POWER RANKINGS

GRUB STREET’S RESTAURANT POWER RANKINGS: GG’S OPENS, THE MODERN RETURNS, AND MORE
by ALAN SYTSMA
 

 
Each week, Grub Street surveys the entire restaurant landscape of New York, crunches the numbers, and comes up with this: the most-talked-about, must-visit places in the city. They might be new, or they could be older places that have gotten a recent jolt of buzz. No matter what, these are the restaurants where you should make a point to eat sooner rather than later.
 
1. Marta (Last week: 1)
The new Italian spot from Danny Meyer and chef Nick Anderer takes the top spot for a second week in a row, owing mostly to the fact that the restaurant is just really good. The pizzas coming out of the restaurant’s massive ovens are already fantastic — especially one topped with potatoes and guanciale — and the service is exactly as friendly as you’d expect from Meyer.
 
6. The Modern (Off last week)
A new pizza place isn’t the only thing Danny Meyer’s working on these days. He also reopened his MoMA restaurant after a water pipe kept it temporarily shut down. And how’s this for a way to welcome the place back? The restaurant is running a special on half-price Champagne and the season’s first white truffles.
 
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