Favorite Local Restaurants in New York City

People say that New York is the greatest city in the world, and we may have to agree—especially when it comes to our restaurants. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? 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 fine-dining palaces, vegetable-forward hotspots to old-school steakhouses—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Le Coucou, Empellon Midtown, The Clocktower
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Contemporary Mexican, English
Neighborhoods:SoHo, Midtown East, Gramercy / Flatiron
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Le Coucou

$$$$·French·
SoHo
2,968 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

In a city known for its fine dining, Le Coucou is one of the most exciting new additions to the white-tablecloth scene; chef Daniel Rose marries classic French cuisine with a downtown flair. Plus, it’...

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Empellon Midtown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Midtown East
1,014 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Chef Alex Stupak has been impressing the downtown crowd with his Mexican cooking for years, with Empellon Cocina, Empellon Taco, and Empellon al Pastor. Empellon Midtown is his most ambitious restaura...

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The Clocktower

$$$$·English·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,431 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Cozy

The Clocktower, housed in the Edition Hotel overlooking Madison Square Park, is a beauty of a restaurant, a place that looks airlifted from the posh London townhouse of our wildest dreams. The food, w...

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Hot Spot in New York / Tri-State Area
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Estiatorio Milos – Midtown New York

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown West
6,704 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch

There are few things as glorious as a just-caught piece of seafood cooked thoughtfully and elegantly, and Estiatorio Milos takes that experience even farther: you can select your exact sea creature of...

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Seafood in New York / Tri-State Area
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