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The Best Restaurants in and around New York City

Dining is not a rarity in New York City—it’s a way of life. With the top chefs and restaurants in the world right in your backyard, the choices might seem overwhelming. You can dig into a plate of fried chicken made by a Food Network star, or savor a taste of home from chefs who have come all the way from Tokyo, Lagos, or Paris. To help you find the best meals possible in a city of millions, discover these top 39 restaurants around New York City.

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31 Restaurants
Updated November 01, 2021
Restaurants:Buddakan NY, Red Rooster Harlem, Grand Central Oyster Bar
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Chinese, American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Meatpacking District, Harlem, Midtown East
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Buddakan NY

$$$$
Chinese
Meatpacking District
4.6
14492 reviews
Located on the first floor of Chelsea Market, Buddakan has been combining the varied flavors of food from Asia into an ornate atmosphere that mirrors 16th-century Paris since 2006. A first step into the restaurant will be met with flamboyant chandeliers and the unmistakable smells of Peking duck or dim sum, two favorites at this hot spot from famed restaurateur Stephen Starr.

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Red Rooster Harlem

$$$$
American
Harlem
4.7
9042 reviews
Open since 2010, Red Rooster is named after the 20th-century Harlem speakeasy that hosted jazz legends such as Nat King Cole. The Red Rooster still hosts performances by local musicians and artists to maintain this legacy, alongside comfort food classics from celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson like the shrimp and grits or the chicken tower, 20 pieces of the iconic hot honey yardbird. With an interior that reflects family dining rooms, an evening at Red Rooster feels like sitting down at home for a shared meal.

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Grand Central Oyster Bar

$$$$
Seafood
Midtown East
4.2
6667 reviews
Since opening in 1913, Grand Central Oyster Bar has been symbiotic with the legendary Grand Central Terminal. But there’s no need to ride a train for a taste of “the freshest seafood in Manhattan,” located on the lower level of the terminal. After pairing one of 30 types of oysters with one of the 80 bottles of wine, it’s clear why this restaurant has earned a James Beard Award and become a legend. The large vaulted ceilings do more than give some architectural flavor to the food—try standing in the entry archway with a friend in the opposite corner of the restaurant. Thanks to an acoustic quirk, it’s possible to whisper to one another from across the room and hear each other with perfect clarity.

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Shalom Japan

$$$$
Creative Japanese
Williamsburg
4.6
583 reviews
This Williamsburg restaurant’s blend of Japanese and Jewish inspiration is a reflection of the chefs and owners of Shalom Japan, Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi, a married couple with a passion for shared meals. With dishes such as matzo ball ramen offering a blend of Jewish classics painted on a Japanese canvas, these small plates are meant to be enjoyed together with loved ones in a low-key environment. Families can come together for this MICHELIN Bib Gourmand-winning cuisine before turning the kids loose on Rodney Park Playground, conveniently located across the street and providing perfect entertainment while the parents enjoy one more drink.

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Badageoni Georgian Kitchen

$$$$
Georgian
Mount Kisco
4.7
131 reviews
Head north to escape the bustle of Manhattan and settle into Badageoni Georgian Kitchen, a newer addition to the Mount Kisco dining scene that opened in 2019. Georgia might be a relatively small country, but chefs and siblings Inga Duignan and Giga Jankarashvili have brought enormous, aromatic flavors to New York with trademark Georgian hospitality. Sit down for MICHELIN Bib Gourmand-winning Georgian dishes such as mtsvadi (similar to a shish kebab) or khachapuri (cheese-filled bread), crafted by recipes that have been honed over centuries.

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Bar Primi

$$$$
Italian
Lower East Side
4.6
1349 reviews
With a restaurant empire that stretches from Detroit to Miami, chef Andrew Carmellini serves up classic Italian antipasti and pasta dishes at Bar Primi in the East Village with a side of awards, such as a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand in 2021. Savor traditional favorites such as linguine with freshly sliced garlic cloves and golden breadcrumbs topping the pasta. More surprising is the melted fontina cheese hiding inside the stuffed meatballs, best enjoyed overlooking the neighborhood from the second-floor seating.

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Cafe Alaia

$$$$
Italian
Scarsdale
4.8
260 reviews
Stepping inside Cafe Alaia is a kick to the senses: a rustic Italian cafe with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood, filled with the scent of rich classics, such as rigatoni or pappardelle, cooked with a combination of simplicity and elegance deserving of the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award. Chef Vincenzo Alaia opened the doors to this Scarsdale hotspot in 2018, and it’s become a local favorite for long family meals or grabbing a drink with a friend at the bar, located smack dab in the middle of the dining room and filled with more options than expected at an old-school Italian restaurant.

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Cotenna

$$$$
Café
Greenwich Village
4.3
104 reviews
Since opening Cotenna in 2014, chef Roberto Passon has offered an extensive menu of traditional Italian dishes with one simple rule: the only pasta the West Village restaurant serves will be made in-house. Coupled with an intimate dining room that features wood paneling lined with bottles of wine and overhead lamps that provide a dim, low-key atmosphere, diners will feel like slowing down for a meal no matter when they visit. As a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award winner, Cotenna has proven that simple dishes such as crostini with porchetta or pappardelle pasta need no extra flair when they’re executed well.

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Double Zero

$$$$
Italian
East Village
4.5
790 reviews
Double Zero has transformed pizzas and flatbreads into vegan works of art, complete with tree nut cheese and plant-based treats for dessert since 2016. Stop by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney’s flagship restaurant in the East Village for a piping-hot vegan pizza, fresh out of a custom-built wood-burning oven that will make anyone a believer in the power of plants. With organic and sustainable wine options, toast to Double Zero’s winning another MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award while relaxing in the casual and warm interior.

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High Street on Hudson

$$$$
Seafood
West Village
4.4
628 reviews
Inspired by its sibling restaurant in Philadelphia, the New York City location of High Street serves up everything from breakfast bagels to pork loin dinners. While some restaurants might struggle to provide exceptional quality with such a wide variety of menu options, High Street on Hudson is not a typical breakfast joint/sandwich shop/upscale restaurant/neighborhood bakery. With the addition of an on-site bakery, the dishes have gone to another level, with freshly made bagel chips topping salads and handmade bread crumbs for pasta or pizza. After earning the restaurant a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand in 2021, restaurateur Ellen Yin has proven that multitasking in the restaurant is more than possible—it’s her way of life.

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Khe-Yo

$$$$
Laotian
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.5
1311 reviews
This Tribeca favorite features the bright and verdant flavors of Laos, so it makes sense that its name means “green” in Laotian. Chefs Soulayphet Scwhader and Marc Forgione opened the doors of Khe-Yo in 2013 and have quickly earned a reputation as the go-to spot for Laotian cooking in New York. Try the bang bang, a sauce made in-house that features chiles and cilantro and pairs well with a steaming basket of sticky rice. While digging into a meal amid the bustling lunch crowd with exposed brick all around, it’s easy to understand why Khe-Yo has racked up awards like a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand with every bite.

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Rangoon - Brooklyn

$$$$
Burmese
Prospect Heights
3.9
154 reviews
One of the few Burmese restaurants in New York City, Rangoon is a blend of elegance and minimalism dropped into the center of Brooklyn. Chef Myo Moe brought this restaurant to life after getting started with a pop-up shop, eventually opening her own spot in Crown Heights in early 2020. With recipes that have been handed down for more than five generations, Moe earned Rangoon a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award in 2021 for dishes that often feature curry and noodles.

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Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

$$$$
Korean
NoMad
4.4
448 reviews
This Koreatown favorite has been towering over the neighborhood with three stories of K-Pop and Korean barbecue since 2018. Samwon Garden, started in Seoul, is known for its beef dishes, especially galbi, bibimbap, and bulgogi—different slices of meat marinated with spicy sauces—that have earned the restaurant a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award as recently as 2021. When looking for a late-night snack, this is the place; dinner can be served as late as 5:30am on weekends.

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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

$$$$
Pizzeria
Upper East Side
4.6
309 reviews
With over 15 different styles of Neapolitan pizzas and other Italian favorites, this pizzeria brings a taste of Salerno to the Upper East Side. Best known for their panuozzi—pizza dough folded and stuffed with toppings and sauce—diners can enjoy a glass of wine alongside a meal in the large, brick interior, ideal for large gatherings or casual dinners. As a 2021 MICHELIN Bib Gourmand winner, San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina has cemented itself as one of the best Italian restaurants in a city known for its Italian restaurants.

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Shiraz Kitchen & Wine Bar - Chelsea

$$$$
Mediterranean
Chelsea
4.7
142 reviews
Named after an ancient city in the heart of Iran, Shiraz Kitchen serves up dishes from Iran in a wine bar featuring more than 120 bottles. Opened by Reza Parhizkaran in 2019 in Westchester, the restaurant has earned national acclaim with a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award and grown popular for dishes such as homemade hummus and roasted eggplant — as well as expanded with a location in Chelsea. With a side of pita bread served alongside each dish, taste the Mediterranean influence alongside traditional Iranian flavors. Diners who save their appetite for Fridays will be treated to live jazz music and entertainment throughout their meal.

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Suyo Gastrofusion

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Bronx
4.6
363 reviews
A few blocks from the iconic Yankee Stadium is a Latin fusion restaurant that has built a legacy of its own. Chef Andres Sen Sang combines the culture of the Bronx and Latin flavors into signature dishes such as charred octopus with potato crema, chorizo quinoa, and black olive chimichurri, a popular plate that helped earn Suyo Gastrofusion a Bib Gourmand award from MICHELIN in 2021. With an interior that features live music on a nightly basis and a bustling dance floor, the food isn’t the only thing in this restaurant that brings people together.

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Tredici SOCIAL

$$$$
Italian
Bronxville
4.7
378 reviews
Since a 2019 opening in Bronxville, chef Giuseppe Fanelli has been adding his own creative flair to traditional Italian dishes, earning tredici SOCIAL a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award in 2021. Enjoy handmade pasta in a dining room that features a tin ceiling, zebra marble bar, massive stainless-steel chandeliers, and a wall of red tile that gives off the vibe of a 1920s speakeasy. Fans of the Food Network show “Chopped” might recognize Fanelli and his famous “Inside-Out Meatballs” (featuring a choice of a breaded protein stuffed with homemade marinara sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella) from his victory in 2014.

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VIA VAI - Astoria

$$$$
Italian
Astoria
4.9
219 reviews
Husband-wife team Antonio and Cynthia Morichini opened this restaurant in 2014, and it’s no coincidence they chose Astoria as their location, with roots in this neighborhood going back four generations. Chef Anthony was born and raised in Rome, eventually training in northern Italy and bringing unique dishes to the U.S. Via Vai reflects his culinary journey, with handmade pasta and Roman-style pizza that keeps this restaurant on the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand list year after year. While sitting down for a meal in the cozy and rustic interior, diners might feel as though they’ve stepped across the Atlantic Ocean and into an Italian trattoria.

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Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant

$$$$
Italian
Staten Island
4.5
370 reviews
Located in Staten Island, with views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Brooklyn skyline, Vinum is the crowning achievement for chef Massimo Felici, after working his way up the New York City restaurant ladder to a Bib Gourmand-winning restaurant. With a menu featuring small plates meant to be split among family and friends, this intimate and inviting restaurant is known for dishes such as wild boar sausage and broccoli rabe. Felici imports many of his wines from Italy and even hosts wine dinners that bring wineries from Europe to Staten Island.

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Zero Otto Nove - Armonk

$$$$
Italian
Armonk
4.7
1042 reviews
Step off the city streets and into chef Roberto Paciullo’s hometown of Salerno, Italy. With a brick wood-burning oven at the center of the restaurant, the interior is modeled after an Italian grotto that could be found in the hills of Tuscany. The menu features top-notch ingredients in iconic Italian dishes such as grilled octopus, which earned a shout-out from Forbes and a Bib Gourmand award from MICHELIN. Another Paciullo original is La Riccardo, butternut squash puree topped with smoked mozzarella and spicy pancetta that comes straight from the oven.

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Aquavit

$$$$
Nordic
Midtown East
4.6
1880 reviews
Located in Park Avenue Tower, Aquavit brings a minimalist Nordic environment to complement high-end Scandinavian fare. The MICHELIN-starred restaurant is helmed by chef Emma Bengtsson, whose style is best encapsulated by the tasting menu. Get ready for innovative dishes that feature Scandinavian staples such as duck, herring, and rye bread. No matter the main course, save room for dessert and try the Arctic Bird’s Nest, an Aquavit original with goat-cheese parfait filling white chocolate eggs on a nest of sea buckthorn.

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Babbo Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Greenwich Village
4.5
4071 reviews
With loyalty to traditional Italian favorites and local ingredients to match the changing seasons, Babbo Ristorante’s menu features simple dishes such as ravioli, blending in-house pasta with local pear and pecorino alongside Parmigiano Reggiano directly from Italy. Chef Fortunato Nicotra brings his accolades and experience from Food Network’s “Iron Chef” series to the table, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich leads an expert wine team that can help pair the perfect bottle with any meal. With a split-level dining room that can seat up to 90 people, Babbo Ristorante is a few minutes from Washington Square Park.

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Hearth

$$$$
Italian
East Village
4.7
3205 reviews
With a name that evokes the feeling of warmth and gathering together with loved ones, Hearth delivers on its promise with a welcoming interior featuring exposed brick, hand-painted murals, and the feel of a cozy farmhouse dining room. Chef Marco Canora opened this pocket of home in the East Village back in 2003 and has since earned a James Beard Award for serving up Tuscan favorites with a heavy emphasis on vegetables and sustainable proteins. From grass-fed beef to pork ragu, everything on the menu follows a simple belief: You are what you eat.

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Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

$$$$
French / Japanese
Midtown West
4.7
294 reviews
Since opening the doors of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare in 2009, Chef César Ramirez has been serving up a superlative two-hour experience that highlights Japanese ingredients. As a three MICHELIN-star restaurant, Chef’s Table offers fine dining in Hell’s Kitchen against the familiar background of an old-school neighborhood market. Pair meals with a selection from the on-site 7,000-bottle wine cellar, which has earned the “best oof” award from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2015. When in doubt, ask the server for a wine recommendation, as they are trained to understand exactly which bottle pairs with the evolving menu.

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Bâtard

$$$$
Modern European
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.5
1945 reviews
Named after a French bread similar to the baguette, Bâtard has been nestled in the heart of Tribeca and led by well-known restaurateur Drew Nieporent since it opened in 2014. With a selection of more than 800 wines to pair with a James Beard Award-winning and MICHELIN-starred meal, the restaurant offers a relaxed environment with dim lighting and cozy seating, perfect for a romantic evening or special gathering of friends and family. One of the most popular dishes from this modern European menu is beef tartare, featuring a brown butter emulsion that will melt in the mouth.

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Blue Hill

$$$$
American
West Village
4.6
3709 reviews
After opening Blue Hill in 2000, revered chef Dan Barber has brought farm-to-table local meals to this cozy townhouse bistro, steps from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Taste the best of Barber’s menu with the farmer’s feast, a progressive meal that emphasizes seasonal vegetables and the culinary talent of the kitchen staff. Without following recipes, the chefs prepare food with improvisation and inspiration drawn from the ingredients, which come from the farm of Blue Hill at Stone Barns outside of Tarrytown. While the menu fluctuates, the quality does not—the Blue Hill brand is known globally as one of the world’s best

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Tempura Matsui

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown East
4.9
487 reviews
Diners might forget they’re still in Midtown when they step into Tempura Matsui, with interior design that reflects a Japanese cottage. Sip on a glass of sake while waiting for a meal at the bar, then sit down for MICHELIN-star tempura that deserves its place in the restaurant’s name. Late chef Masao Matsui perfected his own batter that lightly coats the ingredients with a thin layer of flavor and is fittingly named “The Matsui Way.” Since opening in 2015, Tempura Matsui has been praised by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Zagat, and plenty of satisfied diners.

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Kosaka

$$$$
Japanese
West Village
4.8
455 reviews
Established in 2015 by executive chef Yoshihiko Kousaka—who has led restaurants to ten consecutive Michelin stars and counting—this high-end Japanese restaurant drops the serenity and elegance of Tokyo sushi into the heart of the Greenwich Village. Using a combination of fish that’s locally sourced and flown in each day from Japan, Kosaka offers sushi and sashimi that reflects Japanese edomae, a style of sushi with origins in Tokyo. Every dish, from teacups to dinner platters, has been hand-selected and crafted by artist Akihiro Nikaido.

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Caviar Russe

$$$$
Contemporary French
Midtown East
4.9
757 reviews
Discreetly hidden on Madison Avenue like a savory secret, Caviar Russe specializes in high-end caviar within a luxurious interior featuring semi-circle seating booths, vibrant murals, and ornate chandeliers. Diners will get buzzed into the restaurant from street-level before climbing the stairs to meet aromas of seafood that have earned a Michelin star every year since the restaurant opened in 2014. While caviar is clearly the star of the show, foods such as foie gras and smoked salmon play excellent supporting roles on this menu, which boasts products from its own sturgeon farm in Germany.

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Cote NYC

$$$$
Steakhouse
Chelsea
4.6
175 reviews
Since opening in the Flatiron District in 2017, COTE has earned MICHELIN stars and James Beard Awards for its unique marriage of traditional Korean barbecue with elements of an American steakhouse. This creative combination is the work of chef Simon Kim, who earned Crain’s 40 Under 40 award and the NYC Hospitality Alliance Next Generation Award. Servers cook directly at the table on smokeless grills, leaving diners to sip on wine chosen from the 1,200 bottle options. Diners who have trouble picking from the menu should go with the butcher’s feast: four cuts of beef, egg soufflé, stews, and banchan (side dishes with cooked rice).

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Danji

$$$$
Korean
Hell's Kitchen
4.6
1334 reviews
Chef Hooni Kim established this Korean tapas bar in Hell’s Kitchen in 2011, and it has grown a loyal following because of its small yet savory plates filled with modern and traditional Korean favorites, most notably the bulgogi beef sliders filled with spicy pork belly and scallion vinaigrette. First-time visitors should request an order upon arrival—otherwise, they will wish that they did. With an interior featuring pottery, silk panels, and a display of spoons that is hard to miss, Danji offers the ideal environment to slow down and enjoy a meal before a Broadway show.

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