The Dutch, New York City
What do you call a New York City restaurant with classic American grub on the menu helmed by a chef known for his Italian cuisine? The Dutch, a new multi-culti joint in Soho, proves you should never judge a restaurant by its name.
Chef Andrew Carmellini (of Locanda Verde fame) spent a year road-tripping through the States for inspiration, scoping out seafood shacks, taquerías, BBQ joints, and everything in between. The result-dishes like spicy fried chicken with made-to-order biscuits, and pecan duck with Big Easy-worthy dirty rice-is served up under Waffle House-style lighting, along with barrel-aged cocktails and rotating microbrews. Make ours a double, Dutch.
Photo: Courtesy of The Dutch