New York City Restaurants

Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobbling down legendary deli and diner grub, or chasing a covete
Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobb
Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable wa

Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobbling down legendary deli and diner grub, or chasing a coveted reservation at the latest celebrity-chef venue, New Yorkers are a demanding yet appreciative audience.

Every neighborhood offers temptations high, low, and in between, meaning there's truly something for every taste, whim, and budget. No matter how you approach dining out here, it's hard to go wrong. Planning a day of shopping among the glittering flagship boutiques along 5th and Madison Avenues? Stop into one of the Upper East Side's storied restaurants for a repast among the "ladies who lunch." Clubbing in the Meatpacking District? Tuck into a meal at eateries as trendy as their patrons. Craving authentic ethnic? From food trucks to hidden joints, there are almost more choices than there are appetites. Recent years have also seen entire food categories, from ramen to meatballs to mac 'n' cheese, riffed upon and fetishized, and at many restaurants you find an almost religious reverence for seasonal, locally sourced cuisine.

And don't forget—New York is still home to more celebrity chefs than any other city. Your chances of running into your favorite cookbook author, Food Network celeb, or paparazzi-friendly chef are high, adding even more star wattage to a restaurant scene with an already through-the-roof glamour quotient. Newfound economic realities, however, have revived appreciation for value, meaning you can tap into wallet-friendly choices at every level of the food chain. Rest assured, this city does its part to satisfy your appetite. Ready, set, eat.

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  • 1. Craft

    $$$$ | Flatiron District | American

    At the flagship of Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio's mini empire of excellent restaurants around the country, the top-notch seasonal fare...Read More

  • 2. Daniel

    $$$$ | Upper East Side | French

    Celebrity-chef Daniel Boulud has created one of the most elegant dining experiences in Manhattan in an equally elegant formal (jacket required...Read More

  • 3. Eleven Madison Park

    $$$$ | Flatiron District | American

    Luxury, precision, and creativity are the driving forces at this internationally renowned prix-fixe restaurant in a refined high-ceilinged space...Read More

  • 4. Gotham Bar & Grill

    $$$$ | Union Square | American

    Every bit as thrilling as when it opened in 1984, this culinary landmark continues to focus on a foundation of simple, clean flavors to create...Read More

  • 5. Le Bernardin

    $$$$ | Midtown West | Seafood

    Head into the serene, teak-panel dining room at this trendsetting French seafood restaurant, and let chef Eric Ripert work his magic with anything...Read More

  • 6. Per Se

    $$$$ | Upper West Side | American

    The New York interpretation of what many consider one of America's finest restaurants (the Napa Valley's French Laundry), Per Se is chef Thomas...Read More

  • 7. Peter Luger Steak House

    $$$$ | Williamsburg | Steakhouse

    Steak lovers come to Peter Luger for the exquisite dry-aged meat and the casual atmosphere. You can order individual steaks, but the porterhouse...Read More

  • 8. The River Café

    $$$$ | Brooklyn Heights | American

    A deservedly popular special-occasion destination, this waterfront institution complements its exquisite Brooklyn Bridge views with memorable...Read More

  • 9. '21' Club

    $$$$ | Midtown West | American

    Tradition's the thing at this town-house landmark, a former speakeasy that opened in 1929. Chef Sylvain Delpique tries to satisfy everyone with...Read More

  • 10. Aquavit and Aquavit Café

    $$$$ | Midtown East | Scandinavian

    This elegant and refined Scandinavian restaurant in the steady hands of Emma Bengtsson has prix-fixe options that include a ten-course meal...Read More

  • 11. Asiate

    $$$$ | Upper West Side | Asian

    The unparalleled view of Central Park is reason enough to visit Asiate's pristine dining room, on the 35th floor of the Time Warner Center in...Read More

  • 12. Aureole

    $$$$ | Midtown West | American

    An island of fine modern American dining just a stone's throw from bustling Times Square, Aureole is the second act of a New York classic from...Read More

  • 13. BLT Prime

    $$$$ | Gramercy | Steakhouse

    A masculine, lively space is the showcase for bold, appealing Franco-American cuisine. There are poultry, veal, and lamb dishes on the menu...Read More

  • 14. BLT Steak

    $$$$ | Midtown East | Steakhouse

    Chef Laurent Tourondel may no longer be involved with his namesake steak house, but this classy space, decked out in beige with resin-top black...Read More

  • 15. Café Boulud

    $$$$ | Upper East Side | French

    Manhattan's "who's who" in business, politics, and the art world come to hobnob at Daniel Boulud's café-in-name-only, where the food and service...Read More

  • 16. Carbone

    $$$$ | Greenwich Village | Italian

    It seems like Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi can do no wrong, and Carbone is a case in point. The achingly popular place not only sticks to...Read More

  • 17. Del Posto

    $$$$ | Meatpacking District | Italian

    The dining room at Del Posto—with its sweeping staircase, formal decor, and live music from a baby grand—has the feel of an opulent hotel lobby...Read More

  • 18. Delmonico's

    $$$$ | Financial District | Steakhouse

    The oldest continually operating restaurant in New York City (since 1837), elegant Delmonico's is steeped in history. It was Manhattan's first...Read More

  • 19. Dons Bogam Wine Bar & BBQ

    $$$$ | Murray Hill | Korean

    Meat lovers in particular will enjoy Korean barbecue, and Dons Bogam is a venerable, quality option with a wide variety of choices of meat and...Read More

  • 20. Gramercy Tavern

    $$$$ | Gramercy | American

    Danny Meyer's perennially popular restaurant tops many a New Yorker's list of favorite dining spots. In front, the first-come, first-served...Read More

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