NYC is known for its delicious food, so it’s no surprise that multiple restaurants from NYC made their way on the NY Times’s Best U.S. Restaurants list for 2022.
Of the chosen 50, some restaurants are old timers, while others are fairly new to the dining scene, but their one thing in common–the food is amazing.
Here’s a look into the five restaurants (three in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, and one in Queens) that made their way onto the highly regarded list:
1. Bonnie’s, Brooklyn
Cantonese restaurant Bonnie’s is named after the owner’s mother, who was born and raised in Brooklyn. The place is packed practically from open to close, but with a menu as good as theirs it’s easy to see why.
Where: 398 Manhattan Ave.
2. Little Mad, Manhattan
Little Mad redefines New American cuisine, serving a menu that emulates Korean fare while incorporating French techniques. The use of seasonal ingredients means an ever-changing menu, which also means you’ll just have to dine there more than once.
Where: 110 Madison Ave.
3. The Musket Room, Manhattan
Since 2013, this Michelin-starred restaurant has been serving delicious, inventive dishes with vivid flavors that absolutely can’t be missed. Dishes borrow ideas from Spain, Lebanon, Japan, and their food is also offered as a tasting menu, if desired.
Where: 265 Elizabeth St.
4. Semma, Manhattan
Semma is an exploration of Southern Indian cuisine that has rarely been seen outside of local homes and neighborhoods. Chef Vijay, a native of Tamil Nadu, brings farm-life on ancestral land straight to the plate, and the result is explosive flavors and regional ingredients.
Where: 60 Greenwich Ave.
5. Zaab Zaab, Queens
Zaab Zaab is the go-to spot in Thai Town of Elmhurst, Queens for delicious and authentic Isan cuisine. Here you’ll find critically acclaimed dishes from duck to larb ped U-don.
Where: 76-04 Woodside Ave.
The full list of best U.S. restaurants can be found here.