The Best Restaurants in and around New York City

Dining is not a rarity in New York City—it’s a way of life. With the top chefs and restaurants in the world right in your backyard, the choices might seem overwhelming. You can dig into a plate of fried chicken made by a Food Network star, or savor a taste of home from chefs who have come all the way from Tokyo, Lagos, or Paris. To help you find the best meals possible in a city of millions, discover these top 39 restaurants around New York City.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Buddakan NY, Red Rooster Harlem, Grand Central Oyster Bar
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Chinese, Regional American (Southern), Seafood
Neighborhoods:Meatpacking District, Harlem, Midtown East
Party Size
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Date
Time
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Buddakan NY

$$$$·Chinese·
Meatpacking District
14,184 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings
  • Hot Spot

Located on the first floor of Chelsea Market, Buddakan has been combining the varied flavors of food from Asia into an ornate atmosphere that mirrors 16th-century Paris since 2006. A first step into t...

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Chinese in New York / Tri-State Area

Red Rooster Harlem

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Harlem
8,346 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies

Open since 2010, Red Rooster is named after the 20th-century Harlem speakeasy that hosted jazz legends such as Nat King Cole. The Red Rooster still hosts performances by local musicians and artists to...

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Grand Central Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown East
6,349 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies

Since opening in 1913, Grand Central Oyster Bar has been symbiotic with the legendary Grand Central Terminal. But there’s no need to ride a train for a taste of “the freshest seafood in Manhattan,” lo...

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Olmsted

$$$$·American·
Prospect Heights
196 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Named after the famous architect who designed nearby Prospect Park, Olmsted is located in Prospect Heights with a full garden attached to its 50-seat building and living wall covered in greenery. Chef...

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Shalom Japan

$$$$·Creative Japanese·
Williamsburg
519 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

This Williamsburg restaurant’s blend of Japanese and Jewish inspiration is a reflection of the chefs and owners of Shalom Japan, Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi, a married couple with a passion for sha...

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Fit for Foodies in Brooklyn

Badageoni Georgian Kitchen

$$$$·Georgian·
Mount Kisco
88 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic

Head north to escape the bustle of Manhattan and settle into Badageoni Georgian Kitchen, a newer addition to the Mount Kisco dining scene that opened in 2019. Georgia might be a relatively small count...

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Group Bookings in Westchester / Hudson Valley
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Bar Primi

$$$$·Italian·
Lower East Side
1,256 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings

With a restaurant empire that stretches from Detroit to Miami, chef Andrew Carmellini serves up classic Italian antipasti and pasta dishes at Bar Primi in the East Village with a side of awards, such ...

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Cafe Alaia

$$$$·Italian·
Scarsdale
128 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Stepping inside Cafe Alaia is a kick to the senses: a rustic Italian cafe with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood, filled with the scent of rich classics, such as rigatoni or pappardelle, cooked with a...

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Best Overall in Westchester / Hudson Valley

Cotenna

$$$$·Café·
Greenwich Village
35 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food

Since opening Cotenna in 2014, chef Roberto Passon has offered an extensive menu of traditional Italian dishes with one simple rule: the only pasta the West Village restaurant serves will be made in-h...

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Double Zero

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
710 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options

Double Zero has transformed pizzas and flatbreads into vegan works of art, complete with tree nut cheese and plant-based treats for dessert since 2016. Stop by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney’s flagship...

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Healthy in New York / Tri-State Area

Glasserie

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Greenpoint
549 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Cozy

Located in a former glass factory that operated in the 1880s, Glasserie has been cooking traditional Mediterranean food alongside an impressive selection of cocktails, wine, and beer since 2013. With ...

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Healthy in Brooklyn

High Street on Hudson

$$$$·Seafood·
West Village
562 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch

Inspired by its sibling restaurant in Philadelphia, the New York City location of High Street serves up everything from breakfast bagels to pork loin dinners. While some restaurants might struggle to ...

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Khe-Yo

$$$$·Laotian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,184 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

This Tribeca favorite features the bright and verdant flavors of Laos, so it makes sense that its name means “green” in Laotian. Chefs Soulayphet Scwhader and Marc Forgione opened the doors of Khe-Yo ...

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Raasa

$$$$·Indian·
Fairview
287 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cozy

Chef Peter Beck, who has earned recognition from MICHELIN and the James Beard Foundation, opened Raasa in 2015 with the goal of providing an edible tour of India. Inside this crisp Westchester dining ...

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Indian in New York / Tri-State Area

Antoya (fka Samwon Garden)

$$$$·Korean·
NoMad
216 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual

This Koreatown favorite has been towering over the neighborhood with three stories of K-Pop and Korean barbecue since 2018. Samwon Garden, started in Seoul, is known for its beef dishes, especially ga...

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Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Upper East Side
224 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Child-Friendly

With over 15 different styles of Neapolitan pizzas and other Italian favorites, this pizzeria brings a taste of Salerno to the Upper East Side. Best known for their panuozzi—pizza dough folded and stu...

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Pizzeria in New York / Tri-State Area

Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Gramercy / Flatiron
60 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine

Named after an ancient city in the heart of Iran, Shiraz Kitchen serves up dishes from Iran in a wine bar featuring more than 120 bottles. Opened by Reza Parhizkaran in 2019 in Westchester, the restau...

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Suyo Gastrofusion

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Bronx
234 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem

A few blocks from the iconic Yankee Stadium is a Latin fusion restaurant that has built a legacy of its own. Chef Andres Sen Sang combines the culture of the Bronx and Latin flavors into signature dis...

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Best Overall in Bronx

Tredici SOCIAL

$$$$·Italian·
Bronxville
290 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Since a 2019 opening in Bronxville, chef Giuseppe Fanelli has been adding his own creative flair to traditional Italian dishes, earning tredici SOCIAL a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand award in 2021. Enjoy hand...

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Hot Spot in Westchester / Hudson Valley

VIA VAI - Astoria

$$$$·Italian·
Astoria
175 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

Husband-wife team Antonio and Cynthia Morichini opened this restaurant in 2014, and it’s no coincidence they chose Astoria as their location, with roots in this neighborhood going back four generation...

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Italian in New York / Tri-State Area

Vinum Wine Bar & Restauarant

$$$$·Italian·
Staten Island
300 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Located in Staten Island, with views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and Brooklyn skyline, Vinum is the crowning achievement for chef Massimo Felici, after working his way up the New York City restaur...

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Best Overall in Staten Island
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Zero Otto Nove, Armonk

$$$$·Italian·
Armonk
873 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Step off the city streets and into chef Roberto Paciullo’s hometown of Salerno, Italy. With a brick wood-burning oven at the center of the restaurant, the interior is modeled after an Italian grotto t...

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Hot Spot in Westchester / Hudson Valley

Ammazzacaffè

$$$$·Italian·
Williamsburg
252 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion

One step into the MICHELIN Bib Gourmand-winning Ammazzacaffè in East Williamsburg reveals a large interior with vaulted ceilings, candlelit tables, exposed brick, and a relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor bac...

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Best Food in Brooklyn

Ampia Restaurant & Rooftop

$$$$·Italian·
Financial District
445 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Casual

Michele and Anisa Iuliano opened the doors to Ampia in 2019 amid an old bank-clearing house that has been converted into a Mediterranean oasis. With “rooftop” in the name, this Italian getaway deliver...

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Aquavit

$$$$·Nordic·
Midtown East
1,969 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Located in Park Avenue Tower, Aquavit brings a minimalist Nordic environment to complement high-end Scandinavian fare. The MICHELIN-starred restaurant is helmed by chef Emma Bengtsson, whose style is ...

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Babbo Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Greenwich Village
3,690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

With loyalty to traditional Italian favorites and local ingredients to match the changing seasons, Babbo Ristorante’s menu features simple dishes such as ravioli, blending in-house pasta with local pe...

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Hearth

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
2,989 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance

With a name that evokes the feeling of warmth and gathering together with loved ones, Hearth delivers on its promise with a welcoming interior featuring exposed brick, hand-painted murals, and the fee...

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Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

$$$$·French / Japanese·
Midtown West
66 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Since opening the doors of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare in 2009, Chef César Ramirez has been serving up a superlative two-hour experience that highlights Japanese ingredients. As a three MICHELIN-st...

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Best Overall in Manhattan
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Bâtard

$$$$·Modern European·
TriBeCa - Downtown
1,644 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Named after a French bread similar to the baguette, Bâtard has been nestled in the heart of Tribeca and led by well-known restaurateur Drew Nieporent since it opened in 2014. With a selection of more ...

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Blue Hill

$$$$·American·
West Village
3,868 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

After opening Blue Hill in 2000, revered chef Dan Barber has brought farm-to-table local meals to this cozy townhouse bistro, steps from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Taste the best of ...

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Tempura Matsui

$$$$·Japanese·
Midtown East
398 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Tasting Menu

Diners might forget they’re still in Midtown when they step into Tempura Matsui, with interior design that reflects a Japanese cottage. Sip on a glass of sake while waiting for a meal at the bar, then...

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Japanese in Manhattan
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Kajitsu

$$$$·Japanese·
Murray Hill
1,142 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies

With a name that translates to “fine day” or “day of celebration” in Japanese, this tranquil escape from the bustle of Park Avenue serves a traditional vegetarian cooking style called shojin with root...

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Kosaka

$$$$·Japanese·
West Village
345 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date

Established in 2015 by executive chef Yoshihiko Kousaka—who has led restaurants to ten consecutive Michelin stars and counting—this high-end Japanese restaurant drops the serenity and elegance of Toky...

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Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area

Caviar Russe - The Dining Room

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Midtown East
620 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

Discreetly hidden on Madison Avenue like a savory secret, Caviar Russe specializes in high-end caviar within a luxurious interior featuring semi-circle seating booths, vibrant murals, and ornate chand...

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Yakitori Tori Shin

$$$$·Japanese·
Midtown West
744 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

When a restaurant earns a Michelin star each year since opening in 2012, it has mastered its craft. That is certainly the case for chef Shu Ikeda, who serves up Tokyo-style yakitori, directly translat...

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Japanese in New York / Tri-State Area
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Cote NYC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Chelsea
165 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

Since opening in the Flatiron District in 2017, COTE has earned MICHELIN stars and James Beard Awards for its unique marriage of traditional Korean barbecue with elements of an American steakhouse. Th...

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Danji

$$$$·Korean·
Hell's Kitchen
1,154 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

Chef Hooni Kim established this Korean tapas bar in Hell’s Kitchen in 2011, and it has grown a loyal following because of its small yet savory plates filled with modern and traditional Korean favorite...

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Korean in New York / Tri-State Area