New York City restaurants

Top Choice Market in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Smorgasburg

The largest foodie event in Brooklyn (perhaps the US) brings together more than 100 vendors selling an incredible array of goodness: Italian street snacks, duck confit, Indian flatbread tacos, roasted-mushroom burge…
Top Choice Japanese in Midtown

Totto Ramen

There might be another two branches in Midtown, but purists know that neither beats the tiny 20-seat original. Write your name and number of guests on the clipboard and wait your turn. Your reward: extraordinary ram…
Top Choice Seafood in Midtown

Le Bernardin

The interiors may have been subtly sexed-up for a 'younger clientele' (the stunning storm-themed triptych is by Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner), but triple-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin remains a luxe, fine-dining holy …
Top Choice Thai in SoHo & Chinatown

Uncle Boons

Michelin-star Thai is served up in a fun, tongue-in-cheek combo of retro wood-paneled dining room with Thai film posters and old family snaps. Spanning the old and the new, dishes are tangy, rich and creative. Stand…
Top Choice American in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park consistently bags a spot on top restaurant lists. Frankly, we’re not surprised: this revamped poster child of modern, sustainable American cooking is also one of only five NYC restaurants sportin…
Top Choice Sushi in Midtown

O-ya

With the cheapest nigiri pairs at close to $15, this is not a spot you'll come to every day. But if you're looking for a special night out and sushi's in the game plan, come here for exquisite flavors, fish so tende…
Top Choice French in Midtown

Modern

Shining two (Michelin) stars bright, the Modern delivers rich, confident creations like foie gras tart and 'ants on a log' peanut butter cake. Service is friendly and meals are presented in a light-filled space remi…
Top Choice Fusion in SoHo & Chinatown

Chefs Club

In a building used in part for the show Will & Grace, Chefs Club sounds more like a discount warehouse than the spectacular dining spot it really is: visiting chefs prepare a menu for anywhere from three weeks t…
Top Choice Burgers in Midtown

Burger Joint

With only a small neon burger as your clue, this speakeasy-style burger hut lurks behind the lobby curtain in the Parker New York hotel. Though it might not be as secret as it once was (you'll see the queues), it st…
Top Choice Market in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Chelsea Market

In a shining example of redevelopment and renaissance, Chelsea Market has taken a 19th-century Nabisco cookie factory and turned it into an 800ft-long food court of mouthwatering diversity. On the site where the bel…