Chef/proprietor Danny Bowien and executive chef Angela Dimayuga have added a raw bar, two generous family-style set menus, and showstoppers like duck baked in clay. Read more.
Head to this all-day cafe from the team behind century-old appetizing shop Russ & Daughters for smoked fish platters, caviar, blintzes, borscht, scrambled eggs with lox, and latkes with salmon roe. Read more.
A meal here might include Southern-style white shrimp, rich pork rillettes, crispy squid with green onions, bright scallop ceviche, and spicy chopped tuna on toast. Read more.
Restaurateur Keith McNally's enduring Soho brasserie is the best every day restaurant in New York City. Period. Read more.
At Uncle Boons, they serve tweaked versions of traditional dishes from all over Thailand. Eater critic Ryan Sutton loves the rotisserie chicken, frog legs, curry snails, crab rice, and short ribs. Read more.
The Dutch is a great choice when you’re craving a steak, a burger, or oysters, and the menu always includes plentiful seafood options as well as pastas. It's an indelible part of the Soho landscape. Read more.
In 127 years, little has changed. Katz's remains one of New York's—and the country's—essential delis. Order at the counter, and don't forget to tip your slicer—your sandwich will be better for it. Read more.
Ignacio Mattos serves rustic, market-driven dishes that don't easily fit into any one classification. Standouts include mussels escabeche, ricotta dumplings, and excellent beef tartare with sunchokes. Read more.
The clubby Italian restaurant that's for everyone. The dining room looks like something out of an old Martin Scorsese film and the red sauce fare is cooked with care. Make sure to get the bolognese. Read more.
The ideal meal at Oiji starts with the honey butter chips followed by the house-made soba noodles, braised beef, and mackerel smoked over pine needles. Read more.
Although the menu includes many lighter options, Fedora is really the place to go when you want to indulge a bit. Every night here feels like a party, and the kitchen is open late. Read more.
Under current chef Mathew Rudofker, we have seen the pendulum swing in the direction of innovation. There has been a progression not just on the a la carte menu, but in large format meals as well. Read more.
The theme at this restaurant under the High Line is, roughly: spring break on the Amalfi coast in 1989. Santina offers terrific grilled fish dishes, as well as some very good vegetable-based pastas. Read more.
The menu at Toro is a heady mix of traditional tapas and original creations. Standouts on the 60 + item menu include the carabineros, the pig ear terrine, and the octopus with potatoes. Read more.
Gramercy Tavern is the king of farm-to-table cuisine in New York City. The front room is one of the best places in New York for a leisurely lunch, or a romantic meal during the week. Read more.
A few highlights from the menu: the bucatini cacio e pepe, the estrella pasta with chicken liver ragu, the crispy duck wings, the 'nduja pizza, and the roasted short rib for two. Read more.
A grand choice for a dinner date, business breakfast, or leisurely lunch. Dinner reservations are recommended for the main dining room, but The Nomad Bar is first-come, first-serve. Read more.
From large format lamb feasts to full English breakfasts to the game-changing lamb burger to what is quite possibly NYC’s finest rib steak, The Breslin is firing on all cylinders. Read more.
If it’s available, make sure to order the kimchi and rice “lunchbox.” Kang Ho is a great place for large groups and birthday parties. Read more.
This cushy restaurant has a main dining room where elegant prix fixe meals are served, plus a barroom where the menu includes Alsatian tarts, beef tartare, housemade sausages, and a foie gras torchon. Read more.
In addition to some of the best dry-aged beef in town, Porter House Bar and Grill offers plentiful seafood options, seasonal specials, a terrific wine list, and great service to boot. Read more.
Bar Boulud is a destination for wine-lovers, charcuterie fanatics, and anyone that loves good French food. Read more.
This handsome Mediterranean restaurant serves one of the city's top brick chickens, and the seafood, pasta dishes, and charcuterie are just as good. Read more.
An omakase will set you back around $80—a bargain for New York City. Guests can also supplement their omakase meals with a small selection of a la carte sushi. Tanoshi has three seatings per night. Read more.
Dovetail was revamped last summer but the effect is the same: it’s a serene, highly civilized space to enjoy Fraser’s thoughtful cooking. The restaurant offers a variety of dining options. Read more.
The Cecil has a stylish dining room and a cool vibe, but the real reason to go here is the eclectic menu. Standouts include oxtail dumplings, feijoada, “mini yard dogs,” and the fried guinea hen. Read more.
Here find one of the city’s best vegetarian menus, with the dosas, idlis, and utapams of Southern India as its bedrock. [Robert Sietsema] Read more.
Head to New York's only Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant for beef tongue tacos, chicken smothered in a heady mole sauce, and a monster crab tostada. Read more.
The tender, butter-drenched Butcher's Steak is the best $20 slab of meat in New York City, no question, but the pricier cuts at Joe Carroll's Williamsburg steakhouse are even better. Read more.
Roberta's is the epicenter of the modern Brooklyn food scene. The pizzas are fantastic, but the restaurant really flexes its muscles with the vegetable dishes. Read more.
It was founded in 1887 when Williamsburg was a city onto itself, and some say Luger is the greatest steakhouse in the world. Even if we can’t go quite that far, the steaks are damn good. Read more.
You can always find oysters, cured meats, and the famous brick chicken on the dinner menu, as well as rustic, market-driven specials. Read more.
This cozy Clinton Hill restaurant excels at both straightforward and unusual wood-fired pizzas. The menu also includes a burger that some meat connoisseurs consider to be among the best in the city. Read more.
Head to this cozy Cobble Hill restaurant for standout dishes that include the anchovies with sesame and hazelnuts, the stuffed rabbit loin, the lamb meatballs, and the seafood-studded fideua. Read more.
The Amish chicken and pork schnitzel are highlights from the dinner menu. If you’re dining in a large group, make sure to get a few of the housemade sausages for the table. Read more.
Straightforward classics like smoked brisket and baby back ribs are always a strong choice, but there are also options like pork belly tacos and a lamb belly banh mi. Read more.