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Akbar Palace
Authentic Indian food in Midtown West.

Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
A wine bar overseen by Le Bernardin sommelier Aldo Sohm.

Accessible yet elevated Italian fare near Union Square.

Alta Linea
Seasonal Italian restaurant on the terrace of The High Line Hotel in Chelsea.

Contemporary TriBeCa Mexican restaurant offering elevated versions of south-of-the-border classics.

Authentic noodle shop and restaurant in Koreatown.

Arlington Club
Steak and sushi mash-up from the people behind Tao and Lavo.

Asia de Cuba
Asia de Cuba serves updated takes on Asian-Latin dishes in NoHo.

Au Za'atar
Winning Middle Eastern fare deep in the East Village.

French and Italian cuisine from chef Craig Hopson.

The Back Room at One57
A pristine dining room and subtle, seamless service define this elegant New American restaurant overlooking Carnegie Hall.

Baker & Co.
Simple but impressive Italian fare from the people who brought you Emporio.

Bar Bolonat
The cuisine of the Jewish diaspora in the Middle East, all in one West Village spot.

Bar Bordeaux
Wines from Bordeaux define this clandestine wine bar in The Carlton Hotel.

Bar Sardine
Diminutive, like a can of sardines (get it?), but with inspiring cocktails and snacks.

Bassanova Ramen
Tokyo-based ramen outlet is a satisfying slurp of noodles and broth.

Markus Glocker's comfortable fine dining in TriBeCa.

Great cocktails and small plates to go along with movies screening on the exposed brick walls.

Beer & Buns
The name says it all at this casual burger-happy restaurant.

Above-average Indian specialties hailing from the top to the bottom of the subcontinent.

Big Smoke Burger
A Canadian burger joint brings the quality beef (and the poutine) to Manhattan.

Bill's Food & Drink
Chef John DeLucie treats Crown and Lion fans in Midtown.

Birds & Bubbles
Sarah Simmons' Southern comforts on the Lower East Side.

Black Barn
A farm-to-table spot with a slight Italian accent.

Black Crescent
Cocktails and fresh raw seafood are the main events at this Lower East Side lounge and bar.

Black Seed Bagels
Montreal's finest bagels in the Big Apple.

Bluestone Lane
Bluestone Lane brings an Australian coffeehouse vibe to the Upper East Side.

Bombay Duck Co.
Bombay street food in a diminutive and narrow Greenwich Village space.

Boulton & Watt
A handsome gastropub anchored on the East Village and Lower East Side border.

Bourdain Market
OPENING IN 2017 --- Anthony Bourdain's food hall will boast more than 100 food retailers.

Billing itself as a "Vietnamese gastropub," this Park Slope spot serves up Southeast Asian flavors and robust cocktails.

Broken Spoke Rotisserie
Broken Spoke Rotisserie features a rotating spit crammed with Amish chicken, heritage breed pork and other meats.

Experimental but satisfying thick-crust pizza rocks the East Village.

BTH (By the Hudson)
A room with a view at this Harlem-meets-the-Hudson eatery.

Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo recalls a neighborhood trattoria, only this eatery is located on the third floor and right on Times Square.

Bunker Vietnamese
This Vietnamese eatery exemplifies the idea that street food need not be elevated to be first-rate.

Burger Joint
Midtown's best burger comes to Greenwich Village.

Vegan restaurant in Greenwich Village from chef Chloe Coscarelli.

Cafe Clover
Health-conscious, seasonal fare in Greenwich Village.

Cafe El Presidente
It's tacos galore at this Flatiron District sibling of NoLIta's Tacombi.

Cafe Hong Kong
Miles away --- geographically and in quality --- from fine Cantonese fare.

Cafe Standard
The Standard goes east for some all-day see-and-be-scene dining action.

Cafe Tallulah
A French bistro with turn-of-the-century bohemian flavor.

The Cecil
Satisfying and fun African fusion cuisine lands in Harlem.

Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano
Chazz Palminteri's homage to the Italian-American kitchen.

Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE
The menu at Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE changes periodically to feature dishes from the publication's Best New Chefs.

Cherche Midi
This delightful brasserie’s appellation recalls a street on the Left Bank.

A luxe Gallic bistro blossoms in the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York.

Chez Amina
West African, Spanish and American dishes in the Bronx.

Chiang Mai
Spicy northern Thai fare in Red Hook.

This New York City Chick-fil-A location is the country's largest.

China Blue
Chinese restaurant in TriBeCa is a quiet and elegant throwback to old Shanghai.

Chomp Chomp
Singapore street food from chef Simpson Wong in the West Village.

This Greenwich Village restaurant features the cuisine of Provence with hints of North Africa.

The Clocktower
British chef Jason Atherton's Big Apple debut, situated in an actual clock tower.

Concord Hill
Solid vegetable and meaty fare in Williamsburg.

Michael White goes steak-centric at this SoHo restaurant.

The Counter
Custom-built burgers and casual dining in Times Square.

Cow & Clover
Fire-roasted delights on the Williamsburg waterfront.

Crimson & Rye
Charlie Palmer's casual restaurant offers hearty fare paired with cocktails dominated by rye whiskey.

OPENING IN 2016 --- Wolfgang Puck will bring his CUT steakhouse to downtown Manhattan.

Simple but inspired Japanese tavern fare in TriBeCa.

Peking duck stars at this small West Village restaurant.

Dirt Candy
Lower East Side incarnation of chef Amanda Cohen’s vegetarian restaurant.

Dirty French
Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, the trio that brought Carbone and Parm to the culinary scene, step out into French territory.

Dominique Ansel Kitchen
Dominique Ansel bakery/eatery offering morning and afternoon fare in the West Village.

Dominique Bistro
Gallic eatery in Greenwich Village.

Tapas and pintxos complemented by plenty of sherry and Basque country wines.

The Drunken Munkey
The British Raj and the Big Apple meet on the Upper East Side.

Duet Brasserie
A French-American bistro hits a high note in the West Village.

The East Pole
Farm-to-table cuisine and an extensive wine list on the Upper East Side.

El Colmado Butchery
Meatpacking District spot offering cheese, charcuterie and tapas.

El Comedor at El Quinto Pino
A spin-off of Alex Raij's tiny, popular tapas joint in Chelsea.

El Vez
Festive and fun, this downtown Mexican restaurant offers potent cocktails and affordable fare.

Comfort food meets haute cuisine, and East meets West at this Flatiron restaurant.

Eli's Table
Porchetta sliders, pastas and more inside the gourmet food shop Eli's Manhattan.

Empellon al Pastor
Alex Stupak’s East Village taqueria highlights slow-roasted pineapple-studded pork.

Empire Steak House
Old-school steakhouse serving quality dry-aged meat and robust cocktails.

Inventive New American fare puts Greenpoint on the culinary map.

An oasis of farm-friendly fare in Bushwick.

The Federal Bar
Gastropub fare and local craft beers in Brooklyn.

Gastropub offering a range of the namesake flights in the York Avenue neighborhood.

The Folly
SoHo gastropub serving seafood, rum cocktails and craft beers.

Foragers City Table
Locavore cuisine in a Chelsea market-bistro venture.

Formerly Crow's
Better-than-average burgers on a sedate Greenwich Village block.

Fort Gansevoort
Some serious barbecue in an unexpected Meatpacking District spot.

The Four Horsemen
Hipsters, wine lovers and LCD Soundsystem fans converge at this Williamsburg wine bar.

Chicken sandwich spot in the East Village from David Chang.

This is no mere Fuku; it's Fuku+ with an expanded menu.

Japanese tavern in Greenwich Village turning out good, hearty fare.

Gabriel Kreuther
Gabriel Kreuther’s Alsatian artistry resurfaces at his eponymous Midtown restaurant.

The Gander
Comfort food and a long wine list at this Flatiron District restaurant.

Gansevoort Market
Expect over 20 stands offering artisanal and local fare at this Meatpacking District food mecca.

A Mediterranean-meets-Latin American menu in the West Village.

A Mediterranean restaurant from celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Gina Mexicana
All the usual Mexican dishes and a broad selection of tequilas on the Upper East Side.

The Gorbals
The cross-cultural cuisine of chef Ilan Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Gran Morsi
Modern Italian trattoria with small and shared plates in TriBeCa.

GRK Fresh Greek
Quick-service Greek eatery in Midtown East.

Upscale Indian in the midst of “Curry Hill.”

Han Dynasty
Sichuan fare on the Upper West Side.

The Happiest Hour
A lively cocktail bar with burgers that rival the beverages.

The Heyward
Raw bar offerings and Southern fare in Brooklyn.

Hill Country Brooklyn
Texas' Hill Country invades Brooklyn with tender, unctuous meat and bourbon cocktails.

A (loud) Mexican fiesta in the West Village.

Hudson Cafe
Sandwiches by day and Mediterranean by night at this Gallic-flavored West Village café.

East Village restaurant with a menu that explores the Basque region of Spain.

Humboldt & Jackson
Elevated and fun bar snacks and beer in residential Williamsburg.

Healthy, seasonal and satisfying fare in the Flatiron District.

Green market-to-table American and Italian fare in the W New York - Union Square.

Ivan Ramen
An American ramen master sets up shop on the Lower East Side.

Restaurant and bar serving up intriguing variations on classic pub grub.

Jack's Wife Freda
Bright and cheery Greenwich Village spot serving feel-good fare.

Jonathan Waxman's revival of his popular '80s restaurant.

A little piece of the Lone Star State in Gramercy Park.

Filipino gastropub serving intriguingly hearty and spicy fare.

J.G. Melon
Pair a burger with fries and a pint of beer for a classic American meal in the Village.

Kat & Theo
American fare with Mediterranean influences in the Flatiron District.

Laotian cuisine stirs up TriBeCa.

Kiin Thai Eatery
Somtum Der's sibling Thai eatery for the NYU set.

Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden
Prime Brooklyn spot for elevated Asian dishes, beer and a view of the city.

King Noodle
Food designed to trip out your palate in Bushwick.

An all-day diner-like restaurant from Marc Murphy.

KOA Restaurant
Chinese fare with a Japanese accent in the Flatiron District.

Japanese fast food that focuses on healthfulness and fresh ingredients.

Korean-Mexican mash-up fare hits the East Village.

La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Gallic wine and snacks on Centre Street.

La Gamelle
A classic French bistro on the Bowery.

La Gringa Taqueria
Decent and casual taqueria fare in the heart of the West Village.

La Loteria
Modern Mexican fare (and other Latin American delights) is the star at this West Village spot.

La Panineria
An Italian sandwich shop that packs plenty of flavor between the bread.

La Pecora Bianca
Affordable Italian restaurant in the NoMad neighborhood.

Lan Larb SoHo
So-so regional Thai cuisine in SoHo with incendiary dishes.

Lao Dong Bei
Off-the-radar Dong Bei cuisine in Flushing's Chinatown.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
OPENING TBA --- Chef Joël Robuchon is bringing his eponymous restaurant to Battery Park City.

Le Philosophe
Unpretentious French fare on an architecturally distinguished Manhattan block.

Le Pif
“Bar a vin” on the Upper West Side that takes its vintages and cuisine seriously.

Le Village
East Village French bistro pleases all with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and meat options.

Little Park
Andrew Carmellini's hyper-local gem at the Smyth Tribeca.

Little Prince
Chef Paul Denamiel's chic yet cozy SoHo bistro.

Louie and Chan
Italian cuisine is served amid stylish environs in Chinatown.

H.P. Lovecraft-inspired steampunk theme bar and restaurant with a well-executed New American menu.

Lumpia Shack
Filipino comfort food in a super-casual West Village environment.

A rustic-chic beer-centric Portuguese tavern shines in Chelsea.

LYFE Kitchen
This chain offers fast, healthful, nourishing fare, with no dish containing more than 600 calories.

Cocktail-centric East Village spot with noshes like bacon and fig jam toast.

Italian waterfront dining in Long Island City.

Maison Kayser
The West Village outpost of the famed Parisian bakery.

Mango Mango
Not your traditional fruit salad: healthful, fresh treats in Chinatown.

Roman-style pizzas from Danny Meyer and chef Nick Anderer in the NoMad neighborhood.

Mastro's Steakhouse
Mastro's Steakhouse chain heads to Manhattan.

Mayhem & Stout
Artisanal sandwiches with a slew of slaws and creative sauces.

Farm-inspired dining in Williamsburg.

Mighty Quinn's
Quality barbecued meat and all the fixings in the West Village.

Mirage Kitchen
Decent Middle Eastern street fare smack in the middle of the West Village.

Mission Cantina
A Mission Chinese Food spin-off that makes a run for the border.

Mission Chinese Food
Danny Bowien's NYC branch of Mission Chinese Food 2.0.

The Monarch Room
American brasserie fare offered in a dramatic 1930s-style converted warehouse in fashionable Chelsea.

Mu Ramen
Ramen spot in Long Island City from chef-owner Joshua Smookler.

Mulino a Vino
Chef Davide Scabin imports his innovative Italian cuisine to the Big Apple.

Vegetable-centric East Village oasis from Dovetail's John Fraser.

A Gallic-accented, seafood-leaning SoHo spot.

Greek fare that will take you beyond the island of Manhattan.

The NoMad Bar
An instant classic, the bar from Daniel Humm and Will Guidara is a cocktail lover's living room.

NoMo Bar
NoMo Bar mixes Old Shanghai style with modern design.

NoMo Restaurant
Italian fare in an airy greenhouse setting in SoHo.

North River
Classic American comfort food done right.

Num Pang
Southeast Asian-style sandwiches on the go in the Financial District.

Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime in New York serves seafood in an elegant atmosphere.

Old School Brooklyn
Ignore the name and pay attention to what's on the plate and you'll leave this Carroll Gardens eatery happy.

Old Tbilisi Garden
Comforting Georgian fare in a cozy Greenwich Village space.

The diversity of Japanese cuisine is on display at this Village restaurant.

Otto's Tacos
Above-average tacos highlighted by made-on-the-spot tortillas.

Otto's Tacos
Diminutive space but delightful fare at this East Village taco shop.

Italian fare including pastas and sandwiches at the Upper West Side branch of the NoLIta original.

Pasar Malam
This Williamsburg restaurant will transport you to a Malaysian night market.

The Pavilion
American cuisine at an open-air restaurant in Union Square.

The Peacock
Yes, so British but modern British.

Pies 'n' Thighs
Chicken that's finger lickin' good and pies that will tempt any sweet tooth.

Refined West Village Italian with a subtle Korean kick.

The Polo Bar
Be famous or a serious mover-and-shaker to gain entry to Ralph Lauren's popular equine-themed restaurant.

Cocktail bar and nibbles to match from Danny Meyer in Chelsea.

Authentic and toothsome Neapolitan pies in Chelsea from an all-star cast.

Pye Boat Noodle Restaurant
The comfort fare and street food of Thailand in Astoria.

OPENING IN 2015 --- This experimental Philadelphia burger joint will set up shop in New York City.

Quality Eats
OPENING IN 2015 --- Steakhouse and grill fare in the West Village.

Queen of the Night
A dinner theater extravaganza in Midtown West.

Rainbow Room
The legendary Rainbow Room is a must-see, but it’s only open on a limited basis.

Ramen Thukpa
New York's only Japanese/Tibetan restaurant.

The flavors of Malaysia and Singapore come to Greenwich Village.

Modern seasonal fare with a Gallic twist on the Bowery.

Red Gravy
It's not all "red gravy" at this popular Brooklyn Heights eatery.

The Ribbon
Brasserie-bar from the Blue Ribbon team heats up the Upper West Side.

Ristorante Morini
Chef Michael White goes way uptown with this upscale Italian eatery.

Rocco Steakhouse
A mecca of meat slings juicy steaks in Murray Hill.

Corner spot in the East Village for straightforward Mexican fare and strong margaritas.

Russ & Daughters Cafe
From a Lower East Side deli institution springs a restaurant.

Let your taste buds travel around Asia without leaving Midtown.

Kitsch cuisine in a chic atmosphere at this SoHo spot.

Salt + Charcoal
The oak-fired robata grill is the star of the show at this Japanese spot in Williamsburg.

Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi bring the Italian seashore to the High Line.

Saul Restaurant + Bar
Contemporary American cuisine from chef Saul Bolton.

A healthier choice for Indian fare on the Upper West Side.

The Seafire Grill
The name tells the story: expect a seafood heavy dining experience at this Midtown restaurant.

Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop fame looks to the sea at this light and airy eatery.

Selamat Pagi
Balinese cuisine without the resort fees or the jet lag.

Sembrado en Nueva York
Tasty tacos at this Mexico City-style restaurant in the East Village.

Service Station
Giulio Adriani brings his Neapolitan pies to the Upper East Side.

Italian restaurant in the SIXTY SoHo hotel.

Shu Han Ju
Decent albeit insanely spicy Sichuan food in Greenwich Village.

Shuko presents multi-course menus of sushi and composed dishes.

You'll get smashed, and by that we mean you'll eat well at Manhattan's first Smashburger.

Soju Haus
Equal parts lively and chic, this K-Town restaurant offers soju and Korean soul food.

Song' E Napule
Salt-of-the-earth pizza and pasta dishes from Naples in Greenwich Village.

St. Cloud
Charlie Palmer spot for drinks and small bites in Times Square’s The Knickerbocker Hotel.

Stella 34 Trattoria
Authentic Neapolitan pizzas and classic pasta dishes for the shopping-weary diner.

Streetbird Rotisserie
Marcus Samuelsson’s chicken joint brings the party to Harlem.

Sugar and Plumm
Upper West Side eatery-candy store hybrid.

Superiority Burger
A veggie burger unlike any you may have tasted at this East Village spot from chef Brooks Headley.

Susanna Pizzeria
Northern Italian-style pizzas on Bleecker Street.

Tacos, Yucatan specialties and Mexican beer rule at this spot occupying the corner of Bleecker and Cornelia Streets.

Tacos Morelos
A legendary Queens taco cart sprouts up in the East Village.

Taqueria Diana
Mountainous nachos to satiate any Southern California expat.

Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird
Hidden fowl-centric gem on a residential street in Harlem.

Tavern on the Green
A glamorous legend in the green shadows of Central Park.

Elevated Mediterranean fare on the Upper West Side.

Texas de Brazil
Upscale Brazilian steakhouse in Midtown East.

Tijuana Picnic
A Mexican-Chinese mash-up on the Lower East Side.

Tikka Indian Grill
Williamsburg spot for Indian food executed in a traditional yet elevated manner.

Modern Israeli cuisine on eccentric St. Marks Place.

The flavors of northern Italy say "ciao" to diners at Torino.

Spain and the Meatpacking District/West Chelsea collide to create a trendy atmosphere and a big tapas menu.

Tres Carnes
Texas and Mexico unite in Chelsea for meaty burritos and tacos.

Elevated American/fusion fare in the way-east East Village.

212 Steakhouse
A Midtown meat-centric spot with an emphasis on Kobe beef.

Umami Burger
An LA burger favorite lands in the Big Apple.

Union Bar & Kitchen
Seafood-accented eatery in west SoHo.

Danny Meyer's restaurant at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District is a work of culinary art.

Stephen Starr and Justin Smillie combine forces and talents to bring you this special spot.

The Upsider
Hearty comfort food and chic retro décor collide at this Midtown East spot.

Celebrate the culinary eclecticism of New York City, just off bustling Times Square.

Vacca Grill & Lounge
Mostly pan-Latin food and potent cocktails in art-filled environs.

Michael White goes Gallic at this Upper East Side brasserie.

Via Carota
Two West Village chefs join forces to form one solid Italian restaurant.

Fast but healthy, quality Southeast Asian fare make this West Village eatery a winner.

Village Prime
An Uptown steakhouse for Downtown denizens.

Great cocktails and refined meaty delights define this diminutive West Village restaurant.

A vegetarian, cider-centric restaurant on the Lower East Side.

The Wayfarer
The Wayfarer travels land and sea to bring homey cuisine to Midtown diners.

White Oak Tavern
A sophisticated but casual tavern for the NYU set.

Whitman & Bloom
This gastropub-like establishment livens up Murray Hill with good cocktails and grub.

This 45-seat, Lower East Side eatery offers an inventive and evolving menu.

The Writing Room
There's a lot more eating and cavorting than writing going on at the former Elaine’s on the Upper East Side.

Yakiniku Futago
The first New York location for the Japanese-style BBQ restaurant.

Rainer Becker's haute unconventional take on the classic izakaya lives up to its lofty Madison Avenue address.

ZZ's Clam Bar
Raw fish and creative cocktails from chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone in a mini Greenwich Village space.


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