Barbara Lynch has six restaurants to her name, including the elegant French-Italian No. 9 Park. Her chic oyster bar serves some of the most creative lobster dishes in this crustacean-mad city, such as the B.L.T. with lobster and the chive-and-celery-studded lobster roll (a favorite of star chef Michael Schlow). As the restaurant’s name promises, there are always a dozen daily-changing varieties on offer, all served with an ingenious Prosecco mignonette.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.