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The Best Bars for Foodies in New York

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps, and for good reason: there's always something going on. The city is home to some of the most unique nightlife in the world, and the best bars in NYC range from local dives to high-end restaurants, to everything in between. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to rooftop views, classic hotel spots to white-tableclothed steakhouses—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a spot; we wish we could join you.

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8 Restaurants
Updated February 25, 2020
Restaurants:Temple Court, Bar Tulix, Dirty French NYC
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary Mexican, French
Neighborhoods:Financial District, SoHo, Lower East Side
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Temple Court

$$$$
American
Financial District
4.8
1261 reviews
Curated by Tom Colicchio and located in the landmark Beekman Hotel, Temple Court makes our list of the best bars in NYC because of its sensational design and its unparalleled commitment to unique offerings with both its food and its spirits. In addition to beer and wine, Temple Court offers a variety of ciders and spirits.

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Bar Tulix

$$$$
Contemporary Mexican
SoHo
4.4
1 review
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Dirty French NYC

$$$$
French
Lower East Side
4.7
1282 reviews
Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick have curated this restaurant, located in the legendary Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side, and created a one-of-a-kind dining experience for locals and tourists alike. Within the Dirty French lies the Lobby Bar, curated by Thomas Waugh, famous for his work with the Major Food Group.

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Locanda Verde

$$$$
Italian
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.6
2388 reviews
This TriBeCa hotspot offers modern Italian cuisine and a matching modern Italian wine list. It's one of the pricier bars on this list, however, and getting a reservation is extremely difficult. However, if you're lucky enough to get in here, it's well worth the money spent.

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The Lobster Club

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown East
4.7
311 reviews
For a different type of Upper East Side bar, check out The Lobster Club, which is located on East 53rd Street. Offering high-end Japanese fare, including sushi and teppanyaki dishes, The Lobster Club offers a wide selection of sake, Japanese beer, and light wines to complement the Asian fare.

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Masseria dei Vini

$$$$
Italian
Midtown West
4.8
2403 reviews
Unlike many Italian restaurants that specialize in pan-Italian fare suited for the American palate, Masseria dei Vini near Columbus Circle boasts strictly Puglian fare and exclusive Italian wines suited for a more refined palate.

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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$
French
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.3
1795 reviews
Located in the heart of the West Village, Boucherie prides itself on having patrons experience authentic French culture and cuisine. As a result, the bar features absinthe and various mixed drinks with absinthe as the main ingredient. If you're looking for one of the best bars in NYC for absinthe, you've come to the right place.

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The Clocktower

$$$$
English
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.4
1666 reviews
Centrally located near Madison Square Park and the Flatiron Building, The Clocktower is curated by master Chef Jason Atherton and located in the New York EDITION building. In addition to offering cleverly-named signature drinks (The French Connection and All Along The Clocktower, to wit), it boasts a wine list that is more than 30 pages long!

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