The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
TanoreenTanoreen
8.5
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Middle Eastern | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
8.5
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
ProspectProspect
8.4
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Contemporary American | Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Shalom JapanShalom Japan
8.4
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Creative Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
MeadowsweetMeadowsweet
8.4
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The FinchThe Finch
8.3
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Contemporary American | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Buttermilk ChannelButtermilk Channel
8.2
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Chez Ma TanteChez Ma Tante
8.2
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Contemporary British | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prime MeatsPrime Meats
8.1
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Gran ElectricaGran Electrica
8.1
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Mexican | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Maison PremiereMaison Premiere
8
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Seafood | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
ColonieColonie
8
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Contemporary American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
AnellaAnella
7.9
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Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
TaldeTalde
7.8
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Asian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Best American Restaurants in Brooklyn

River CafeRiver Cafe
(7148)
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American | DUMBO / Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn
NormanNorman
(79)
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American | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
(651)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
DenizenDenizen
(54)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Henry's EndHenry's End
(659)
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American | Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
MeadowsweetMeadowsweet
(615)
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Prime MeatsPrime Meats
(300)
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Buttermilk ChannelButtermilk Channel
(590)
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American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Cebu Bar & BistroCebu Bar & Bistro
(252)
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American | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Best Italian Restaurants in Brooklyn

Locanda Vini e OliiLocanda Vini e Olii
(614)
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Italian | Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Michael's of BrooklynMichael's of Brooklyn
(256)
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Italian | Midwood, Brooklyn
Have & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucinaHave & Meyer | Vineria Naturale con cucina
(78)
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Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Naked DogNaked Dog
(212)
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Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn
BaranoBarano
(283)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
D.O.C. Wine BarD.O.C. Wine Bar
(63)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
MariellaMariella
(60)
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn
Aurora - WilliamsburgAurora - Williamsburg
(416)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
LeucaLeuca
(596)
$$$$
Italian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
(1037)
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in New York City

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYCSushi Ginza Onodera - NYC
186
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
AteraAtera
597
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Contemporary American | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
CoteCote
106
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Steakhouse | Chelsea, Manhattan
The Polo BarThe Polo Bar
450
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5668
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
5353
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French | New York, Exclusive
ZenkichiZenkichi
1283
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Japanese | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
WestlightWestlight
651
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
El CortezEl Cortez
8
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
La VaraLa Vara
595
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in New York City

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
MareaMarea
7071
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1951
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2001
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5668
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
610
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1229
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6334
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2204
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3990
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1104
$$$$
English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
440
$$$$
Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
138
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2308
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3923
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
387
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MaialinoMaialino
3990
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2001
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
293
$$$$
Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
984
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
595
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1149
$$$$
Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
376
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
$$$$
Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
192
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
The ModernThe Modern
4384
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6123
$$$$
French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5015
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1611
$$$$
Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8779
$$$$
Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6724
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8862
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1155
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4797
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore Brooklyn restaurants.

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Chela Modern MexicanChela Modern Mexican
123 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Great drinks. Great service. Good food. A little extra sweet and saucy but well cooked. More

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No. 7No. 7
167 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Great Food , Excellent Service, and nice Ambiance More

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Convivium OsteriaConvivium Osteria
1037 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Park Slope, Brooklyn

For the most part it was very good, except that we felt the staff was trying to rush us out so they could seat the next party. Other than that it was excellent. Two apps, two entrees, a dessert, and bottle of wine $228. More

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Stone Park CafeStone Park Cafe
759 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Eight of us ate there before Keith Urban concert. We were loud and the staff was great! Gave us materials to make a sign for the concert! Waiter was so patient with 8 crazy women. It was my birthday and they brought a special dessert and all sang, even those at the bar! Memorable night. Thanks Stone Park! More

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Brasserie SeoulBrasserie Seoul
44 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French | Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

I have been to this restaurant twice with several friends as a pre-theater dinner get together with 4-5 friends. The menu is not extensive, but what they serve is consistently delicious. All of our meals arrived in plenty of time and were perfectly cooked to everyone's specifications. All of us thought that this was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Highly recommended! More

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Speedy Romeo - BrooklynSpeedy Romeo - Brooklyn
95 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Bedford / Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Very busy on a Thursday night but was lucky enough to get seated 10 min before our official reservation time (very lucky as we had a kid with us). Great service, food was excellent, was a tad loud for conversation though More

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Baker & coBaker & co
261 reviews
$$$$
Italian | West Village, Manhattan

Our server, Mathew, was great! More

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Speedy RomeoSpeedy Romeo
175 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Great pizza. Awesome appetizers and even great steak. An all around fund and delicious experience. Highly recommend. More

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Tijuana PicnicTijuana Picnic
113 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Lower East Side, Manhattan

Always an enjoyable evening - the food is fabulous and the service is always great. Not game enough to try the cricket aioli though... More

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Bouley at HomeBouley at Home
5547 reviews
$$$$
French | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan

Highly creative cuisine with service to match. Great wine pairing and desserts are superb. Highly recommended and good value. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Brooklyn's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
LBK1. LBK
4 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Went to LBK this past weekend and it was fantastic. I've been looking for a pizza place in Park Slope and I'm so glad I found this place. They have a lovely patio, but the inside is a decent size as well. Ordered the Arancini (they were fantastic!) and the Diavola pizza (it was perfectly chewey and saucey). The spicy oil for the pizza is a must try! Will be back... probably this week! More

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Michael's of Brooklyn2. Michael's of Brooklyn
256 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Midwood, Brooklyn

Very good overall restaurant that I would recommend to anyone. Many food choices, great service and atmosphere. More

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Sushi Lin3. Sushi Lin
30 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

What a gem this place is. The sushi and sashimi were very fresh, comparable to other high end sushi bars in the city. I reserved for a birthday dinner and they gave us free dessert with candle! It was very thoughtful of them. More

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Naked Dog4. Naked Dog
212 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Another great dinner with friends at our Greenpoint fav. Wished we lived closer so we could dine here weekly. More

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Kiwiana5. Kiwiana
71 reviews
$$$$
New Zealand | Park Slope, Brooklyn

It was fairly quiet for us, for people fairly early on a Saturday evening, so service was very attentive and quick. The chef came out to say hi which is always appreciated. Could easily have had anything on the menu, looking forward to returning. More

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New to OpenTable

Brooklyn restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Ange Noir CafeAnge Noir Cafe
$$$$
French | Bushwick, Brooklyn

Ange Noir is owned and operated by a French couple who are experts in the preparation and serving of fine, fresh, gourmet-quality food.
Your owners and the baristas do their absolute best to present you with a great dining and cafe experience. Come visit us!More

La CafetteLa Cafette
$$$$
French | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

La Cafette is a beautifully charming French Bistro & Rôtissoire nestled on a quiet corner in Williamsburg. Our menu is filled with flavorful, elegant takes on classic French cuisine. Along with a plethora of seasonal cocktails, and a lovely French-focused wine list available year-round. Perfect for a festive happy hour and bites with friends, a lingering meal for a special occasion, or a lazy weekend brunch, La Cafette provides a sophisticated but low-key oasis in one of Brooklyn’s busiest neighborhoods.More

Madcap CafeMadcap Cafe
$$$$
American | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Neighborhood eating and drinking place located in the heart of Carroll Gardens serving home cooked meals. . Stop in for a while. come make some memories with us!More

Mother Dough PizzaMother Dough Pizza
$$$$
Pizzeria | Park Slope, Brooklyn

Mother Dough introduces a brand new way of making pizza by revolutionizing a dish too often frowned upon into an extraordinary one. We have taken pizza to the next level by using high quality products while obtaining a nutritional boost.

Our dough is really special! It goes through a 48-hour natural leavening process which makes our pizza crunchy outside, soft inside, lighter and really easily digestible. In order to achieve this, our founder Elisa Rizzi mixes wholewheat flour with a unique selection of 100% organic imported Italian grains. We ensure nutrition properties are fully preserved and their natural rich flavors are manteined.More

The Slope Lounge & RestaurantThe Slope Lounge & Restaurant
$$$$
Caribbean | Park Slope, Brooklyn

TSL is a family owned Lounge and Restaurant bringing Jamaican & American cuisine, live music, art and entertainment to the heart of Park Slope. Everything from the food, staff and décor has a welcoming vibe and great atmosphere that caters to any group for any event. The energy created in this space is like no other in Park Slope. Great food, Great people, Great experiences. Available for private & public events. More