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9.5

Le Bernardin

Hannah Albertine
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9.3
Hannah Albertine
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9.1

La Mercerie

Carina Finn
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9.1

Frenchette

Kenny Yang
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9.0
Carina Finn

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NYC Review

Koloman

This Nomad restaurant serves decadent, inventive Viennese food with a French twist. Come hungry, and order at least two things from every section of the menu.

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9.0

NYC Review

Gallaghers Steakhouse

Gallaghers Steakhouse has been serving exceptionally good dry-aged meats in Times Square since the 1940s. It's one of the best classic steakhouse experiences in NYC.

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7.8

NYC Review

Meet the Meat

Meet the Meat is a steakhouse in Astoria known for having one of the few quality porterhouses in the city under $100.

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8.3

NYC Review

Le Gratin

This Daniel Boulud restaurant in FiDi will remind you why the chef became a celebrity in the first place: for cooking French food better than most people on this planet.

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9.1

NYC Review

La Mercerie

La Mercerie is a French café in Soho where you can eat excellent food and live out your Francophile fantasies.

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8.5

NYC Review

The Noortwyck

The Noortwyck is a stylish West Village restaurant that serves the kind of seasonally-driven menu you'll want to eat a few times throughout the year.

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8.1

NYC Review

Porter House

At this high-end steakhouse overlooking Central Park the food is just as impressive as the view.

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8.0

NYC Review

Al Coro

Al Coro is a fine-dining restaurant in Chelsea serving a seasonal Italian tasting menu. It isn't quite as inventive as we'd like, but the food is decadent and well-executed.

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NYC Guide

Where To Eat Fancy Vegetables

Whether you're planning a special dinner or just looking for a salad that isn't boring, here's where to get a nice vegetarian meal.

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NYC Review

Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Patsy's is a classic red sauce joint in Midtown that's been run by the Scognamillo family since 1944.

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NYC Guide

Where To Dress Up And Not Feel Stupid

If you're looking for a place to wear that sample sale piece sitting in the back of your closet, try one of these restaurants.

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NYC Review

Café Sabarsky

Café Sabarsky is a classic Viennese cafe in the Neue Galerie that will transport you straight to Europe.

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NYC Review

53

53 is a stylish modern Asian restaurant in Midtown from the Marea team, and it's one of your best options for an upscale dinner in the city.

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8.2

NYC Review

Taikun Sushi

Taikun is an eight-seat omakase bar on the Lower East Side that serves a 13-course dinner for $85.

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NYC Guide

Restaurants Where You Should Read The Dessert Menu First

These spots make our favorite desserts in NYC, so we recommend considering the sweet stuff first.

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NYC Review

Le Rock

This brasserie from the Frenchette team makes a visit to Rockefeller Center worth it even when there isn't a very tall tree on display.

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NYC Review

Kono

Kono is a yakitori spot in Chinatown that's dedicated to using every part of the chicken.

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8.8

NYC Review

L'Abeille

L'Abeille is a Japanese-French restaurant in Tribeca that will remind you that tasting menus can be special.

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NYC Review

HAGS

HAGS is a queer-owned restaurant in the East Village that's redefining the idea of fine dining.

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8.5

NYC Review

Marea

Marea in Midtown makes some of the best pasta in NYC. You must order the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.