I've been compiling a list of my favorite restaurants in all of the cities I've lived or visited for a few years. I've eaten at a lot of fine restaurants but once was enough. These are the restaurants where I cannot wait to eat at again and this is an update to this list. I mentioned this list to Ty and he thought I should post it here and also the NYC restaurants that are on my list to try. There are too many places to write descriptions after each one but I'll link it to a post if I've talked about it here. And if you go to any of the places that I want to try next, let me know.
These are in no particular order.
Clinton Street Bakery - brunch, not dinner
Momofuku - all of them
Bills Burgers - I can only speak for the one in the Meatpacking District but I always loved my burgers there.
Torrisi Italian Specialities
Cafe Cluny - there is a new chef since I've been there
Char No 4 - a particularly great night with Whitney but not a place that is on any best of lists
M Wells Dinette
Locanda Verde - breakfast
Eleven Madison Park
Pies n Thighs
Redfarm - brunch and dinner
Russ & Daughters - this is the shop, not the restaurant
Mighty Quinn BBQ
No. 7 subs
Momofuku Milk Bar
Laboratori del Gelatio