The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Babbo RistoranteBabbo Ristorante
9.5
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
9.3
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
9.2
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Del PostoDel Posto
9.1
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
9.1
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
Le CoucouLe Coucou
9.1
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
UplandUpland
9.1
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Casa EnriqueCasa Enrique
9
$$$$
Mexican | Long Island City, Queens
Blue Ribbon BrasserieBlue Ribbon Brasserie
9
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
MareaMarea
8.8
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
GatoGato
8.8
$$$$
Mediterranean | NoLita, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
8.7
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
8.7
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
Le TurtleLe Turtle
8.7
$$$$
French | NoLita, Manhattan

Best American Restaurants in New York Area

Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(25)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(381)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7728)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3263)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(41)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2032)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(452)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(112)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1612)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(253)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(270)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2024)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(248)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6487)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The TrattoriaThe Trattoria
(744)
$$$$
Italian | St. James, Long Island / Hamptons
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(687)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(497)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(710)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1043)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(457)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7071)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(872)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(499)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1011)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(866)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(393)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Edgewater
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(292)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
Serafina 105
(111)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
186
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
597
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
106
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
452
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5672
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5353
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1284
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
651
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
596
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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MareaMarea
7071
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1953
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2004
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5672
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2163
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
612
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7728
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1229
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6336
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5109
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2206
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3994
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1105
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
440
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
141
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2309
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3926
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
387
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4710
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1276
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
3994
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7728
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2004
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4710
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
293
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5109
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2163
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11642
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
984
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
596
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1150
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
376
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1276
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
192
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4387
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6123
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5016
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1612
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8780
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6728
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8864
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1156
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4798
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11642
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Butcher and Banker NYCButcher and Banker NYC
242 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown West, Manhattan

We were in town for a weekend getaway. Great service and a wonderful menu. The menu had a great selection, they offered some very interesting specials. It was everything we expected plus some... More

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5916 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Great food and good atmosphere. A nice setting for a large group. Easy to hold a conversation. More

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City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
312 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Village, Manhattan

Great brunch spot, cool ambiance, probably even cooler when the weather is nice More

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Ethos - GalleryEthos - Gallery
1608 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Midtown East, Manhattan

We love this spot. Always unique flavors and food and excellent service They made our anniversary special. More

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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NYZuma Japanese Restaurant - NY
778 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan

Will for sure be back! The food was so good, and our waiter was the best. More

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Specials at top restaurants in New York Area

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
456 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan

I went to New York for an event and I heard about this please I called and made a reservation we went there with my wife for a dinner we do each outside a lot everywhere this one it was the best experience the food was outstanding the service it was excellent mr. Victor keep doing the good work highly recommended I will fly to New York just to have a good dinner add Benjamin prime More

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Le PrivéLe Privé
47 reviews
$$$$
French | Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Great food and service! More

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ZAVÕ Mediterranean RestaurantZAVÕ Mediterranean Restaurant
65 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Upper East Side, Manhattan

YUUUMMMMMM. ZAVŌ is a great place with the best food that's worth every damn penny. I had their Crème brûlée, I had their lobster dish (not on the same night tho) – all perfectly made. Thanks to my waiter, Narciso, for suggesting the latter! More

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The Regency Bar & GrillThe Regency Bar & Grill
86 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan

Everything about this place was great! The food was very good & amazing staff! More

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Yamada ChikaraYamada Chikara
12 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan

Very good experience. Recommend More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New York Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
LBK1. LBK
4 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Went to LBK this past weekend and it was fantastic. I've been looking for a pizza place in Park Slope and I'm so glad I found this place. They have a lovely patio, but the inside is a decent size as well. Ordered the Arancini (they were fantastic!) and the Diavola pizza (it was perfectly chewey and saucey). The spicy oil for the pizza is a must try! Will be back... probably this week! More

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The Horned Dorset Inn2. The Horned Dorset Inn
217 reviews
$$$$
French | Cooperstown, Upstate New York

Outstanding high end French styled cuisine. Very attentive staff and a wonderful setting. More

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Winvian Farm3. Winvian Farm
97 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

Outstanding ambiance, service, and food. I would make the 70 minute drive to go again anytime. More

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Omakase Room by Tatsu4. Omakase Room by Tatsu
111 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

Our fourth or fifth visit since the closing of Soto. The service is great and the sushi outstanding More

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Sushi Kaito5. Sushi Kaito
182 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Upper West Side, Manhattan

Great gem on the UWS! Shhhh More

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New to OpenTable

New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
49 Monroe49 Monroe
$$$$
Italian | Chinatown, Manhattan

Shareable Southern European dishes & cocktails served in lofty, plant-filled surroundings.More

Cabernet Frank'sCabernet Frank's
$$$$
Southern | Catskills Region, Westchester / Hudson Valley

Cabernet Frank gets his own venue after years of slinging booze and bookin' music in everyone else's gin-joints! Live acts from NYC and the borscht-belt, locally sourced bevies and BBQ, appetizers with that fifties flair, and music music music, hosted by the Frank Fourtet!More

Club Room at Soho Grand HotelClub Room at Soho Grand Hotel
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Club Room embodies New York nightlife: glamorous and swanky, filled with music that shimmers with hope and crackles with stakes. This two-room bar has the feel of being in your own private living room or a gentleman’s club, with chartreuse-hued walls, giant potted plants and plush sofas. A gilded bar with deco-style murals of peacocks give a sense of warmth and femininity, while oversized black and white photos loom, featuring commanding subjects like Peter O’Toole in 1970s London or Lee Marvin on the set of Pocket Money. Fabrizio is the beloved doorman, who ensures the dance floor gets groovy with guest DJs every night.More

MonAlyssaMonAlyssa
$$$$
Italian | Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey - Central

Mon Alyssa Restaurant and Pizzeria has been owned and operated by the Alvarez family for four years. Chef/Owner Santos Alvarez, the patriarch of the Alvarez family, has been cooking professionally for more than thirty years. Born and raised in Los Reyes, Michoacán, Mexico, Santos’ first instructor in the culinary arts was his father who at one time was a sous chef in Chicago. The restaurant, which offers nightly dinner specials that are served in a casual atmosphere, is known for Chef Santos’ white Pasta E Faggioli. Pizzas, subs, and wraps are available as well as pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, steak, and lamb. Every entrée is cooked to order and dietary restrictions are catered to. On and off premises catering is also available as well as take out and free local delivery. Patrons enjoy the live music offered on the weekends. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients, offering exceptional food at moderate prices and giving impeccable service.More

Salted LimeSalted Lime
$$$$
Mexican | Somerville, New Jersey - Central

Salted Lime is the newest concept from Mark Daniel Hospitality, featuring Latin-inspired food and drink for everyone to enjoy.More

Discover New York

When a city never sleeps, waking hours are spent in cafes, diners, bars and restaurants of every shape and size that give New York its unique flavor. Once famous for pizza by-the-slice (local loyalties run deep), black-and-white cookies, and old world, mahogany-paneled steakhouses—the dining rooms of titans of business and other famous folks—Manhattan is now estimated to have 24,000 restaurants, from midtown’s korean barbecue to fast casual vegan burgers. Pillowy pork buns? You got it. French rotisserie? That too. And, of course, there will always be the perfect bagel, preferably toasted dark with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onions, and capers.

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