The restaurant was named to the magazine's "Hot 10" list, coming in at number seven.
While editor Andrew Knowlton wrote "there's absolutely nothing flashy" about Spring, located at 83 Church St. But he sang the restaurant's praises, writing, "Don't go to Spring for the bells and whistles. Don't go to Spring expecting to find the next culinary trend. Go to Spring to discover a masterfully talented chef who only cares about one thing—cooking you the best meal possible."