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The Brooks Guide to New York's 16 Most Venerable Dishes

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgWhat are the makings of an iconic dish? While the critics and blogs dole out "least favorite food trend" memes annually, these stalwarts—provided, with commentary, by the erudite Brooks of Sheffield of our Who Goes There? column and the erstwhile Lost City—have stood the test of time to help define and inspire the city's ever-changing culinary landscape. Noteworthy dishes that offer something beyond the pizza, cupcakes, burgers, and fried chicken that seem to have strong-armed the market, you won't find this food on a truck anytime soon.

- Zachary Feldman

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bamonte's Restaurant

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32 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. La Grenouille

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3 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

3. '21' Club

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21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

4. Le Veau D'Or

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129 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

5. Four Seasons Restaurant

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99 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

6. Keens Steak House

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72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

7. Katz's Delicatessen

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205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

8. Sardi's

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234 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

9. Sammy's Roumanian

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157 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

10. Grand Central Oyster Bar

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89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

11. Ferdinando's Focacceria

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151 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

12. Le Cirque Restaurant

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151 E 58th St
New York, NY 10022

13. Cafe Edison

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228 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

14. SD26

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19 E 26th St
New York, NY 10010

15. Peter Luger Steakhouse

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178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

16. Shun Lee Palace East

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155 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022

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1. Bamonte's Restaurant

32 Withers St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

32 Withers St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2. La Grenouille

3 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

3 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

3. '21' Club

21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

21 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

4. Le Veau D'Or

129 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

129 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

5. Four Seasons Restaurant

99 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

99 E 52nd St
New York, NY 10022

6. Keens Steak House

72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

7. Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

8. Sardi's

234 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

234 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

9. Sammy's Roumanian

157 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

157 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

10. Grand Central Oyster Bar

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

11. Ferdinando's Focacceria

151 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

151 Union St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

12. Le Cirque Restaurant

151 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

151 E 58th St
New York, NY 10022

13. Cafe Edison

228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

228 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036

14. SD26

19 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010

19 E 26th St
New York, NY 10010

15. Peter Luger Steakhouse

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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16. Shun Lee Palace East

155 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022

155 E 55th St
New York, NY 10022

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