Before his Fall Dining Guide comes out Oct. 8, Tom Sietsema has been releasing his top ten favorite restaurants, piecemeal, with mini-reviews. They're now all out there, and here are the critic's Top 10 favorites (as well as links to the reviews):
4. Little Serow
6. The Riggsby
10. The Grill Room
Of Rose's Luxury, the critic says: "This is food that makes you think: Does strawberry sauce belong on pasta? Can ground pork, sweet litchis, peanuts and habaneros find happiness on the tongue? Yes and yes! Unlike last year, there's not a dish I tried during a recent exploration that I wouldn't be tickled to try again." Masseria, which just opened this , is boldly ranked third: the restaurant "feels like a secret," he says.
Stay tuned for the full guide tomorrow.