After a painstakingly long winter (seriously, we weren’t sure our pallid skin would ever see the light of day), spring is finally making its way into the streets and onto our plates. We’re talking fresh asparagus, fiddlehead ferns and ramps, glorious ramps!, are about to pop up all over the city. Below, we’ve curated a list of the top ten best dishes in town, all available at our contributors’ favorite haunts.


1. The Dutch: Snap Pea salad with Spicy Green Curry and Spring Herbs
*Recommended by Laurel Pantin and Lele Sadoughi



2. Narcissa: Cucumber Ribbons with Salt-Baked Kholrabi and Dungeness Crab in a Citrus Vinaigrette
*Recommended by Laurel Pantin, Athena Calderone, Veronica Miele Beard and Britt Maren


3. Michael’s: Soft-Shell Crab with Spring Peas and Lime Aioli
*Recommended by Ann-Dexter Jones, Brendan Monaghan, Amanda Ross, Ann Caruso and Stuart Weitzman


4. Rebelle: Grilled Asparagus with Spring Onions, Fiddlehead Ferns, Maple and Hazelnut
*Recommended by CITIPHILE



5. Lafayette: Goat Cheese Ravioli with Spring Peas, Asparagus and Lemon
*Recommended by Michelle Ochs and Britt Maren


6. Nourish Kitchen + Table: Spring Clean Tartine with Carrot Tartare, Pea Shoots, Lemon Aioli, Six-Minute Farm Egg on She Wolf Bakery Sprouted Spelt; Sugar Snap Salad with Mesclun, Sugar Snap Peas, Shaved Radish, Sesame Seeds, Miso-Lemon Dressing
*Recommended by Sophie Elgort and Jordana Warmflash


7. Boulud Sud: Chef’s Crudo du Jour featuring a local fish of the day and spring accoutrements such as King Salmon with Dill Créme Fraîche and Roasted Beets (pictured here), Razor Clams with Tzatziki or Fluke with Green Almonds and Citrus
*Recommended by Dalia Oberlander


8. Charlie Bird: Spring Nettle Ravioli with Spring Nettles and Ricotta; Roast Chicken with Ramps and Spring Onions
*Recommended by Julie Ann Orsini



 9-10. dell’anima: Long Island Duck Breast with Confit Baby Rainbow Carrots and Rhubarb Purée; Rhubarb Cobbler with Lemon Crumb Cookies and Crème Fraiche Gelato
*Recommended by Jay Godfrey, Julie Ann Orsini, Samantha Smith and Jordana Warmflash 




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