These are the best restaurants in New York, according to Forbes

Every year, Forbes magazine publishes its own list of what it considers to be the best restaurants in the Big Apple. There is everything: American, Latin American, European, Asian, African food; for meat lovers; for seafood and fish fanatics; for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, and for those with the most demanding palates.
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New York is one of the main gastronomic points in the world. In this city converge all kinds of flavors, smells, colors, chefs and cooks. On every corner, street, district or neighborhood there are endless options for all tastes and budgets. Therefore, whoever visits this city has a unique opportunity to taste typical food from absolutely any part of the planet.

Every year, Forbes magazine publishes its own list of what it considers the best restaurants in the Big Apple, there is everything: American, Latin American, European, Asian, African food; for meat lovers; for seafood and fish fanatics; for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs, and for those with the most demanding palates.

Here are Forbes‘ gastronomic recommendations, in case you are planning to visit this great city. Take note.


Aquavit is a Michelin-starred restaurant serving sophisticated Nordic/Scandinavian cuisine and are known for their use of local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

65 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022, United States


This venue is a sensory immersive dining experience with Executive Chef Ronny Emborg. Atera is a two Michelin-starred restaurant in Tribeca, New York, and they offer cocktails and menus of innovative and modern American cuisine.

77 Worth St, New York, NY 10013, EE. UU.


Bâtard is a modern European restaurant with a Michelin star. Its menu offers an extensive wine list that includes 800 wines from around the world, a full bar with signature cocktails and sophisticated French food.

239 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, United States


Since opening in 1993, Daniel has earned a place among the mainstays of New York’s bustling dining scene, receiving numerous accolades for its European cuisine, and its world-class wine cellar.

60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065, United States

Gabriel Kreuther

It is a Michelin-starred restaurant by chef Gabriel Kreuther. It offers luxurious French-American cuisine with German shepherd inspiration.

41 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Gramercy Tavern

Opened in 1994 by restaurateur Danny Meyer in a historic building north of Union Square, the restaurant, which offers contemporary American cuisine, has won nine James Beard Awards, including Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Chef in America.

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003, United States


Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant offers haute cuisine. Awarded four stars by the New York Times and two Michelin stars, Jean-Georges presents dishes that combine French, American and Asian influences.

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, United States

Le Bernardin

Born in Paris in 1972 by brothers Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze, Le Bernardin served only fish: fresh, simple and prepared with respect. After receiving their first Michelin star in 1976 and two more in 1980, the Le Coze’s set out to open Le Bernardin in New York in 1986 and expand their seafood menu.

155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Le Gratin

This symbolic and casual restaurant connects Chef Daniel to the traditional bistros and bouchons of his hometown, Lyon (France), known for their cozy atmosphere and home baked cuisine.

5 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038, United States

Le Pavillon

Le pavillon expresses chef Daniel Boulud’s New York roots in a fresh approach with an innovative menu featuring seafood, vegetable and French cuisine.

One Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

The Modern

The Modern is a two-Michelin-starred contemporary American restaurant located in the Museum of Modern Art, offering three distinct experiences: the bar room, the modern and the kitchen table.

9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Momofuku Ko

Restaurant in the Japanese kaiseki tradition featuring two separate spaces, Ko’s Bar and the Main Dining Room. Ko has two Michelin stars, which it has held since 2009, and in 2019 ranked No. 76 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

8 Extra Pl, New York, NY 10003, United States

Per Se

The restaurant is the second of three Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and offers a chef’s tasting menu and a vegetable tasting menu with classic French technique.

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, USA

Perry St

Jean-Georges brings elegance with Perry St, located in the Richard Meier Towers and offering beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River. Cedric Vongerichten leads the kitchen, creating dishes that blend French, American and Asian influences and ingredients.

176 Perry St, New York, NY 10014, United States


Balthazar opened in SoHo in the spring of 1997. This lively and romantic brasserie serves traditional French fare from breakfast through dinner every day, with brunch on weekends. They offer a wide selection of seafood, fresh crustaceans and steak frites, as well as freshly baked bread and pastries daily.

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Grand Central Oyster Bar

Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant is a seafood restaurant located on the first floor of Grand Central Terminal, the world’s most famous train station. It has one of the most extensive seafood menus in the city.

89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz’s Delicatessen is a kosher-style deli on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Since its founding in 1888, it has been popular with locals and tourists for its pastrami on rye bread. It is one of the last remaining delis open in the city.

E Houston St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Keens Steakhouse

Keens has become one of New York’s most famous steakhouses, offering the USDA Prime cut with the highest degree of marbling and juiciness. Their reputation is legendary, as is their Single Malt whiskey collection.

72 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018, United States

La Grenouille

La Grenouille was established in 1962, and is a restaurant offering classic French cuisine in an elegant and intimate setting. Owner Philippe Masson continues the family legacy by creating beautiful floral arrangements and culinary delights along with chef Richard Pommiès.

3 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, United States


They have been serving authentic Edo-style Japanese cuisine in New York since 1963. Over the decades, they have offered a wide variety of Japanese dishes, from full kaiseki menus to authentic hand-cut soba.

155 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022, United States

If you want to know the complete list of restaurants recommended by Forbes magazine, we recommend you to check the list here. Enjoy your meal!