Of all the many reasons to travel, we must admit that dining is at the top of our list. It’s a wonderful way to immerse oneself in a destination, to learn about a culture and to connect with others. In 2022, the Andrew Harper editors enjoyed a range of superb meals, in both classic dining destinations and more unexpected locations. Here, our favorite restaurants from last year.
New York City, New York
Henry Latham Doherty knew how to live. The financier who founded Citgo crowned his 64-story art deco headquarters a block from Wall Street with a private apartment for himself. Today, it is home to a celebrated restaurant helmed by James Kent, former chef de cuisine of Eleven Madison Park. Heavy on the wagyu, caviar and truffles, Kent’s luxe tasting menu – along with a few theatrical flourishes in the course of the evening – has earned him two Michelin stars. Though you’ll have the occasion to sip a cocktail on one of Saga’s balconies during the meal, for your nightcap, aim a bit higher: Reserve a seat at Overstory, Saga’s partner bar one flight up, and stroll with glass in hand on the wraparound terrace for the best 360-degree view in New York.