These Restaurants are Changing the Dining Game in New York

Paola + Murray

From Danish smørrebrød at Grand Central to Russian pelmeni at a Queens market, innovative bites by the city's best chefs are fueling a dining revolution. New Yorkers have never eaten so well at so many places.

As tends to be the way with New York food trends, Danny Meyer saw the current wave of fast-casual dining coming. Meyer had already helped shape modern fine dining in the city with restaurants like Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern. But as early as 2001, Meyer had been thinking about applying what he’d learned in the world of white tablecloths and tasting menus to a far less formal experien...