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Best Restaurant in the West Village


West Village stalwart Annisa won’t be topped, despite the rotation of West Village restaurants challenging the reigning champ for best in the neighborhood each year. Chef Anita Lo — who still cooks her own food — paints nuanced Asian flavors onto contemporary American dishes with precise French technique, creating an amalgamation of revelatory flavors. Lo can’t relinquish cult favorite foie gras soup dumplings, a concept fixed in the annals of culinary genius, for fear of uproar from longtime customers. But much of her menu changes seasonally, giving you a good excuse to return frequently. The serene, understated room rightly forces focus on the food — not that it’s necessary.


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