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Our Favorite Restaurants of Former Top Chef Contestants in New York City

For the fans of the show Top Chef on Bravo, if you are in the New York City area and wish to try some of these chef’s cuisine– its possible! Many of the former contestants of Top Chef have highly regarded restaurants in New York City. Here is a list of Top Chef restaurants and a suggestion of what to order… Bon Apettit!

Perilla – 9 Jones St
The first season winner, Harold Dieterle’s Perilla is a favorite among restaurant critics and locals alike. Dieterle’s signature dish is his spicy duck meatballs and it is truly a can’t miss.

Social Eatz – 232 E 53rd St
Representing the seventh season of Top Chef, we have runner up Angelo Sosa. Sosa’s Social Eatz puts an Asian twist on American classics such as the Korean breakfast burrito and the bibimbap burger (which won the Eater’s Greatest Burger in America Competition last year).

Pig and Khao – 68 Clinton St
Leah Cohen was a contestant of Top Chef season five and she has been making quite the name for herself in NYC. Pig and Khao is a gorgeous Thai and Filipino restaurant just off Rivington Street. We recommend the quail adobo and their khao soi which is a curry with coconut milk, served with chicken and egg noodles.

Pork Slope – 247 5th Ave, Brooklyn
Dale Talde is a fan favorite from season four and his latest project is a bar inspired by Patrick Swayze’s Road House. It has a large fan base and serves American comfort foods such as cheeseburgers and brisket sandwiches until 2 AM.

Catch – 21 9th Ave
Hung Huynh from season three of Top Chef is the Executive Chef of the club/ restaurant, Catch. As you may have guessed Catch is a seafood restaurant with tempting dishes ranging from dungeoness crab spaghetti to Cantonese style lobster.

David Burke Kitchen – 23 Grand St
Zac Young was a contestant on the first season of Top Chef Just Desserts and he is currently the pastry chef at David Burke Kitchen. Dessert options currently include a delicious chocolate croissant bread pudding and an innovative take on the egg cream.

Kiwiana – 847 Union St, Brooklyn
Mark Simmons of Top Chef season four brings a bit of New Zealand to Brooklyn with his restaurant Kiwiana. Simmons has Park Slope buzzing with his Manuka and Marmite braised baby back ribs and his Horopito and buttermilk fried chicken.