The 38 Best Restaurants in New York City

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The 38 Best Restaurants in New York City

The rigatoni with 30-clove pomodoro from Misi in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. | Louise Palmberg/Eater NY

It’s the simplest and most difficult question to answer, whether it’s coming from a lifelong New Yorker or a first-time visitor: “Where should I eat in New York City?” The type of food, price, neighborhood, and occasion are just a few factors to consider, but those only go so far in a city of more than 25,000 restaurants. Enter the Eater 38.

This guide is our shortlist of the city’s must-hit restaurants, updated quarterly to reflect changing tastes and trends. Overhauled for the spring, the list includes a longtime Bronx kosher deli, a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, a Korean homestyle spot, and a luxe sushi omakase counter overseen by a master.

All of the restaurants on this list have been open for at least six months, and we visited them many times throughout the course of putting together this guide. For guides to the hottest new openings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, see our Heatmaps for those boroughs. And for an insider’s perspective on how to eat well no matter where you are in NYC, pick up our new book: The Eater Guide to New York City.

Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

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