As 2012 comes to a close, I wanted to call out some of my favorite restaurants of the year – some are old faves, some are fancy spots I’ve only (yet) visited once.

Sausage Pizza - Franny's, Brooklyn

Sausage Pizza – Franny’s, Brooklyn

These are mostly NYC, except for San Francisco’s Alembic because I just couldn’t leave them out. Amazing. People frequently ask me what my favorites at the moment have to be, and well, as of the moment, these places hit the spot! In no particular order…

  1. Seersucker
  2. 606 R&D
  3. Jean Georges
  4. Alembic
  5. Colonie
  6. Battersby
  7. City Grit Culinary Salon
  8. The Meatball Shop
  9. Maysville
  10. Franny’s

Looks like lots of love for Brooklyn. Curious to see what tasty things 2013 has in store!