of the top ten new restaurants of 2011. He notes that it was "a strong year for smart-casual cooking, the sort of food that takes a lot of work to prepare but is often served by people in untucked shirts and flash sneakers."

Danji, Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, and the now-shuttered M. Wells all get nods, as well as two white tablecloth restaurants: Ciano and Boulud Sud. Sifton's number one slot goes to The Dutch, which he calls "a restaurant filled with New Yorkers pleased to be New Yorkers, eating in a New York restaurant, in SoHo in 2011." Telegram Sam also gives an honorable mention to Michael White's Ai Fiori.
· Sam Sifton’s Top 10 New Restaurants of 2011 [NYT]
· All Coverage of Sam Sifton [~ENY~]


45 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Visit Website

Boulud Sud

20 West 64th Street, Manhattan, NY 10023 (212) 595-1313 Visit Website

The Dutch

131 Sullivan Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 Visit Website

Ai Fiori

400 5th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10018 (212) 613-8660 Visit Website


346 West 52nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10019 (212) 586-2880

The Dutch

131 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

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