10. In a city filled with renowned restaurants, few have the name and reputation of Joey Ghazal’s The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill. When you are new to the city, either on holiday or just moved, it’s invariably one of the first restaurants you have recommended to you.
That influence is why when Ghazal speaks people listen, and with the opening of his other current venture, Barbary Deli + Cocktail Club, at the tail end of 2017, his star hasn’t looked like waning. The restaurateur’s style has seen him appear on best-dressed lists and on the Esquire 100 as he continues to take his success from industry to the mainstream.