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

Alice's Arbor
Farm-to-table fare in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Accessible yet elevated Italian fare near Union Square.

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 Primi
Italian restaurant smack in the center of downtown Manhattan's hot-spot, the Bowery.

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

Dave Pasternack's downtown homage to the fruits of the sea.

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.

Eleven Madison Park alums take the show to Midtown.

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
It's all about the chicken and sparkling wine at this Lower East Side spot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chapter One
Elegant American fare on the West Village's Greenwich Avenue.

Charlie Bird
Foodies and scenesters will have a happy meeting of the minds at this SoHo hot-spot.

Charlie Palmer Steak
Charlie Palmer Steak offers 11 steak options.

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

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

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

The Clam
Clam and seafood themed-restaurant from the folks who brought you Market Table.

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

Concord Hill
Solid vegetable and meaty fare in Williamsburg.

Non-traditional Mexican cuisine from chef Enrique Olvera in the Flatiron District.

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.

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
OPENING IN 2015 --- Dominique Ansel is coming to the West 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.

Pasta trumps the pizza at this popular Clinton Hill spot.

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.

French-inspired Mexican bistro on the Upper East Side.

Inventive New American fare puts Greenpoint on the culinary map.

Simple and straight-up Spanish cuisine on the trendy Bowery.

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

Fogo de Chao
A Brazilian temple of all things meat in Midtown.

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.

OPENING TBA --- Fried chicken and fried chicken sandwiches from David Chang.

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

Fung Tu
Chinese-American fare on the Chinatown/Lower East Side border.

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 restaurant from celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

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.

Hawker Bar
Hawker Bar’s menu will take you back to the steamy streets of Southeast Asia.

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 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.

Farm-to-table American restaurant 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.

OPENING SPRING 2015 --- Jams, the California cuisine restaurant redux, at 1 Hotel Central Park.

Gramercy Park restaurant offering Tex-Mex fare.

Filipino gastropub serving intriguingly hearty and spicy fare.

Chef Shaun Hergatt helms Juni in the Hotel Chandler.

Laotian cuisine stirs up TriBeCa.

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

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 Dame de Pic
OPENING IN 2015 --- Chef Anne-Sophie Pic in the Big Apple.

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.

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 IN 2015 --- 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.

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

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

OPENING MARCH 30, 2015 --- Cocktail-centric East Village spot with noshes like bacon and fig jam toast.

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

The Marshal
Tiny Hell’s Kitchen spot features New York farm-to-table dining.

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.

Monarch Rooftop Lounge
Manhattan views complemented by satisfying drinks and food at this rooftop lounge.

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.

North River
Classic American comfort food done right.

Obica Mozzarella Bar
There’s more than just mozzarella at Obica's second New York outpost.

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.

100 Montaditos
Iberian-inspired, tapas-size sandwiches in Greenwich Village.

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.

Park Kitchen
New York-centric cocktails and classic American comfort food are the stars of the show at this Midtown eatery.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Reserve Cut
An upscale kosher steakhouse inside The Setai Wall Street.

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

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

Let your taste buds travel around Asia without leaving Midtown.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Susanna Pizzeria
Northern Italian-style pizzas on Bleecker Street.

Sushi Nakazawa
Even if you didn't see the hit documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," you'll still want to eat at this West Village sushi spot.

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

Taqueria Diana
Mountainous nachos to satiate any Southern California expat.

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.

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.

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

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

Unidentified Flying Chickens
A Korean chicken spot from Queens clucks its way into the East Village.

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

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

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.

Harlem’s wine-centric global cuisine in a modern-chic room.

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

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

Whiskey Soda Lounge NY
Thai "drinking" cuisine and Thai-themed cocktails at this lounge and eatery.

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

White Street
American fare with global influences from chef Floyd Cardoz.

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

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.

Madison Avenue outpost of the clubby London spot offering Japanese-centered dishes and sushi.

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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