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
(28)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(408)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7798)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3295)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(44)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2055)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(474)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(114)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1616)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(260)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(278)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2045)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(258)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6513)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The TrattoriaThe Trattoria
(749)
$$$$
Italian | St. James, Long Island / Hamptons
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(690)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(506)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(721)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1078)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(475)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7118)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(880)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(504)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1027)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(878)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(337)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(108)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(242)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
200
$$$$
Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
109
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
474
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5787
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1299
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
675
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
609
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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MareaMarea
7118
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1990
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2106
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5787
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2224
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
638
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7798
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1292
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6413
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5160
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2226
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4035
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1132
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
478
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
149
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2343
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3951
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
400
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4780
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1322
$$$$
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
4035
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7798
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2106
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4780
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
318
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5160
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2224
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11756
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
989
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
609
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1168
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
396
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1322
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4424
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6173
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5061
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1633
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8783
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6843
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8905
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1177
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4856
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11756
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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

Great variety on menu. Nice decor and room. Had a great time. More

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

I went for brunch with my girlfriend, we tried ravioli and pappardelle pasta. Good quality pasta, they make it in house. Fairly priced. Ambiance is chic with jazz music in the background More

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5958 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Food and ambiet super nice. But waiter spilled a glass of red wine and we did not get a refund or apology. More

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

Young ladies at the front desk are sweethearts with warm welcoming and table service was phenomenal. Food was amazing but I feel that was needless to say. (: More

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21 Club21 Club
3500 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan

Very nice experience! perfect Food, great Service, great atmosphere. We will be back soon More

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

Very busy on arrival, we were seated in 20 minutes and from then on, service and food were impeccable. Well done Sean! More

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Don't Tell Mama NYCDon't Tell Mama NYC
1572 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

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Great atmosphere excellent service. Very speedy service with great entertainment More

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

Good food in a nice space. Service could have been more attentive considering the place was fairly empty. 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
75 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Upper East Side, Manhattan

I had A birthday Dinner For myself and I was very delighted with everything scene ambiance and service food was amazing just wish it was a little bigger portion size besides that It was Excellent! More

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Winvian Farm1. Winvian Farm
98 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

An exquisite meal with impeccable service! More

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

The set menu format merges different cousines along a fundamental Japanese core of superbly crafted and innovative courses. 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
124 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

Awesome food and experience. Service was so kind and food prep was wonderful to watch. More

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New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cafe ViennaCafe Vienna
$$$$
Café | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Café Vienna will bring the flavors and aromas of Vienna to Princeton featuring freshly ground gourmet coffee, espressos and specialty coffee along with delicious cakes and pastries made from long held family recipes.
Daily: Breakfast/ Lunch/ High Tea
Sat-Sun: Brunch/ High Tea

High Tea Hours
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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

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

Patsy's of Bay RidgePatsy's of Bay Ridge
$$$$
Pizzeria | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

WE ARE LEGEND Patsy's Pizzeria, one of the oldest pizzerias in America, was first opened in NYC in 1933 by newlywed immigrants Pasquale “Patsy” and Carmella Lancieri. Patsy's Pizzeria quickly established itself as a legendary, southern-Italian, old-fashioned neighborhood eatery. Almost immediately, Patsy Lancieri's pizza and atmosphere began attracting many famous personalities, including luminaries like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett, who became regulars. In addition, its uptown location made it convenient for the Yankees. Phil Rizzutto, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra were all frequent customers.More

Small BatchSmall Batch
$$$$
American | Garden City, Long Island / Hamptons

Small Batch - by TOM COLICCHIO for LONG ISLAND is accepting online reservations now!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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