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A visual guide to New York's top restaurants

New York City is one of the culinary capitals of the world. Very few cities can compete with its overall quality, diversity or scale. Dining is part of the cultural DNA here in the same way that it is in places like Paris or Tokyo.

There are over 24,000 restaurants in New York City. We are not, and do not strive to be, the largest or most comprehensive resource for diners. Instead, our focus is on a narrow sliver of the restaurant hierarchy. Long-term, we will provide reviews and high-resolution photography of the top 2% of restaurants in NYC. For now, here are the top 100.