Introducing The Essential CNY Restaurants (September 2015)

essentialEvery few months, I’m going to update this map of the Essential CNY Restaurants. These are not necessarily my favorites nor are they the finest of fine dining in Syracuse or Central New York. These are the restaurants that best represent the local food scene right now. This is not about trends or what’s hot (I have a separate list for that) or the iconic restaurants in town (there’s a list for that, too) but these are the dining spots where — if money was no object — I would dine each night. The website Eater does this list for about two dozen markets nationally. Here, we go local to Central New York.

September 2015:

February 2015: