See the 10 best restaurants in New York!

One of the main factors in classifying a trip as a positive or negative experience is undoubtedly the local cuisine. If the food isn't good, it's like something's missing, you know? Maybe that's one of the reasons why people fall in love with New York so much: there's no shortage of good restaurants there!

There are countless restaurants and tourist attractions in the United States, so it's hard to choose which ones to include in your travel itinerary, especially if you're short on time. It's impossible to enjoy them all!

That's why I've selected the 10 best restaurants in New York that I've been to on some of my visits! Especially for you who are planning a trip and who can't be left off your list. Keep following the article and check out the incredible restaurants to make your trip even more memorable. Check them out:

1. Ellen's Stardust Diner

Ellens Stardust Diner

Have you heard of Ellen's Stardust Diner? This is one of the must-see restaurants on your trip. Founded in 1987, the establishment is famous for the distinctive behavior of its waiters and waitresses. The staff put on a real show: they sing and charm! A unique and engaging presentation.

Located in the middle of Times Square, the place is always packed. There's no tourist who isn't tempted to go in and enjoy it! The whole structure of the place is unique and draws the attention of everyone who passes by its façade!

  • Location: 1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-6833, USA.

2. Raoul's


A French restaurant opened in 1970, it's a place where you can travel back in time because of its structure and decor. The whole atmosphere is made up of black and white leather seats and paintings of naked bodies on the walls. The dishes are French classics, such as the famous duck magret, as well as delicious main courses, starters and desserts.

  • Location: 180 Prince St, New York, NY 10012, USA.

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3. Marea


Marea is an Italian restaurant well known for serving tasty seafood dishes. Located in Manhattan, in Central South Park, it was founded in 2009 by chef Michel White. The place is ideal for those who love pasta and want to visit one of the most famous parks in the world.

  • Location: 240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019-1457, USA.

4. Indochine

Indochine New York

We know that New York is a great gastronomic center, with cuisine from all over the world! This is an Asian cuisine restaurant, offering the best and most famous dishes from the region.

Indochine is famous for hosting a number of celebrities. The place has a well-lit and exuberant structure that draws the attention of those who visit. If you're looking for a special dinner, the place is ideal for combining good food and style. It's worth a look!

  • Location: 430 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003-6916, USA.

5. Atoboy


This is another option for those who like to get away from the more famous food and want to try food from other countries. Atoboy is a Korean restaurant with a fixed menu of 5 dishes and others that vary according to the season and demand throughout the year.

The place is a great option for groups, as the food serves more people and can easily be shared.

  • Location: 43 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016, USA.

6. Randazzo's Clam Bar

Clam Bar

Randazzo is a restaurant in Brooklyn whose main meals are seafood. Most of the meals are divided into portions in the Italian-American style, meaning you can order several and eat them little by little with a good beer to accompany them.

The key to this restaurant is its red sauce, which can be medium or super spicy. This is why the restaurant is so famous and attracts the attention of tourists. And yes, it's well worth trying the portions and enjoying the sauce. Oh, and it's super spicy!

  • Location: 2017 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235, USA.

7. Berimbau of Brazil

Berimbau do Brasil

We leave Brazil, but Brazil doesn't leave us. In New York, this phrase has never rung so true. Located in the Village, Berimbau do Brasil is a restaurant that brings some of the incredible flavors of Brazilian cuisine. When homesickness strikes, this is the place to go.

The establishment offers a wide variety of the delicious appetizers that we are accustomed to in our country, while maintaining the original and diverse spices that make them unique. Feijoada, moqueca baiana, pork ribs, roast beef, steak on the bone, açaí and caipirinha are some of the dishes that make up Berimbau's packed menu.

  • Location: 43 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014-4435, USA.

8. Against

Against New York

This is the perfect option for wine lovers! There, you'll taste natural wines selected by the house! The place is very refined and offers a great experience for those who like to try new tastes in drinks and food.

You'll have the option of a tasting menu, the main dishes and the house wines. The options are broader, but vary according to the season, as the menu is all seasonal. You could try pheasant legs, monkfish or smoked eel, can you imagine?

  • Location: 138 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA.



Reopened in 2012, ACME has a more modern feel, but it's still cozy and a good place to spend several hours! That's why it's very popular with young people, who take advantage of the drinks bar so that the fun doesn't end after dinner.

As well as good drinks, the restaurant also has a very interesting menu, with varied options on offer. Not to mention that the staff are super friendly and always willing to provide you with a great experience.

  • Location: 9 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012-1128, USA.

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10. Keens Steakhouse

Keens Stakehouse

This is one of the oldest restaurants on the list! Founded in 1885, the place offers great options of lamb ribs and porterhouse steaks, one of the best cuts of beef. And, between you and me, it was one of the best meats I tasted when I went to New York.

Ah, but if you want to enjoy other food, that's fine too! There, you'll find a very large menu with a choice of hamburgers, fish, lobster and other delicious dishes.

In addition to enjoying good meals, the place also has a more classic and subtle air, with more period decor, white furniture, darker wooden walls and half-lit lighting that provides that visual comfort and makes the atmosphere more cozy.

  • Location: 72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018, USA.

See? This is my top 10 of the countless restaurants in New York, the ones I most enjoyed visiting and which are different and out of the ordinary. But all over the city you'll find different food options, such as hot dog stands on the streets, bars and many others. Include them in your itinerary: you certainly won't regret it!

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