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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Manhattan

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Manhattan? 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 favorite 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 Shhh omakase restaurant
5.0
5 (14)
$50 and over
Sushi
Chinatown
About the restaurant

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Welcome to Shhh Omakase, an intimate omakase haven where Chef Jason orchestrates an unparalleled dining experience for just 13 lucky guests. Immerse yourself in the artistry of Japanese cuisine with an 18-course Omakase priced at $158.00, showcasing Chef Jason's innovative take on traditional flavors. For a briefer yet equally delightful journey, opt for our Happy Hour Omakase—a 14-course exploration at $98.00. Seating available from Tuesday to Saturday, 5:00 pm, 7:00pm & 9:00pm, with 1 hour and 45 minute we ensure an intimate and personalized encounter with Chef Jason's culinary mastery. Join us for a seamless blend of tradition and innovation, where every course is a testament to Chef Jason's culinary prowess.

Top review
Alicevip
Dined 7 days ago
I had such a great time at the omakase experience! The food was so fresh and delicious, the atmosphere was lovely, and the staff were really friendly. The prices were reasonable and I really enjoyed how each course was unique. The temperature of the fish was just right and it really enhanced the texture. The restaurant is hidden behind an ice cream shop, giving it a cozy and intimate feel. It definitely had cool 90s hip Japan vibes. Overall, it was such a special dining experience that I highly recommend!
A photo of Ueki Sushi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (49)
$50 and over
Sushi
West Village
About the restaurant
Ueki is an intimate 12 seat Omakase sushi restaurant created by the founders, team and chefs of Blue Ribbon Sushi. Ueki pays tribute to the culinary tradition, heritage and vision of the late Toshi Ueki, our partner, master sushi chef and spiritual leader. Ueki is guided by Toshi's exuberance for Japanese culinary tradition and compassionate approach to life.
Top review
Harlan
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Wonderful experience all the way around. Very highly recommended. They could charge double and it would still be worth it.
A photo of Tempura Matsui restaurant
5.0
5 (596)
$50 and over
Japanese
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Welcome to Tempura Matsui ---A Michelin One Star--
Tempura Matsui invites you to experience the fine art of cooking tempura. Within a serene setting, guests have a seat at our counter or tables and can view the delicate preparation of lightly frying fresh fish and vegetables.
We only serve Omakase Dinner Course for $280 per person at 2 specific times Tuesdays through Saturdays between 5:30PM and 8PM.
Also, we serve a Lunch Course for $160 per person at 12 noon only on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open irregularly on Sundays.
Tempura Matsui is designed to emulate a Japanese cottage with warm woods, slate floors. A five-seat bar allows guests to wait for their seats while enjoying a glass of wine, sake, cocktail, or beer.
You may make a reservation one month ahead and any cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the reservation to avoid a $100 charge per person.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Easily the tempura experience outside of tokyo - Rivals Kondo in tokyo Maybe better
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 Portale Restaurant restaurant
5.0
5 (195)
$50 and over
Italian
Chelsea
About the restaurant
Portale Restaurant is brought to you by James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Alfred Portale. Chef Portale brings his heritage and passion for the cuisine and culture of Italy to his namesake, serving a contemporary Italian menu with house-made pasta, market vegetables, and beautifully presented dishes in a relaxed and convivial setting.

Find your excuse to join us!

Top review
JanetKvip
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
The BEST. Sommelier, bread, appetizers, entrees, desserts, staff & manager Luis. Will return with every subsequent trip to NYC. ☺️
A photo of Bergdorf Goodman Men's Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (82)
$31 to $50
American
Rockefeller Center
About the restaurant
Located on the second floor of Bergdorf Goodman's Men's Store, this swanky bar is a midtown gem is not to be missed. Crafted cocktail and curated wines by the glass and bottle. All day menu for foodies and hungry shoppers alike.
Top review
nycdinervip
Dined 2 days ago
A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a birthday!!! Thank you so much!!!!
A photo of Il Tinello - East 46th St restaurant
4.9
4.9 (381)
$30 and under
Italian
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Blending 36 years of tradition with innovative Italian cooking, Il Tinello provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. The quality Italian ingredients, spectacular wine list and impeccable service showcase the restaurant's heritage, while the classy decoration brings new energy to every meal. The fresh home made pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Il Tinello delivers an experience that is perfect to celebrate your big day or every day.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
As soon as you walk into the restaurant you are greeted by Benny the owner and treated like family. The food is delicious, the service is on point, and the restaurant is very intimate and warm. I highly recommend this restaurant.
A photo of Lavagna - NYC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1818)
$31 to $50
Italian
East Village
About the restaurant
Lavagna opened its doors on February 1st 1999.The restaurant offers casual Italian trattoria fare at moderate prices. The vibe is candlelit, cozy, with an old wood burning oven, exposed brick walls, a pressed tin ceiling and a small wine bar where one can dine also. A wall of French doors swing open in the warmer weather to a seasonal sidewalk cafe of 20 seats.
The kitchen concept is to create dishes traditionally Italian, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and product of the highest quality.
The menu highlights include homemade pastas, a wood oven roasted fish for two, roast pork chop, baby rack of lamb and of course the rigatoni with sweet and spicy sausage that has become a classic over the years.
The wine list has been a yearly recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002 and it focuses on hard to find wines from regional Italy along with other international selections.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
I came here on the recommendation of an acquaintance. It is slightly out of the way and a small place so I did not know what to expect. It has a local feel, warm staff. I enjoyed the wine selection personally and tried a few things all good, but by far my favourite was the Penne with sausage and peas in a pink cream sauce. Tremendous. Would absolutely go back when I’m in town.
A photo of Lady Mendls restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1051)
$50 and over
Afternoon Tea
Union Square
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: Our afternoon tea prix fixe will increase to $89 per person beginning May 1, 2024.

Our prix fixe tea service offered Wednesday through Sunday.

Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff. Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones.

***WE DO NOT OFFER VEGAN OR GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE NOT PERMITTED.***

Please note that our entrance is only accessible via a staircase of 10 steps. We do not have an elevator.

Top review
SandyG
Dined 2 days ago
We had a fun birthday celebration at Lady Mandl's. Will be fun to go back with friends and other occasions.
A photo of Sahara's Turkish Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (79)
$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
Robert009vip
Dined 7 days ago
Very good meal and fine service. Two good experiences at Sahara.
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