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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.

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4 Restaurants
Updated February 12, 2020
Restaurants:Le Coucou, The Clocktower, The Lobster Club
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, English, Japanese
Neighborhoods:SoHo, Gramercy / Flatiron, Midtown East
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Le Coucou

$$$$
French
SoHo
4.7
3750 reviews
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’s one of the most beautiful restaurants in the city.

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The Clocktower

$$$$
English
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.5
1665 reviews
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, which could be described as modern British cuisine, is simple, classy, and elegant, and the staff is always professional and attentive.

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The Lobster Club

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown East
4.7
310 reviews
The Major Food Group, helmed by chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, has completely changed the restaurant landscape of New York, with restaurants like Carbone, The Pool, and The Grill becoming some of the city’s most-talked-about restaurants. The Lobster Club is their newest venture, a “Japanese brasserie” serving teppanyaki, sushi, sashimi, and various hot and cold appetizers in a slick space in Midtown.

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Estiatorio Milos – Midtown New York

$$$$
Seafood
Midtown West
4.7
7306 reviews
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 choice from a tableau in front of you, and have it cooked to your own specifications. That, we say, is luxury, and at Estiatorio Milos, you will revel in it.

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