Meet New York City’s Most Awarded Restaurants

From MICHELIN Guide star recipients to James Beard Award winners, here are the critical darlings of New York City's dining scene.

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Restaurants:Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare, Aquavit, Babbo Ristorante
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French / Japanese, Nordic, Italian
Neighborhoods:Midtown West, Midtown East, Greenwich Village
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

$$$$·French / Japanese·
Midtown West
57 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
One of the best restaurants in the world! Incredible!
Notable Wine List in Manhattan
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Aquavit

$$$$·Nordic·
Midtown East
1,986 reviews
Wonderful meal! Each course kept getting better. Best duck breast dish I’ve had and the bird’s nest for dessert is divine!
Best Overall in New York / Tri-State Area
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Babbo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Greenwich Village
3,621 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Absolutely exquisite. Outstanding food, particularly the octopus and the olive oil cake. Unforgettable meal.

Empellon Taqueria

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
West Village
1,685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
Consistently wonderful and creative Mexican cuisine presented in a lively "scene". Empellon and Buvette are my go to West Village restaurants.
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Hearth

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
2,954 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
We loved our dinner…Christine is an awesome host…we came all the way from Ottawa, Canada and Hearth did not disappoint…we look forward to our next trip!

Bâtard

$$$$·Modern European·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,613 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
We had an enchanting evening dining in the outdoor area. The space is surrounded by herbs, which give such a wonderful aroma. Every dish was impeccably prepared (we enjoyed the foiRead more
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Blue Hill

$$$$·American·
West Village
3,885 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
The perfect special-occasion restaurant. A truly unique dining experience!
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Casa Mono

$$$$·Spanish·
Union Square
1,929 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem
Delicious food!! Flavor explosion in every bite!!!
Spanish in New York / Tri-State Area
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Caviar Russe

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Midtown East
601 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Excellent experience all around. I will return. Bravo!
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Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
162 reviews
Love the meats and have wonderful service! Will come back again!
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Danji

$$$$·Korean·
Hell's Kitchen
1,130 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Excellent experience from start to finish. The service was great, food always impresses.
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

Kajitsu

$$$$·Japanese·
Murray Hill
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Fantastic! 5 star experience all around.
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Kosaka

$$$$·Japanese·
West Village
325 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing experience!!! Great service and food was superb. Must try!
Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Tempura Matsui

$$$$·Japanese·
Midtown East
381 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Anniversary
Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Yakitori Tori Shin

$$$$·Japanese·
Midtown West
735 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasion
Loved every food that we ordered
Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Meadowsweet

$$$$·American·
Williamsburg
1,184 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
They were very accommodating with dietary restrictions and the food was amazing
Healthy in Brooklyn

River Cafe

$$$$·American·
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill
8,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Wonderful ambience, great food--especially the foie gras appetizer--worth the cost!
Best Food in Brooklyn
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