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. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Meadowsweet

    $$$ | American

    Amid Williamsburg's culinary landscape of casual, comfort food–centric bistros with rock-and-roll sound tracks, this Michelin-starred restaurant...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. 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

  • 8. '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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. Babbo Ristorante

    $$$ | Greenwich Village | Italian

    It shouldn't take more than one bite of tender barbecue squab to understand why it's so hard to get a reservation at this casually elegant restaurant...Read More

  • 13. Becco

    $$$ | Midtown West | Italian

    An ingenious concept makes bustling Becco a prime Restaurant Row choice for time-constrained theatergoers. There are two pricing scenarios at...Read More

  • 14. 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

  • 15. db Bistro Moderne

    $$$ | Midtown West | French

    Daniel Boulud's "casual bistro" (it's neither, actually) consists of two elegantly appointed dining rooms. The menu features classic dishes...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Ilili

    $$ | Flatiron District | Middle Eastern

    Famed Washington, D.C., restaurateur and chef Philippe Massoud brings his culinary talents to New York City with this bi-level 400-seat eatery...Read More

  • 18. Jean-Georges

    $$$$ | Upper West Side | French

    This culinary temple in the Trump International Hotel and Towers focuses wholly on chef célèbre Jean-Georges Vongerichten's spectacular creations...Read More

  • 19. Kurumazushi

    $$$$ | Midtown East | Japanese

    Only a small sign in Japanese indicates the location of this extraordinary restaurant that serves sushi and sashimi exclusively; among the selections...Read More

  • 20. Marseille

    $$$ | Midtown West | Mediterranean

    With great food and a convenient location near several Broadway theaters, Marseille is perpetually packed. The Mediterranean creations are...Read More

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