Elena Besser (bio)

  (10 restaurants)    
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Dabney ($$$$)
(834 ratings)

122 Blagden Aly NW Map It!
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 450-1015
  • Fried Sugar Toads
    buttermilk fried blowfish tail, doused in hot honey glaze & served w/ salad & buttermilk dressing; "it's a flavor explosion!" -Elena Besser
4.5 out of 5
834 ratings
est. 2015; locally sourced farm-to-table Mid-Atlantic cuisine, served inside a former row house
Don Angie ($$$)
(832 ratings)

103 Greenwich Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10014
(212) 889-8884
  • Buffalo Milk Caramelle
    handmade candy-shaped pasta filled w/ buffalo milk ricotta, served in brown butter sauce w/ honey pickled persimmons & black sesame; "crazy in the best way!" -Elena Besser
4.5 out of 5
832 ratings
est. 2017; awarded Michelin star; modern Italian-American restaurant & bar
Ice & Vice [CLOSED] ($$)
(731 ratings)

221 E Broadway Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(646) 678-3687
  • Black & White Everything Sammie
    house ice cream sandwiched in homemade black & white cookies, rolled in everything bagel seasoning; "all the best parts of a NY deli in one bite!" -Elena Besser
4.5 out of 5
731 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2015; specializes in experimental, handcrafted ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet
Oiji [CLOSED]See Oiji Video ($$$)
(593 ratings)

119 1st Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(646) 767-9050
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On A Date"
  • Honey Butter Chips with Vanilla Ice Cream
    house potato chips tossed in honey butter sauce, topped w/ sea salt & cayenne; served w/ 2 scoops vanilla ice cream; looks good
4.5 out of 5
593 ratings
[CLOSED]; refined authentic Korean food; small shareable plates of traditional flavors prepared w/ a modern spin by Michelin-starred chef
Popina ($$)
(96 ratings)

127 Columbia St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-1901
  • Pappardelle Pasta
    pappardelle, beef bolognese, parmesan; looks good
4.5 out of 5
96 ratings
opened in 2017; Italian cuisine w/ a Southern comfort food influence
CoteSee Cote Video ($$$$)
(1804 ratings)

16 W 22nd St Map It!
New York, NY 10010
(212) 401-7986
  • Butcher's Feast
    4 select cuts of USDA Prime & American wagyu beef, grilled at the table & served w/ Korean accompaniments like kimchi, egg souffle & scallion salad; "awesome, hot, sweet & salty caramelized flavor!" -Elena Besser
4.0 out of 5
1804 ratings
est. 2017; upscale steakhouse & Korean barbecue; Michelin star winner; known for smokeless grills in the tables
Fat Rice [CLOSED]
(1065 ratings)

2957 W Diversey Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60647
  • Arroz Gordo
    "the fat rice"; paella topped w/ chorizo, chicken, pork shoulder, sausage, beef, stuffed prawns, vegetables & fried croutons; served w/ marinated boiled egg & chili flake lemon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1065 ratings
[CLOSED]; temporarily closed; opened in 2012; specializes in the food of Macau, a former Portuguese colony in China; chef won a James Beard award in 2018
Llama Inn ($$$)
(726 ratings)

50 Withers St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-3434
  • Lime Pie, Graham Cracker, Burnt Meringue
    lime custard on a homemade graham cracker crust covered in meringue & torched to order; looks good
4.0 out of 5
726 ratings
serving seasonal, shareable Peruvian dishes & Latin cocktails
Mister Dips
(181 ratings)

111 N 12th St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11249
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "On Wheels"
  • Carrot Top Dairy Dip
    wafer cone w/ carrot cake-coconut-cream cheese swirl, topped w/ white chocolate, a micro-carrot & cinnamon streusel; looks good
3.5 out of 5
181 ratings
est. 2016; burgers, fries & soft serve from an Airstream trailer; located at the William Vale hotel
Violet [CLOSED] ($$)
(71 ratings)

511 E 5th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(646) 850-5900
  • "The Classic"
    grilled pizza w/ house tomato sauce, havarti cheese & scallions; looks good!
3.5 out of 5
71 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2019; part of the Emmy Squared pizza & burger restaurant chain, also ships nationwide
Elena Besser (bio)   (10 restaurants)