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Krieger, 3/20/08

11 Foreign Transplants That New York Actually Embraces

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The New York restaurant world is notoriously hard on transplants, whether from foreign countries or rival cities. Chefs who made big names for themselves in the kitchens of San Francisco (Nate Appleman perhaps) or Texas (remember Tim Love?) are chewed up and spit out, and concepts from major players including Gordon Ramsay, Susur Lee, and Alain Ducasse are pooh-poohed or taken down.

2008_10_hasmaps.jpgBut that's not always the case. Some cheesemongers, coffee roasters, cupcakeries, pizzerias, ramen shops, and even a mediocre but flashy restaurant by the name of Mr. Chow have been able to take a concept that worked elsewhere and bring it to the finicky food scene and succeed. Look ahead for stories of 10 transplant survivors and one greatly anticipated import.

—Maite Alvarez

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Maison Laduree

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864 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021

2. Best Chocolate Cake in the World

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55 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. Beecher's Cheese

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900 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

4. 900 Degrees

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29 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011

5. Grom Gelato

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233 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

6. Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote

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590 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

7. Ippudo

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65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

8. Gimme Coffee

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228 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

9. Mr Chow Tribeca

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121 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

10. Benoit New York

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60 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

11. Sprinkles Cupcakes

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780 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

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1. Maison Laduree

864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
864 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10021

2. Best Chocolate Cake in the World

55 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
55 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. Beecher's Cheese

900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
900 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

4. 900 Degrees

29 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
29 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011

5. Grom Gelato

233 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
233 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014

6. Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote

590 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10022
590 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022

7. Ippudo

65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

8. Gimme Coffee

228 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
228 Mott St
New York, NY 10012

9. Mr Chow Tribeca

121 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
121 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

10. Benoit New York

60 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
60 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019

11. Sprinkles Cupcakes

780 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
780 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065

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