Upscale Restaurants in New York City

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Upscale Restaurants in New York City

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
ABC Kitchen
Much more than a shopping break, Jean Georges Vongerichten's popular...

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American
Flatiron District
 
Aldea
Bouley alumnus George Mendes's popular restaurant relies on his...

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Mediterranean
Flatiron District
 
Annisa
"Annisa" may mean "the women" in Arabic, but the food at this...

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Asian: Modern Asian
West Village
 
Aquagrill
A SoHo standard for fresh seafood, this lively neighborhood eatery...
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Seafood
SoHo
 
Artisanal
This spacious brasserie is a shrine to cheese, the passion of...

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French: Brasserie
Midtown East
 
August
Rustic simplicity is the theme at this bustling West Village...
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European
West Village
 
Babbo Ristorante
It shouldn't take more than one bite of the ethereal homemade...
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Italian
Greenwich Village
 
Balthazar
Even with long waits and excruciating noise levels, most out-of-towners...
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French
SoHo
 
Bar Americain
Celeb chef Bobby Flay's largest Manhattan restaurant is the soaring...

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American: Southern
Midtown West
 
Bar Boulud
Acclaimed French chef Daniel Boulud, known for upscale New York...

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French
Upper West Side
 
Benoit
Who needs to go to Paris when the world's most famous French...

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French
Midtown West
 
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
 
Blue Hill
This tasteful, sophisticated den of a restaurant—formerly a speakeasy—on...

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American: Modern American
Greenwich Village
 
Blue Ribbon
After 20-plus years, Blue Ribbon still has a reputation not just...
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American: Modern American
SoHo
 
Blue Ribbon Bakery
A neighborhood standard for good, if expensive, food, this outpost...
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Eclectic
West Village
 
Blue Ribbon Sushi
Sushi, like pizza, attracts plenty of opinionated fanatics, and...
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Japanese
SoHo
 
Brasserie Ruhlmann
In a plush 120-seat dining room with just enough art deco touches...

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French: Brasserie
Midtown West
 
The Breslin Bar and Dining Room
A sceney meatopia inside the ever-trendy Ace Hotel, the Breslin...
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British
Flatiron District
 
Buddakan
Few—if any—restaurants in Manhattan can rival the 16,000-square-foot...

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Asian
Chelsea
 
Café Luxembourg
The old soul of the Lincoln Center neighborhood seems to inhabit...

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French
Upper West Side
 
Central Park Boathouse Restaurant
There are plenty of pushcarts offering hot dogs and sodas, but...

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American
Upper East Side
 
Commerce
This former speakeasy harks back to days gone by with its Diego...

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American: Modern American
West Village
 
Cookshop
One of far-west Chelsea's first hot restaurants, Cookshop manages...

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American
Chelsea
 
Craft
A meal here is like a luscious choose-your-own-adventure game...

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American: Modern American
Flatiron District
 
Danji
Diminutive and dark, Danji is no ordinary Korean restaurant...
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Korean
Midtown West
 
db Bistro Moderne
Daniel Boulud's "casual bistro" (it's neither, actually) consists...

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French
Midtown West
 
dell'anima
Lines still snake out the door of this neighborhood favorite...

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Italian
West Village
 
The Dutch
Perpetually packed with the "see and be seen" crowd, chef Andrew...
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American
SoHo
 
Eataly
The cavernous Eataly, from Mario Batali & Co., is a temple...
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Italian
Flatiron District
 
Edi & the Wolf
For those who have always wanted to spend an evening in a countryside...
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Austrian
East Village
 
Empellón Taqueria
Chef Alex Stupak worked for years as the wizard-like pastry chef...
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Mexican
West Village
 
Esca
The name is Italian for "bait," and this restaurant, courtesy...

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Seafood
Midtown West
 
Fedora
Up until 2011, subterranean Fedora was an ancient, little-patronized...
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Eclectic
West Village
 
Fig & Olive
Both the cozy tables and the long white marble bar are great...
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Mediterranean
Midtown East
 
Gordon Ramsay at The London and Maze
With more than a dozen restaurants around the world—and an ever-busy...

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French
Midtown West
 
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
Nestled deep in the belly of Grand Central Station, the vast...

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Seafood
Midtown East
 
The Harrison
It's been more than a decade since Jimmy Bradley opened the Harrison...

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American
TriBeCa
 
Harry's Café and Steak
Its noise-dampening acoustics and maze of underground nooks combine...

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Steakhouse
Financial District
 
Hospoda
The word may mean "pub" in Czech, but this chic Upper East Side...
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Eastern European
Upper East Side
 
Hundred Acres
Set on a quiet block of Greenwich Village, the rustic, farmhouse-slash-greenhouse...

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American: Modern American
SoHo
 
I Sodi
In a city of what seems like a million Italian restaurants, this...

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Italian
West Village
 
Il Buco
The unabashed clutter of vintage kitchen gadgets and tableware...

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Italian
East Village
 
The Lambs Club
Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian's opulent supper club on the ground...

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American: Modern American
Midtown West
 
Lure Fishbar
Decorated like the clubby interior of a sleek luxury liner, Lure...

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Seafood
SoHo
 
Má Pêche
Starkly decorated and set in the basement of the Chambers Hotel...
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Asian
Midtown West
 
Maialino
Named for its signature dish—suckling pig—the perpetually packed...

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Italian: Roman
Gramercy
 
Marc Forgione
Chef Marc Forgione has restaurant success in his blood (his father...

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American
TriBeCa
 
The Mercer Kitchen
Part of Alsatian superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary...

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Asian: Asian Fusion
SoHo
 
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...
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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
 
The NoMad
Named for the hotel, which itself is named for the up-and-coming...
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American: Modern American
Flatiron District
 
North End Grill
The Financial District movers and shakers who frequent this handsome...
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Seafood
TriBeCa
 
Oceana
Entering Oceana is like walking into the dressy stateroom of...

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Seafood
Midtown West
 
Odeon
New Yorkers change hangouts faster than they can press speed-dial...

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French
TriBeCa
 
The Palm Restaurant
They may have added tablecloths, but it would take more than...

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Steakhouse
Midtown East
 
Pearl Oyster Bar
There have been many imitators and few real competitors to this...
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Seafood
West Village
 
Peasant
The crowd at this rustic restaurant is stylishly urban. Inspired...

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Italian
NoLIta
 
Plataforma Churrascaria Rodizio
This sprawling, boisterous shrine to meat, with its all-you-can-eat...

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Brazilian
Midtown West
 
Public
To start with, the space here is complex and sophisticated, with...

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Eclectic
NoLIta
 
Pylos
The perfect setting for a relaxed dinner or an intimate special...

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Greek
East Village
 
Quality Meats
The handsome design at Quality Meats is inspired by classic New...

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Steakhouse
Midtown West
 
Raoul's
One of the first trendy spots in SoHo, this arty French restaurant...

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French
SoHo
 
Rayuela
There's a young, sexy vibe at this vibrant Lower East Side restaurant...

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Latin American
Lower East Side
 
The Red Cat
Elegant yet unpretentious, a lovely neighborhood spot and a destination...

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American: Modern American
Chelsea
 
Red Rooster Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson, who earned his celebrity chefdom at Aquavit...

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American
Harlem
 
RedFarm
Conceived and run by Ed Schoenfeld, an expert on Chinese cuisine...
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Chinese
West Village
 
Rosa Mexicano
The idea that you can't find good south-of-the-border cuisine...

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Mexican: Modern Mexican
Union Square
 
Saul
Owner Saul Bolton, who logged time in the kitchens of Le Bernardin...
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American
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Scarpetta
Chef Scott Conant left L'Impero and Alto to open Scarpetta, a...

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Italian
Meatpacking District
 
SD26
The charming father-daughter restaurant team of Tony and Marisa...

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Italian
Flatiron District
 
Seäsonal Restaurant and Weinbar
Partners and executive chefs Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder...

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Austrian
Midtown West
 
Shun Lee Palace
If you want inexpensive Cantonese food without pretensions, head...

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Chinese
Midtown East
 
Sushi Yasuda
Devotees mourned the return of namesake chef Naomichi Yasuda...
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Japanese
Midtown East
 
Telepan
Chef-owner Bill Telepan's eponymous eatery has brought some much-needed...

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American
Upper West Side
 
Tocqueville
Hidden just steps from busy Union Square, Tocqueville is a refined...

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American: Modern American
Union Square
 
Union Square Cafe
When he opened Union Square Cafe in 1985, Danny Meyer changed...

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American
Union Square
 
A Voce
This sophisticated restaurant serves classic Italian fare with...

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Italian
Flatiron District
 
Wallsé
The modern Austrian menu at Kurt Gutenbrunner's lovely, light-filled...

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Austrian
West Village
 
wd~50
Chef Wylie Dufresne—the mad genius and early progenitor of molecular...

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American: Modern American
Lower East Side
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