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.

Best American Restaurants in New York Area

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Best American Restaurants in New York Area

Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

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Best Italian Restaurants in New York Area

Popular restaurants in New York Area

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in New York Area

HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
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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.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

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.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

100 New York / Tri-State Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
6012 reviews
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Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Our favorite date night and family night spot in the Meatpacking and High Line neighborhoods. More

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FIG & OLIVE Fifth AvenueFIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue
7672 reviews
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan

My mom & I booked dinner reservations before a show and they were accommodating towards the service and time that we wanted to leave the restaurant. The food is spectacular! More

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STK - NYC - MidtownSTK - NYC - Midtown
3144 reviews
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Steakhouse | Midtown West, Manhattan

Amazing food, awesome ambiance!! We were looking for a great place for a business dinner and we definitely found one of the best ones! Melanie the STK Manager was super attentive and welcoming as well as the rest of the staff. Definitely a place to go when you are in NYC!! More

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ScopaScopa
82 reviews
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Italian | Chelsea, Manhattan

We were delighted to find them Chelsea neighborhood Italian eatery a few weeks ago and have been back a few times thereafter, bringing out-of-town guests to experience great cuisine in a fun and casual setting. The tables are not too close to one another -- a rarity in NYC. The service is excellent and the portions are delicious and generous, too. This is fast becoming our Go To neighborhood spot. More

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Butcher and Banker NYCButcher and Banker NYC
314 reviews
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Steakhouse | Midtown West, Manhattan

First time customer. The waiter new the entire menu and was very professional. Food was outstanding. Definitely a new life location More

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Specials at top restaurants in New York Area

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FIG & OLIVE Fifth AvenueFIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue
7672 reviews
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan

My mom & I booked dinner reservations before a show and they were accommodating towards the service and time that we wanted to leave the restaurant. The food is spectacular! More

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
548 reviews
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan

Very consistent location, I always enjoy my meals there. More

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Don't Tell Mama NYCDon't Tell Mama NYC
1600 reviews
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Contemporary American | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

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We went for the first time based off the recommendation of a friend and absolutely LOVED it. The ambiance was great, the food and drinks were delicious and then our dessert was phenomenal. We each ordered something different so we could taste the others (4 in all) especially the Chocolate Prada and we thoroughly enjoyed each of them. The cost was also reasonable for the quality we received. More

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FIG & OLIVE UptownFIG & OLIVE Uptown
2237 reviews
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Mediterranean | Upper East Side, Manhattan

Always a great choice! Excellent food and service. They are always smiling and very polite. Love that. More

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Nare SushiNare Sushi
294 reviews
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

New York Area's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Horned Dorset Inn1. The Horned Dorset Inn
232 reviews
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French | Cooperstown, Upstate New York

Always a wonderful experience! Food second to none as well as the service. Couldn’t ask for anything more for a special evening More

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Sette2. Sette
660 reviews
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Italian | Bernardsville, New Jersey - North

Very nice intimate dining room and great food. It is a perfect place for a special occasion or nice date. More

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Chiko3. Chiko
19 reviews
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French / Japanese | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Chiko is a great restaurant. Inventive and delicious Japanese food with European influences. Surprisingly strong for a small Brooklyn restaurant. The food competes with the best restaurants in NYC. More

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La Cafette4. La Cafette
12 reviews
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French | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We really enjoyed La Cafette. We shared the meat and cheese board and it was unusually delicious, particularly well chosen cheeses. Then I had the steak with blue cheese sauce special and DH had the lamb shank. Both really good but the steak won. They had a very friendly wine list and we found a nice red at a good price. I had profiteroles for desert, DH had cheesecake. Win win, always a good conclusion! More

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Sushi Kaito5. Sushi Kaito
207 reviews
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Sushi | Upper West Side, Manhattan

Excellent experience for sushi lovers. Quality fish creatively presented. If you love sushi and are on the upper west side, it's a must. More

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New to OpenTable

New York Area restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
HARLEYS American GrilleHARLEYS American Grille
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American | Farmingdale, Long Island / Hamptons

Located on Main Street in downtown Farmingdale, our newly 5-star rated restaurant invites you to experience a culinary adventure in a relaxed, trendy atmosphere of refined service. Harleys American Grille is known for its innovative and edgy cuisine and provides the ultimate in a true dining experience. Executive Chef Allison Fasano, a Brooklyn native, has created a masterful menu utilizing only fresh ingredients in combination with an artist eye to please your palate.More

Heron Glen Golf Course & RestaurantHeron Glen Golf Course & Restaurant
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American | Flemington, New Jersey - Central

Heron Glen offers Modern American cuisine to please everyone. Featuring weekly specials and more. The Restaurant offers a full bar with a long list of specialty cocktails sure to please all tastes. More

Mekki NYCMekki NYC
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Moroccan | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Welcome to Mekki NYC, The Village HotSpot!
raditional flavors meet current culinary trends at Mekki NYC, where our Moroccan-Fusion menu is inspired by a love of family, friends and food. Our intimate restaurant, bar and lounge offers an international spirit with sensational, mouth-watering dishes crafted to wow the tastebuds from the first bite.
Located in the heart of The Village, our venue is the perfect place to drink and dine for lunch, dinner, happy hour or late night for groups of all sizes. You will feel right at home and a part of the family from the moment you step inside Mekki NYC — we guarantee it!More

NittisNittis
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Italian | Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Nittis is a high end yet comfortable concept bringing classic Italian recipes with a modern touch and aesthetic. Blending fashion and food, Nittis offers an energetic environment reimagining the Noir of the 1950’s and New York in the 1980s.More

The Cabin NYCThe Cabin NYC
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American | East Village, Manhattan

Located in NYC’s legendary East Village community, Alphabet City…Decked out with wood paneled walls, infinity mirrors reflecting birch trees, and leather banquettes lining the perimeter of the venue, The Cabin NYC is a cozy, rustic and comfortable cottage-like space with a full-service bar serving delicious and unique specialty cocktails. And rather than offering individual starters and main courses, The Cabin NYC serves mouthwatering American Classic dishes with their creative twist and are created for sharing. Come experience the #CabinLife
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Discover New York

When a city never sleeps, waking hours are spent in cafes, diners, bars and restaurants of every shape and size that give New York its unique flavor. Once famous for pizza by-the-slice (local loyalties run deep), black-and-white cookies, and old world, mahogany-paneled steakhouses—the dining rooms of titans of business and other famous folks—Manhattan is now estimated to have 24,000 restaurants, from midtown’s korean barbecue to fast casual vegan burgers. Pillowy pork buns? You got it. French rotisserie? That too. And, of course, there will always be the perfect bagel, preferably toasted dark with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onions, and capers.

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