New York City Restaurants: Best of Dining

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Best of Dining

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
'21' Club
Tradition's the thing at this town-house...

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$$$$ American Midtown West
 
ABC Kitchen
Much more than a shopping break, Jean Georges...

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$$$ American Flatiron District
 
Aquavit and Aquavit Café
Celebrity chef and co-owner Marcus Samuelsson...

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$$$$ Scandinavian Midtown East
 
Asiate
The unparalleled view is reason enough to visit...

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$$$$ Asian Upper West Side
 
Babbo Ristorante
It shouldn't take more than one bite of the...
$$$ Italian Greenwich Village
 
Balthazar
Even with long waits and excruciating noise...
$$$ French SoHo
 
Bar Tabac
As cute, cramped, and French as they get, this...
$$ French: Bistro Carroll Gardens
 
Blaue Gans
Chef Kurt Gutenbruner, one of the most lauded...

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$$$ Austrian TriBeCa
 
BLT Steak
Chef Laurent Tourondel may no longer be involved...

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$$$ Steakhouse Midtown East
 
Bozu
The next evolution of sushi draws the locals to...
$ Japanese Williamsburg
 
Bubby's
Neighborhood crowds clamoring for coffee and...
$ American TriBeCa
 
Buddakan
Few—if any—restaurants in Manhattan can rival...

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$$$ Asian Chelsea
 
Café Boulud
Manhattan's who's who in business, politics, and...

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$$$$ French Upper East Side
 
Café Gitane
Specializing in simple salads, sandwiches, and a...
$ French NoLIta
 
Carmine's
Savvy New Yorkers line up early for the...

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$$ Italian Midtown West
 
Chez Oskar
This funky French bistro on a Fort Greene...
$ French: Bistro Fort Greene
 
The City Bakery
This self-service bakery-restaurant has the urban...
$ American Flatiron District
 
Cookshop
One of far-west Chelsea's first hot restaurants,...

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$$$ American Chelsea
 
db Bistro Moderne
Daniel Boulud's "casual bistro" (it's neither,...

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$$$ French Midtown West
 
Del Posto
Much more formal than Babbo, Del Posto is Mario...

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$$$$ Italian Meatpacking District
 
Ditch Plains
Named for a surf spot in Montauk, this laid-back...

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$ Seafood West Village
 
Egg
Hipsters love it. Even Manhattanites make the...
$ American Williamsburg
 
Emporio
The brick-lined front room of this homey Roman...
$$ Italian NoLIta
 
Fatty Crab
This rustic Malaysian cantina showcases the...
$ Malaysian West Village
 
Fig & Olive
Both the cozy tables and the long white marble...
$$$ Mediterranean Midtown East
 
The Four Seasons
The landmark Seagram Building houses one of...

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$$$$ American Midtown East
 
Frankies Spuntino
Delectable culinary treats await those willing to...
$ Italian Carroll Gardens
 
Gotham Bar & Grill
A culinary landmark, Gotham Bar & Grill is every...

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$$$$ American Union Square
 
Hundred Acres
Set on a quiet block of Greenwich Village, the...

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$$$ American: Modern American SoHo
 
Isabella's
Set in the shadow of the Museum of Natural...

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$$ American Upper West Side
 
Jean Georges
This culinary temple in the Trump International...

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$$$$ French Upper West Side
 
Joe's Shanghai
Joe opened his first Shanghai restaurant in...
$ Chinese Chinatown
 
Juliette
This neighborhood bistro with a rooftop terrace...
$$ French Williamsburg
 
Kashkaval
Lunchtime is the right time to sample the...
$ Mediterranean Midtown West
 
The Lambs Club
Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian's opulent supper...

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$$$ American: Modern American Midtown West
 
Lexington Candy Shop
Established in 1925, this corner luncheonette...
$ American: Diner Upper East Side
 
Lombardi's Pizza
Brick walls, red-and-white checkered tablecloths,...
$ Pizza NoLIta
 
Luz
This buzzy hotspot on a quiet Fort Greene...
$$ Latin American Fort Greene
 
Marc Forgione
Chef Marc Forgione has restaurant success in his...

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$$$ American TriBeCa
 
Marea
Carefully sourced, meticulously prepared fish and...

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$$ Seafood Midtown West
 
Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse NYC
Don't be dissuaded by the fact that this place is...

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$$$ Steakhouse Midtown East
 
Minetta Tavern
By converting a moribund 80-year-old Italian...
$$$ American: Modern American Greenwich Village
 
The Modern and Bar Room
Both spots competing for the title of the...

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$$$ French Midtown West
 
Nobu
At this large, bustling TriBeCa dining room (or...

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$$$ Japanese TriBeCa
 
Odeon
New Yorkers change hangouts faster than they can...

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$$$ French TriBeCa
 
Osteria Morini
Less formal than chef Michael White's other...

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$$ Italian SoHo
 
Per Se
The New York interpretation of what many consider...

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$$$$ American Upper West Side
 
Pies N' Thighs
With its battered wood floors and rustic tables,...
$ American: Southern Williamsburg
 
Plataforma Churrascaria Rodizio
This sprawling, boisterous shrine to meat, with...

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$$$ Brazilian Midtown West
 
Porter House New York
With clubby interiors by Jeffrey Beers and an...

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$$$$ Steakhouse Upper West Side
 
Prime Meats
The culinary trendsetters behind nearby Frankies...
$$ German Carroll Gardens
 
Roebling Tea Room
It may look like a factory from the outside but...
$ American Williamsburg
 
Roman's
When the masterminds behind Marlow & Sons opened...
$$ Italian Fort Greene
 
Sarabeth's Kitchen
Lining up for brunch here is as much an Upper...

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$$ American Upper West Side
 
Shopsin's
Don't ask for substitutions or sauce on the...
$ Eclectic Lower East Side
 
The Standard Grill
Hotelier Andre Balasz created a scene for celebs,...

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$$$$ American Meatpacking District
 
Traif
"Celebrating pork and shellfish," the...
$ American Williamsburg
 
Westville
If New York's neighborhoods were small country...
$ American West Village

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