The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Babbo RistoranteBabbo Ristorante
9.5
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
9.3
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
9.2
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Del PostoDel Posto
9.1
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Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
9.1
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French | New York, Exclusive
Le CoucouLe Coucou
9.1
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
UplandUpland
9.1
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Casa EnriqueCasa Enrique
9
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Mexican | Long Island City, Queens
Blue Ribbon BrasserieBlue Ribbon Brasserie
9
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
MareaMarea
8.8
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
GatoGato
8.8
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Mediterranean | NoLita, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
8.7
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
8.7
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
Le TurtleLe Turtle
8.7
$$$$
French | NoLita, Manhattan

Best American Restaurants in New York Area

Gunter Seeger NY - Chef's TableGunter Seeger NY - Chef's Table
(26)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(386)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7736)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3269)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(41)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2037)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(453)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(112)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1612)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(254)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(270)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2025)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(248)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6488)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The TrattoriaThe Trattoria
(747)
$$$$
Italian | St. James, Long Island / Hamptons
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(687)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(499)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(711)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1050)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(459)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7074)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(872)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(499)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1015)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(866)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(383)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(110)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(290)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
188
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
601
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
106
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
453
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5684
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5353
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1287
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
652
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
597
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

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MareaMarea
7074
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1959
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2016
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5684
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2171
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
616
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7736
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1236
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6346
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5117
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2211
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3998
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1110
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
451
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
143
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2313
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3929
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
389
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4725
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1279
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
3998
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7736
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2016
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4725
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
300
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5117
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2171
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11653
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
985
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
597
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1152
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
378
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1279
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
193
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4394
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6128
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5026
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1613
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8780
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6741
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8870
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1158
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4803
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11653
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Butcher and Banker NYCButcher and Banker NYC
245 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown West, Manhattan

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5921 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Great food and good atmosphere. A nice setting for a large group. Easy to hold a conversation. More

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City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26City Vineyard & Wine Garden at Pier 26
313 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Village, Manhattan

We had a really good server. Really helpful and kind, we had a great time More

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Ethos - GalleryEthos - Gallery
1612 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Midtown East, Manhattan

We love this spot. Always unique flavors and food and excellent service They made our anniversary special. More

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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NYZuma Japanese Restaurant - NY
782 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan

Amazing place really enjoyed it. Highly recommend this place More

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
458 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan

Food and wine list were both excellent and the service was notable and exceptional. Great experience for our client. More

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Salvation TacoSalvation Taco
46 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Murray Hill, Manhattan

We were visiting from out of town and our flight attendant recommended we try this place, we are so glad we did!! We came early for drinks before our reservation and the bartenders were personable and very fun! The food was delicious and atmosphere was very fun! The rooftop bar was unfortunately closed due to weather, but we hope to visit again and try it out! More

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Le PrivéLe Privé
49 reviews
$$$$
French | Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Dinner was delicious. Cassoulet special was to die for. Pork medalions were delicious. More

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ZAVÕ Mediterranean RestaurantZAVÕ Mediterranean Restaurant
67 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Upper East Side, Manhattan

YUUUMMMMMM. ZAVŌ is a great place with the best food that's worth every damn penny. I had their Crème brûlée, I had their lobster dish (not on the same night tho) – all perfectly made. Thanks to my waiter, Narciso, for suggesting the latter! More

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The Regency Bar & GrillThe Regency Bar & Grill
86 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan

Everything about this place was great! The food was very good & amazing staff! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New York Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
LBK1. LBK
4 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Went to LBK this past weekend and it was fantastic. I've been looking for a pizza place in Park Slope and I'm so glad I found this place. They have a lovely patio, but the inside is a decent size as well. Ordered the Arancini (they were fantastic!) and the Diavola pizza (it was perfectly chewey and saucey). The spicy oil for the pizza is a must try! Will be back... probably this week! More

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The Horned Dorset Inn2. The Horned Dorset Inn
217 reviews
$$$$
French | Cooperstown, Upstate New York

Outstanding high end French styled cuisine. Very attentive staff and a wonderful setting. More

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Winvian Farm3. Winvian Farm
97 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

Outstanding ambiance, service, and food. I would make the 70 minute drive to go again anytime. More

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Omakase Room by Tatsu4. Omakase Room by Tatsu
112 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

Sushi at its best in a very reverent environment and as authentic as it gets for NY. The real deal. More

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Sushi Kaito5. Sushi Kaito
183 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Upper West Side, Manhattan

Nice alternative to Gari and Nakazawa quality-wise. Much more basic setting. Odd but true that a $100 omakase experience represents good value. More

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New to OpenTable

New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Arirang Hibachi SteakhouseArirang Hibachi Steakhouse
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Hibachi | Newark, New Jersey - North

Conveniently located on Route 22 West in Mountainside, NJ, the sight of the exotic plants and sound of falling water from the handcrafted waterfalls will transport you out of the everyday dining experience! Step over the see-through bridge into a dining room with an attentive staff that is eager to make your night a memorable one! After you walk over our glass bridge, you will step into our elegantly appointed 70 seat sushi dining room where you have a choice of being seated at a private table or at the sushi bar. Once seated, our highly trained sushi chefs will temp your palate with our house specialties or perfectly prepared sushi. Entering our 20 table hibachi dining room you will find yourself in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.More

Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse - ParlinArirang Hibachi Steakhouse - Parlin
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Hibachi | Edison, New Jersey - Central

Centrally located in New Jersey and easily accessible from Staten Island, our Sayreville location can’t be missed coming down Route 9 South with it’s copper roofing and magnificent entry window. Open the front door and enter into a tropical setting designed to set the mood for whatever your craving! To your right, our Modern Asian Tavern & Sushi Bar with chic sunken bar and cozy booths are perfect for an intimate dinner for two, casual get-togethers with friends and the perfect unwind for after work, either way, good company, great food & sipping one of our Legendary Martinis or specialty cocktails makes the perfect end to any day!More

Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse - Staten IslandArirang Hibachi Steakhouse - Staten Island
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Hibachi | Staten Island, Staten Island

Our Staten Island location is the original Arirang Hibachi Restaurant. This location has been serving patrons for over 20 years now, and is still going strong! We offer hibachi dining rooms, with live cooking, delicious food and drinks, as well as a modern Asian tavern with a menu featuring an appealing array of sushi and Pan-Asian infused dishes like Kobe Sliders, Asian Cioppino, Saikyo Miso Chilean Sea Bass and Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon. Arirang is perfect for any style, our “party on our grill” packages range from children’s birthdays to bridal/baby showers & office get-togethers, and offer a great after work getaway with tasty appetizers and cocktail specials offered Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 6:30pmMore

Gina - Lexington AveGina - Lexington Ave
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan

An Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side.More

Gina - Madison AveGina - Madison Ave
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Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan

An Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side.More

Discover New York

When a city never sleeps, waking hours are spent in cafes, diners, bars and restaurants of every shape and size that give New York its unique flavor. Once famous for pizza by-the-slice (local loyalties run deep), black-and-white cookies, and old world, mahogany-paneled steakhouses—the dining rooms of titans of business and other famous folks—Manhattan is now estimated to have 24,000 restaurants, from midtown’s korean barbecue to fast casual vegan burgers. Pillowy pork buns? You got it. French rotisserie? That too. And, of course, there will always be the perfect bagel, preferably toasted dark with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onions, and capers.

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