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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in New York City

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Updated July 05, 2024

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


A photo of J's On The Bay restaurant
4.9
4.9 (57)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Shore Acres
About the restaurant
Welcome to J’s on the Bay, owned and operated by proprietor Chef Joe Salimeni, award-winning graduate of French Culinary Institute and self made owner of this establishment as well as J’s Meal Prep. J’s On the Bay offers Meal Prep for busy customers on the go. From quinoa salads to truffled chicken lettuce wraps, turkey chili and everything in between. They offer weekly delivery to all five boroughs and soon, nationwide distribution.
J’s offers its customers a unique dining experience with its off the cuff combinations of classic ingredients and their unexpected marriages Chef Joe constructs. J’s was first opened in 2014 has evolved over the last 7 years from a homely neighborhood diner to the fine dining restaurant it is today. Through hard work, uninterrupted and meticulous care, and constantly working to push himself and his menu, Joe has turned his restaurant dreams into a reality.




Top review
DianeV
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
J’s on the Bay is a favorite restaurant. We love Joseph’s creative and scrumptious menu. It is evident he pays attention to detail and quality. His staff is attentive and passionate about their food. We love coming here for any meal. They are all wonderful.
A photo of Chambers restaurant
4.9
4.9 (471)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
TriBeCa
About the restaurant
Whether you’re visiting from down the block here in Tribeca or from halfway around the world, Chambers aspires to be on top of your list of favorite neighborhood restaurants. We keep it down-to-earth. We’re bound to start you off with something great to drink, alcoholic or not, and maybe some snacks while you look over the menu. We went to market this morning and we’re going to make some delicious home cooked food and listen to some groovy music. And we’ve put together an excellent collection of soulful wines, spirits, and fermented beverages that we’re excited to share with you. Book a table, or else snag some seats at the bar or communal table and perhaps even make some new friends. Or you can choose to sit at the kitchen counter and have dinner with us. At the end of the day, we’re having a few people over for dinner. We hope you’ll join us.
Top review
JanetC
Dined 3 days ago
It's wonderful to eat such great food and drink such good wine in such an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Chambers is my favorite neighborhood restaurant and my go-to for special occasions.
A photo of The Richmond restaurant
4.8
4.8 (465)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Stapleton
About the restaurant
The Richmond features is the perfect space for an intimate Saturday evening out or a casual group gathering. A beautiful covered garden patio allows you the opportunity to dine alfresco.

“With custom-made, Bauhaus-style, leather chairs and wooden block tabletops, earth tones are the underlying color scheme. But the eye may zero in on a few points in the room -- the teal-hued banquettes, a pulley fan system and massive windows salvaged from a Brooklyn factory. These function as partitions in the dining room.” -Pamela Silvestri

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Charming restaurant with delicious food. 10 minute taxi or 30 minutes on SIR. Take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, dine well and take the ferry back to Manhattan. A lovely summer's evening.
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4.8
4.8 (1105)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Park Slope
About the restaurant
A contemporary American restaurant nestled in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Stone Park Cafe is at the forefront of New York's neighborhood dining trend, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients served in a comfortable yet polished dining room. To complement the market-driven menu, the restaurant offers an international selection of over 200 wines. Open for dinner & weekend brunch.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Love this place! My go to when I want great service, delicious cocktails and always consistent food.
A photo of Giorgio's of Gramercy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2674)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Gramercy Park
About the restaurant
Our patio, is open for dinner and drinks Sun-Wed 5-9pm and Thur-Sat 5-10pm! Take-out, delivery and catering services are also available Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Sun-Wed 5-9pm and Thur-Sat 5-10pm.

Giorgio's of Gramercy is one of Zagat's top rated restaurants in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. Our eclectic American menu will not disappoint. The philosophy at Giorgio’s of Gramercy is to serve quality food using only the freshest of ingredients at great value. We offer menus that are creative, yet simple.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food, ambiance, and staff were all amazing. Our server, Pedro, was extremely attentive, personable, and accommodating. Highly recommend!
A photo of Market Table restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2168)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
West Village
About the restaurant
For same day reservations or parties of 8 or more, please give us a call at (212) 255-2100 or email us at reservations@markettablenyc.com

Located at the corner of Carmine and Bedford Streets in the West Village, Market Table boasts an airy dining room with exposed brick walls and large windows offering a view onto village life. The menu at Market Table is seasonal American, influenced by Chef Mike Price's childhood on the family farm in Maryland. Chef Price offers nightly specials that reflect his love of creating simple dishes with big flavors.

Both indoor & outdoor seating are available, with outdoor seating on our front patio surrounded by lush, seasonal foliage.

Thank you for joining us at Market Table!

Top review
GabeCvip
Dined 7 days ago
Wonderful overall dining experience from beginning to end.
A photo of Jake's Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1647)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Fieldston
About the restaurant
Jake's is a Zagat Rated casual steakhouse in the Riverdale section of the Bronx offering the finest steaks, chops & seafood in NYC. Our staff is attentive & professional. In addition to our great food we have an extensive craft beer selection as well as a great wine list.

*We offer a 3.5% discount for cash payments*

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
I recently had the pleasure of dining at Jake's Steakhouse on West 242nd Street in the Bronx, and it was an exceptional experience. From the moment we walked in, the warm ambiance set the perfect tone for our date. The service was impeccable—attentive without being intrusive. We started with the crabcake, which was perfectly seasoned and accompanied by a tangy remoulade. The mini filet mignon crostinis were a delightful appetizer, featuring tender beef on crisp bread with just the right amount of seasoning. For the main course, I opted for the roasted lamb shank, which was fall-off-the-bone tender and richly flavored, while my date enjoyed a baked potato that was fluffy and loaded with toppings. The evening was capped off with a decadent crème brûlée, its creamy custard and crisp caramelized top providing the perfect ending to a memorable night. Jake's Steakhouse provided an unforgettable dining experience, making it an ideal spot for a romantic date.
A photo of ABC Kitchen restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6461)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Gramercy Park
About the restaurant
The cuisine at Chef Jean-Georges’ abc kitchen reflects a passionate commitment to the freshest organic and local ingredients possible. The restaurant’s changing menu focuses on local, sustainable, seasonal produce that does not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, or GMOs. Meat, fish, and dairy are locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated, pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics and hormones. A rooftop garden provides herbs and microgreens. Teas, coffees, spices, wines, juices, and elixirs are organically cultivated in fair-trade cooperatives. The dining room includes found, salvaged, reclaimed, and recycled building materials.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Food and drinks were delicious ! great vibes, highly suggest! We loved the burger, artichoke and tomato heirloom salad.
A photo of Gotham restaurant
4.7
4.7 (9693)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Greenwich Village
About the restaurant
Since opening its doors in 1984 Gotham has received a record six 3-star reviews from the New York Times. After closing alongside the pandemic for 18 months, in November of 2021 a renovated Gotham was reopened by new ownership, longtime Managing Partner Bret Csencsitz and environmentalist Kevin Conrad, with former pastry chef Ron Paprocki taking over the iconic kitchen. Redesigned by its original architect James Biber, Gotham is filled with a vibrant collection of contemporary art by established and emerging artists. A new library and lounge expand the bar experience, while Chef Paprocki's spectacular new menu is being heralded as equally approachable and unforgettable.
Top review
MichaelS
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service. Compliments to the new pastry chef!
A photo of Park Avenue Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (937)
$30 and under
American
Midtown East
About the restaurant
Park Avenue Tavern is the quintessential American bar and restaurant. Located steps away from Grand Central Station, Park Avenue Tavern is a combination of classic New York City elegance and top-notch hospitality. Operated by In Good Company Hospitality, the team behind other acclaimed NYC venues such as Refinery Rooftop, Parker & Quinn & The Wilson, Park Avenue Tavern proudly serves as the local favorite to the area's vibrant business community as well as Murray Hill and Park Avenue residents. The center island bar is the focal point to a vibrant dining and bar scene enhanced by the large windows providing expansive views of Park Avenue. The restaurant has 2 private dining or event spaces that can be reserved for corporate or social events including The Barrel Room which features self-pouring beer taps build into each of its 6 large leather booths. Park Avenue Tavern is open for lunch, brunch, & dinner, and serves a late night dining menu until 1am from Tuesday th
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic dinner as always!! Chicken parm special Sunday night was outstanding!!
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