Discover Trending Restaurants in New York City

New York City is one of the most vibrant cities on earth. The Big Apple is a cultural hot spot for theater, movies, music, dance, comedy... and food and drinks at trendy restaurants. Combine the dozens of different cuisines from the cultures that make up NYC's population with its always-vibrant atmosphere, and you have a recipe for one of the most exciting restaurant scenes in the world. But where are the smartest, savviest Big Apple diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from cozy neighborhood taverns in Manhattan and Harlem to upscale steakhouses and Brooklyn sushi restaurants—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Indochine, MR CHOW - 57th, Leuca
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian
Neighborhoods:NoHo, Midtown East, Williamsburg
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Time
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Indochine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
NoHo
1,841 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions

Indochine is one of the more unique spots for trendy restaurants in the entire city. The restaurant teems with tropical styles and fauna that reflects the unique French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine that ...

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MR CHOW - 57th

$$$$·Chinese·
Midtown East
2,339 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

“Mr. Chow, Mr. Chow ... that name again is Mr. Chow.” Any excuse to reference “The Simpsons.” Mr. Chow is just as acclaimed as that long-running cartoon, and has been a favorite of New Yorkers for dec...

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Chinese in New York / Tri-State Area

Leuca

$$$$·Italian·
Williamsburg
925 reviews
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Anniversaries

Greenpoint in Brooklyn offers some of the best trendy restaurants in New York City, and Leuca is right at the top of that list. Darkly beautiful inside, Leuca serves up a menu of small plate Southern ...

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Brunch in Brooklyn

Dirty French

$$$$·French·
Lower East Side
1,277 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions

A trendy and always-popular bistro in the Ludlow Hotel, Dirty French is an excellent choice for anyone visiting the Lower East Side. Opulent and refined inside, Dirty French is usually buzzing with lo...

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Temple Court on 10

$$$$·American·
Financial District
1,257 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

Another hotel hot spot, Temple Court is inside the famed Beekman Hotel in Manhattan, very close to City Hall and the World Trade Center. Another outpost in the Tom Colicchio restaurant empire, Temple ...

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Casa Enrique

$$$$·Mexican·
Long Island City
915 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

This stylish Mexican spot is worth stopping in for the ambiance alone. The hip, warm-feeling, minimalist interior boasts an all-white pattern and a stainless steel bar top. It's one of the more unique...

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The Polo Bar

$$$$·American·
Midtown East
700 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance

Ralph Lauren is known for his fabled fashion line. The Polo Bar is his first New York restaurant, and it's just as stylish as any of his clothes. The wares here are considerably tastier. With classic ...

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L'Artusi

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
2,385 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

With an elegant dining area dominated by shades of black and blue and an ornate marble bar, the two-story L'Artusi is one of New York City's trendiest dining spots. L'Artusi has an extensive wine sele...

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Lil' Frankie's

$$$$·Italian·
East Village
746 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies

Lil' Frankie's is one of the city's best mixtures of upscale and everyday dining. The restaurant is cash-only, so make sure to hit up an ATM before dining. Inside, it's an intimate and warm dining exp...

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Balthazar

$$$$·French·
SoHo
7,975 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Vive la France! This gorgeous SoHo restaurant delivers a fine dining experience against the backdrop of its beautiful, lit-up wine cabinet. The restaurant offers New Yorkers and visitors a menu of cla...

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Boucherie - Union Square

$$$$·French·
Gramercy / Flatiron
1,293 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating

“Joie de Vivre” (“joy of life”) is one of the slogans for the Gramercy Park favorite, Boucherie. That's a fine description for the moods of the diners enjoying Boucherie's superb French cuisine and cr...

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Locanda Verde

$$$$·Italian·
TriBeCa - Downtown
2,311 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

Locanda Verde is an ideal selection for anyone looking for a hip place to dine out in the very happening TriBeCa neighborhood in New York City. Stop in while strolling for a pour or two from a wine of...

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Royal 35 Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Murray Hill
1,192 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Royal 35 Steakhouse is a stone’s throw away from iconic New York City landmark, The Empire State Building, c...

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Steakhouse in New York / Tri-State Area
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The Loyal

$$$$·American·
West Village
582 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Another top-notch Greenwich Village locale, The Loyal mixes old-fashioned style with modern dishes to create a much talked-about dining experience. The Loyal features both exceptional food offerings a...

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American in Manhattan
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Raoul's

$$$$·Contemporary French·
SoHo
1,810 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

This fabled Spring Street eatery has a fascinating history and an eye-popping interior design. That recipe has made Raoul's into one of the trendiest places in the entire city. Diners may not be able ...

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Le Coucou

$$$$·French·
SoHo
2,926 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Le Coucou means “the cuckoo” in French. Don't worry, diners don't have to be crazy to eat there. In fact, they'd be quite sane. Le Coucou has one of the most beautiful dining rooms in all of Lower Man...

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Upland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
2,583 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions

Upland is on the border of the Chelsea and Murray Hill neighborhoods. This is a beautiful, humming restaurant with an intriguing mix of cuisines. Upland's menu blends California and Italian styles int...

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ABC Cocina

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Union Square
2,534 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Group Bookings

As easy as 1-2-3. This restaurant is part of the ABC group of trendy restaurants from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. ABC Cocina serves up fine Mexican cuisine in a stylish 19th Street location. It's worth...

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ABC Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Gramercy / Flatiron
6,736 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasions

Another one of the ABC group from the acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the ABC Kitchen is an trendy Gramercy Park hot spot. The menu is full of locally sourced and organic small-plate dishes. Try ...

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Nix

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Greenwich Village
2,023 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy

Don't “nix” the idea of going here. Nix is a paradise for vegetarians and vegans. The menu bursts with colorful, creative options from acclaimed chef John Fraser. It's a fine spot for any Greenwich Vi...

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