New York City
The New York Times praised Tertulia, a Spanish gastropub in Greenwich Village, causing "quite the scene: loud, crowded and hot both literally and metaphorically." (Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z were cited as diners with their famous spouses). "Mr. Seamus Mullen, who won plaudits for Boqueria, the Gramercy tapas bar where he was chef from 2006 until 2010, is cooking now at the very top of his game," adds the Times. "Pork is the restaurant’s first among equals, though Mr. Mullen does grill a marvelous lamb breast that he serves with creamy farro and cauliflower, glazed in sherry vinegar." [NYT] Reservations for parties under six aren't taken over the phone. Click here to learn more about Tertulia from the NY Times review.