Best American Restaurants in Western New York

Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the LakeLancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
(38)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
Krebs 1899Krebs 1899
(709)
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American | Syracuse, Central New York
Lucky DayLucky Day
(104)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Fanara's RestaurantFanara's Restaurant
(112)
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American | Kenmore, Western New York
AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
(71)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Aurora Inn Dining RoomAurora Inn Dining Room
(197)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
(305)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
(46)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Three Birds Restaurant CorningThree Birds Restaurant Corning
(108)
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American | Corning, Western New York
Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
(176)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Erie GrillErie Grill
(438)
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American | Pittsford, Western New York

Best Italian Restaurants in Western New York

Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
(1151)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
(1232)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
(816)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Carmelo's Coat of ArmsCarmelo's Coat of Arms
(319)
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York
Carte BlancheCarte Blanche
(595)
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Italian | Hamburg, Western New York
Osteria 166Osteria 166
(890)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
(543)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Delmonico's Italian SteakHouse - SyracuseDelmonico's Italian SteakHouse - Syracuse
(172)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
Peppino's Neapolitan -SyracusePeppino's Neapolitan -Syracuse
(83)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
(361)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
(218)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
(343)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Salvatore's Italian Gardens RestaurantSalvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
(3285)
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Steakhouse | Depew, Western New York

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(323)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(108)
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Italian | Upper West Side
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
(234)
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Contemporary American | Upper West Side
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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
201
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
619
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
110
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
481
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5816
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5354
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1302
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
677
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
9
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
612
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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
7128
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
2004
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2118
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5816
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2234
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
641
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7822
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1304
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6419
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5178
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2233
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4043
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1138
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
490
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
150
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2352
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3955
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
406
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4792
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1332
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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
4043
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7822
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2118
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4792
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
322
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5178
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2234
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11775
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
990
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
612
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1170
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
398
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1332
$$$$
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
4432
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6183
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5069
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1634
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8784
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6858
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8918
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1181
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4869
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11775
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore Western New York restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Western New York

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Local Grille-WilliamsvilleLocal Grille-Williamsville
34 reviews
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Contemporary American | Williamsville, Western New York

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What a great experience at Brunch with Santa! The food was great, Santa was adorable and the atmosphere was alot of fun for the kids! Hope you continue the tradition - loved it! More

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(716) Food and Sport(716) Food and Sport
1100 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Overall pretty good! Only exception was,one of my guest found a Loooong strand of hair in his burger! Accidents happen no biggie. More

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Lucky DayLucky Day
104 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Bartender very knowledgeable on the Bourbons and provided great recommendations.....even got to taste Pappy finally .....(they had a flight deal that week) Food was excellent....I had the elk osso buco , it was wonderful, others at the table had the bourbon chicken and throughly enjoyed it as well as mac and cheese. My only minor critique would be our waitress, she forgot to bring items ordered and had to be reminded several times.....but we thought she may have been new to the position and gave some leeway ..... we all have to start sometime...somewhere.... Overall......wonderful......I would go back....... Also, when I made the reservation, I had a question and the management did contact me in a very timely manner! Impressed More

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Dos. On The LakeDos. On The Lake
400 reviews
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American | Buffalo, Western New York

Always a great experience. And you can never go wrong with bang bang shrimp! More

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Western New York's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tempo Restaurant1. Tempo Restaurant
1232 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

The food was great but way overpriced. We had to stop at McDonalds on the way home because we were starving. More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More2. Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4561 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

The NY strip steak was one of the best steaks I have had in years! Service was outstanding,and the staff is very efficient. More

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Ristorante Lombardo3. Ristorante Lombardo
1151 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

Everything was of high quality- food, service,attention by all staff. Beautiful decor. Generous amounts of food. More

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The Grange Community Kitchen4. The Grange Community Kitchen
694 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hamburg, Western New York

Food was great. Every item we had was perfectly seasoned with beautiful presentations. Our server was very attentive and had great recommendations for her favorite items on the menu as well as the beer list. More

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Carmelo's Coat of Arms5. Carmelo's Coat of Arms
319 reviews
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York

Amazing as usual! Diane is one of my favorite people and she makes every visit special! The good was incredible, again! More

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