Best Restaurants in New York

Great eating and great dining in New York
Per Se in New York City.

Deborah Jones

Per Se in New York City.

As noted in The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants in America, "best restaurant" lists are tricky. That goes double, triple even in New York City. Gotham's natives are partiularly spoiled with an abundance of great restaurants. Come up with a list of New York's best restaurants and you immediately face a difficult question, how to represent all boroughs. One of the biggest restaurant stories in New York during recent memory is the brewing battle of Manhattan versus Brooklyn.

So any list is going to be contentious, OK. But what would some of the country's best restaurant critics, food and lifestyle writers, and assorted bloggers come up with when presented with a selection of difficult choices? Among the 101 best restaurants in America The Daily Meal's panel picked 21 restaurants that are in New York. There's a full list of the restaurants below, but for details about them you'll want to click through the full slideshow.

Click here for the Best Restaurants in New York Slideshow.


Per Se (New York City)

Le Bernardin (New York City)

Daniel (New York City)

Blue Hill Stone Barns (Pocantico Hills, N.Y.)

Jean Georges (New York City)

Masa (New York City)

Peter Luger (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Katz's Delicatessen (New York City)

wd-50 (New York City)

Babbo (New York City)

Momofuku Ssäm Bar (New York City)

Del Posto (New York City)

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (New York City)

Casa Mono (New York City)

The Four Seasons (New York City)

Locanda Verde (New York City)

Marea (New York City)

Grand Sichuan International on 9th Avenue (New York City)

SriPraPhai (Queens, N.Y.)

'21' Club (New York City)

Bar Masa (New York City)


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