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
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
9.3
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
9.2
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Del PostoDel Posto
9.1
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
9.1
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
Le CoucouLe Coucou
9.1
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
UplandUpland
9.1
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Casa EnriqueCasa Enrique
9
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Mexican | Long Island City, Queens
Blue Ribbon BrasserieBlue Ribbon Brasserie
9
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
MareaMarea
8.8
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
GatoGato
8.8
$$$$
Mediterranean | NoLita, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
8.7
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
8.7
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
Le TurtleLe Turtle
8.7
$$$$
French | NoLita, Manhattan

Best American Restaurants in New York Area

Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(28)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(408)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7816)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3303)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(45)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2063)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(479)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(114)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1618)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(260)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(279)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2046)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(260)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6515)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(690)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(506)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(722)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1081)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(478)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7123)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(880)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(507)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1029)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(879)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(330)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(107)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(232)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
200
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
110
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
479
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5809
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1301
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
677
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
611
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
MareaMarea
7123
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
2001
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2115
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5809
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2233
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
639
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7816
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1304
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6417
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5174
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2232
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4039
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1137
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
486
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
150
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2349
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3954
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
406
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4786
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1328
$$$$
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
4039
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7816
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2115
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4786
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
322
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5174
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2233
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11770
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
990
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
611
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1169
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
397
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1328
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4427
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6179
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5067
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1634
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8783
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6854
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8915
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1178
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4867
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11770
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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

Beautiful , old school New York ! Great service Juan Miguel was a pleasure to have as our server. Would go back anytime . More

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ScopaScopa
62 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan

The food was good but service was the worst i have ever received in my life. I had to literally go up to the hostess stand at one point because no one had come over to our table for about 30 minutes. More

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5963 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Very good food and a nice place to go with friends for lunch or dinner. We all loved the salmon burger and will be back for more . Also the staff is lovely and knowledgeable see you again soon ! More

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

It was an incredible experience! The food was great and the service impecable More

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21 Club21 Club
3508 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan

We had a wonderful meal and time at the Club 21. We sat at the same table that Bud Fox and Gordon Gecko sat at in the movie Wall Street. Same table that Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, sits at. Really fun looking at all the toys/gifts hanging from the ceiling. Our waiter, Phillip, was wonderful. He made feel right at home. The parsnip soup was amazing and my steak tartar was the best I have ever had. This meal was the final meal for our NY vacation and it was perfect!! More

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

Excellent all around with a staff that is dedicated and knows who you are and appreciates your patronage! More

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Don't Tell Mama NYCDon't Tell Mama NYC
1575 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

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This place is a hidden gym on restaurant row. The service was amazing and they were very attentive. The food was good and having a prefixed menu was delightful. I would say that the drinks are a little pricy but still good drinks none the less. Overall had a great time here with my boyfriend for his 25th birthday before seeing a broadway show! More

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

Such a gem of a restaurant. Very delicious food and amazing staff. We‘ll be back. Merci! More

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Salvation TacoSalvation Taco
51 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Murray Hill, Manhattan

Fun atmosphere, delicious cocktails and tacos. More

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

A true neighborhood gem. The price fixe lunch is a top bang for your buck. Run there 👍🏼 More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New York Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Winvian Farm1. Winvian Farm
98 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

An exquisite meal with impeccable service! More

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Chiko2. Chiko
14 reviews
$$$$
French / Japanese | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

We enjoyed very much our dinner. Cozy atmosphere, great service and delicious food prepared to perfection. We will definitely repeat the experience.... More

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etc. steakhouse3. etc. steakhouse
188 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Teaneck, New Jersey - North

quality issue-- appetizer quality could be better ordered some veal concoction which was essentially inedible and cauliflower appetizer while excellent in past was a bit soggy this time out More

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Bordeaux4. Bordeaux
38 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midwood, Brooklyn

Great great service, food and atmosphere. Went out with my souse and had an AMAZING time!!!! Would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a night out! More

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Omakase Room by Tatsu5. Omakase Room by Tatsu
125 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

The food was excellent, as was the service. But, it was just to much food. More

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New to OpenTable

New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cooked & Co.Cooked & Co.
$$$$
American | Scarsdale, Westchester / Hudson Valley

Cooked & Co. is know for our comfort - American cuisine, created in a kitchen full of Chef's that love to cook! More

Guadalajara Mexican RestaurantGuadalajara Mexican Restaurant
$$$$
Mexican | Briarcliff Manor, Westchester / Hudson Valley

For all inquiries please call the restaurant.
Please note, we currently do not accept reservations for parties of less than 4 on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Mariachi Band starts at 6:30pm on Fridays More

PantryPantry
$$$$
American | Rockville Centre, Long Island / Hamptons

Pantry is where you can find both American classics and dishes with modern twists. We have rethought the traditional diner menu and elevated it to an entire new level. With wild caught seafood, organic chicken, cage free eggs and only the best ingredients you can and will taste the difference.

Compliment your meal with anything from our full bar and we can accommodate large parties in one of our dining rooms. The atmosphere is modern yet comfortable and a perfect place to laugh with friends. And enjoy complimentary use of our large private parking lot.More

PearlPearl
$$$$
Contemporary American | Island Park, Long Island / Hamptons

Pearl, located at 4338 Austin Blvd in Island Park, NY Now accepting online reservations!More

River Road American BistroRiver Road American Bistro
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American | Oyster Bay, Long Island / Hamptons

River Road is a new American Bistro on the site of the former Mill River Inn. Farm friendly, chef driven menus will feature creative, approachable local cuisine. Located on Long Island’s Gold Coast, we consider our back yard to extend from Brooklyn to Montauk and will feature artisanal food products, beer wines and spirits.

The kitchen is helmed by Chef Michael Meehan, founding chef of the Mill River Inn. The Dining room manager is Veronica Meehan. Partner Kevin Gallagan has designed and built a comfortable, modern setting for our guests. 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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