Palma, New York
Situated in the West Village, this family-owned Italian eatery uses recipes passed down for generations and produce from local farms to create fresh, authentic dishes. The rustic dining room, filled with natural light from the all-glass façade, is adorned with stucco walls, exposed chestnut ceiling beams, and simple wooden furniture. Outside, through a salvaged barn door, Palma offers garden seating and an 1810 carriage house for private dining. Menu highlights include the cavolfiore Palma, sautéed cauliflower with pine nuts and currants, and the fettuccine ai funghi, homemade fettuccine with market mushrooms and truffle pate.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.