Eat Now: Fall’s Greatest Hits


L'Amico's stunning interior, plus its mushroom pizza with truffle, fontina, taleggio and sage.

L’Amico’s stunning interior, plus its mushroom pizza with truffle, fontina, taleggio and sage.

Between the abundance of squash (acorn, butternut, kabocha and pumpkin) to truffles, apples, concord grapes and root vegetables, fall may be the season we most look forward to when it comes to cooking and/or, more importantly, eating. For those of you who may fall into that latter category (farmer’s markets aren’t for everyone), we’ve curated a list of the best seasonal dishes around town. On the menu? Tried-and-true venues vouched for by esteemed CITIPHILE contribs, plus a handful of brand-new, CP-approved spots. Check it out below.

East Village

Virginia’s: Duck rillettes with concord grape and walnut bread; Butternut squash risotto with porcini mushrooms, pecans and tarragon; Crushed potatoes with crème fraîche and chives.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

Bruno Pizza: Agnolotti with delicata squash, chanterelles, hazelnuts and Grayson cheese.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


ABC Kitchen: Kabocha squash toast with fresh ricotta and apple cider vinegar.
*Recommended by Rebecca Minkoff, Lori Goldstein, Hannah Bronfman, Amanda Weiner and 18 others (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

La Pecora Bianca: Fichi (charred figs, sheep’s milk ricotta, hazelnuts and lemon zest); Farro with granny smith apples, arugula, pomegranate, toasted pistachios, pickled onions and goat cheese.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

NoMad: Squash with pears, pumpkin seeds and parmesan; Venison with delicata squash, brussel sprouts and fall spices.
*Recommended by Britt Maren, Alexa Adams and Deborah Lloyd (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


Acme: Beet and plum salad with burnt lemon; Goat cheese ravioli with butternut squash; Cauliflower stalks with farmhouse cheese and black pepper.
*Recommended by Devon Windsor, Claire Distenfeld and 9 others (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

Il Buco Alimentari: Quail with belgian endive, capriziola dolce, McIntosh apples and hazelnuts; Lamb belly with butternut squash, bottarga di muggine and pumpkin seeds; Roasted gnocchi with mixed cauliflower and ciccioli; Chicken with root vegetables and tahini.
*Recommended by Laurel Pantin, Misha Nonoo, Inez & Vinoodh and 12 others (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

Vic’s: Cappeletti filled with celery root, brodo and sage; Mafalde with carmelized onions, prosciutto, caraway and nutmeg.
*Recommended by Karla Martinez de Salas (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


SoHo/South Village

Charlie BirdRoasted pumpkin with mascarpone and walnuts; Sweet fall carrots with yogurt and dill; Smoked onion ravioli with swiss chard and parmesan; Honey-lacquered duck with spicy escarole and apple butter.
*Recommended by Julie Ann Orsini

West Village

Barbuto: Escarole salad with apple, lemon, chives and parmesan; Sunchoke soup with pumpkin seeds and tarragon; Cocoa tagliatelle with pancetta, chanterelles and speck; Hanger steak with brussels sprouts and shallot jam.
*Recommended by Laura Brown and Steven Alan (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


Bar Seki: Sweetbreads with chanterelles, cauliflower, white chocolate, edamame and black truffle mushroom; Salmon with a pistachio-wasabi crust, shiitake, egg white, swiss chard, kabocha and beurre blanc; To drink: Ume (gin, plum wine campari, rice vinegar and sea salt)
*Recommended by CITIPHILE

L’Amico: Brussel sprout and salsify salad with pancetta, cipollini onions and hazelnuts; Spaghetti squash with gorgonzola and pine nuts; Mushroom pizza with truffle, fontina, taleggio and sage.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


The East PoleQuinoa and cauliflower chowder with potatoes and herb oil; Atlantic striped bass with parsnips, kale and roasted chestnuts.
*Recommended by Laura Brown, Jane Larkworthy and Ann Caruso (MAP IT, BOOK IT).

Nougatine: Parsnip soup with coconut; Fall mushroom salad with pine nut dressing; Arctic char with porcini, jalapeno and garlic; Muscovy duck breast with cracked Jordan almonds and amaretto.
*Recommended by Dalia Oberlander (MAP IT, BOOK IT).


Faro: Sweet potato soup with gorgonzola croutons; Pasta e fagioli with cranberry beans, pancetta and parmesan.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT).

The Finch: Smoked Arctic Char with spaghetti and butternut squash with apple cider sauce.
*Recommended by CITIPHILE (MAP IT, BOOK IT). CP


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