To write a list about the ten best restaurants in New York City is to call upon yourself a certain sense of doom and gloom. For one, there are so many to wade through, and then to choose from - think for a moment of every small patisserie hidden down an alleyway to the sprawling dining rooms that stand guard over Central Park. And then there's the personal opinion of every New Yorker and visitor - each with their own favorite fare and neighborhood gem.
Now that we've all agreed it's fully impossible to write a list of the ten best restaurants in New York City, let's get down to business presenting you with a list of contenders for best restaurant. By no means is this list comprehensive, but it does offer a glimpse into New York's culinary greatness. From obvious front runners like Eleven Madison Park and Jean-Georges, to rough-and-tumble shops packed with character like Black Tree, we're willing to bet that these restaurants will leave you supremely satisfied no matter their price point, location or crowd.
Below, we take a look at ten of the best New York City restaurants and break down exactly why you should add them to your list of musts on your visit to the Big Apple.
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