WHERE: 171 East Broadway

At LTO you can’t bank on the kitchen concocting your favorite meal every time you visit because the executive chef is always changing. Like its name, Limited Time Only’s charm comes from its inconsistency; each month, week, and sometimes even each day a new chef rotates in. It's a gimmick, sure, but a novel one and, more importantly, a gimmick that allows for greatness.

As of late, reality TV stars have graced the kitchen with their cooking skills (no Lil B) including Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen and Rising Star’s RJ Cooper. For those who can’t travel the globe and test out different chefs, this “pop up” restaurant showcases different tasting menus and makes each and every dining experience a new one. The only guaranteed regularity is the mahogany dining room you’re served in.