As noted in The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America, "best restaurant" lists are tricky. That goes double in the Northeast. Beyond New York you have Boston, Providence, and more.
So any list is going to be contentious, OK. But what would some of the country's best restaurant critics, food and lifestyle writers, and assorted bloggers come up with when presented with a selection of difficult choices? Among the 101 best restaurants in America The Daily Meal's panel picked nine restaurants in the Northeast beyond New York.
There's a full list of the restaurants below, but for details about them you'll want to click through the full slideshow.