Thanks, NewYork.com, for including New Leaf on this list with Jean-Georges, Tavern on the Green, etc.!!
by Kathleen Squires
Fans of this bucolic restaurant in Fort Tryon Park have the Divine Miss M to thank for its existence, as the then-overgrown building was surprisingly discovered by Bette Midler and friends while cleaning up the park 20 years ago. Under new management since the spring, the menu remains refined and accessible, with dishes such as flatiron steak and mushroom risotto. The site is particularly breathtaking in the fall, when the surroundings burst into an autumn palette. 1 Margaret Corbin Dr.. newleafrestaurant.com