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
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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
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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
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
GatoGato
8.8
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Mediterranean | NoLita, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
8.7
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
8.7
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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
(29)
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American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Counter SeatingMomofuku Ko - Counter Seating
(412)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
(7827)
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Blue HillBlue Hill
(3307)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
Momofuku Ko - Table SeatingMomofuku Ko - Table Seating
(46)
$$$$
American | East Village, Manhattan
The Little OwlThe Little Owl
(2073)
$$$$
American | West Village, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
(482)
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
Annarella RistoranteAnnarella Ristorante
(115)
$$$$
American | Saugerties, Westchester / Hudson Valley
Elements RestaurantElements Restaurant
(1619)
$$$$
American | Princeton, New Jersey - Central
Günter Seeger NYGünter Seeger NY
(261)
$$$$
American | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The Crosby BarThe Crosby Bar
(281)
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

LArtusiLArtusi
(2053)
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan
Cafe VeneziaCafe Venezia
(262)
$$$$
Italian | Somerville, New Jersey - Central
Del PostoDel Posto
(6524)
$$$$
Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Il Capriccio - NJIl Capriccio - NJ
(690)
$$$$
Italian | Whippany, New Jersey - North
Bareli's Restaurant - SecaucusBareli's Restaurant - Secaucus
(508)
$$$$
Italian | Secaucus, New Jersey - North
King Umberto RestaurantKing Umberto Restaurant
(724)
$$$$
Italian | Elmont, Long Island / Hamptons
Il TinelloIl Tinello
(1089)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
SistinaSistina
(483)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
MareaMarea
(7138)
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
BV Tuscany Italian RestaurantBV Tuscany Italian Restaurant
(880)
$$$$
Italian | Teaneck, New Jersey - North
Sant Ambroeus - Madison AvenueSant Ambroeus - Madison Avenue
(508)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Erminia RistoranteErminia Ristorante
(1034)
$$$$
Italian | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Il Mulino New York - DowntownIl Mulino New York - Downtown
(879)
$$$$
Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(317)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(110)
$$$$
Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(228)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
202
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
620
$$$$
Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
110
$$$$
Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
482
$$$$
American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5831
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
$$$$
French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1306
$$$$
Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
677
$$$$
American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
614
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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MareaMarea
7138
$$$$
Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
2009
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2128
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5831
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2245
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
648
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7827
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1310
$$$$
Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6427
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5191
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2240
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4046
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1142
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
495
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
152
$$$$
Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2356
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3957
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
407
$$$$
Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4800
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1339
$$$$
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
4046
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7827
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2128
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4800
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
325
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5191
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2245
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11794
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
990
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
614
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1173
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
401
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1339
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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The ModernThe Modern
4439
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6189
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5073
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1641
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8784
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6874
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8923
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1182
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4879
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11794
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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

Beautiful , old school New York ! Great service Juan Miguel was a pleasure to have as our server. Would go back anytime . More

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ScopaScopa
63 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan

We had a fabulous experience - the staff was exception and the food delicious. My nieces were visitng from out of town and we ordered family style. Plenty of food to go around and we got to taste a little bit of a lot. I missed this experience with the previous tenant. It was always way too loud - not sure why but this seemed lively but manageable. Look forward to going back! More

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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5970 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Great food, timely service and great staff. More

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

It was an incredible experience! The food was great and the service impecable More

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21 Club21 Club
3518 reviews
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan

What can I say more. Been going here for years when I am in NYC. Can't beat the service and ambiance . My NYC favorite. More

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

Excellent all around with a staff that is dedicated and knows who you are and appreciates your patronage! More

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Don't Tell Mama NYCDon't Tell Mama NYC
1577 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

Fantastic spot! Great food and service. Must get dessert! More

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

Such a gem of a restaurant. Very delicious food and amazing staff. We‘ll be back. Merci! More

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

Fun atmosphere, delicious cocktails and tacos. More

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

A true neighborhood gem. The price fixe lunch is a top bang for your buck. Run there 👍🏼 More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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Winvian Farm1. Winvian Farm
98 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut

An exquisite meal with impeccable service! More

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Chiko2. Chiko
16 reviews
$$$$
French / Japanese | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

We enjoyed very much our dinner. Cozy atmosphere, great service and delicious food prepared to perfection. We will definitely repeat the experience.... More

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etc. steakhouse3. etc. steakhouse
189 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Teaneck, New Jersey - North

An overall excellent dining experience. From the usual gnocchi favorite to the duck breast and bacon bits, to the moist chicken breast and the evening special of the 34 oz steak cooked to perfection. Finished with the doughnuts and the cream puffs. Superb service by Vanessa. Thanks Seth. More

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Bordeaux4. Bordeaux
39 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midwood, Brooklyn

Great food , service and ambience . No need to go to the city ! A bit pricey for Brooklyn, but worth it not to have to travel . Valet parking a great help! More

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Omakase Room by Tatsu5. Omakase Room by Tatsu
127 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

The food was excellent, as was the service. But, it was just to much food. More

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New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Hurley's SteakhouseHurley's Steakhouse
$$$$
Steakhouse | New Rochelle, Westchester / Hudson Valley

Welcome to Hurley's Steakhouse!
Hurley’s Steakhouse & Pub offers a variety of dining experiences from quick bites at the marble-topped bar to dining in one of the cozy booths. Cozy up by the fireplace or hangout in the pub area. Enjoy a Bar Bites menu while watching tv and a selection of beers on tap. There is a luxurious sense of comfort made more welcoming by their friendly staff.More

ManinaManina
$$$$
Brazilian | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tucked beneath Brigitte, and inspired by the time Brigitte Bardot spent in Brazil, this vibrant hideaway is the perfect place to experience cocktail culture in New York. Led by Nola Ortiz, the lounge features a wide range of specialty cocktails and a notable spirit selection, as well as small plates from upstairs. Reservations are strongly-encouraged for this intimate lounge, as we keep very limited space for walk-in guests. Additionally, party sizes may not exceed five guests.More

Nino's Coal Fired PizzaNino's Coal Fired Pizza
$$$$
Italian | Brick, New Jersey - Central

WELCOME TO THE BEST THE JERSEY SHORE HAS TO OFFER!

Nino's Coal Fired Restaurant is an Italian-styled eatery located in Ocean County, NJ.

Don't let the name fool you. We're more than just the best coal fired pizza in NJ. Nino's offers a myriad of Italian dishes, all descending from "Nonna's" recipes. Made on the premises, our homemade pastas melt in your mouth. Did we mention our wings? They are seasoned with rosemary, olive oil, and lemon juice, and then baked to perfection in our 1100 degrees coal fired oven. But don't forget to save room for dessert! Nino's homemade tiramisu is award winning, and has beaten out numerous high profile bakeries and restaurants in a regional competition!

So, have you started salivating yet? Book your reservation and come visit us soon!

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PONYBOYPONYBOY
$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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The Public House at Merrion Row HotelThe Public House at Merrion Row Hotel
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

A destination itself, the Public House stands out in Times Square restaurants. Sophisticated yet welcoming, the Public House is an upscale eatery, serving new and traditional Irish-American fare. The menu is inspired by the light and refreshing flavors found along the west coast of Ireland, highlighting local produce, fish and meats where possible. Our chef takes a sustainable approach to his food and insists on only the freshest options. The bar boasts a 24 tap tower of craft and traditional draft beer. The drink list features refined classic cocktails and vast selection of high end spirits. The Public House at Merrion Row is perfect for both guests and locals alike. With food, drink and company this good, you may stay all day. When you do part ways with us, you’ll go home with warm memories and new friendMore

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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