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Yuba

Price guide: Mid-range
#61/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

A sushi standout in the heart of the East Village.

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Fish

Price guide: Mid-range
#62/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

Market fresh seafood? Say yes to Fish.

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Frankies Spuntino

Price guide: Mid-range
#63/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

A small funky Italian spot with dependable and tasty small plates.

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Tartine

Price guide: Mid-range
#64/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Best for Outdoor dining -
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

A small French café that always has lines around the block.

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La Esquina

Price guide: Mid-range
#65/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

A trendy Mexican restaurant with delicious tacos and strong margaritas.

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Bar Boulud

Price guide: Mid-range
#66/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

Concentrate on the excellent wine list and perfect charcuterie before hitting Lincoln Center.

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Peter Luger

Price guide: Mid-range
#67/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

If you love steak you must go here.

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Ippudo New York

Price guide: Budget
#68/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.0 (out of 5)

An excellent ramen noodle joint that’s plucked right out of Japan.

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Bar Basque

Price guide: Mid-range
#69/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.9 (out of 5)

Basque-country cuisine arrives in New York City.

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#70/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.8 (out of 5)

One of the best pizza pies in the Big Apple.

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Co.

Price guide: Mid-range
#71/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.8 (out of 5)

One of New York’s best modern-style pizza joints.

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Keens Steakhouse

Price guide: Mid-range
#72/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.7 (out of 5)

One of New York’s most storied steak houses.

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The Hurricane Club

Price guide: Mid-range
#73/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.7 (out of 5)

Pu pu platters and other Polynesian staples in an expansive space.

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Corner Bistro

Price guide: Budget
#74/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.5 (out of 5)

A burger institution at just the right price.

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Shake Shack

Price guide: Budget
#75/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.5 (out of 5)

Enjoy American classics while sitting in a pretty park.

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Joe’s Shanghai

Price guide: Budget
#76/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.2 (out of 5)

A Chinatown institution for soup dumplings and dim sum.

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Bistrot Bagatelle

Price guide: Expensive
#77/80
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Expert overall rating:3.1 (out of 5)

A boisterous bistro, especially during Saturday and Sunday brunch.

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Freemans

Price guide: Mid-range
#78/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.0 (out of 5)

This hip hangout epitomizes the Lower East Side food scene.

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Matsugen

Price guide: Mid-range
#79/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.0 (out of 5)

World famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten turns his attention to Japanese cuisine.

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Viand Coffee Shop

Price guide: Budget
#80/80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.0 (out of 5)

A classic New York diner with no frills.

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There are few better cities for great eating than New York. And this foodie expert is particularly inspired by the amount of choice here, spanning from old fashioned-style American classics to a plethora of ethnic choices.

The price point between the high end spots and hole-in-the-wall gems is striking and the best culinary itineraries span both types of joints. A stellar eating day might include a six buck soup dumpling lunch at Joe’s Shanghai and a US$26 Minetta Tavern burger with a dry Martini come the evening. The recession may have brought about a significant amount of closures but it is arguably a good thing - the new arrivals strive to offer unique cooking with good value and wonderful atmospheres and have succeeded admirably. But don’t be surprised if even at places with reasonable main course starting prices you spend significantly more if you add an appetizer, dessert and more expensive entrée into the equation (about US$50-$100 a head).

A new trend is the spate of no-reservation restaurants; the best strategy is to arrive early or late or just take residence at the bar for one of the New York cocktails while enjoying the people watching. Also don’t miss brunch when in town, this breakfast into lunch option combines tasty savory and sweet choices washed down with Bloody Marys or Mimosas. The hardest thing about eating in New York? Deciding where to go.

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As far as I am concerned New York is one of the world's best cities to eat, for both the diversity of the cuisine and the quality of the dishes and ingredients. I have picked restaurants that speak to both of those points, with a good selection of ethnic places (the Japanese food here is particularly excellent) and small neighborhood spots that focus on local and sustainable dishes that are absolutely delicious. Though there are restaurants all around town, my favorite spots tend to be below 14th Street where the one-of-a-kind, neighborhood eateries set up shop. I am a huge foodie so consider this my personal cheat sheet.