The 24 best restaurants in New York City

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Daniel came in sixth.
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Yelp/Daniel

With so many restaurants to choose from in New York City, picking the very best for a special night out can be a daunting task.

Luckily, we recently ranked the best restaurants in America, and several of them happen to be in New York.

Our rankings were based on several noteworthy lists from food critics, experts, and diners. You can read our full methodology here.

These are the best restaurants in New York City, according to our rankings:


24. Bâtard

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Batard/Facebook

Chef: Markus Glocker

Bâtard


23. Babbo

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Yelp/Megan S.

Chef: Mario Batali

Babbo


22. Café Boulud

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Facebook/Cafe Boulud New York

Chef: Daniel Boulud, Aaron Bludorn (executive chef)

Café Boulud


21. The Spotted Pig

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Facebook/The Spotted Pig

Chef: April Bloomfield

The Spotted Pig


20. Soto

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Flickr/Edsel Little

Chef:Sotohiro Kosugi

Soto


19. Jungsik

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Jungsik

Chef: Jungsik Yim

Jungsik


18. Ichimura

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Ruoqi Z/Yelp

Chef: Eiji Ichimura

Ichimura


17. Atera

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Flickr/Edsel Little Follow

Chef: Ronny Emborg

Atera


16. Marea

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Facebook/Marea

Chef: Michael White, Lauren DeSteno (chef de cuisine)

Marea


15. Aquavit

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Facebook/Aquavit NYC

Chef: Emma Bengtsson

Aquavit


14. Gotham Bar and Grill

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Facebook/Gotham Bar and Grill

Chef: Alfred Portale

Gotham Bar and Grill


13. NoMad

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Yelp/Daniel C.

Chef: Daniel Humm, James Kent (executive chef)

NoMad


12. Blanca

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Yelp/Michael U.

Chef: Carlo Mirarchi

Blanca


11. Del Posto

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Yelp

Chef: Mario Batali, Mark Lander (executive chef)

Del Posto


10. Gabriel Kreuther

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Gabriel Kreuther/Facebook

Chef: Gabriel Kreuther

Gabriel Kreuther


9. The Modern

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Facebook/The Modern

Chef:Abram Bissell

The Modern


8. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

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Annie Gonzalez

Chef:Cesar Ramirez

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare


7. Momofuku Ko

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Flickr/T.Tseng

Chef: David Chang, Sean Gray (executive chef)

Momofuku Ko


6. Daniel

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Yelp/Daniel

Chef: Daniel Boulud, Jean-Francois Bruel (executive chef), Eddy Leroux (chef de cuisine)

Daniel


5. Jean-Georges

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Facebook/Jean Georges Restaurant

Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mark Lapico (executive chef)

Jean-Georges


4. Masa

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Hani A./Yelp

Chef: Masayoshi Takayama

Masa


3. Per Se

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Facebook/Per Se

Chef: Thomas Keller, Eli Kaimeh (chef de cuisine)

Per Se


2. Le Bernardin

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Facebook/Le Bernardin

Chef: Eric Ripert, Eric Gestel (executive chef)

Le Bernardin


1. Eleven Madison Park

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Yelp/Trynh N.

Chef: Daniel Humm, Chris Flint (chef de cuisine)

Eleven Madison Park