2011 RESTAURANTS – OUR GREATEST HITS/MISSES

After 1500+ check-ins in 2011, here is a compilation of Jeff’s most notable eats, both good and bad. Take note that the lists below are not necessarily new establishments, but ones we went to for the first time last year, aka newly visited. All price ranges were taken into consideration and the lists are sorted in alphabetical order for your viewing pleasure. We are hopeful that to avoid bad eats but we already kicked off 2012 with 5 misses in a row. Not promising but we are keeping our tongues brushed and fingers crossed. Here are the lists…

2011 TOP 5 HITS ($$$-$$$$$)
1OR8
HECHO EN DUMBO (CHEF’S TABLE)
L’ARTUSI
RESPITE
ROBERTA’S (12 COURSE)

2011 TOP 5 HITS ($-$$)
CHAO THAI
MARLOW & SONS
NO.7 SUB
PAULIE GEE’S
PIES & THIGHS

2011 TOP 5 MISSES ($$$-$$$$$)
ASIA DE CUBA
DAISY MAY’S (WHOLE PIG GIG)
DEL POSTO
DOHYO
NUELA

2011 TOP 5 MISSES ($-$$)
HILL COUNTRY
HIROKO’S PLACE
ISA
KORI
RAMEN MISOYA

2011 Underrated/Recommended/Good

1or8
BaoBQ
Black Duck
BLT Fish
Blue Bottle (Brooklyn)
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
Catch
Chao Thai (Queens)
Cocoron
Danji
Diner (Brooklyn)
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Frankie’s Spuntino 570
Gam Mee Oak Tang (Queens)
Greenhouse Tavern (Cleveland)
Greenwich Grill
Hanco’s (Brooklyn)
Hecho en Dumbo Chef’s Table
Japan Premium Beef
Kelvin Natural Slush Co
Keste
Korilla BBQ
La Belleza Pizzeria
Lan Cafe
L’Artusi
Locanda Verde
Luzzo’s
Maison Laduree
Marlow & Sons (Brooklyn)
Matsugen (Ret.)
Mei Shi Lin (Queens)
Menchanko-Tei
Minca
Mono+Mono (EV)
Nan Xiang (Queens)
No. 7 Sub
NY Central
Ovest Pizzoteca
Paulie Gee’s (Brooklyn)
Pies & Thighs (Brooklyn)
Qi (TSQ)
Raffetto’s
Red Bamboo
Respite
Roberta’s (Brooklyn)
Rye (Brooklyn)
Salt & Fat (Queens)
Saraghina (Brooklyn)
Southern Spice (Queens)
Spicy Shallot (Queens)
Spina
Sra Martinez (Miami)
Takahachi Bakery
Takashi
The Cardinal
Upstate
V-Nam Café
Wild Ginger
Yao’s Dragon Beard Candy
Zenkichi (Brooklyn)


2011 Overrated/Avoid/Bad

A Salt & Battery
Al Di La
Asia de Cuba
Bar Basque
Bisous Ciao
Bouchon (Rock Center)
Coolhaus
Cotan
Da Mikele
Daisy May’s Whole Pig Gig
Debasaki
Del Posto
Diwan E Khaas
Dohyo
Eddie’s Pizza
Emack & Bolio’s
Hill Country
Hill Country Chicken
Hiroko’s Place
Inakaya
Isa
John’s Pizzeria
Kanoyama
Kori
La Bota
La Sandwicherie (Miami)
Laut
LTO Popup
Madison Square Eats
Maharlika
Mandoo Bar
Mehtaphor
Ngam
Nice Green Bo
Nuela
Omen
Perilla
Pho Viet Huong
Pubbelly (Miami)
Ramen Misoya
Rickshaw Dumplings
Rohm Thai
Rosa Mexicano
Shanghai 456
Shanghai Asian Manor
Stellina
Top of the Tower
Tribeca Grill
Vandaag
Wall and Water
Zabb Elee


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