Top Restaurant Dishes of 2013

By Ryan Sutton - 2013-12-19T22:46:41Z

Photograph by Philip Lewis/Bloomberg

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Pastrami Pasta

Alder's inventive riff on Katz's pastrami sandwich is the dish of the year. Chefs Wylie Dufresne and Jon Bignelli serve up khaki-colored pasta with as much pure rye flavor as a slice of Orwasher's. Then they finish the affair with a parmesan-like shaving of pastrami ($20). It's brilliant and nostalgic and delicious.