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 landmark, a former speakeasy...

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

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$$$
American
Flatiron District
 
Aquavit and Aquavit Café
Celebrity chef and co-owner Marcus Samuelsson may no longer be...

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

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$$$$
Asian
Upper West Side
 
Babbo Ristorante
It shouldn't take more than one bite of the ethereal homemade...
$$$
Italian
Greenwich Village
 
Balthazar
Even with long waits and excruciating noise levels, most out-of-towners...
$$$
French
SoHo
 
Bar Tabac
As cute, cramped, and French as they get, this corner bistro...
$$
French: Bistro
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Blaue Gans
Chef Kurt Gutenbruner, one of the most lauded Austrian chefs...

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

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$$$
Steakhouse
Midtown East
 
Bozu
The next evolution of sushi draws the locals to Bozu's dim interior...
$
Japanese
Williamsburg
 
Bubby's
Neighborhood crowds clamoring for coffee and freshly squeezed...
$
American
TriBeCa
 
Buddakan
Few—if any—restaurants in Manhattan can rival the 16,000-square-foot...

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

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

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

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

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$$$
French
Midtown West
 
Del Posto
Much more formal than Babbo, Del Posto is Mario Batali's grown-up...

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

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$
Seafood
West Village
 
Egg
Hipsters love it. Even Manhattanites make the trek across the...
$
American
Williamsburg
 
Emporio
The brick-lined front room of this homey Roman eatery in NoLIta...
$$
Italian
NoLIta
 
Fatty Crab
This rustic Malaysian cantina showcases the exciting cuisine...
$
Malaysian
West Village
 
Fig & Olive
Both the cozy tables and the long white marble bar are great...
$$$
Mediterranean
Midtown East
 
The Four Seasons
The landmark Seagram Building houses one of America's most famous...

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$$$$
American
Midtown East
 
Frankies Spuntino
Delectable culinary treats await those willing to deal with spotty...
$
Italian
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Gotham Bar & Grill
A culinary landmark, Gotham Bar & Grill is every bit as thrilling...

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$$$$
American
Union Square
 
Hundred Acres
Set on a quiet block of Greenwich Village, the rustic, farmhouse-slash-greenhouse...

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

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

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$$$$
French
Upper West Side
 
Joe's Shanghai
Joe opened his first Shanghai restaurant in Queens in 1995 but...
$
Chinese
Chinatown
 
Juliette
This neighborhood bistro with a rooftop terrace and a bar from...
$$
French
Williamsburg
 
Kashkaval
Lunchtime is the right time to sample the mezze-like dishes at...
$
Mediterranean
Midtown West
 
The Lambs Club
Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian's opulent supper club on the ground...

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$$$
American: Modern American
Midtown West
 
Lexington Candy Shop
Established in 1925, this corner luncheonette still sports 1940s-era...
$
American: Diner
Upper East Side
 
Lombardi's Pizza
Brick walls, red-and-white checkered tablecloths, and the aroma...
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Pizza
NoLIta
 
Luz
This buzzy hotspot on a quiet Fort Greene block is all about...
$$
Latin American
Fort Greene
 
Marc Forgione
Chef Marc Forgione has restaurant success in his blood (his father...

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

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

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

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

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$$$
Japanese
TriBeCa
 
Odeon
New Yorkers change hangouts faster than they can press speed-dial...

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

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$$
Italian
SoHo
 
Per Se
The New York interpretation of what many consider America's finest...

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

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

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

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

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