By Missy Frederick

What was the best new restaurant of 2015?

As per tradition, Eater asked a group of journalists, bloggers and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. First up, experts share their favorite restaurant newcomers during 2015.

Nevin Martell, freelance food writer: My favorite additions to the dining scene were served up by proven players. The Riggsby from Michael Schlow, Amy Brandwein’s Centrolina and the Mosaic District, which highlights the considerable culinary prowess of John Critchley, were all knockouts in my book.

Laura Hayes, freelance food writer/Thrillist DC: Maketto, Yona, Masseria, Momofuku, Convivial, and The Dabney