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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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

Second time here at Motus and it did not disappoint! Fresh and local ingredients mixed with the friendly staff equals a great dining experience! More

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The Tailor and the Cook2. The Tailor and the Cook
1830 reviews
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Contemporary American | Utica, Central New York

The food was phenomenal and service impeccable, as always. The scallops and duck breast were cooked to perfection and the cheesecake is the best ever! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere on a snowy night, which altogether made for a lovely evening. 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
912 reviews
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Italian | Ithaca, Central New York

Just an overall pleasant lunch experience. The food was so good I ate too much. Everything was fresh and obviously made with great care. Great coffee, too. More

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

Once again, we celebrated New Year's Eve at Gola Osteria, which has become our holiday ritual. It remains an excellent choice. Our only quibble this time was the lack of a tasting or prix fixe menu (and wine flight) as we consider this a great way to get a sense of a chef's culinary abilities. I assume that the steakhouse theme may have seemed festive to Gola Osteria's staff, but for those of us who are not too beguiled by a chunk of beef, and notwithstanding the rest of the a la carte menu, it wasn't that exciting or tempting. We missed seating back and enjoying the luxury of enjoying a chef's ingenuity in pairing dishes and wines as we've experienced on previous occasions with their prix fixe menus and flights. Great night, but with a bit of a let down. Hopefully, we'll be able to indulge next holiday season. More

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Central New York restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Heritage Hill Brewhouse & KitchenHeritage Hill Brewhouse & Kitchen
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Farm-to-table | Syracuse, Central New York

Nestled high in the hills just outside Manlius and Fayetteville is our authentic farm brewery and restaurant with a true local food experience. Heritage Hill Brewhouse & Kitchen in Pompey. When we say farm to table we mean it. Our farm and our neighboring farms to your table. We focus on New York State grown ingredients in our cooking including artisan products from upstate and downstate.
Our award winning brewer strives to brew "a beer for everybody" utilizing our own grains and local CNY hopsMore

Kilpatrick's Publick HouseKilpatrick's Publick House
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American | Ithaca, Central New York

Kilpatrick’s Publick House is a traditional, upscale Irish pub restaurant featuring authentic Irish-inspired and American cuisine. Located next to the Hilton Garden Inn in Ithaca, New York, we consider ourselves to be a “place for everyone”, catering not just to a steady bar crowd, but also to families and business travelers who are visiting the area.More