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Rose's Luxury is Tom Sietsema's Favorite Restaurant This Year

The critic has unveiled his top 10 in anticipation of the fall dining guide.

Rose's Luxury
Rose's Luxury
R. Lopez

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):

1. Rose's Luxury

2. Rasika/Rasika West End

3. Masseria

4. Little Serow

5. The Inn at Little Washington

6. The Riggsby

7. Garrison

8. G by Mike Isabella

9. Komi

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.

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