Another decade, another New York Times three-star restaurant for restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Myriad Restaurant Group at 239 West Broadway, on the site of Montrachet, his first success in TriBeCa. What’s that? Montrachet is dead? Its successor, Corton is dead? Long live Bâtard! After opening in mid-2014 with Charlie Trotter and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Markus Glocker at the helm, bearing a name that means exactly what you think it does in French (OK, it also refers to a Burgundy vineyard), Bâtard has made an immediate impression on New York’s fine dining scene. It’s been enchanting reviewers and bloggers with contemporary American nouvelle cuisine, which they’re describing as being prepared with "a sniper's accuracy at the stove” — and at reasonable prices, too ($55 for two courses, $65 for three, and $75 for four). You’ll be the judge of that, but when you visit, you’ll want to try the octopus pastrami and the not-so-secret, perpetual off-the-menu special fried chicken schnitzel (yes, it’s a Drew Nieporent secret menu item).
— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015