Best New York, NY Restaurants

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    10. Contra

    Usually prix-fixe dinners can be a tad annoying, if for no other reason than their exorbitant costs. But at Contra in the Lower East Side, the prix-fixe is a welcomed surprise: a seasonally-focused, 5-course menu for...

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    9. Lafayette Grand Cafe & Bakery

    Lafayette - sister restaurant of other foodie faves, including The Dutch and Locanda Verde - serves up a killer breakfast spread, but it's their dinner that will have you writing home to mom. Served up in a...

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    8. Keen's Steakhouse

    Unless it's freakishly low, or ridiculously lofty, a restaurant's ceiling probably isn't the first thing that draws your attention. At Keen's, it'll be all you can look at - that is, until they bring your meal....

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    7. Momofuku Noodle Bar

    When Momofuku Noodle Bar opened in 2004, chef David Chang managed to convert a sea of hipsters and the people who love them over to the dark side (read: really, really good side). His weapon of choice? Pork buns....

    Photo courtesy of Momofuku
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    6. Little Owl

    Tucked at the corner of Bedford and Grove Streets in the West Village, this small eatery is the perfect place for a romantic date night rendezvous. Serving up winning Mediterranean fare, The Little Owl utilizes...

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    5. Betony

    Helmed by two former Eleven Madison Park alums, Betony earned its Michelin star in 2015. But lest you think that the restaurant caters to the corporate suit environment of its Midtown neighborhood, you'll be pleased...

    Photo courtesy of Betony
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    4. Jean Georges

    Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongrichten has a culinary empire that spans the globe, but his eponymous restaurant connected to the Upper West Side's Trump Hotel remains a gold standard for the chef's subtly...

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    3. Sushi Yasuda

    Upon entering Sushi Yasuda, one is immediately aware of the absence of art, decorations, or anything that might attract the eye. It is minimalist to the extreme with bamboo-plank walls and open spaces. This...

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    2. Black Tree

    The bar at Black Tree doesn't stock limes. It doesn't stock lemons or oranges either, and you can kiss the prospect of avocados goodbye. That's because the restaurant cultivates their cuisine by following a strict...

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    1. Eleven Madison Park

    Winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef, Daniel Humm creates innovative combinations to match the over-the-top opulence of Eleven Madison Park's dining room. Vaulted ceilings and wrought iron...

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