Best American Restaurants in Western New York

Lancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the LakeLancellotti Dining Room at Geneva on the Lake
(38)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
Krebs 1899Krebs 1899
(695)
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American | Syracuse, Central New York
Lucky DayLucky Day
(93)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Fanara's RestaurantFanara's Restaurant
(106)
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American | Kenmore, Western New York
AK Cafe at  Albright-Knox Art GalleryAK Cafe at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
(66)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Aurora Inn Dining RoomAurora Inn Dining Room
(194)
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American | Finger Lakes, Western New York
The Cub RoomThe Cub Room
(284)
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American | Rochester, Western New York
The Colden Mill RestaurantThe Colden Mill Restaurant
(43)
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American | Buffalo, Western New York
Three Birds Restaurant CorningThree Birds Restaurant Corning
(102)
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American | Corning, Western New York
Local Kitchen & Beer BarLocal Kitchen & Beer Bar
(163)
$$$$
American | Buffalo, Western New York
Erie GrillErie Grill
(427)
$$$$
American | Pittsford, Western New York

Best Italian Restaurants in Western New York

Ristorante LombardoRistorante Lombardo
(1117)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Tempo RestaurantTempo Restaurant
(1223)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Lucia's on the LakeLucia's on the Lake
(790)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Carmelo's Coat of ArmsCarmelo's Coat of Arms
(317)
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Italian | Lewiston, Western New York
Carte BlancheCarte Blanche
(576)
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Italian | Hamburg, Western New York
Osteria 166Osteria 166
(872)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Amore by WegmansAmore by Wegmans
(531)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Delmonico's Italian SteakHouse - SyracuseDelmonico's Italian SteakHouse - Syracuse
(168)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
Peppino's Neapolitan -SyracusePeppino's Neapolitan -Syracuse
(79)
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Italian | Syracuse, Central New York
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - WaldenBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Buffalo - Walden
(353)
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York
Delmonicos Italian Steak HouseDelmonicos Italian Steak House
(213)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Branca MidtownBranca Midtown
(332)
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Italian | Rochester, Western New York
Salvatore's Italian Gardens RestaurantSalvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant
(3205)
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Steakhouse | Depew, Western New York

Popular restaurants in New York Area

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HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant and Bar
(391)
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Contemporary American | Edgewater
Serafina 105
(110)
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Italian | Upper West Side
Shaking Crab - Upper West Side
(124)
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Cajun | Upper West Side
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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
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
610
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1229
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6334
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2204
$$$$
French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
3990
$$$$
Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1104
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
440
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
138
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2308
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3923
$$$$
Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
387
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
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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
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7723
$$$$
American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2001
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4709
$$$$
Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
293
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5108
$$$$
Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2162
$$$$
Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
984
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
595
$$$$
Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1149
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
376
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1275
$$$$
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
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5015
$$$$
American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1611
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Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keens SteakhouseKeens Steakhouse
8779
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Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6724
$$$$
American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
8862
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan
Casa LeverCasa Lever
1155
$$$$
Italian | Midtown East, Manhattan
Mercer KitchenMercer Kitchen
4797
$$$$
American | SoHo, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11638
$$$$
Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

Treat your taste buds: Explore Western New York restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Western New York

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Local Grille-WilliamsvilleLocal Grille-Williamsville
29 reviews
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Contemporary American | Williamsville, Western New York

This place was great. Very surprise !! Quality of food was great and service was awesome!! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Western New York's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Tempo Restaurant1. Tempo Restaurant
1223 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

My husband and I went there to celebrate our anniversary and we would def go back again. I had the Stuffed Veal Rib-chop and he had the wrapped Fillet, both were amazing. The service was excellent. The only bad thing that I noticed was the noise. It's quite loud and makes it harder to have a conversation. Other than that everything was perfect! More

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Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More2. Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
4500 reviews
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Steak | Buffalo, Western New York

Mr. Salvatore greeted us and we were assigned a both along the back wall. The dining area staff were very expedient with providing us with water, menus, bread/3 butters. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. The food arrived in a timely manner and hot. My wifes steak was done to her liking and my salmon was also done properly. More

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Ristorante Lombardo3. Ristorante Lombardo
1117 reviews
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Italian | Buffalo, Western New York

This was the best meal I had on my recent business trip to Niagara & Buffalo. From the service, recommendations & selection... will definitely be back! More

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The Grange Community Kitchen4. The Grange Community Kitchen
679 reviews
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Contemporary American | Hamburg, Western New York

I took my boyfriend here for a Veterans Day celebration and we had a wonderful time! Our waiter was attentive and friendly. He was knowledgeable of the menu, helpful on beer recommendations and even brought us beer samples as a courtesy! The restaurant was clean, very hip (very Joanna and Chip Gaines style!). The food was great! We had the roasted potatoes and the margherita pizza and loved them both! Super affordable too. Thank you guys for a great night! More

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Oliver's Restaurant5. Oliver's Restaurant
538 reviews
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Contemporary American | Buffalo, Western New York

Great food great service kinda high prices but worth it! More

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New to OpenTable

Western New York restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Root & Bloom CafeRoot & Bloom Cafe
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Vegan | Buffalo, Western New York

When we first started serving food in 2016, we just wanted to show people that plant-based food could be more than healthy, but a meal that is satisfying and inspired. The entirely plant-based brunch and dinner menus have options that will be adored by all. Being in Buffalo, we have put our stamp on local favorites, while also pairing west + east coast flavors for a unique menu right in our hometown. We wanted to create a space that was charmingly vintage, while still fresh and modern. A space that you'll want to come back to, again and again, to meet friends on the weekends. More

Sato BrewpubSato Brewpub
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Japanese | Buffalo, Western New York

We are a small brewpub & Japanese izakaya in the heart of downtown Buffalo, NY. We specialize in yakitori skewered items, ramen, and other small plate dishes that go great with the beer we brew. More