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Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in New York City where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC, Atera, Cote
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Sushi, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, TriBeCa - Downtown, Chelsea
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$$$$·Sushi·
Midtown East
251 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
There’s no shortage of excellent sushi spots in New York City, but there are few places in this town quite like Sushi Ginza Onodera. This is a temple to raw fish, where chef MasakiRead more
86% recommended
Sushi in New York / Tri-State Area
44 people mentioned the Omakase
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$$$$·Contemporary American·
TriBeCa - Downtown
673 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Atera is a tasting-menu restaurant like no other; chef Ronny Emborg’s menu aims to give diners an “immersive sensory dining experience.” This spot certainly wows, with dishes thatRead more
92% recommended
Notable Wine List in New York / Tri-State Area
21 people mentioned the Caviar
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$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
121 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
There are few dining experiences as fun as Korean barbecue—and when that Korean barbecue is dry-aged beef, it’s even better. Cote takes the best parts of the American steakhouse—thRead more
88% recommended
Special Occasion in Manhattan
19 people mentioned the Korean Bbq
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$$$$·American·
Midtown East
564 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ever since it opened in the belly of Ralph Lauren’s flagship store, The Polo Bar has been one of the toughest places to get into—and it’s not hard to see why. This is where the citRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in New York / Tri-State Area
10 people mentioned the Corn Beef
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$$$$·French·
SoHo
6,334 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
There are few places as New York as Keith McNally’s Balthazar: an always-bustling French brasserie in the heart of Soho. You can’t go wrong with the moules frites, the salade nicoiRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in New York / Tri-State Area
68 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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$$$$·French·
New York
5,356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
For a meal that is both special and timeless, head to Daniel, chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. This is a prime example of French fine dining, with clRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in Exclusive
54 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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$$$$·Japanese·
Williamsburg
1,346 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Tucked away on North 6th street in Williamsburg is Zenkichi, a Japanese izakaya that, even after ten-plus years, still feels like a secret. Each booth is encased by a curtain, wherRead more
87% recommended
Notable Wine List in Brooklyn
176 people mentioned the Omakase
$$$$·American·
Williamsburg
751 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
On the rooftop of Williamsburg’s William Vale hotel is Westlight, one of the best spots to drink cocktails in all of New York City. Take in the view as you work your way through thRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Brooklyn
75 people mentioned the Manhattan
$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Bushwick
10 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
It’s easy to put El Cortez in the category of “Tex-Mex” restaurants. But as chef Stephen Tanner told New York magazine, El Cortez is a restaurant focusing on “all three Mexicans”: Read more
83% recommended
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$$$$·Spanish·
Cobble Hill
663 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Down a cozy street in Cobble Hill is La Vara, a place that looks like a casual neighborhood spot but very well might be the best Spanish restaurant in New York City. Anything from Read more
92% recommended
Spanish in New York / Tri-State Area
20 people mentioned the Paella
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