Elena Besser (bio)

  (7 restaurants)    
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Dabney ($$$$)
(737 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
737 ratings
est. 2015; locally sourced farm-to-table Mid-Atlantic cuisine, served inside a former row house
Ice & Vice [CLOSED] ($$)
(749 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
749 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2015; specializes in experimental, handcrafted ice cream, frozen yogurt & sorbet
OijiSee Oiji Video ($$$)
(563 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
563 ratings
refined authentic Korean food; small shareable plates of traditional flavors prepared w/ a modern spin by Michelin-starred chef
CoteSee Cote Video ($$$$)
(1133 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
1133 ratings
est. 2017; upscale steakhouse & Korean barbecue; Michelin star winner; known for smokeless grills in the tables
  • 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
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 ($$$)
(551 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
551 ratings
serving seasonal, shareable Peruvian dishes & Latin cocktails
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
Elena Besser (bio)   (7 restaurants)