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NYC's Best Restaurants

A look at our updated list of the Big Apple's best dining.

After much deliberation and gnashing of teeth, we're pleased to release our revised and updated list of New York's best restaurants. In total, we've covered over 800 restaurants spread out over five boroughs. No, we do not list every restaurant, bodega and hot dog stand on every corner, but we've carefully chosen and curated a list of what we consider the city's very best independently owned restaurants. 

As for the best of the best, we've also made considerable changes to our Top 100 New York restaurants. Restaurants cracking the Top 100 for the first time include 15 East, Danji Danny Brown Wine Bar & Kitchen, Dirt Candy, DresslerFette Sau, Grand Central Oyster Bar, MaialinoMas (farmhouse)Minetta TavernMotorino, The Nomad, Red Rooster, Roberta's, Saul, Sushi Seki and Wallse

In addition to our reshaping of the Top 100, we've added hot new restaurants, neighborhood favorites and beloved old haunts throughout the city. Some of the new exciting spots we've highlighted include Atera, Battersby, Blanca, Mission Chinese Food and  Pok Pok Ny. Old (some ancient) classics we thought worthy of recognition -- and still worth a visit -- include Arturo's, Ear Inn, Ferdinando's Focacceria, Old Town Bar & Restaurant, Pete's Tavern and V&T Pizzeria and Restauraunt.

Of course, the best way to keep track of all these restaurants while wandering about aimlessly in the city is to download LocalEats for the iPhone, complete with GPS directions, restaurant information, menus and more. Sure, it's possible to stumble into a sub-par Broadway show while visiting New York. It's also conceivable that you'll attend a lousy Yankees game (particularly likely of late). But there truly is no excuse for eating poorly in New York. Let us help. 



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