Don't know where to eat tonight? Here's a place to start: our monthly hottest restaurants update. Check out 20 of the most important restaurants in NYC right now, from a hip NoLita breakfast spot to a meaty West Village joint.
Must-order: Trust Me omakase, Trust Me Nozawa
Insider tip: Lines have been intense but go at lunch or around 5 PM to put your name down.
Must-order: Pike quenelle with lobster sauce, oeuf Norvégien
Insider tip: Request a table by the open kitchen for prime views.
Must-order: Omakase only
Insider tip: Book a table using Resy.
Must-order: Honey-glazed char siu, mapo lo mein, sea bass, fried rice
Insider tip: Use the Resy app to book a table.
Must-order: American cheeseburger, English cut prime rib
Insider tip: Reservations can be made using the Resy app.
Must-order: Lobster dumplings, tuna tartare
Insider tip: Stop by for lunch or dinner after visiting Central Park or the Met Breuer museum.
Must-order: The Goomah pizza, malfadini pasta, Sophia Loren sundae
Insider tip: Book the private dining room for your next event.
Must-order: Siu mai, har gow, congee
Insider tip: Get there when they open for your best shot at a table.
Must-order: Sea bass with salsa verde, cacio e pepe fritelle, homemade mozzarella, soft serve gelato
Insider tip: Ask about the private dining room for your next party.
Must-order: Banana bread, endive and chicken salad
Insider tip: Check out the cool neon bathroom art.
Must-order: Bleecker burger, brisket ravioli
Insider tip: Stay tuned for a late-night menu.
Must-order: Baked ricotta and roasted kabocha; ricotta agnolotti
Insider tip: There are several private dining spaces for large groups.
Must-order: Breakfast gougeres, chicken Milanese
Insider tip: The spot is cashless so make sure you bring plastic.
Must-order: Sea urchin spaghettini, whiskey burger, beef tartare, roasted bone marrow
Insider tip: Ask about the rotating daily special.
Must-order: Chicken with green pineapple sauce, "black bean" dip
Insider tip: Stop by for brunch on weekends.
Must-order: Burger, any of the pastas, dry-aged rib-eye for two
Insider tip: Just opened, Daily Provisions next door will provide coffee and pastries by day.
Must-order: 86'd burger, beef tartare, pretzel
Insider tip: Take a close look at the walls to scope out restored literary treasures.
Must-order: Chopped cheese sandwich (lunch), hacked chicken, beef tartare
Insider tip: Grab some choice cuts of meat from the retail counter if you're not staying for dinner.
Must-order: Carrot crêpe, oysters yam yam
Insider tip: Grab drinks and appetizers in the garden before dinner, which is winter-ready with blankets and hot drinks.
Must-order: Tasting menu only
Insider tip: Tasting menu rezzies are available via the Tock ticketing system.