the dairy

The Dairy

This rustic Clapham joint attempts severals things at once, and does them all well. The star here may be the restaurants clever, revisionist take on British cuisine, with a very literal take on seasonality (the…

chiltern firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

One of the most-talked about scenes in London right now, Hotelier André Balazs' red-hot Chiltern Firehouse is the kind of place where it's not uncommon for every notable British supermodel and…

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The latest from the team behind Flour + Water and Central Kitchen, Duboce Triangle's Aatxe serves up classic Basque offerings, tapas-style, to accompany the thoughtful menu of wine, sherry, aperitivo drinks…

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Aqua Spirit

This is the place locals take visitors they want to impress. On the top of the curvaceous One Peking Building in Tsim Sha Tsui, Aqua Spirit’s super-modern, east-meets-west décor, massive picture windows…


The Grocery

A former vegetarian, chef Kevin Johnson has an easy way with local plants that aren't necessarily trendy or talked-about: He's forever chasing flavor, whether it's found in a fried okra…


The Ordinary

If your Charleston visit doesn't include a deep-sea fishing trip, dinner at The Ordinary is the next best addition to your itinerary: Mike Lata's second restaurant is the city's leading…



It's increasingly difficult to score a table at FIG, but regulars know the best seats are at the bar, where the food—an effortless blend of Southern ingredients and French technique—is…

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Room 11

Sitting at Room 11's cozy bar feels like having an intimate drink at a cottage somewhere deep in the country. The beauty of the place is its roughhewn familiarity. The restaurant is…

oyamel washington dc restaurant bar


José Andrés's casual ode to Mexico City, Oyamel can feel a little big box-y, but proves worth the bustling mall atmosphere when the bright, crisp plates of ceviche and soft,…

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Old Ebbitt Grill

Though the Old Ebbitt Grill just opened in its current iteration in 1983, it's been a Washington, D.C. institution since 1856 when innkeeper William Ebbitt opened his boarding house. Here presidents…