Above: Lobster, celery ball emulsion, pods and caviar, Saddle, Madrid - JOSE SATLO

Restaurants of the Year

Lobster, celery ball emulsion, pods and caviar, Saddle Restaurant, Madrid - José Salto

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

Decanting wine, with a view of the East River, at Saga, New York City
Black bass, Saga - Peter Marquez

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.

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