Best American Restaurants in Central New York

Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(26)
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American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(387)
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American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7738)
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3270)
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American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(41)
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American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2038)
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American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(454)
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(112)
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American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1613)
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American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(254)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(270)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in Central New York

LArtusiLArtusi
(2026)
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Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(248)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6488)
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Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The TrattoriaThe Trattoria
(748)
$$$$
Italian | St. James, Long Island / Hamptons
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(687)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(499)
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Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(711)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1052)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(460)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7075)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(873)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(499)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1016)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(867)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(384)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(111)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(291)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
188
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
601
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
107
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
454
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5688
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5353
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1288
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
652
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
597
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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MareaMarea
7075
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1960
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2020
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5688
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2173
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
617
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7738
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1239
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6351
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5122
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2212
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4001
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1114
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
451
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
145
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2313
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3930
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
389
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4730
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1283
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

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MaialinoMaialino
4001
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7738
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2020
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4730
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
301
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5122
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2173
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11660
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
985
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
597
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1152
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
379
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1283
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
193
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4396
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6130
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5030
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1613
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8781
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6744
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8872
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1158
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4804
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11660
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central New York's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Motus1. Motus
176 reviews
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American | undefined, Central New York

Excellent dining experience. Great menu with interesting dishes. Highly recommended. We will be back More

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The Tailor and the Cook2. The Tailor and the Cook
1779 reviews
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Contemporary American | undefined, Central New York

Excellent restaurant. Quality food and service. More

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establishment3. establishment
227 reviews
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Global, International | Ithaca, Central New York

We had a delicious dinner and would definitely come back again. The wine pairing was prefect. The service was excellent. The menu was very interesting. We really enjoyed ourselves. More

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Taverna Banfi4. Taverna Banfi
904 reviews
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Italian | Ithaca, Central New York

Prompt and efficient service! We ordered off the menu--wonderful choices and great food! More

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Gola Osteria5. Gola Osteria
450 reviews
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Italian | Ithaca, Central New York

Great homemade pastas with many locally sourced ingredients. I always get something with pasta since you cannot find a better place in the area. Service is always great! More

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New to OpenTable

Central New York restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
A Mano Kitchen & BarA Mano Kitchen & Bar
$$$$
Italian | Syracuse, Central New York

Opened in September of 2018, a mano kitchen & bar. "new american with an italian soul". Hand made pasta, breads & salumi & wood fired pizza's. Open for both lunch & dinner, amano offers both small & large plates for your dinning pleasure.More

Angry GarlicAngry Garlic
$$$$
Contemporary American | Syracuse, Central New York

“Shallots are for babies; onions are for men; garlic is for heroes.” “There is no such thing as a little garlic.”More

The Chef & The CookThe Chef & The Cook
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Organic | Syracuse, Central New York

The Chef & The Cook is a one-of-a-kind culinary establishment with a menu inspired by the idea of a chefs career. We have developed a unique dining experience for all of our guests using fresh and sustainable ingredients and cross utilizing them to show how a cook would present them and how a chef would present them. The Chef & The Cook takes you on a culinary journey like no other restaurant has before. From classic recipes to new-age kitchen adventures, each dish reflects our passion. The Chef & The Cook is owned, operated and managed by 3 local Chefs, DeAnna Germano, Mark Germano and Jason Jessmore. Dive right in, and take a bite; join us on our outdoor patio with the chefs seafood bar or inside our modern dining room at The Chef & The Cook today.More