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Diners' Choice: Neighbourhood gem restaurants in New York City

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighbourhood gems in New York City? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Baraki restaurant
5.0
5 (45)
$31 to $50
Greek
Bayside
About the restaurant
You’ll want to put this stylish Queens addition in your personal hit list. The ambiance gives a Manhattan cool vibe with unique greek small plates & signature cocktails. The bar’s still the best place to be, whether you’re in a pair or dining solo. Catch our live Dj & celebrate date night, friends night out, & even brunch in our garden. This is everything anyone could want from a New York hot spot right in the heart of Queens.








Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 17, 2024
THE BEST! The food was amazing. The ambience was amazing. The service was amazing. 10/10  I will surely be back and I recommend that if you’re looking for a spot in Bayside or if you’re looking to try a Greek spot check them out!!
A photo of The Den restaurant
5.0
5 (28)
$50 and over
Sushi
TriBeCa
About the restaurant
The Michelin-starred concept, The Den, an exclusive hidden sushi concept located inside Azabu New York. Helmed by Tokyo-trained chef, Toshihide Terado, curating an unforgettable Omakase experience. Operating with the Japanese spirit of Omotenashi as our guiding compass, The Den elevates the local culinary scene with authentic Japanese cuisine and transportive experiences. Enjoy our authentic Edomae sushi with us. Located inside Azabu New York on a beautiful cobblestone street of Tribeca neighborhood.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jan 31, 2024
Best place on earth. Best omakase in nyc. Couldn’t recommend more
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 Sushi of Gari - Upper East Side restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1006)
$50 and over
Japanese
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Welcome to Sushi of Gari Upper East Side! This restaurant is the first restaurant specializing in the wonderful taste of Gari Signature Sushi. This restaurant is rather a small establishment, but we offer an amazing Sushi as well as many traditional Japanese dishes. In addition to many very fresh authentic Japanese Sushi, let us surprise you by Gari's originality: some area slightly cooked, or marinated, and served with a variety of home-made sauces or other delicacies which enhance the daily market's freshest seafood, many of which are from Japan especially for Sushi of Gari.

Please note: Sushi Bar reservation is not available online. Please contact the restaurant directly.

Top review
peterwvip
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
Having returned the day before after two weeks in Japan, I was impressed (but not at all surprised) to find the food at Sushi of Gari to be just as good if not better than the high-end sushi restaurants I’d sampled. Gari set the standard for sushi in NYC decades ago and continues to amaze!
A photo of Sahara's Turkish Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (78)
$31 to $50
Turkish
Kips Bay
About the restaurant
Sahara’s serves traditional Turkish Cuisine with the touch of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ethnic ingredients and styles. We deliciously cook everything from scratch and offer it with complimentary homemade bread and Aegean olives. Our menu provides plentiful food, wine, and beer that speak for our guests’ particular tastes. Our staff is part of our family that shares the same energy with our guests. Our newly decorated place with the touch of multi-ethnic details of Turkey makes our guests and their friends feel comfortable and unique. The restaurant’s characteristic ambiance is designed to give a sense of artsy home that shares the cultural aspects of our heritage, and it offers a beautiful decor for our guests and their photographs.
Top review
WestchesterFoodievip
Dined 7 days ago
Delightful discovery! We loved everything about our dinner, over ordered but no regrets, we devoured it all from the warm bread, hummus, olives, falafel, kebabs and a fine bottle of Turkish red wine. As you feast, take a moment to look up at the colorful kilim pillows on the ceiling.
A photo of Mexico Lindo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (67)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Kips Bay
About the restaurant
Mexico Lindo is one of the oldest Mexican restaurants in New York City. The family owned and operated establishment opened its doors in May of 1972. The dishes at Mexico Lindo are local, seasonal and inspired by the home-cooked meals one would eat growing up outside of Mexico City.

Try one of the restaurant’s signature house specials, which include mole poblano, shrimp enchiladas, grilled steak tacos. In the summer, Mexico Lindo celebrates the zucchini squash blossoms with a handmade corn masa quesadilla & bicolor corn esquites.

Top review
Ibydit
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Best Mexican food in NYC. Authentic Mole sauce is the best.
A photo of Campania Coal Fired Pizza - Tottenville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (19)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Tottenville
About the restaurant
Specializing in authentic coal-fired Italian pizza, antipasto and other traditional Italian dishes. We use only the freshest and finest ingredients. We also make our own mozzarella daily by hand and have a full bar!
Top review
Lisa
Dined on Mar 11, 2024
Great, casual dining experience… good for the whole family!
A photo of Blooms Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (90)
$30 and under
American
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Welcome to Blooms Tavern. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best Wishes

Noel Donovan
Managing Partner

Top review
Michael
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Casual dinner with delicious food. My favorite is Chicken Pot Pie just like my mother prepared. Service is attentive but not a bother. Bloom’s is my “Go to” casual restaurant in my neighborhood.
A photo of Omakase Shihou (Shiro) - Midtown restaurant
4.8
4.8 (60)
$50 and over
Japanese Speciality
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Shiro Omakase - Midtown, located in the newly renovated private dining area on upper level of Tenzan Midtown offering a traditional omakase experience with modern touch to New Yorker in the heart of Midtown.
Experience will takes 1 hour 30 minutes. Please inform the restaurant if you will be late. We have grace period 15 minutes.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 25, 2024
Awesome dinner raiden was an amazing omakase chef! I totally recommend it! And mamasita too great food and Atitude .
A photo of Tinos restaurant
4.8
4.8 (111)
$30 and under
Greek
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Tinos Restaurant with 20 years of experience on greek food in the finest Greek Restaurant NYC, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff make sure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Top review
Sirotka3vip
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
Fantastic experience. Delicious food. Always have a great meal here.
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