Owner: Sean Tang
Chef: Charlie Chen
177 Prince Street, NYC, (212) 328-7880
What you need to know: Pinch Chinese, conceived by owner Sean Tang, serves traditional Chinese comfort food in the heart of SoHo. Charlie Chen, a former executive chef for Din Tai Fung, oversees a team filled with vets from some of China's finest kitchens. GM + Wine Director Miguel de Leon, an alum of Chez Panisse, Per Se, and Momofuku, has developed a thoughtful wine list of over 100 selections, following the Silk Road into Europe. Beverage Manager Joseph Shoup's playful cocktails feature traditional Chinese ingredients with an eye for the quintessential New York bar program.