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Maysville | Flatiron District

Maysville restaurant in the Flatiron District

The Best New York Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Summer is a great time to be in New York City, especially for anyone intent on eating well. Patios open up for all-day dining, outdoor rooftop lounges offer sweeping views of the city at night and there always seems to be an endless variety of new restaurants to enjoy. This summer, choose to experience Mediterranean flavors from a celebrity chef, tasting menus at a grocery store in Brooklyn or searingly spicy Thai food from a dingy restaurant in Red Hook. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants in New York City to eat at, right now.

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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.


AldeaFlatiron District

Aldea | Flatiron District

It takes a village: Aldea brings avant-garde Portuguese cuisine to Manhattan.

Recommended dish: Roast pork belly with littleneck clams, vegetable pickles and baby fingerling potatoes.

Review and rating of Aldea restaurant in the Flatiron District.



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AlderEast Village

Alder | East Village

Chef Wylie Dufresne’s casual (but no less creative) “tavern” in the East Village.

Recommended dish: Handmade rye pasta.

Review and rating of Alder restaurant in the East Village.



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All’ondaUnion Square

All'onda | Union Square

Accessible yet elevated Italian fare near Union Square.

Recommended dish: Bucatini with sea urchin.

Review and rating of All’onda restaurant in Union Square.



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AnnisaGreenwich Village

Annisa | Greenwich Village

The minimalist décor belies bold, adventurous tastes.

Recommended dish: Grilled Australian lamb with Szechuan peppercorns.

Review and rating of Annisa restaurant in Greenwich Village.



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BetonyMidtown West

Betony | Midtown West

Eleven Madison Park alums take the show to Midtown.

Recommended dish: Grilled short rib with artichoke and lovage.

Review and rating of Betony restaurant in Midtown West.



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  1. I need an upscale restaurant for Thanksgiving day dinner 11-27 5:30pm reservation but not turkey please… any suggestions we are going to the a musical 8:00 pm curtain.
    Thank you
    Sahron Hall 310 821-9736

    Comment by Sharon — September 4, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

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