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  1. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Cumin lamb breast at Mission Chinese Food

  2. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Ma po tofu at Mission Chinese Food

  3. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Thrice-cooked bacon at Mission Chinese Food

  4. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Danny Bowien at Mission Chinese Food

  5. Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
    Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

    Mission Chinese Food

  6. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    The NoMad

  7. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Duck at the NoMad

  8. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Chicken at the NoMad

  9. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Fruits de mer at the NoMad

  10. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Milk and honey dessert at the NoMad

  11. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Wagyu with vincotto, hearts of palm and Sun Gold tomato at Blanca

  12. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Glass shrimp at Blanca

  13. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Celtuce with kefir, kumquat and tuna flake at Blanca

  14. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Chef Carlo Mirarchi at Blanca

  15. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
    Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Sasso chicken at Blanca

  16. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Cha ca la vong at Pok Pok Ny

  17. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Chicken wings at Pok Pok Ny

  18. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Catfish salad at Pok Pok Ny

  19. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Pork neck at Pok Pok Ny

  20. Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
    Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Pok Pok Ny

  21. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Roasted sunchokes at Acme

  22. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Bison tartare at Acme

  23. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Black carrots with lardo at Acme

  24. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Beer and bread porridge at Acme

  25. Photograph: Daniel Krieger
    Photograph: Daniel Krieger

    Acme

Five game-changing restaurants of 2012

As we reflect on another year of flashy culinary debuts, these new arrivals stand out, having made their mark on NYC’s fiercely competitive dining scene.

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San Francisco import—and prevailing food-world darling—Danny Bowien delivered the year’s most madcap, and fiery, fare: a delicious and unlikely hybrid of potent Szechuan, Southern barbecue and old-fashioned Chinese-American takeout. 154 Orchard St between Rivington and Stanton Sts (212-529-8800, missionchinesefood.com)

RECOMMENDED: Best of the year 2012

This shamelessly opulent grand hotel brasserie—from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the dynamos behind Eleven Madison Park—showcased a rare return to New York City’s gilded-age decadence, with luxurious food in a sultry setting. 1170 Broadway at 28th St (347-472-5660, thenomadhotel.com)

The stealthiest opening of the year lured gastronauts to Bushwick for Carlo Mirarchi’s three-hour, 20-some-odd-course feast, helping to make Brooklyn—even at the high end—the city’s most exciting place to eat. 261 Moore St between Bogart and White Sts, Bushwick, Brooklyn (646-703-2715, blancanyc.com)

Andy Ricker’s true taste of Thailand proved you don’t need to be reared in Chiang Mai to cook like a real native son. 127 Columbia St between DeGraw and Kane Sts, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-923-9322, pokpokny.com)

Noma cofounder Mads Refslund brought New York its first taste of what a bold new generation has been cooking up near the arctic circle, with the city’s first outpost of New Nordic cuisine. 9 Great Jones St between Broadway and Lafayette St (212-203-2121, acmenyc.com)
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