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Where Chefs Eat in New York City

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in New York City. We’ve partnered with Phaidon's Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in New York City where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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15 Restaurants
Updated September 13, 2021
Restaurants:Aquavit, La Grenouille, Kosaka
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Nordic, French, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Midtown East, West Village
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Aquavit

$$$$
Nordic
Midtown East
4.7
1884 reviews
"Emma Bengtsson makes fun, perfectly balanced and executed food." – Anita Lo

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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La Grenouille

$$$$
French
Midtown East
4.7
3551 reviews
"For a fancy gentleman's lunch I love Le Grenouille." – Larry McGuire

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Kosaka

$$$$
Japanese
West Village
4.7
472 reviews
"I generally don't go back to too many places because its my job to know all the new places in town, but Ive been back a few times to Kosaka for their superior sushi." – Anita Lo

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Sarabeth's Central Park South

$$$$
Unspecified
Midtown West
4.2
4139 reviews
"Incredible Eggs Benedict and a view over Central Park." – Juan Gaffuri

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Le Coucou

$$$$
French
SoHo
4.7
3903 reviews
"The best new restaurant in America, period." – Joshua McFadden

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Bâtard

$$$$
Modern European
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.6
1963 reviews
"The food is prepared with precise technique and creative flare. I've been twice now and I am always impressed with their attention to every detail. From the hosts, bar staff, to the servers, the service is warm, inviting, and professional." – Alex Harrell

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Blue Ribbon Brasserie

$$$$
Contemporary American
SoHo
4.9
1090 reviews
"The only place I know where you can get a full menu up to 4.00 a.m." – Daniel Humm

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Chop Shop

$$$$
Asian
Chelsea
4.8
451 reviews
"They have super quick service and solid flavors and consistency, with a couple of very nice signature dishes."—Claus Meyer

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Red Rooster Harlem

$$$$
Unspecified
Harlem
4.7
9220 reviews
Recommended by Chef Carlos Perez from El Blok

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Melba's

$$$$
American
Harlem
4.3
923 reviews
Recommended by Chef Joseph Johnson from Minton's

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Porteno Restaurant

$$$$
Argentinean
Chelsea
4.6
571 reviews
Recommended by Chef Bevan Smith from Riverstone Kitchen

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Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

$$$$
French / Japanese
Midtown West
4.7
346 reviews
Recommended by Chef Jason Atherton from Pollen Street Social

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Trattoria Bianca

$$$$
Italian
Midtown West
4.4
1031 reviews
Recommended by Chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana

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Locanda Verde

$$$$
Italian
TriBeCa - Downtown
4.6
2407 reviews
Recommended by Chef David Chang from Momofuku Noodle Bar

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Casa Mono

$$$$
Spanish
Union Square
4.7
2269 reviews
Recommended by Chef Grae Nonas from Carpenters Hall

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