The Dish Power Rankings: Susur Takes Manhattan (Again) Edition
In this week’s roundup of the city’s buzziest restaurants: celebs go ape over Toronto’s most cultish burgers, and top chef Susur Lee takes his vagabond shoes to NYC.
Tables at Susur Lee’s west-end restaurant filled fast when news broke of the chef’s impending New York comeback: there’s nothing available after 6 p.m. all weekend.
3. The Burger’s Priest
First Daniel Radcliffe called the Priest “the best burger I’ve had.” Now Piper Perabo, who films the spy show Covert Affairs in Toronto, has given a shout-out to the joint’s grilled cheese–encased patties (though we find it hard to believe she pounds too many Vatican Cities herself).
4. The Chase
Courting celebrities during TIFF is clearly a solid way to build a brand. The new Financial District seafood restaurant has been slammed since the festival, with no openings after 5:30 p.m. all weekend.
You might have to wait a few weeks to sample the tapas at Charles Khabouth’s King West taverna. The reservation book is full on weekends until October 4.
8. El Catrin
The Distillery District’s newest hot spot is getting even busier: there’s just one available table on Friday…at 5 p.m.
9. Playa Cabana Hacienda
You also have to go early to get a seat at Dave Sidhu’s newest taco shop: no reservations are open after 5:30 all weekend.
Honourable Mentions: Takht-e Tavoos has been swamped since Ruth Reichl gave the Iranian brunch spot her lofty seal of approval;
Sam Rockwell and CSI Miami actor Jonathan Togo were spotted sharing a porterhouse at Morton’s steakhouse in Yorkville.