New York City Restaurants

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  • 1. Aita

    $$ | Italian

    Don't let the unassuming air at this intimate restaurant on a leafy, largely residential block fool you: there is some serious cooking going...Read More

  • 2. Aurora

    $$ | Italian

    Handmade pastas, exceptional antipasti, and wonderful brunch have earned homey Aurora a loyal following. Most ingredients are locally sourced...Read More

  • 3. Ayada Thai

    $$ | Elmhurst | Thai

    There are plenty of great Thai restaurants in Elmhurst, but Ayada tops them all (in fact, it announced plans to open a branch in Manhattan's...Read More

  • 4. Barboncino

    $$ | Crown Heights | Pizza

    Settle in with the after-work crowd, and you'll feel like a Crown Heights local at this beloved neighborhood pizza parlor. Here, friends meet...Read More

  • 5. Barney Greengrass

    $$ | Upper West Side | American

    At this Upper West Side landmark, brusque waiters send out stellar smoked salmon, sturgeon, and whitefish to a happy crowd packed to the gills...Read More

  • 6. Café Sabarsky

    $$ | Upper East Side | Austrian

    In the Neue Galerie, this stately coffeehouse is meant to duplicate the Viennese café experience and does a good job of it, with Art Deco furnishings...Read More

  • 7. Chavela’s

    $$ | Crown Heights | Mexican

    Open Chavela’s wrought-iron doors and you’ll find a boisterous Mexican restaurant with a colorfully tiled bar, where diners order margaritas...Read More

  • 8. Clinton St. Baking Co.

    $$ | Lower East Side | American

    At this down-home casual restaurant, weekend brunch brings a line down the street for what many believe to be the best blueberry pancakes in...Read More

  • 9. Colonie

    $$ | Brooklyn Heights | American

    The key to this perpetually popular restaurant's success lies in its use of ultrafresh ingredients, sourced from local purveyors and presented...Read More

  • 10. Di Fara Pizza

    $$ | Pizza

    Brooklyn legend Domenico De Marco has been handcrafting pizzas with top-quality ingredients in this Midwood storefront since 1965, and even...Read More

  • 11. Diner

    $$ | Williamsburg | American

    The word "diner" might evoke a greasy spoon, but this trendsetting restaurant under the Williamsburg Bridge is nothing of the sort. Andrew Tarlow...Read More

  • 12. Dirt Candy

    $$ | Lower East Side | Vegetarian

    One of the best, most inspired vegetarian restaurants outside California, Dirt Candy shines thanks to chef Amanda Cohen, who knows how to coax...Read More

  • 13. Edi & the Wolf

    $$ | East Village | Austrian

    This rustic-chic Austrian spot is a bit unexpected for the neighborhood, but that hasn't stopped a steady stream of diners from heading to the...Read More

  • 14. Fornino

    $$ | Pizza

    The chefs here consider pizza-making both art and science, and their wood-fired creations prove just how deftly they balance the equation. The...Read More

  • 15. Glady’s

    $$ | Crown Heights | Caribbean

    Paying homage to the area’s Caribbean roots, Glady's is a cool tropical place with hanging plants, a funky sound track, and chalkboard menus...Read More

  • 16. Glasserie

    $$ | Greenpoint | Middle Eastern

    Its past as a glass factory inspired Glasserie's warm, romantic atmosphere, and details like rare light fixtures and prints of original electric...Read More

  • 17. Hometown Bar-B-Que

    $$ | Red Hook | Barbecue

    The smell of barbecue will have your mouth watering even before you get in the door of this cavernous hall, which many say serves the best BBQ...Read More

  • 18. Ivan Ramen

    $$ | Lower East Side | Japanese

    Ivan Orkin's improbable but true story is one of the many layers that make New York City's restaurant scene so exciting, authentic, and delicious...Read More

  • 19. Karczma

    $$ | Greenpoint | Polish

    Of all the Polish restaurants in this Polish neighborhood, family-run Karczma is the best, so dig in and order the pierogis—fried, not boiled...Read More

  • 20. Katz's Delicatessen

    $$ | Lower East Side | Deli

    Everything and nothing has changed at Katz's since it first opened in 1888, when the neighborhood was dominated by Jewish immigrants: lines...Read More

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