Best 5 New York restaurants

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Per Se

Thomas Keller created  New York's most expensive French food temple (averages about $300 per diner). However, Per Se does deliver exceptional food and service for your investment.


Elegant indoor courtyard setting and exceptional prix-fixe fare, which often includes chef Daniel's magnificent sea bass or braised short ribs.


Its Omakase dinner (runs over $600 per person with drinks and tips). Masa has just 26 seats. Chef Masa Takayama prepares superb sushi, which can also be ordered in the Bar Masa next door.

Eleven Madison Park

Daniel Humm prepares what's currently best in the marketplace. Towering windows and ceilings lend an airy ambiance. Art Deco furnishings are smartly elegant. Tables are spacious. Service is superb.

Jean Georges

Celebrity-chef Jean Georges Vongerichten has spawned many restaurants, some non-French, here and abroad.  They are all interesting, but the one near Columbus Circle is his glory.

Best of the other
New York restaurants

New York has over 25,000 eating establishments that did not make my top 5 list. Many are very good. These are the best of them:

Del Posto
Four Seasons
Gotham Bar & Grill
Gramercy Tavern
Le Bernardin
Le Cirque
Le Grenouille
Lever House
Peter Luger's
Sushi Yasuda
Union Square Cafe


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