Jon's Saved Places
La Vara is one of Jon's Saved Places.

1. La Vara

268 Clinton St (btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 142 tips and reviews
Amali is one of Jon's Saved Places.

2. Amali

115 E 60th St (Park Ave), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Upper East Side · 71 tips and reviews
Szechuan Gourmet is one of Jon's Saved Places.

3. Szechuan Gourmet

21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 174 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Head to this Chinese gem near Bryant Park for crispy cumin lamb, soft tofu with spicy pork, and braised whole bass with chili and scallions. The specialties here are all excellent. [Eater 38 Member]

Hanjan is one of Jon's Saved Places.

4. Hanjan

36 W 26th St (btwn Broadway & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Korean Restaurant · NoMad · 127 tips and reviews
The Cannibal Beer & Butcher is one of Jon's Saved Places.

5. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

113 E 29th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Rose Hill · 200 tips and reviews
Momofuku Ssäm Bar is one of Jon's Saved Places.

6. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 523 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dude, it's Momofuku Ssam—arguably chef David Chang's best work, and certainly his most varied. A recent kitchen restaffing brings fresh life to the menu. Order the buttermilk. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Rubirosa Ristorante is one of Jon's Saved Places.

7. Rubirosa Ristorante

235 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 844 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Stellar thin crust pizzas, but don't overlook the pastas — they're phenomenal. [Eater 38 Member]

Tamarind TriBeCa is one of Jon's Saved Places.

8. Tamarind TriBeCa

99 Hudson St (at Franklin St), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Tribeca · 157 tips and reviews
Oriental Garden 福臨門海鮮酒家 is one of Jon's Saved Places.

9. Oriental Garden 福臨門海鮮酒家

14 Elizabeth St (btwn Bayard & Canal St), New York, NY
Dim Sum Restaurant · Chinatown · 88 tips and reviews

EaterEater: If any of Chinatown's best dim sum joints are undiscovered, this one is, though long weekend waits suggest otherwise. Chinatown pros and pro chefs alike consider it best-of-breed. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Han Dynasty is one of Jon's Saved Places.

10. Han Dynasty

90 3rd Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · East Village · 348 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The menu includes things like Dan Dan noodles, beef tendons in chili oil, and dry pepper chicken wings, plus 14 protein-based entrees. The early word is very good.

Tortilleria Nixtamal is one of Jon's Saved Places.

11. Tortilleria Nixtamal

104-05 47th Ave, Corona, NY
Taco Restaurant · 147 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Try the chicken mole enchiladas, the fried skate tacos, or the never-dry tamales. Many Mexican food snobs say that this is the best taqueria in NYC. [Eater 38 Member]

Ayada Thai is one of Jon's Saved Places.

12. Ayada Thai

7708 Woodside Ave (btwn 77th & 78th St), Elmhurst, NY
Thai Restaurant · 124 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Ayada is one of New York's best Thai restaurants, and you'll never have to fight monster crowds to snag a table. [Eater 38 Member]

The Good Fork is one of Jon's Saved Places.

13. The Good Fork

391 Van Brunt St (btwn Coffey & Van Dyke), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Red Hook · 97 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A little something for everyone: you can get a textbook roasted chicken, a serious pub burger, homemade pork dumplings, Korean-style steak & eggs, or a Peking duck leg, if you like. [Eater 38 Member]

Pok Pok NY is one of Jon's Saved Places.

14. Pok Pok NY

117 Columbia St (at Kane St), Brooklyn, NY
Thai Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 341 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dishes include the grilled Chiang Mai sausage with chili paste, the charcoal-grilled hen and the clay pot-baked white prawns. If you go on a weekend, or when the weather is nice, be prepared to wait.

Frankies 457 Spuntino is one of Jon's Saved Places.

15. Frankies 457 Spuntino

457 Court St (btwn 4th Pl & Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
Italian Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 237 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The cavatelli pasta alone is worth the trip, but, then, so is the rest of the food and scene here, which is quintessentially Aging Hipster in the best possible way. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Gwynnett Street is one of Jon's Saved Places.

16. Gwynnett Street

312 Graham Ave (at Ainslie St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · East Williamsburg · 79 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This critically-acclaimed Williamsburg restaurant serves modern American fare. Although some of chef Justin Hilbert's creations might look avant-garde, all of his dishes pack a lot of flavor.

Diner is one of Jon's Saved Places.

17. Diner

85 Broadway (at Berry St), Brooklyn, NY
Diner · Williamsburg · 286 tips and reviews

EaterEater: An aluminum-sided greasy spoon. The food is excellent, the vibe is pitch-perfect Williamsburg, and while supplies last, their rib-eye steak is as good as anything at Peter Luger. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Delaney Barbecue: BrisketTown is one of Jon's Saved Places.

18. Delaney Barbecue: BrisketTown

359 Bedford Ave (btwn S 5th St & S 4th St), Brooklyn, NY
BBQ Joint · Williamsburg · 164 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The brisket is tender and pleasantly moist, with a thick black crust around the edges. If you play your cards right, you can have a monster feast here for about $35 per person. [Eater 38 Member]

Roberta's Pizza is one of Jon's Saved Places.

19. Roberta's Pizza

261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizzeria · East Williamsburg · 864 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Here's what happens when hipster chefs get it right. Market-driven goodness and go-to pizzas. Check out the Heritage Radio Network, which broadcasts from the dining room on Sundays. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Red Rooster is one of Jon's Saved Places.

20. Red Rooster

310 Malcolm X Blvd (btwn W 125th & W 126th St), New York, NY
Southern Food Restaurant · 555 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Marcus Samuelsson's hotly anticipated Harlem global soul food joint is luring the food lovers and critics from across the city uptown. It's totally worth the trip. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Donguri Restaurant is one of Jon's Saved Places.

21. Donguri Restaurant

309 E 83rd St Frnt 2 (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Yorkville · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The lobster miso soup is a must-try dish. [Eater 38 Member]

Sushi of Gari is one of Jon's Saved Places.

22. Sushi of Gari

402 E 78th St (at 1st Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Upper East Side · 133 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The original location of Masatoshi “Gari” Sugio's chainlet is still one of the best sushi restaurants in NYC. Start with an omakase tasting, finish with the tempura-fried ice cream. [Eater 38 Member]

Telepan is one of Jon's Saved Places.

23. Telepan

72 W 69th St (at Columbus Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 86 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Bill Telepan has a gift for cooking greenmarket vegetables, but his menu also includes a few great splurge dishes like the lobster bolognese and the grass-fed ribeye for two. [Eater 38 Member]

Boulud Sud is one of Jon's Saved Places.

24. Boulud Sud

20 W 64th St (btwn Broadway & Central Park West), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 135 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A solid choice for date night on the UWS, or a meal before a show at Lincoln Center. Even the most exotic dishes like the zaatar baked cod have that signature Boulud touch. [Eater 38 Member]

Danji is one of Jon's Saved Places.

25. Danji

346 W 52nd St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY
Korean Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 279 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's fast without being hurried, delicious without being expensive. Just be ready for crowds. [Eater 38 Member]

Esca is one of Jon's Saved Places.

26. Esca

402 W 43rd St (at Ninth Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 106 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In many ways Esca is as good as the four-starred Le Bernardin. If nothing else, it's cheaper, more relaxed and, bonus, also serves Baltali-brand pasta. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Modern is one of Jon's Saved Places.

27. The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Midtown East · 197 tips and reviews
Benoit Bistro is one of Jon's Saved Places.

28. Benoit Bistro

60 W 55th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Midtown East · 77 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The bar room is a cool place for after-work cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and on the weekends, Benoit serves one of the best brunches in Midtown (it includes a dessert buffet). [Eater 38 Member]

Café China is one of Jon's Saved Places.

29. Café China

13 E 37th St (btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 274 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Cafe China serves all your Sichuan favorites in a dining room that evokes 1930s Shanghai. Standout dishes include spicy diced rabbit, baby black lamb, and "Szechuan pesto chicken." [Eater 38 Member]

The NoMad Restaurant is one of Jon's Saved Places.

30. The NoMad Restaurant

1170 Broadway (inside NoMad Hotel), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoMad · 392 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The food is always fresh and exciting, but the service is what you'll remember most once your meal is finished. [Eater 38 Member]