A corner booth at Balthazar with a pot of coffee and a basket of pastries. Is there any other restaurant experience guaranteed to bring such consistent satisfaction?
Well, perhaps you can also count on a dirty martini with steak frites just down the road at Raoul’s, which has been pulling in crowds for decades. Of course, there’s also the pretty promise of spring rolls and somebodies at Indochine, or the fabulous, fresh-squeezed breakfast feast at Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien. These are a few of our favorite cult restaurants — ones that have been around forever, are justifiably famous, and aging ever so gracefully.
But, what's New York’s next wave of timeless restaurants with a long line of devotees? Which cool-kid, yum-factor food crushes will endure the city's ever-changing culinary scene? See our predictions for the next crop of cult classics ahead.