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New York City is one of the most vibrant cities on earth. The Big Apple is a cultural hot spot for theater, movies, music, dance, comedy... and food and drinks at trendy restaurants. Combine the dozens of different cuisines from the cultures that make up NYC's population with its always-vibrant atmosphere, and you have a recipe for one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the world. But where are the smartest, savviest Big Apple diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers 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 cozy neighborhood taverns in Manhattan and Harlem to upscale steakhouses and Brooklyn sushi restaurants—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

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6 Restaurants
Updated February 25, 2020
Restaurants:MR CHOW - 57th, Leuca, Boucherie - Union Square
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Chinese, Italian, French
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, Williamsburg, Gramercy / Flatiron
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MR CHOW - 57th

$$$$
Chinese
Midtown East
4.6
2429 reviews

"Mr. Chow, Mr. Chow ... that name again is Mr. Chow." Any excuse to reference "The Simpsons." Mr. Chow is just as acclaimed as that long-running cartoon, and has been a favorite of New Yorkers for decades. Elegant and lush inside, Mr. Chow is a hot spot for parties and gatherings. It's an ideal spot for any get-together for selections off its menu of Chinese favorites. Additionally, Mr. Chow is one of the prime places in New York City for Peking duck. For those who have never had the dish before, this is the place to try it.


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Leuca

$$$$
Italian
Williamsburg
4.6
943 reviews

Greenpoint in Brooklyn offers some of the best trendy restaurants in New York City, and Leuca is right at the top of that list. Darkly beautiful inside, Leuca serves up a menu of small plate Southern Italian favorites alongside a fabulous wine list. A heads up—Leuca sits inside the William Vale Hotel. Try some of the "Bibite di Leuca" cocktails. The favorites from the spirits menu include the Rosa Speziato with egg white and cherry bitters and the Viola with local gin. On the food menu, Leuca's specialties include various Southern Italian dips with Sicilian bread. Those dips include sheep's milk ricotta and butternut squash.


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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$
French
Gramercy / Flatiron
4.4
1590 reviews

"Joie de Vivre" ("joy of life") is one of the slogans for the Gramercy Park favorite, Boucherie. That's a fine description for the moods of the diners enjoying Boucherie's superb French cuisine and creative cocktail menu. Stop in for a drink at the beautiful menu or sit down for a full meal on one of Boucherie's bustling weekday nights.


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Locanda Verde

$$$$
Italian
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.6
2356 reviews

Locanda Verde is an ideal selection for anyone looking for a hip place to dine out in the very happening TriBeCa neighborhood in New York City. Stop in while strolling for a pour or two from a wine off Locanda Verde's extensive wine list. It's one of the best in the entire city. Another option? Grab dinner in the shadow of Locanda's beautiful fireplace.


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Royal 35 Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Murray Hill
4.8
1298 reviews

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Royal 35 Steakhouse is a stone’s throw away from iconic New York City landmark, The Empire State Building, combining the vibrant energy of New York City with an authentic steakhouse setting. At the core of Royal 35’s menu is our classic collection of high standard Certified Angus Beef brand USDA Prime. And marbling is key to its incredible flavor and tenderness which is dry aged for 30-35 days in our in-house aging box. The 130-seat dining room and upper level private dining room offer a chic and elegant backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience for our guests.


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Le Coucou

$$$$
French
SoHo
4.8
3276 reviews

Le Coucou means "the cuckoo" in French. Don't worry, diners don't have to be crazy to eat there. In fact, they'd be quite sane. Le Coucou has one of the most beautiful dining rooms in all of Lower Manhattan. It's huge, airy, and open, with gorgeous chandeliers, white walls, and candle-lit tables. The cuisine at Le Coucou is just as elegant, with classic French offerings like sweetbreads, foie gras, rabbit, and pigeon.


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