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First Look

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

Raising Cane’s and El Primo Take On the East Village

April Bloomfield Is at the Top of Her Game

What Does a $72 Bowl of Noodles Taste Like?

Fish Cheeks Outdid Itself With Its New Restaurant

Can This French-Owned Restaurant Make Italian Pasta? Mais Non

A Tinned Fish Wonderland Lands in Manhattan With $44 Gold Cans

Does Di Fara’s New Sandwich Shop Live Up to Its Name?

New Haven Pizza Challenges New York Styles on Its Own Turf

Cooking for TikTok at Sartiano’s

The Israeli Restaurant Wave Hits the Village With This Sibling to Miznon

Peter Luger Just Dropped Its First New Menu Item in 20 Years. Is It Any Good?

California, We Don’t Want Your Mexican Chain Selling Single Tacos for $17

A West Village Wine Bar Where the Food Nearly Outshines the Bottles

I Hate That I Loved the $29 Hot Dog

At Manhattan’s New Guatemalan Fried Chicken Chain, Go Right for the Sides

With a Fresh Menu, Dhamaka Feels Like an Entirely New Restaurant