The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
TanoreenTanoreen
8.5
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Middle Eastern | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
8.5
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
ProspectProspect
8.4
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Contemporary American | Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Shalom JapanShalom Japan
8.4
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Creative Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
MeadowsweetMeadowsweet
8.4
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The FinchThe Finch
8.3
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Contemporary American | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Buttermilk ChannelButtermilk Channel
8.2
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Chez Ma TanteChez Ma Tante
8.2
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Contemporary British | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prime MeatsPrime Meats
8.1
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Gran ElectricaGran Electrica
8.1
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Mexican | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Maison PremiereMaison Premiere
8
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Seafood | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
ColonieColonie
8
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Contemporary American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
AnellaAnella
7.9
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Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
TaldeTalde
7.8
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Asian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Best American Restaurants in Brooklyn

River CafeRiver Cafe
(7206)
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American | DUMBO / Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
NormanNorman
(80)
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American | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
(676)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Henry's EndHenry's End
(675)
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American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
MeadowsweetMeadowsweet
(627)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Buttermilk ChannelButtermilk Channel
(602)
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Cebu Bar & BistroCebu Bar & Bistro
(259)
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American | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Best Italian Restaurants in Brooklyn

Locanda Vini e OliiLocanda Vini e Olii
(625)
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Italian | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Michael's of BrooklynMichael's of Brooklyn
(263)
$$$$
Italian | Midwood, Brooklyn
Have & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucinaHave & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucina
(82)
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Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Naked DogNaked Dog
(217)
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Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
BaranoBarano
(291)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
D.O.C. Wine BarD.O.C. Wine Bar
(66)
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Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
MariellaMariella
(64)
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Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn
Aurora - WilliamsburgAurora - Williamsburg
(422)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
LeucaLeuca
(619)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
(1047)
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
200
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
109
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
475
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5797
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1299
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
676
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
609
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
MareaMarea
7121
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1993
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2110
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5797
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2230
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
638
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7807
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1298
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6416
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5167
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2232
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4039
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1134
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
482
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
150
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2346
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Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3953
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
403
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4783
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1324
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
4039
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7807
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2110
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4783
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
319
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5167
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2230
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11766
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
989
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
609
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1169
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
396
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1324
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4424
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6177
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5064
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1634
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8783
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6850
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8914
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1177
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4860
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11766
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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Chela Modern MexicanChela Modern Mexican
133 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Found this place by accident while browsing on my phone. I've eaten at many Mexican/Latin inspired resto before but Chela have me and my husband excited and anxious(in a good way) on what this place has to offer. Mike our server and like he is the face of Chela made you feel like you are a part of the family. He is very knowledgeable on the items on the menu, very articulate and excellent communication skills. While the food takes time to be prepared, Mike made sure to check on us and assure us that we are not forgotten 😀. We will definitely return to try the other food on the menu. More

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No. 7No. 7
178 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Excellent food and friendlu service. Highly recommended. More

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Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
1047 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Loved everything about this place!! Perfect ambience. Food was delicious. More

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Libertador BrooklynLibertador Brooklyn
73 reviews
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Steakhouse | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Good Steak good service Nice selection of wine and best service We back for more steak and wine thank gio More

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Stone Park CafeStone Park Cafe
764 reviews
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Contemporary American | Park Slope, Brooklyn

As always, an excellent meal at a warm and friendly place. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Brooklyn

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Speedy Romeo - BrooklynSpeedy Romeo - Brooklyn
103 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Bedford / Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

The food is really great but the prices are a bit high for the area. More

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Brasserie SeoulBrasserie Seoul
51 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

I loved everything about my time and meal at Brasserie Seoul. The happy hour is one of the best i've been to in Brooklyn. I ordered off the special menu, the duck which was cooked to perfection. I was happy to hear that the special menu changes weekly so I can come back and keep trying new dishes. I would recommend to anyone who is sick of eating the same food all the time. This place has fresh, fun, interesting dishes for all food loving people to try! More

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Cecconi's DumboCecconi's Dumbo
1031 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary Italian | DUMBO / Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Great view of Brooklyn Bridge and water. Food was perfect. Service a little slow More

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The Mermaid Inn East VillageThe Mermaid Inn East Village
1506 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | East Village, Manhattan

The service was great and the food was amazing. I would definitely come back here again. More

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Baker & coBaker & co
278 reviews
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan

Nice ambiance to meet friends and talk over a good meal. I ordered the Italian Eggs Benedicts and paired with the seasonal Apple cider mimosa. Fantastic! The staff was attentive and friendly. Overall, we really enjoy the experience. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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Chiko1. Chiko
14 reviews
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French / Japanese | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The set menu format merges different cousines along a fundamental Japanese core of superbly crafted and innovative courses. More

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Bordeaux2. Bordeaux
38 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midwood, Brooklyn

Great great service, food and atmosphere. Went out with my souse and had an AMAZING time!!!! Would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy a night out! More

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LBK3. LBK
5 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Nice and cozy. Drink was really good. Pizza was very nice. Dessert was heaven. More

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Sushi Lin4. Sushi Lin
33 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Sushi Lin was delicious and creative! They served traditional pieces that were melt in your mouth and new items that I had never seen together before. Food and value wise--this place is outstanding. More

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Michael's of Brooklyn5. Michael's of Brooklyn
263 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Midwood, Brooklyn

The best quality food ever experienced very nice will return More

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New to OpenTable

Brooklyn restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Diwan Grill Indian CuisineDiwan Grill Indian Cuisine
$$$$
Indian | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Welcome to Diwan Grill!
The "DIWAN" is ancient word from Middle East which is used for a honour or honorary position in government. In Ancient India Mughal Empire introduced "Diwan" initially refers to a chief revenue officer and later special hall or dinning place where audience gather for meetings and dinnings. Mughals distinguished Diwan into Diwan-e-am and Diwan-e-Khas depending on gathering. Mughal kitchens gave a number of delicious recipes which are world famous and mouth watering like Mughalai Chicken & Kormas. During British rule in India Mughalai recipes blended with different spices which led to vindaloos, jalfrezi, Balti etc. British took all these ancient recipes to whole world. Diwan Grill is introducing the same ethnicity from Mughal kitchens with the fusion of British curries, different flavours of spices from other parts of India and with specialty of Grill work in New York.More

OtisOtis
$$$$
American | Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Patsy's of Bay RidgePatsy's of Bay Ridge
$$$$
Pizzeria | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

WE ARE LEGEND Patsy's Pizzeria, one of the oldest pizzerias in America, was first opened in NYC in 1933 by newlywed immigrants Pasquale “Patsy” and Carmella Lancieri. Patsy's Pizzeria quickly established itself as a legendary, southern-Italian, old-fashioned neighborhood eatery. Almost immediately, Patsy Lancieri's pizza and atmosphere began attracting many famous personalities, including luminaries like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett, who became regulars. In addition, its uptown location made it convenient for the Yankees. Phil Rizzutto, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra were all frequent customers.More

Pizza D'AmorePizza D'Amore
$$$$
Italian | Mill Basin, Brooklyn

Pizza D'Amore, located in Brooklyn, NY has 3 convenient locations that serve delicious pizza and authentic Italian food. Our vast menu has something for everyone, and our food is made with the freshest ingredients to ensure every dining experience is of the highest quality. Looking to host your next party or event? Ask about our available party rooms at our Mill Basin and Avenue U locations. We also have a full off-site catering menu to help your next event is one for the books. More

Suite 704Suite 704
$$$$
Caribbean | Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Welcome to Suite 704! A new up scale restaurant in Brooklyn with Caribbean Inspired Cuisine.More