Untitled (99 Gansevoort Street, 212-570-3670), whose name implies Danny Meyer’s restaurant at the newly relocated Whitney Museum, speaks for itself. And no dish speaks louder than chef Michael Anthony’s roasted and fried chicken salad, which carves out its personality by alternating salty slices of tender rotisserie-roasted breast meat and fleshy hunks of marinated, fried thighs that are as crunchy on the outside as the sharp radicchio and kale underfoot. And while other dishes, like a blueberry peanut butter crunch cake that acts as an edible tribute to the artist Wayne Thiebaud, honor the museum’s collection, cubism has never been the Whitney’s strong suit. So Anthony’s richly textured, contorted birds do double-duty, filling a gap in the upstairs galleries and a void in the bellies of patrons who didn’t know what they were missing.
The Village Voice is counting down to our Best of New York City issue in October. We’re combing the city every day, one dish at a time, to guide you to the most delicious food in NYC. These are our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2015, in no particular order, save for the top 10. To read about previous dishes, browse our 100 Favorite Dishes page.