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Top-Ranked Restaurants in New York

New York's most popular and highest-ranked restaurants, all described and reviewed in depth here. Read about the absolute best restaurants in New York, the celebrity chefs, their five-star properties and their supremely high standards.

Aquavit
(212) 307-7311
65 East 55th Street
New York, NY 10022

Aureole
(212) 319-1660
1 Bryant Park
New York, NY 10021+8010
Owner Charlie Palmer opened this two-story brownstone establishment in 1988, quickly establishing it as one of the finest restaurants in the United States. Aureole serves an inventive progressive American cuisine and has gained a worldwide reputation for it's talented celebrity chef, elegant atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Palmer has won one many awards, including the 1997 James Beard Award for "Best Chef." Award-winning Chef Christopher Lee joined Palmer's team in late 2008 as executive chef.

Bouley
(212) 964-2525
161-163 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
Bouley offers modern French cuisine with world influences served in a warm and intimate setting. Selections like Blue Fin tuna, line caught—not netted!—Chatham Codfish in a deadly-delicious ginger sauce, roasted black sea bass, and an absolutely stunning Maine Day Boat lobster each display Bouley's world-class panache for masterful cooking. Whether you choose a tasting menu at lunch or dinner or order a la carte, you will be amazed at the dazzling array chef and owner David Bouley creates, buttoned perfectly by a dessert menu that confounds the best efforts of most other restaurants in the city with diabolical concoctions like the Amaretto flan, hot Valrhona chocolate souffle, and a wealth of other delicious offerings.

Corton
(212) 219-2777
239 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013+2409

You'll find this beautiful space formerly beloved as Montrachet has received a magnificent new facelift. Replacing an institution two decades in the making is no small task, but restaurateur Drew Nieporent's acumen with the Myriad Restaurant Group made the transition something of a no-brainer; after all, the group is responsible for some of the most successful restaurant ventures in the area, including the wildly popular Tribeca Grill, Centrico, and the various iterations of the celebrated Nobu. An airy, casually elegant aesthetic exudes intimate style that further flavors the cuisine, with serenely-embossed walls of vines and leaves, spectacular vaulted ceiling, and earthy, natural-toned furnishings that are a comfort food in and of themselves.

Gramercy Tavern
(212) 477-0777
42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003+1300

One of America's most popular restaurants, Gramercy Tavern serves inventive American cuisine in a rustic yet elegant setting. We've frequently enjoyed stopping by the Tavern Room in the late afternoon for the superb appetizers that range from a portobello tart with goat cheese, grilled baby octopus with shaved fennel and even a stuffed quail with an innovative sweet corn relish. A leg of lamb sandwich and the fish stew with tomato-saffron broth are particularly wonderful choices in the Tavern Room.

Jean Georges Restaurant
(212) 299-3900
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10026+4302

Le Bernardin

(212) 489-1515
787 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019+6018

Le Bernardin, New York's internationally acclaimed four star seafood restaurant, was born in Paris in 1972 by sibling duo Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze. Dedicated entirely to the cuisine of Gilbert Le Coze, the self-taught seafood wizard, it only served fish: Fresh, simple and prepared with respect. Le Bernardin was named after an order of monks who liked to eat and drink and a song about the monks that Gabriel Le Coze, Maguy's and Gilbert's father, kept singing to them.

Le Cirque
(212) 644-0202
151 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022+5700

Restaurant Daniel
(212) 288-0033
60 E 65th St
New York, NY 10021+7056

Savor award-winning chef Daniel Boulud's seasonal French cuisine inspired by the market in the sumptuous Venetian Renaissance style dining room or in the Bellecour Room, available for private parties.

Savoy Restaurant
(212) 219-8570
70 Prince St
New York, NY 10012+3306

Savoy is a romantic little restaurant tucked away in a quiet corner of SoHo. Housed on two floors of an 1830's Federal-style townhouse, the intimate dining rooms both have wood burning fireplaces. Downstairs is a bit more relaxed, and includes a horseshoe shaped bar and a few small tables. Upstairs offers a more intimate and serene dining room, and is where you want to be if you are in the mood for romance. Chef Ryan Tate, formerly of Cookshop, offers a market-driven contemporary American menu, and the a la carte selections change frequently
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