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Discover Trending Restaurants in New York City

The OpenTable Team

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 drink 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 the Tastemaker 20. 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
1,790 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
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
90% recommended

MR CHOW - 57th

$$$$·Chinese·
Midtown East
2,050 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
“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
84% recommended
Chinese in New York / Tri-State Area

Leuca

$$$$·Italian·
Williamsburg
838 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
86% recommended
Notable Wine List in Brooklyn

Dirty French

$$$$·French·
Lower East Side
1,239 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
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

Temple Court

$$$$·American·
Financial District
902 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
91% recommended

Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
859 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
92% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area
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Raoul's

$$$$·Contemporary French·
SoHo
1,838 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
86% recommended
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Le Coucou

$$$$·French·
SoHo
2,914 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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
93% recommended
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The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
696 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
91% recommended
Best Ambiance in Manhattan
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LArtusi

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
2,331 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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
692 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
92% recommended

Balthazar

$$$$·French·
SoHo
7,429 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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
90% recommended
Most Booked in New York / Tri-State Area
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Upland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,579 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
88% recommended
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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$·French·
Gramercy / Flatiron
733 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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
86% recommended

ABC Cocina

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Union Square
2,537 reviews
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
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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,786 reviews
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
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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,233 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Business Meals
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
85% recommended
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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
1,867 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Vegan
  • Creative Cuisine
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
92% recommended
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The Loyal

$$$$·American·
West Village
459 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
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

Barbuto - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Meatpacking District
1,390 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The lovely Barbuto restaurant is in a prime location. It's only a quick stroll away from the Hudson riverfront and the High Line. It's a perfect place for a stop when exploring CheRead more
95% recommended
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