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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in New York City

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Updated June 05, 2024

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

A photo of The Lineup at Food 52 restaurant
5.0
5 (16)
$50 and over
American
Downtown Brooklyn
About the restaurant
Introducing the highly anticipated third season of The Lineup—a captivating dinner series spotlighting NYC’s culinary unsung heroes, line cooks, and sous chefs. We are thrilled to return to Food52's offices in Brooklyn Navy Yard for another unforgettable season of exclusive pop-up restaurants.

Join us as we unveil our stellar Lineup for this spring! Meet India Doris, an esteemed Executive Sous Chef at SAGA, crafting a vibrant Mediterranean-inspired menu with her Michelin-starred expertise.

Next, Noah Ponjuan, a talented Sous Chef from The Musket Room, takes a nostalgic journey to his Southern roots with heartwarming, reimagined dishes in delightful and unexpected ways.

Last but not least, Hannah Musante, a dedicated Line Cook from Estela, enchants with a globally inspired menu, promising a vibrant and flavorful ode to spring.

Secure your seat now and indulge in these extraordinary culinary experiences by NYC's finest talents.
Top review
LaurenH
Dined on May 6, 2024
Incredible, from the food to the setting to the vibes, and recommend enough
A photo of The Basement - Staten Island restaurant
4.9
4.9 (20)
$30 and under
American
St George
About the restaurant
The Basement Staten Island is an American Tavern. The newest concept by Julian Gaxholli known for Blue, Beso, Bayou
Top review
JoeG
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
We really enjoyed our anniversary celebration, the food, the staff and the restaurant were all top notch. Julian has another winner on his hands!
A photo of Aretsky's Patroon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1616)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
This place is a gem. The food and service are excellent. A classy establishment.
A photo of RH Guesthouse, The Dining Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (753)
$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
DLRR
Dined 1 day ago
Our server Bostyn was phenomenal. The food was 10:10. The BRULEEEEEEE 10:10
A photo of Blue Ribbon Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1324)
$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
Peterg
Dined 4 days ago
Great food in a neighborhood brasserie. Inside was lively, outside relaxed. Good service. Highly recommend
A photo of Westville - Williamsburg restaurant
5.0
5 (24)
$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 May 12, 2024
The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is consistently well prepared and tasty. Love that this place is in the neighborhood.
A photo of The River Cafe restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8974)
$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 Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The River Cafe does not disappoint. It is the establishment that my family goes to celebrate special occassions. Everything was excellent. I will stop now before I statrt to gush. Thank you
A photo of Westville - East Village restaurant
4.8
4.8 (218)
$30 and under
American
East Village
About the restaurant
Westville is a warm and relaxed neighborhood go-to for simple, delicious food.
Top review
FDRLADYvip
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food and staff is friendly. Great vibe and was happy family and I had lunch here.
A photo of Bstro 38 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1270)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown West
About the restaurant
Open for lunch and dinner Monday- Saturday, B|STRO 38 gives you a true dining experience. Hearty dishes, fresh seafood and prime meats, daily specials, homemade desserts and an inviting staff keeps our customers coming back. Whether you're seeking a full course meal, happy hour specials, or signature entrees, B|STRO 38 is the place to kick back for premier modern American bistro.

For event inquiries, please email info@bstro38.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Top review
DeborahD
Dined 4 days ago
We enjoyed the Cubano sandwich and the empanadas. The fries that came with the sandwich were exceptional - really nice “steak fry” taste even though they were not super thick. Would definite one back here.
A photo of Route 66 Bar & Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (40)
$30 and under
American
Hell's Kitchen
About the restaurant
Located near theater district and Lincoln Center, on 9th Ave. between 55th and 56th St., we offer breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and full bar with bar menu.
Top review
VinnieC
Dined on May 28, 2024
Another exceptional dinner at Route 66.....Truly cannot beat the location, food, drinks, prices, ambiance and especially the service which is absolutely fantastic!!! If you go for Happy Hour the deals are amazing for the area and the portion sizes are incredible. All the salads, burgers, sandwiches are DELICIOUS!!! My mouth is watering thinking about that menu.
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