In a year filled with Italian openings, one stood out: Cicchetti, a thoughtful, comfortable restaurant helmed by Mike Sheerin (Trenchermen), sous chef Phil Rubino (Acadia, Moderno) and sous and pastry chef Sarah Jordan (the Boka Group). The trio turns out dishes like a gorgeous seafood stew, ethereal pork cracklins and terrific pastas. With a brand new brunch and a huge forthcoming patio, there are now even more reasons to dine at Cicchetti.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a vast number of new Italian restaurants, casual fried chicken spots and glorious new patios. Here are your choices for the top restaurants and bars of the year.
RECOMMENDED: 2014 Food & Drink Awards