T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants
Tertulia is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

1. Tertulia

359 Avenue of the Americas (btwn W 4th & Washington Pl), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · West Village · 115 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The best Spanish restaurant in town is run by a guy from Vermont named Seamus Mullen. Try his head-on langustinos and arroz a la plancha with Iberico ham and snails.

Sushi Yasuda is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

2. Sushi Yasuda

9.3
204 E 43rd St (at 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 240 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: In a city that eagerly embraces each successive wave of Japanese imports, Sushi Yasuda remains the ideal long-running, low-key place to celebrate sushi as it’s meant to be eaten.

Shake Shack is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

3. Shake Shack

9.4
Madison Square Park (23rd & Madison), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Flatiron District · 1235 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Chef Danny Meyer turned a concession stand in Madison Square Park into an chain of burger joints where fanatics put up with long lines for quality hamburgers, frozen custard, and cheese fries.

The Spotted Pig is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

4. The Spotted Pig

9.0
314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY
Gastropub · West Village · 829 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: English chef April Bloomfield conjures the spirit of a rumpled, lively London gastropub in this cramped, cozy, altogether charming mess of a space in the far West Village.

Mile End Delicatessen is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

5. Mile End Delicatessen

8.9
53 Bond St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · NoHo · 236 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Skip the imported bagels and focus on the main event: smoked meat piled high in sandwiches or nestled among the cheese curds in a plate of poutine.

Kesté Pizza & Vino is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

6. Kesté Pizza & Vino

9.1
271 Bleecker St (at Morton St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · West Village · 267 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Great Neapolitan Pizza Invasion of the 2000s shows no sign of slowing, and this West Village stalwart is our pick for your crash course in the authentic Naples style.

Minetta Tavern is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

7. Minetta Tavern

9.2
113 Macdougal St (btwn W 3rd & Bleecker St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 607 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Keith McNally of Balthazar and Pastis fame preserves the memory of the space (a 1930s saloon) while making the food—well-aged steaks and muscular French fare—better than it ever was.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

8. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

9.4
207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 523 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Ssäm Bar best exemplifies Dave Chang’s deliciousness-without-borders style of menu eclecticism: kimchi salad with apples, bacon, and maple labneh; a whole pork butt to be shared with friends.

Peter Luger Steak House is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

9. Peter Luger Steak House

9.2
178 Broadway (at Driggs Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Steakhouse · Williamsburg · 641 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: This is the classic, the unrefined original from which all steakhouses descend. Think of a dinner here as participation in a timeless urban experience.

Buvette is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

10. Buvette

9.5
42 Grove St (btwn Bedford & Bleecker St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 469 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: We love Jody Williams’s sweet, expertly curated, and dollhouse-scaled taste of idealized France in the West Village.

Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

11. Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

212 Schermerhorn St (btwn Hoyt St and Bond St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 46 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: One of the toughest reservations in New York is inside a gourmet grocery and composed of just 18 seats. At the center of this small stage, César Ramirez serves upwards of 20 courses a night.

Eleven Madison Park is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

12. Eleven Madison Park

9.3
11 Madison Ave (at E 24th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · NoMad · 264 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Certainly this is the only kitchen within the top 10 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants that finishes a meal with a riff on that lowly New York coffee-shop staple: the black-and-white cookie.

Pok Pok NY is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

13. Pok Pok NY

9.2
117 Columbia St (at Kane St), Brooklyn, NY
Thai Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 342 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Andy Ricker raised the bar (and spice level) of Thai cooking in NYC with the outpost of his wildly successful Pok Pok in Brooklyn.

ABC Kitchen is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

14. ABC Kitchen

9.5
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 680 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The multitalented Jean-Georges Vongerichten picks up the farm-to-table locavore zeitgeist and runs with it, resulting in a menu to make Californians envious.

Red Rooster is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

15. Red Rooster

9.2
310 Malcolm X Blvd (btwn W 125th & W 126th St), New York, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Central Harlem · 510 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Swedish chef Marcus Samuelsson’s town house in Harlem serves a mix of multi-culti comfort food (fried “yardbird,” cured meats, and fish tacos). It's every bit as fun and stylish as the chef himself.

Torrisi Italian Specialties is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

16. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St (at Prince St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 142 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At this storefront restaurant, the menu (in seven or 20 courses) offers a paean to the flavors and spirit of the neighborhood—Italian, Chinese, and hints of the Jewish shops of the LES.

The Dutch is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

17. The Dutch

8.9
131 Sullivan St (at Prince St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · SoHo · 440 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Andrew Carmellini hits all the right notes at his American bistro: oysters, fried chicken, a towering sandwich of fried soft-shell crab and kaffir-curry sauce.

Le Bernardin is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

18. Le Bernardin

9.4
155 W 51st St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Theater District · 296 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: There’s a certain sense of calm that washes over you on entering this hushed, immaculate temple of haute seafood. (The dining room and salon have benefited from a recent makeover.)

The Modern is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

19. The Modern

9.0
9 W 53rd St, New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Midtown East · 184 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: The Modern has views of MoMa’s sculpture garden, and the menu is all French-inflected suave goodness, but the real allure here is its sense of civilized escape.

The NoMad Restaurant is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

20. The NoMad Restaurant

9.3
1170 Broadway (inside NoMad Hotel), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoMad · 373 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: There’s very little not to like about this sumptuous new hotel restaurant/bar/social scene complex from the boys of Eleven Madison Park. Try the Satan’s Circus (rye, Thai bird chile–infused Aperol).

Fatty Cue is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

21. Fatty Cue

50 Carmine St (btwn Bleecker & Bedford), New York, NY
BBQ Joint · West Village · 100 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Zak Pelaccio is a pork-loving genius whose food takes elements of laid-back locavorism, the slow-smoke traditions of southern BBQ, and the goodness of Southeast Asia.

Isa is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

22. Isa

348 Wythe Ave (at S 2nd St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 99 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: There’s a hippy, trippy kind of rough-hewn beauty to this Williamsburg outpost. The warm, rustic lodge aesthetic matches the inventive dishes on the constantly changing menu.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

23. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

9.1
53 Great Jones St (btwn Lafayette St & Bowery), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoHo · 234 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: In the front: a café, a bakery, and a provisions shop for house-cured salumi or casual lingering. At the back, a dining area with a perfect little menu of Italian classics.

Marea is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

24. Marea

9.5
240 Central Park S (at 59th St & Broadway), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Theater District · 329 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: This glamorous place is Michael White’s elegant tribute to the fish and seafood of Italy. Save room for some of that justly fetishized pasta.

Prime Meats is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

25. Prime Meats

9.3
465 Court St (at Luquer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Carroll Gardens · 239 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At this hipster-Germanic bistro in the borough’s Cobble Hill neighborhood, heaping plates of choucroute and sausages and creative cocktails explain the long waits and devoted followers.

La Grenouille is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

26. La Grenouille

8.7
3 E 52nd St (btwn 5th & Madison Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Midtown East · 68 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: La Grenouille rocks in its own impeccable way. Put on a tie, order a plate of rognons de veau, and celebrate this New York City restaurant survivor with a round of soufflés.

Wallsé is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

27. Wallsé

8.9
344 W 11th St (at Washington), New York, NY
Austrian Restaurant · West Village · 42 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Just south of the chaos of the Meatpacking District, Wallsé is a small outpost of Austrian sophistication. Don't miss chef-owner Kurt Gutenbrunner's braised rabbit with quark spaetzle.

Daniel is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

28. Daniel

9.3
60 E 65th St (btwn Park & Madison Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Upper East Side · 176 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Nobody delivers the full-on French haute luxury experience quite like Daniel Boulud. From the moment you step through the revolving door, you'll finds yourself expertly cosseted, regularly delighted.

Roberta's Pizza is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

29. Roberta's Pizza

9.5
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 817 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: Get on the F train and get in line for great pizzas and other rustic fare from the wood oven, or call ahead to reserve a spot for Carlo Mirarchi’s multicourse adventure.

RedFarm is one of T+L's Guide to New York City Restaurants.

30. RedFarm

9.2
529 Hudson St (btwn Charles & W 10th St), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · West Village · 275 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng’s lively New Yorkified Chinese spot, Red Farm, crisp-fried lamb dumplings are concocted in a wood-beamed urban farm setting. There’s a lot to like about this fresh remix.