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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in New York City

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bergdorf Goodman Men's Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (82)
$31 to $50
American
Rockefeller Center
About the restaurant
Located on the second floor of Bergdorf Goodman's Men's Store, this swanky bar is a midtown gem is not to be missed. Crafted cocktail and curated wines by the glass and bottle. All day menu for foodies and hungry shoppers alike.
Top review
nycdinervip
Dined 7 days ago
A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a birthday!!! Thank you so much!!!!
A photo of Neir's Tavern restaurant
5.0
5 (89)
$30 and under
American
Woodhaven
About the restaurant
One of the oldest and most historic bars in the country, Neir’s Tavern is a destination for a casual drink, a hearty meal, and good company. Over 180 years old, Neir’s was home to Mae West’s first performance, scenes from Goodfellas, and countless other remarkable moments in history. Today, it still holds up to the same charming, laid-back, neighborhood bar that holds a special place in New Yorkers’ hearts.
Top review
KarenFvip
Dined 7 days ago
Went for free bingo game night, and ate before we started. Food was great as always, waitstaff was very attentive and atmosphere was energetic and fun. Everyone had a great time.
A photo of Aretsky's Patroon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1600)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Welcome to Aretsky's Patroon, a classic New York City restaurant, owned by legendary restaurateur Ken Aretsky. Aretsky's Patroon offers superb contemporary American cuisine, warm, polished service and beautiful rooms suitable for a wide range of events. Whether you visit us for drinks and a light bite on our rooftop bar, a power lunch in our festive main dining room, or a discreet business dinner in one of our many private event spaces, we know that you will have a superb experience.
Top review
VirginiaGvip
Dined on Apr 15, 2024
Excellent service and food was fresh and of quality. Portion size just right.
A photo of Westville - Williamsburg restaurant
5.0
5 (22)
$30 and under
American
Williamsburg
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 5, 2024
Excellent food and service. The carrot soup was incredible and the marinated chicken was delicious. A restaurant I will certainly return!!!!
A photo of RH Guesthouse, The Dining Room restaurant
4.8
4.8 (725)
$50 and over
American
Meatpacking District
About the restaurant
A grand yet intimately scaled space, The Dining Room at The Guesthouse offers a live-fire dining experience in a setting defined by floor-to-ceiling travertine, a monolithic hearth, and embedded Molteni rotisseries. The menu features fresh ingredients from select sources, simply and elegantly prepared, along with a selection of Champagnes and wines from around the world.

For group dining inquiries, please email: GHNYDR@rh.com

Top review
antoniobvip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Great food and cocktails Amazing staff and hospitality mood
A photo of Blue Ribbon Brasserie restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1305)
$30 and under
American
SoHo
About the restaurant
Chef-favorite, late-night brasserie featuring raw bar, seafood, American dishes & cocktails in a convivial setting. Blue Ribbon's bustling dining room and friendly bar have been serving neighborhood regulars and culinary industry insiders since 1992. The Bromberg Brothers' eclectic vision first sprang to life here and has blossomed into an iconic destination known for its late-night dining scene where the country's top chefs congregate and eat after closing their own kitchens. Whether you're craving a burger and a beer, a hanger steak and a pint, a roasted rack of lamb and a deep red cabernet or the famed shellfish platter and champagne, Blue Ribbon is famously open late, seven nights a week.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
The best ! Always great food and good service … can’t go wrong
A photo of Henry's End restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1514)
$31 to $50
American
Brooklyn Heights
About the restaurant
Henry’s End is a Brooklyn Heights neighborhood institution known for our inviting atmosphere, seasonal menus, award winning wine list and friendly service. It’s the type of place you can bring your first date, family or friend to share a special evening. Henry’s End is all about seasonality and sourcing top quality products. We seek superior suppliers such as The Broken Arrow Ranch, Satur Farms, and Hudson Valley Farms, as well as the local farmer’s markets. We have been acknowledged for our food by Zagat (which stated “This is why they built the Brooklyn Bridge”), Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and many others. Our wine program has received the Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence”. The staff has hosted a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House.
We have outdoor covered and heated dining and are happy to offer all of our options for take-out.

Top review
fooodiebrooklyn
Dined 4 days ago
excellent one of the best restaurants in brooklyn.
A photo of The River Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8907)
$50 and over
American
DUMBO
About the restaurant
The River Café is one of New York and America’s most unique locations. Nestled under the Brooklyn Bridge with sweeping views of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty, this elegant restaurant has, since 1977, been a favorite destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who demand the highest level of cuisine. Renowned for its exquisite setting, beautiful decor and seamless service The River Café serves a wonderful classic New American menu using only the finest, freshest and often rare ingredients. With an award winning and outstanding wine list, romantic piano music nightly, breathtaking floral arrangements, the River Café is more than simply dining, it is often a magical experience. Whether you are coming for dinner or a private party, be sure to leave some time to enjoy The River Café’s spectacular garden.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
A table near had many little children and it was quite noisy. Also my fish was very dry We had been there many times over the years
A photo of Westville Hudson restaurant
4.8
4.8 (795)
$30 and under
American
SoHo
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Food, service and atmosphere are great! Good experience
A photo of Westville - East Village restaurant
4.8
4.8 (215)
$30 and under
American
East Village
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
RobertNYC
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
This was my first time dining at this location. I was pleased to find that the place is not nearly as small as the location in the West Village. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. I had the steak plate, and it was terrific. The food arrived at my table surprisingly fast. But I never felt rushed. Overall great dining experience.
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