New York City’s Most Iconic Restaurants

The OpenTable team

Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the New York City dining scene. Here are NYC’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

Restaurants:The Modern, Nougatine at Jean Georges, Cookshop
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Americana contemporánea, Francesa, Americana
Neighborhoods:New York, Midtown West, Chelsea

The Modern

$$$$·Americana contemporánea·
New York
4,788 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Carta de vinos notable
Museum dining can get a bad rap. Not at The Modern, one of Danny Meyer’s first restaurants in New York City and a testament to his vision of elegant-yet-approachable fine dining. DRead more
95% recommended
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Nougatine at Jean Georges

$$$$·Francesa·
Midtown West
6,512 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ocasión especial
  • Ideal para la comida
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of New York City’s most influential chefs, and his restaurants near Columbus Circle—the eponymous Jean Georges, and its sister, Nougatine—are a perRead more
90% recommended
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Cookshop

$$$$·Americana·
Chelsea
5,775 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Ideal para el brunch
For over ten years, Cookshop has been serving its Greenmarket-driven, Italian-influenced cooking to neighborhood regulars, hip, young party-goers, and everyone in between. It’s glaRead more
94% recommended
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Raoul's

$$$$·Francesa contemporánea·
SoHo
1,838 reviews
  • Joya del vecindario
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Romántico
There are few places as fun to dine in as Raoul’s, where locals cram into white-tableclothed tables and dine on steak tartare, frisee salads, roast chicken, and steak au poivre. HeRead more
95% recommended
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Keen's Steakhouse

$$$$·cortes de carne·
Midtown West
8,953 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Buena opción para grupos
For a true steakhouse experience, head to Keens, one of the most glorious places in the city to eat meat, drink martinis, and be merry. The restaurant is a picture-perfect version Read more
93% recommended
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Quality Meats

$$$$·Cortes de carne·
Midtown West
8,322 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Ideal para una cita
  • Romántico
It’s hard to believe that Quality Meats is over twelve years old; the place still feels hip and modern, with a bustle and buzz usually reserved for newer hot spots. The menu is devRead more
95% recommended

Gotham Bar and Grill

$$$$·Americana contemporánea·
Greenwich Village
9,384 reviews
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Ocasión especial
  • Carta de vinos notable
Gotham Bar and Grill is a quintessential New York restaurant, a place with a devoted local clientele, an elegant-yet-laid-back vibe, and consistently high-quality food. This is AmeRead more
95% recommended
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Casa Lever

$$$$·Italiana·
Midtown East
1,545 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Punto de atracción
For a Midtown power lunch or dinner, head to Casa Lever, an Italian restaurant in the architectural landmark Lever House. Andy Warhol originals line the wood-paneled walls, and MadRead more
100% recommended
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Mercer Kitchen

$$$$·Americana·
SoHo
5,696 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Ideal para una cita
  • Casual
Mercer Kitchen, a SoHo restaurant from the Jean-Georges Vongerichten group, is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner in SoHo. The Greenmarket-focused menu has something for everyone, aRead more
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Buddakan NY

$$$$·China·
Meatpacking District
14,289 reviews
  • Ocasión especial
  • Apto para los apasionados de la gastronomía
  • Buena opción para grupos
While it may not be the most authentic or low-key Chinese restaurant in town, Buddakan certainly has its perks: it’s fun, it’s glizy, it’s sceney, and the food is—somewhat shockingRead more
89% recommended
China in Nueva York/Región de los Tres Estados
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