Best American Restaurants in Western New York

Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the LakeLancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
(38)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
Krebs 1899Krebs 1899
(707)
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American | Syracuse, Central New York
Lucky DayLucky Day
(103)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Fanara's RestaurantFanara's Restaurant
(111)
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American | Kenmore, Western New York
AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
(71)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Aurora Inn Dining RoomAurora Inn Dining Room
(197)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
(304)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
(45)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Three Birds Restaurant CorningThree Birds Restaurant Corning
(108)
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American | Corning, Western New York
Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
(176)
$$$$
American | Buffalo, Western New York
Erie GrillErie Grill
(436)
$$$$
American | Pittsford, Western New York

Best Italian Restaurants in Western New York

Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
(1147)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
(1231)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
(815)
$$$$
Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Carmelo's Coat of ArmsCarmelo's Coat of Arms
(319)
$$$$
Italian | Lewiston, Western New York
Carte BlancheCarte Blanche
(594)
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Italian | Hamburg, Western New York
Osteria 166Osteria 166
(888)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
(542)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Delmonico's Italian SteakHouse - SyracuseDelmonico's Italian SteakHouse - Syracuse
(172)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
Peppino's Neapolitan -SyracusePeppino's Neapolitan -Syracuse
(81)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
(361)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
(217)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
(342)
$$$$
Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Salvatore's Italian Gardens RestaurantSalvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
(3272)
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Steakhouse | Depew, Western New York

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(338)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(106)
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Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(240)
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Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
200
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
109
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
474
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5790
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1299
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
675
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
609
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
MareaMarea
7120
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1993
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2110
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5790
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2226
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
638
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7801
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1295
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6415
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5162
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2229
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4035
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1134
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
481
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
149
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2344
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3952
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
401
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4782
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1323
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
4035
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7801
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2110
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4782
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
318
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5162
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2226
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11760
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
989
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
609
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1169
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
396
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1323
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4424
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6175
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5063
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1633
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8783
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6845
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8909
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1177
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4857
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11760
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore Western New York restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Western New York

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Local Grille-WilliamsvilleLocal Grille-Williamsville
34 reviews
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Contemporary American | Williamsville, Western New York

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What a great experience at Brunch with Santa! The food was great, Santa was adorable and the atmosphere was alot of fun for the kids! Hope you continue the tradition - loved it! More

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(716) Food and Sport(716) Food and Sport
1093 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

We arrived a little early and were given a table right away despite being very busy. Our waiter was great and got us drink menu so we could order special drinks. We ordered appetizers. They were all good. Especially the lettuce wraps. Definitely would go again. More

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Lucky DayLucky Day
103 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great place!!!! Selection of bourbon was amazing. Awesome ambiance,food was great and the service was outstanding More

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Dos. On The LakeDos. On The Lake
400 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Always a great experience. And you can never go wrong with bang bang shrimp! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Western New York's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tempo Restaurant1. Tempo Restaurant
1231 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Our waitress was very helpful with explaining the food on the menu and making recommendations. We were not hurried at all and truly enjoyed our dining experience. It was our first visit as we are from PA. We are certainly planning to return. More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More2. Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4552 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Russell's is wonderful. It is always a pleasure being greeted by Russell himself. Our dinner was absolutely delicious. The staff is friendly and very professional. More

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Ristorante Lombardo3. Ristorante Lombardo
1147 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Or meals were wonderful the veal marsala was tender and tasty! Partners tuna was also delicious. Service was impeccable More

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The Grange Community Kitchen4. The Grange Community Kitchen
692 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hamburg, Western New York

Amazing food. Great service. Very detailed. Enjoyed every minute of it. More

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Carmelo's Coat of Arms5. Carmelo's Coat of Arms
319 reviews
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York

Amazing as usual! Diane is one of my favorite people and she makes every visit special! The good was incredible, again! More

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