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

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River CafeRiver Cafe
(7095)
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American | DUMBO / Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
NormanNorman
(75)
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American | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
(617)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
DenizenDenizen
(53)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Henry's EndHenry's End
(642)
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American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
MeadowsweetMeadowsweet
(596)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Prime MeatsPrime Meats
(297)
$$$$
American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Buttermilk ChannelButtermilk Channel
(577)
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Cebu Bar & BistroCebu Bar & Bistro
(251)
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American | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Best Italian Restaurants in Brooklyn

Locanda Vini e OliiLocanda Vini e Olii
(601)
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Italian | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Michael's of BrooklynMichael's of Brooklyn
(247)
$$$$
Italian | Midwood, Brooklyn
Have & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucinaHave & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucina
(67)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Naked DogNaked Dog
(209)
$$$$
Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
BaranoBarano
(268)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
D.O.C. Wine BarD.O.C. Wine Bar
(59)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
MariellaMariella
(57)
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn
Aurora - WilliamsburgAurora - Williamsburg
(406)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
LeucaLeuca
(575)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
SocialeSociale
(431)
$$$$
Italian | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
(1021)
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

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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
167
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
586
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
101
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
416
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5530
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5348
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1264
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
617
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
579
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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
7022
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1911
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1921
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5530
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2122
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
577
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7650
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1185
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6280
$$$$
Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5057
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2187
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3955
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1082
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
406
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
127
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2273
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3897
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
371
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4634
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1243
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
MaialinoMaialino
3955
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7650
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
1921
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4634
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
278
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5057
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2122
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11521
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
975
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
579
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1128
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
361
$$$$
Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1243
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
188
$$$$
Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
$$$$
Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4353
$$$$
Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6077
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
4970
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1584
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8774
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6640
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8823
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1141
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4730
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11521
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

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

Took my wife there for our 10 year wedding anniversary and when I made the reservation I put that information in the comments. I did not expect anything to happen but once we sat down we were put in a romantically dimmed table and were given two glasses of wine while being wished happy anniversary by the staff!! The food and server were amazing. The food was amazing. I recommend the steak and the Enchiladas. Never ate such food with so much flavor in it. The food was made with love. Sangria was amazing as well. For dessert we were given a Tres leches cake on the house. Our expectations were surpassed and it made our anniversary that much more special. More

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Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
1021 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

I love this place! I brought my wife here for her birthday, and the staff went out of their way to make it a special night for her. The food is incredible, the service impeccable, and the decor makes you feel like you just traveled to Tuscany. I will absolutely be going back! More

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Stone Park CafeStone Park Cafe
756 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Restaurant is walking distance from our home but we do not go frequently. The food is excellent, well prepared and artful. They are creative in several ways and the food is slightly different from the description in a positive way. The service was good early in eve but the waitress forgot about our coffee when she was too busy. The only negative was the bread. Initially it was heated old bread, a bit stale. But waitress brought out new bread 30 minutes later when asked. The price is reasonable for the food and the prix fixe is a good choice with the right price. More

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

Waitress allowed us time to settle in and chat before we ordered your meal. More

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Brooklyn Cider HouseBrooklyn Cider House
107 reviews
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Basque | Bushwick, Brooklyn

A large group and I had a great time at brooklyn cider house and had an absolute blast catching cider. The service and food was great and our cider guide was so knowledgeable. Such a fun experience! More

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AcmeAcme
713 reviews
$$$$
Bistro | NoHo, Manhattan

Very limited menu. Make sure everyone can find something appealing. Pre-theater meal was fine. Good burger and steak and fries, salads. Crispy artichoke not a winner. Service attentive. More

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Tijuana PicnicTijuana Picnic
108 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Bouley at HomeBouley at Home
5526 reviews
$$$$
French | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan

I love this restaurant this is my second time eating at burley. Food and the service is excellent. More

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

Very good choice before or after a performance at BAM. Terrific service, good drinks, and a nice menu with food well prepared. Manager came over a couple of times to see that everything was OK and offered complementary after dinner drinks. All-in-all, very well done. More

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Toriko NYToriko NY
14 reviews
$$$$
Yakitori | West Village, Manhattan

very good and great service!! worth the money. we did the fixed menu and the food was more than enough. def grab a seat by the bar area its more fun than sitting by the table as this is a yakitori experience. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Brooklyn's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Amber Steak House1. Amber Steak House
233 reviews
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Steakhouse | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Absolutely fantastic food and great service. Cocktails were spot on an great wine at value prices. The steak though, the steak was fantastic. Also the fois to start, all perfectly cooked. Will go back. More

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Locanda Vini e Olii2. Locanda Vini e Olii
601 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Absolutely amazing experience. The best restaurant in Brooklyn. More

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D.O.C. Wine Bar3. D.O.C. Wine Bar
59 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

What a treasure!! More

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Henry's End4. Henry's End
642 reviews
$$$$
American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

it was a bit expensive but the setting was exactly what i wanted it to be. More

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Prospect5. Prospect
402 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Fort Greene, Brooklyn

The food was phenomenal. We were lucky to get the Brussels sprouts special. It was beyond delicious! Great food, great service More

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New to OpenTable

Brooklyn restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BiyouBiyou
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Cajun | Bedford / Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Exquisite Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Divinely Prepared. Biyou, nestled in the heart of Brooklyn's historic Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, brings a swanky mix of culture, community and comfort. Introducing a fusion of beloved New Orleans and Southern cuisine, Biyou brings a twist of comfort food, with vegetarian options and bold potions to quench your thrist. ​ Our mission to nourish the community with healthy comfort food and a vibrant cultural experience has just begun. ​More

Chateau De CapitaineChateau De Capitaine
$$$$
Russian | Gravesend, Brooklyn

Enjoy an astonishing culinary adventure in one of the most iconic bar and grill restaurants in Brooklyn, New York. Chateau De Capitaine offers a vast selection of food and desserts made only with the finest ingredients. We also have Russian-style banquets filled with delectable entrées and appetizers that will surely satisfy your cravings.More

Fort Hamilton Community ClubFort Hamilton Community Club
$$$$
American | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Located at U.S. Army Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY, the Fort Hamilton Community Club is a New York historical landmark specializing in fine dining and catering. Our facility offers casual dining, full-service brunch buffet, and after-hours lounge. The Community Club's beautiful grounds, overlooking the Verrazano Bridge, adds a sense of history while providing elegance to a conference, private party or wedding.More

Pane e VinoPane e Vino
$$$$
Italian | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

For over 10 years we’ve offered a unique experience that combines the authentic Italian home-style recipes and a comfortable atmosphere with vibrant Live Salsa & Latin Jazz Music. The beautiful covered dinning garden hosts all kinds of special events as well as our elegant dinningroom with dim lighting that turns out to be a perfect hideaway for a romantic dinner.More

TambourTambour
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Wine Bar | Park Slope, Brooklyn

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