New York City has become a hub of gourmet culinary innovation, with a vibrant new generation of restaurants, many of them established by locals, whose food has a way of resonating in a city that often struggles to catch up with the rest of the world.
And it’s a growing trend that could be making some of the city’s food even better.
Here are some of our favorites.
Viktoria Restaurant, an outpost of a family-run Italian restaurant in Manhattan, is the latest outpost of one of New York’s biggest and most established restaurants, Nonna’s.
The restaurant opened in May and has quickly become one of the neighborhood’s top gourmet eateries, and we’re excited to see how Viktoria continues to evolve.
The menu features an array of meats, cheeses, and desserts.
We love the chicken Parmesan, but we were most impressed by the pork and beef, both of which are superb.
The steak and lamb dishes are also really great, as well as the chicken, veal, and seafood.
And we love the seasonal items, including the grilled trout, which comes with a homemade salad and a spicy sauce that’s a little too spicy for our taste.
We also enjoyed the vegetarian and vegan options, which we really enjoyed.
We ordered the veggie tacos, which come with roasted corn, spinach, and onions, and the vegetarian chili.
We also loved the grilled shrimp and a roasted corn poblano, which came with a sauce that was a bit too spicy.
We loved the chicken nachos, which are filled with chicken, potatoes, and beans, and are topped with avocado and guacamole.
The salsa was a little bland for us, but the chipotle salsa was very flavorful.
We even liked the garlic and olive oil-wrapped pork chops.
We appreciated that Viktori is open at night, which was nice for the neighborhood, since there was a lot of activity.
We didn’t get to try all the dishes on the menu, but when we did, they all had a good balance of flavor.
It’s a pretty diverse menu, which makes it easy to keep coming back for more, and it definitely shows in the quality of the food.