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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Temple Court on 10, Burger and Barrel, THE GRILL
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Financial District, SoHo, Midtown East
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Temple Court on 10

$$$$·American·
Financial District
1,257 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 offe...

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Burger and Barrel

$$$$·American·
SoHo
920 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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THE GRILL

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown East
564 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date

Boasting a mid-century style unlike anything else in Manhattan today, THE GRILL—located in the historic Seagram Building—is one of the best bars in NYC because, like Dirty French, its stand-alone bar ...

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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,321 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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. Howeve...

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Kid Friendly in Manhattan
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Masseria dei Vini

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown West
1,967 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 suit...

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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
915 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

This is the only NYC bar on the list that's not located in Manhattan proper. It is, in fact, in nearby Long Island City, but it's well worth the trip for its casual Mexican fare and one-of-a-kind marg...

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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$·French·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,330 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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 wit...

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The Clocktower

$$$$·English·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,410 reviews
  • Fun
  • Hot Spot

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 clev...

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