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First Look

A series of early reviews on New York restaurants by critic Robert Sietsema.

A West Village Vegan Restaurant With a Short List for Meat Eaters

Under the Spell of Foul Witch, the New East Village Spot From Roberta’s

One of Japan’s Most Famous Ramen Shops Makes Some of NYC’s Most Boring Noodles

This New Branch of a Historic Pizzeria Is as Good as Naples if You Keep It Simple

Does P.F. Chang’s Belong in NYC?

Gordon Ramsay’s New Fish and Chips Restaurant Is Its Own Kitchen Nightmare

You Might Actually Want to Eat at These Clubstaurants

Brooklyn’s New Dominican Barbecue Spot Is Serving Some of the City’s Best Smoked Meats

What to Get at Olly Olly Market, Manhattan’s Newest Food Hall

Two New Restaurants Expand Manhattan’s Thai Food Scene

Owners of Palestinian Ayat Have Opened Another Hit — This Time Halal Italian

5 Dishes to Try at the New Restaurant from the Dhamaka Team

This Hip Williamsburg Pizza Parlor Further Cements the $5 Slice Era

12 Street Foods to Try at Midtown’s New Singaporean Food Hall

Welcome to Eunji Lee’s Weird, Wonderful World of Pastry Trickery

Three Glorious Food-Filled Days at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Tin Building

Dave’s Hot Chicken Is Here, Whether New York Needs It or Not

Potluck Club Joins a Wave of Next-Generation Cantonese Restaurants in NYC

Wait, There’s a Decent Food Court in Nordstrom’s Basement?

Find the Greatest Hits of Tibetan and Sichuanese Fare at This Queens Newcomer

Eater Critic Finds ‘Best Pastas I’ve Tasted All Year’ at Cafe Spaghetti

Queens Thai Newcomer Zaab Zaab Is a Welcome Addition to NYC’s Growing Isan Food Scene

Otway Bakery Is Your New Destination for Old-Fashioned Crullers

The All-Star Dhamaka Team’s Spicy Fried Chicken Paradise Is a Red-Hot Success

No Carts, but Great Dumplings, at Flatiron’s Newest Dim Sum Destination

Olmsted, Now in Tasting Menu Mode, Serves a Must-Try Dinner for Under $100

A Reality TV Star’s Buzzy Barbecue Spot Doesn’t Yet Smoke the Competition

Find Some of NYC’s Best Vietnamese Food at the Latest Ha’s Đặc Biệt Pop-Up

Searching for New York’s Next Great Corn Tortilla

Palestinian Fare Finds a Glorious, 100-Seat Stage at Al Badawi

Step Inside Manhattan Chinatown’s Newest Food Court

A Famed Florentine Shop Brings Square, Stuffed Sandwiches to NYC