Opened in 2011 by chef Jungsik Yim with the goal of shifting public perception of Korean cuisine, Jungsik in Tribeca has garnered a reputation as one of the city’s most innovative fine-dining spots. Today, not only has Jungsik remained one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants—by earning two Michelin stars every year since 2013—it’s widely credited as the pioneer of modern Korean cuisine. In 2016, Sik shook up how we view Korean food once again by bringing on board pastry chef Eunji Lee. (Koreans typically skip dessert or opt for something simple like fresh fruit or tea.) It didn’t take long before Lee’s intricate and innovative desserts caught the attention of foodies far beyond New York. We recommend opting for the tasting menu to immerse yourself fully in the Jungsik experience, but be sure to save room for its signature five-course dessert menu.