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

Best American Restaurants in New York Area

Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(24)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(367)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7650)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3236)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(39)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2005)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(416)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(108)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1603)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(243)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(264)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2001)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(237)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6462)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The TrattoriaThe Trattoria
(733)
$$$$
Italian | St. James, Long Island / Hamptons
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(678)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(489)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(698)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1023)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(432)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7022)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(863)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(490)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1000)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(860)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(427)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(293)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
Serafina 105
(104)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
167
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
586
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
101
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
416
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5530
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5348
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1264
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
617
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
579
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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MareaMarea
7022
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1911
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1921
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5530
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2122
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
577
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7650
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1185
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6280
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5057
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2187
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3955
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1082
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
406
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
127
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2273
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3897
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
371
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4634
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1243
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
MaialinoMaialino
3955
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7650
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1921
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4634
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
278
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5057
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2122
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11521
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
975
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
579
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1128
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
361
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1243
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
188
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4353
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6077
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
4970
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1584
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8774
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6640
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8823
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1141
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4730
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11521
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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

Excellent service and the food is great. But the view is like no other in NYC! Definitely worth the commute to Pier 26. More

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5888 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Food was delicious and our service was great. So thankful it wasn’t noisey at alll. It’s a beautiful restaurant as well. More

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

Fantastic service and delicious food! Loved the ambiance and will definitely return! More

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Ethos - GalleryEthos - Gallery
1586 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Midtown East, Manhattan

Great food. We had 5 small plates and they were wonderful, especially the Greek Salad, Shrimp, and Fried Feta covered in black and brown sesame seeds! Wonderful service. Beautiful place. Does get noisy when it's full. We went early at 6:00pm so it wasn't an issue until we were leaving. More

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Oxbow TavernOxbow Tavern
180 reviews
$$$$
French American | Upper West Side, Manhattan

This is a special place. Tops on the UWS. Terrific hostess and maitre d’ and most waitpeople just right. Wonderful old room. And the food is really excellent. Don’t miss the salads. More

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Specials at top restaurants in New York Area

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Ella Kitchen & BarElla Kitchen & Bar
432 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Upper West Side, Manhattan

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Outside is quieter than inside; servers really want to serve; mushroom croquettes and skewers are highlights; if possible, get the dressing on the side of any salad, otherwise it will be swimming in it. More

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Cafe Frida - Columbus AveCafe Frida - Columbus Ave
850 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Upper West Side, Manhattan

Festive spot for celebrating a birthday. Terrific margaritas, guacamole (with chips *and* sliced carrots), and main dishes. We got a coveted window seat, which was great. Only proble is the noise level, which can be quite deafening. More

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

The BEST porterhouse steak in Manhattan!!! Incredible service. Victor, the manager, is super helpful, professional, and courteous. Benjamin is doing superb job More

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PergolaPergola
230 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Chelsea, Manhattan

I came over to celebrate my wife birthday and was treated great .... from the bouncers to the hostess and waitress to the hookah guy. Amazing service overall. More

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Bouley at HomeBouley at Home
5526 reviews
$$$$
French | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan

I love this restaurant this is my second time eating at burley. Food and the service is excellent. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New York Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird1. Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird
268 reviews
$$$$
French American | Harlem, Manhattan

This is a very cozy restaurant with good food, and generous portions. The servers were also really nic. More

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Winvian Farm2. 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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The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 473. The Perfect Provenance - Cafe 47
33 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Greenwich, Connecticut

What a gem! Everything is perfect at this store/Restaurant. The food is fresh, slightly French and impeccably prepared! The ambiance is welcoming and there are tables and chairs on the porch for outdoor dining. The merchandise in the store is carefully chosen and make for beautiful gifts for yourself or someone else. More

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Sushi Kaito4. Sushi Kaito
169 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Upper West Side, Manhattan

Just great dinner New interesting wine/beverage list More

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The Horned Dorset Inn5. The Horned Dorset Inn
205 reviews
$$$$
French | Cooperstown, Upstate New York

Dependably superb and original. Highly recommended for any special occasion or whenever one craves an exceptional meal. More

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New to OpenTable

New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BLACKBARN Cafe & Bar - Chelsea MarketBLACKBARN Cafe & Bar - Chelsea Market
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American | Chelsea, Manhattan

John Doherty, Chef-Owner of BLACKBARN Restaurant in the Nomad district of Manhattan, invites guests to join his second iteration of farm to table cuisine at BLACKBARN Café & Bar in historic Chelsea Market. With its own entrance on 16th street, this oasis from the boisterous Chelsea Market offers a full service restaurant, serving seasonal craft-cocktails and comfort food. We offer plenty of choices for those seeking healthy and delicious options including plant based, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. Our regular guests just love our Foraged Mushroom Toast with Talegio Cheese, Pan Roasted Artichoke Hearts and Hummus with Tahini, Chicken Milanese Sliders and Truffled Mac’n Cheese.More

Mother Kelly's CafeMother Kelly's Cafe
$$$$
Italian | Syosset, Long Island / Hamptons

Are you looking for an Italian pizzeria with delicious cuisine to pick up or deliver? Are you interested in lunch delivery services to help get you through the day? Do you need catering for an event that will please all of your guests? When you're looking for Italian food in the Syosset or Rockville Centre, NY areas, choose Mother Kelly's!More

Suyo GastrofusionSuyo Gastrofusion
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Bronx, Bronx

Located in the High Bridge section of the Bronx, and less than 10 blocks away from the Yankee Stadium, SUYO Gastrofusion is a purveyor of a fusion of Asian and Latin American fine dining enveloped in a warm and sophisticated atmosphere, which will serve both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.More

Taverna on the BayTaverna on the Bay
$$$$
Seafood | Staten Island, Staten Island

Seafood Mediterranean Cuisine experience in the north shore of Staten Island.More

White BirchWhite Birch
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Flanders, New Jersey - North

White Birch Restaurant description will be coming soon!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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