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Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

Savor farm-to-table northern Indian fare at Babu Ji, one of New York's Top 25 Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Where to Eat in NYC

Summer 2016

No matter what the weather may be, New York's dining scene always has the heat turned up. And this season proves that NYC is blooming with restaurants you just can't miss. From a bustling Italian spot in SoHo to buzzy Brooklyn boîtes, GAYOT has uncovered the 25 best restaurants in New York to visit right now. Here they are presented in alphabetical order.


Check out the current list of GAYOT's Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now 

American Cut Midtown
— Midtown East

Located in The Lombardy hotel, American Cut Midtown is similar to the original, with a few unique additions to the menu


LDV Hospitality and Marc Forgione opened a Midtown outpost of this downtown steakhouse that's just as meaty and satisfying as the original.



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Babu Ji
— East Village

“Unauthentic” butter chicken and anjeer kofta are a few of the offerings at Babu Ji


Excellent farm-to-table northern Indian in the East Village by way of Melbourne, Babu Ji has been a surprise hit since it opened in Summer 2015.

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Biang!
— East Village

Biang! specializes in the cuisine of Xi'an


A Flushing import, Biang! specializes in the cuisine of Xi'an. Expect excellent (and spicy) bowls of cumin-accented meaty fare.

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Café Altro Paradiso
— SoHo

Café Altro Paradiso, chef Ignacio Mattos' sophomore effort, is creative and classic Italian


Chef Ignacio Mattos' sophomore effort after Estela is creative and classic Italian in a buzzy and busy dining room in west SoHo.



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El Atoradero
— Brooklyn

El Atoradero serves up satisfying south-of-the-border fare in a diminutive and casual space


A popular Bronx import lands in Prospect Heights and immediately wows Brooklyn lovers of Mexican cuisine.

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Freud
— Greenwich Village

Freud by chef Eduard Frauneder brings a touch of vintage Viennese charm to Greenwich Village


Vintage Viennese fare from the people who brought you Edi & the Wolf.



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Houseman
— SoHo

Houseman serves up American comfort food with a few detours around the globe


This west SoHo spot serves up inspired American comfort food for the soul.



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Indian Accent
— Midtown West

Crispy seviyan with rice pudding and coconut jaggery ice cream is among the temptations at Indian Accent


One of the most acclaimed restaurants in India comes to the Big Apple.



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Kat & Theo
— Flatiron District

Kat & Theo is helmed by chef Paras Shah, who dished up fare at Per Se and elBulli


With a chef who logged time in the kitchens at The Fat Duck and elBulli, this Flatiron spot is a sure shot for a great meal.



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La Sirena
— Chelsea

Mario Batali and company have another hit on their hands with La Sirena


Batali and Bastianich have a hit in this sceney Italian eatery on the ground floor of The Maritime Hotel.



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La Chine
— Midtown East

If you've longed for a more modern, countrywide approach to Chinese cuisine, La Chine is the place for you


Haute Chinese fare fits the bill at this spot in The Waldorf Astoria New York.



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Le Coq Rico
— Gramercy Park

Alsatian chef Antoine Westermann has imported his rotisserie chicken restaurant Le Coq Rico to New York City


Chef Antoine Westermann wowed Paris with his excellent rotisserie chicken. Now he's doing the same in New York City.



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Lilia
— Brooklyn

At Lilia, chef Missy Robbins concocts excellent Italian fare, such as ricotta gnocchi


In Williamsburg, chef Missy Robbins quietly thrills the taste buds with her excellent Italian fare.

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Look
— Brooklyn

Look, the sister venue of Plant Love House, serves home-style Thai food


Home-style Thai fare by way of Queens, this Prospect Heights eatery is a fine place to tuck into a spicy bowl of noodles.

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The Lucky Bee
— Lower East Side

Savor farm-to-table pan-Asian fare at The Lucky Bee


Nab a table here for the farm-to-table pan-Asian fare from a former The Fat Radish chef and you'll feel very lucky indeed.

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Momofuku Nishi
— Chelsea

If the food of Seoul and Rome collided, it might taste something like what's served at Momofuku Nishi


David Chang could serve Asian-accented gruel and New Yorkers would line up. In this case, it's a Korean-Italian blend that has the fooderati waiting hours for a table at this Chelsea spot.

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Momosan Ramen & Sake
— Murray Hill

Tokyo Chicken ramen is one of the noodle soup options at Momosan Ramen & Sake


Chef Masaharu Morimoto turns out ramen at this Murray Hill spot.

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Ooviña
— Midtown West

Ooviña serves home-style pan-Latin fare with a twist from chef Giovanni Morales' Guatemalan family kitchen


Comforting and satisfying pan-Latin fare in Hell's Kitchen.

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Pasquale Jones
— NoLIta

Chef Ryan Hardy has another winning restaurant in Pasquale Jones


The second effort from Charlie Bird chef Ryan Hardy serves up winning pastas and pizzas.

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Perla cafe
— West Village

Gabe Stulman's Perla cafe offers the same well-executed Italian but now in a more intimate space


Gabe Stulman's popular Italian spot has some new digs in the West Village. Same well-executed Italian but now in a more intimate space.

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The Royal Munkey
— Murray Hill

The Royal Munkey serves up British-accented Indian fare


The downtown sister restaurant to The Drunken Munkey, this Murray Hill spot serves up British-accented Indian fare. And does it well.



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Studio Kraut
— Chelsea

Studio Kraut offers meaty dishes ranging from schnitzel to pork shank


Inspired Teutonic-accented dishes hit Chelsea. Come for the chicken schnitzel. Stay for the Black Forest cake.



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Syndicated
— Brooklyn

Chef Brett Macris is cooking up some serious American comfort food at Syndicated


Chef Brett Macris, formerly of Campanile in Los Angeles, is cooking up some serious American comfort food at this Bushwick cinema-turned-restaurant.

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Tapestry
— West Village

Tapestry offers global fare from chef Suvir Saran


Former Devi chef Suvir Saran blends the cuisines of India, Mexico and the Mediterranean.



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Té Company
— West Village

Té Company presents excellent oolong tea and beyond-your-average-tea-room bites


Enjoy excellent Taiwanese oolong tea and beyond-your-average-tea-room bites at this charming West Village spot.

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