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Year 2016 was, in the most elegant terms, fucked, from the losses of pop cultural icons to the entirety of election season. But even in the midst of all that darkness, the year had its shining moments—New York dining, for one, was a particularly lustrous thing in 2016, gifting us a delicious Detroit alternative to New York pizza, a new fine-dining addition to the pantheon of great Indian restaurants and a much-needed dose of comfort-food dishes. Le Coucou to Lilia and everywhere notable in between—these are New York’s best restaurants of the year.
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