New York City has some of the hippest, trendiest restaurants in the nation with some of the top chefs in the world. Therefore, it is often difficult to determine the top 10 restaurants in New York City. However, below is the list we have determined. Bon Appetite!
– Top 10 Restaurants in NYC –
1. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, 200 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn
Most of the lists of the top 10 restaurants in New York City have the Chef’s Table sitting at the top. There are variable and seemingly infinite courses. While the Chef’s Table opened just a few years ago offering quirky countertop meals in a hard-edged grocery store prep-kitchen, the restaurant has changed drastically. Dinner is still served in the same spot, but every aspect of dining experience has been extravagantly and luxuriously put over the top.
2. Le Bernardin, 155 W. 51st St., Manhattan
Le Bernardin has been around for almost a decade and has topped restaurant lists since the beginning. Many have boasted that it is the best restaurant in America. Can’t get a reservation? There is now a new lounge that requires no reservation and offers light dining. While it is not the exciting restaurant it used to be, it still offers quality and consistent meals.
3. Corton, 239 West Broadway, Manhattan
Corton’s approach to modern cooking, or molecular gastronomy as it is sometimes called is not a fan favorite in New York. However, the approach the restaurant uses emphasizes elegance and harmony than can always be appreciated the food is technically flawless and fussed over, but the taste is amazing and there are many generous extras with every meal.
4. Eleven Madison Park, 11 Madison Avenue, Manhattan
Eleven Madison Park is one of the most ambitious restaurants in NYC. They are the first fancy restaurant to pay respect to the traditions of New York while offering all the trimmings demanded by the most finicky of diners.
5. Del Posto, 85 Tenth Ave., Manhattan
High end Italian food? Why yes, that is what Del Posto has accomplished and more. While it was a rocky start, the food has steadily improved over the years and has, some say become downright brilliant. The restaurant over all still has a lovely feeling of familiarity and rusticity.
6. Jean Georges, 1 Central Park West, Manhattan
Often called one of the best chefs in America, Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings unprecedented inspiration to even the simplest food. While sometimes the food can seem too fussy and a bit too sweet, the service, quality, and consistency has never faltered.
7. Daniel, 60 E. 65th St., Manhattan
Daniel’s is often called the ideal NYC restaurant. The staff is friendly and helpful rather than pretentious and snobbish. The wine list is expansive and the dining room is spacious and refined. The food at Daniel has changed over the decades it has been open. It now has a sense of worldliness about it and is presented in an intricate, beautiful, multi-dimensional way.
8. The Salon at Per Se, Time Warner Center, Manhattan
Per Se takes dining to the extreme. Often not looked to as a dinner with the family type of place rather a destination to hold weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, or a coronation. However, it is a surreal dining experience with nine course meals. So, definitely make sure you have plenty of time for this indulgent and decadent experience.
9. Bouley, 163 Duane St., Manhattan
Bouley exudes romance, lavishness, dreams, and warmth with its vaulted ceilings, wooden bookcases, landscape paintings, floor lamps, candlelit sconces, stone floors, and Oriental carpets. The food is lavish, coherent, and luxurious without being over the top.
10. 15 East, 15 East 15th St., Manhattan
15 East breaks the typical mold of sushi restaurants by exuding charm, generosity, and graciousness. The sushi chef is personable and enjoys joking with patrons on a regular basis. If you enjoy sushi, this is a must stop on any tour of NYC.
– A Taste of Fine Dining in New York City –