Discover Trending Restaurants in New York City

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New York City is one of the most vibrant cities on earth. The Big Apple is a cultural hot spot for theater, movies, music, dance, comedy... and food and drinks at trendy restaurants. Combine the dozens of different cuisines from the cultures that make up NYC's population with its always-vibrant atmosphere, and you have a recipe for one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the world. But where are the smartest, savviest Big Apple diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from cozy neighborhood taverns in Manhattan and Harlem to upscale steakhouses and Brooklyn sushi restaurants—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Indochine, MR CHOW - 57th, Leuca
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian
Neighborhoods:NoHo, Midtown East, Williamsburg
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Indochine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
NoHo
1,873 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
Indochine is one of the more unique spots for trendy restaurants in the entire city. The restaurant teems with tropical styles and fauna that reflects the unique French-Vietnamese Read more
91% recommended
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MR CHOW - 57th

$$$$·Chinese·
Midtown East
2,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
“Mr. Chow, Mr. Chow ... that name again is Mr. Chow.” Any excuse to reference “The Simpsons.” Mr. Chow is just as acclaimed as that long-running cartoon, and has been a favorite ofRead more
81% recommended
Chinese in Manhattan
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Leuca

$$$$·Italian·
Williamsburg
882 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Greenpoint in Brooklyn offers some of the best trendy restaurants in New York City, and Leuca is right at the top of that list. Darkly beautiful inside, Leuca serves up a menu of sRead more
84% recommended
Hot Spot in Brooklyn
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Dirty French

$$$$·French·
Lower East Side
1,276 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
A trendy and always-popular bistro in the Ludlow Hotel, Dirty French is an excellent choice for anyone visiting the Lower East Side. Opulent and refined inside, Dirty French is usuRead more
82% recommended
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Temple Court

$$$$·American·
Financial District
1,036 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Another hotel hot spot, Temple Court is inside the famed Beekman Hotel in Manhattan, very close to City Hall and the World Trade Center. Another outpost in the Tom Colicchio restauRead more
94% recommended
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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
910 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
This stylish Mexican spot is worth stopping in for the ambiance alone. The hip, warm-feeling, minimalist interior boasts an all-white pattern and a stainless steel bar top. It's onRead more
89% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area
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The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
699 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Ralph Lauren is known for his fabled fashion line. The Polo Bar is his first New York restaurant, and it's just as stylish as any of his clothes. The wares here are considerably taRead more
95% recommended
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LArtusi

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
2,402 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
With an elegant dining area dominated by shades of black and blue and an ornate marble bar, the two-story L'Artusi is one of New York City's trendiest dining spots. L'Artusi has anRead more
96% recommended
Italian in Manhattan
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Lil' Frankie's

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
746 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Lil' Frankie's is one of the city's best mixtures of upscale and everyday dining. The restaurant is cash-only, so make sure to hit up an ATM before dining. Inside, it's an intimateRead more
96% recommended
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Balthazar

$$$$·French·
SoHo
7,970 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Authentic
Vive la France! This gorgeous SoHo restaurant delivers a fine dining experience against the backdrop of its beautiful, lit-up wine cabinet. The restaurant offers New Yorkers and viRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in New York / Tri-State Area
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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$·French·
Gramercy / Flatiron
892 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
“Joie de Vivre” (“joy of life”) is one of the slogans for the Gramercy Park favorite, Boucherie. That's a fine description for the moods of the diners enjoying Boucherie's superb FRead more
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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,285 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Locanda Verde is an ideal selection for anyone looking for a hip place to dine out in the very happening TriBeCa neighborhood in New York City. Stop in while strolling for a pour oRead more
86% recommended
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Don't “nix” the idea of going here. Nix is a paradise for vegetarians and vegans. The menu bursts with colorful, creative options from acclaimed chef John Fraser. It's a fine spot Read more
91% recommended
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Royal 35 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Murray Hill
1,044 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Royal 35 Steakhouse is a stone’s throw away from iconic New York City landmark, The EmpiRead more
99% recommended
Steakhouse in New York / Tri-State Area
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The Loyal

$$$$·American·
West Village
505 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
Another top-notch Greenwich Village locale, The Loyal mixes old-fashioned style with modern dishes to create a much talked-about dining experience. The Loyal features both exceptioRead more
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Raoul's

$$$$·Contemporary French·
SoHo
1,838 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
This fabled Spring Street eatery has a fascinating history and an eye-popping interior design. That recipe has made Raoul's into one of the trendiest places in the entire city. DinRead more
95% recommended
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Le Coucou

$$$$·French·
SoHo
2,925 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Le Coucou means “the cuckoo” in French. Don't worry, diners don't have to be crazy to eat there. In fact, they'd be quite sane. Le Coucou has one of the most beautiful dining roomsRead more
92% recommended
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Upland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,580 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Upland is on the border of the Chelsea and Murray Hill neighborhoods. This is a beautiful, humming restaurant with an intriguing mix of cuisines. Upland's menu blends California anRead more
92% recommended
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ABC Cocina

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Union Square
2,543 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
As easy as 1-2-3. This restaurant is part of the ABC group of trendy restaurants from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ABC Cocina serves up fine Mexican cuisine in a stylish 19th Street Read more
91% recommended
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,799 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Another one of the ABC group from the acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the ABC Kitchen is an trendy Gramercy Park hot spot. The menu is full of locally sourced and organic smalRead more
92% recommended
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