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8.0

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Lore

Lore is a Park Slope restaurant where you can get everything from a dosa to buckwheat spaetzle. The menu is all over the place, but it works.

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8.5

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Nudibranch

Nudibranch in the East Village serves an exciting three-course prix fixe influenced by a grab bag of cuisines.

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Mena

Mena is a candlelit Tribeca date night spot with a globally-inspired prix fixe menu.

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Chino Grande

At Chino Grande in Williamsburg, you can eat a whole lobster with Sichuan au poivre sauce and sing karaoke in front of a bunch of strangers.

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Underfinger

This place is so real, it’s not even real. Or is it?

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Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare

Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare in Hell’s Kitchen serves a tasting menu that’s unlike anything else you’ll eat in NYC.

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Momofuku Ko

For a place where dinner costs $255, Momofuku Ko is surprisingly relaxed. The tasting menu changes often, but expect excellent food.

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8.8

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Contra

Contra is a Lower East Side restaurant that serves a rotating menu of seasonal, experimental dishes, and wine that’s cooler than you are.

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Fulgurances, Laudromat

If you’re interested in experiencing a chef incubator, make a reservation for this intimate, special-occasion dinner.

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The Aviary NYC

The Aviary NYC is an overpriced cocktail bar in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Midtown.

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Honey Badger

Honey Badger is a tiny, experimental restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Garden that serves things like ostrich tartare in an ostrich shell.

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7.0

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Saga

Saga’s themeless tasting menu is eclipsed by the FiDi restaurant’s other extravagances. Fortunately, you can always reserve a spot at Saga’s upstairs bar, Overstory, for the same 63rd floor view.

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