04/09/2012 05:58 pm ET

Alan Richman, GQ Food Writer, Picks Brooklyn Fare, Per Se, Bouley Among Best NYC Restaurants

GQ's resident food writer, Alan Richman, has selected his favorite restaurants in the city, and if you're contemplating a tour of all ten, we suggest you start saving up!

Richman's preferred dining spots are of an elite class that includes Restaurant Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, and Del Posto. Sitting high above at the top of his list is Brooklyn Fare, which in November he declared as the "most exciting restaurant in New York."

The James Beard Award-winning Richman explains the science behind his list, "It’s the restaurants of impeccable standards that put New York on a par with the other great cities of the world. Every one of the ten places I selected is a reason to dine in this city and not somewhere else.” Head over to GQ to read more.

Alan Richman's Ten Best Restaurants: