New York State Top Restaurants $$

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Talde, New York City
369 7th Avenue  - Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY   11215-
   
http://taldebrooklyn.com/

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Talde is a Casual Asian-American Restaurant & Bar brought to you by Chef Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush. The 65-seat restaurant offers guests a casual and comfortable, yet elevated, dining experience, showcasing Asian-American fare reflective of the distinct cultural and culinary experiences of Executive Chef/Partner Dale Talde. Setting the scene at TALDE is an impressive collection of Asian mahogany wood-carvings that Bush and Massoni salvaged from an antiques warehouse in Pennsylvania. Another focal point of the restaurant space is the 6-seat chef’s counter with views into the open kitchen, where guests can watch and interact with Chef Talde and his team as they work.
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Sik Gaek, New York City
49-11 Roosevelt Avenue  - Woodside - New York, NY   11377-
http://www.sikgaekusa.com/
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Welcome to Sik Gaek, a traditional Korean restaurant where the hospitality and service are second to none and the dishes are both delicious and well-served. Come experience authentic Korean cuisine at its best. And for a truly unique and memorable culinary experience, consider trying the sannakji: octopus, served live!
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Opia Restaurant and Lounge, New York City
130 East 57th street  - (Lexington-Park Aves.) - New York, NY   10022-
   
http://www.opiarestaurant.com

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Opia is open seven days a week, serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a lounge fare. After nine years of wining and dining Manhattan's Midtown-East crowd, managing partners Frederick Lesort and Antoine Blech have given Opia Restaurant and Lounge (130 East 57th St, New York, NY 10022) a complete makeover, spearheaded by leading designer Jordan Mozer. <br/> Now with new design elements including an expanded terrace overlooking the bustling street where up to eight guests per terrace can dine al fresco, an original hand-blown glass sculpture by Mozer, and a redesigned banquet area with accommodations for up to 400 people, Opia will continue its long-standing presence on this busy corner of Lexington Avenue.
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Rosa Mexicano, New York City
61 Columbus Ave.  - (62nd Street) - New York, NY   10023-
   
http://www.rosamexicano.com/Locations/NewYorkNYFirstAvenue/tabid/85/Default.aspx

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Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican cuisine in New York when it first opened its doors in 1984. Playing a leading role in defining what was then a "new" cuisine to American diners, Rosa Mexicano delivers authentic Mexican cooking in an accessible, stylishly festive atmosphere.
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Jekyll & Hyde Club NYC, New York City
1409 Sixth Ave.  - (57th-58th Streets) - New York, NY   10019-
 
http://www.jekyllandhydeclub.com/

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The Jekyll & Hyde Club is a themed restaurant owned by Eerie World Entertainment in New York City, New York, specifically in Manhattan. It derives its name and theme from Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 Victorian gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.<br> The restaurant's theme is spooky horror, with detailed decorations, set pieces, and actors who roam the restaurant and entertain patrons. <br> In addition to the live characters, there are a number of audio-animatronic props, sounds, and special effects which contribute to the overall atmosphere of the club. The animatronic creatures visit from the "spirit world" to wisecrack and wish happy birthdays. <br> There are two clubs located in Manhattan: the main location on the Avenue of the Americas and the smaller Jekyll and Hyde Pub located in Greenwich Village. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org" target="new">Source</a>
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New Bistro, New York City
2561 Hylan Blvd. - Staten Island, NY   10306-
 
http://www.thenewbistro.com

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Located on Hylan Boulevard in the heart of Staten Island, Bistro is renown for sophisticated, welcoming atmosphere, innovative cuisine and exceptional service. From the moment guests walk through the doors, they are captivated by exquisitely prepared Italian dishes in a chic and stylish setting. Spacious bar is the perfect place to sip a cocktail while enjoying live music. http://www.bistro2000.com
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Naples 45, New York City
200 Park Avenue - New York, NY   10017-
 
http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=40

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This bustling pizzerie serves authentic Neaoilitan Pizza and inspired Southern italian fare with piccoli piatti for sharing, entree salads, oasta al forno and italian pastries. An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant situated in the landmark MetLife Building at Grand Central Station at E.45th Street, Naples 45 offers al fresco dining in the warmer months and tantalizing regional Southern Italian specialties with friendly take-out service and gourmet brick-oven slices to go. Naples 45 was awarded the coveted certification of "La Vera Pizza Napoletana," in recognition of serving authentic Neapolitan pizza made with traditional ingredients, methods, and wood-burning ovens - one of only two such awards in New York City.
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Bocelli Restaurant, New York City
1250 Hylan Blvd. - Staten Island, NY   -
 
http://www.bocellirest.com

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Born in St Angelo dei Lombardi in the Italian province of Avellino, Chef Sena came to attending New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, Stefano studied culinary arts as an apprentice at the Alps Restaurant here on Staten Island under owner/chef Gerard Campitiello. Upon graduation from high school Stefano embarked on a 12-month regional Italian cuisine apprenticeship in Genoa, Italy after which he continued his education at the highly esteemed Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
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The Marina Cafe, New York City
154 Mansion Ave  - Staten Island - New York, NY   10308-
 
http://www.marinacafegrand.com/

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On July 14, 1980 the Marina Cafe opened its doors to Staten Island. It was then that it began dedicating ourselves to pleasing guests and providing only the highest quality and freshest foods available. The Marina Cafe's policy of pleasing has been its primary standard and celebrating 30 years in business is by far the greatest reward. <br> The Marina Cafe has come a long way in 30 years.
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Domenico's Italian Restaurant, New York City
Bedford Hotel, 120 E. 40th Street  - (Lexington-Park Aves.) - New York, NY   10016-
 
http://www.domeniconyc.com

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Ristorante Domenico, a bustling jewel adorning Murray Hill's Bedford Hotel, has been turning out classic regional specialties of Italy for over 20 years. Ristorante Domenico's private dining rooms can accommodate up to 150 people.
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Nino's Positano, New York City
890 Second Ave.  - (48th Street) - New York, NY   10017-
 

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Takes Reservations, Walk-Ins Welcome, Good For Groups, Good For Kids Take Out, Delivery, Catering, Outdoor eating. http://www.ninospositano.com
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Union Hall, New York City
702 Union Street - Brooklyn, NY   11215-
   
http://www.unionhallny.com

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The Union Hall is a 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant and live music venue in the heart of Park Slope, Brooklyn. <br> It offers cozy firesides, a stately library, two indoor bocce courts, outdoor garden seating, and a downstairs bar and music venue. New York Press says Union Hall "offers downtown style mixed with Brooklyn's trademark down-to-earth friendliness."
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Heartland Brewery, New York City
35 Union Square West  - Union Square - New York, NY   10003-
   
http://www.HeartlandBrewery.com/

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Remember, while you're patronizing the bustling stands of the green market, that Heartland Brewery is right across the street. Come on in, put down those shopping bags and stay for a bite and a pint...or two...
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Lilly O'Brien's Bar and Restaurant, New York City
67 Murray Street - New York, NY   10007-
 
http://www.lillyobriensbar.com/

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Enjoy a mixture of contemporary Irish dining, fine ales, lagers and stouts, live GAA, live entertainment, a genuine Irish atmosphere and friendly service from Irish staff and people the world over. The Irish have always known that Irish Pubs allow people to relax and be themselves.
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Gabriela's, New York City
688 Columbus Avenue - New York, NY   10025-7011-
 
http://www.gabrielas.com

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Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar. Originally established in 1992, Gabriela’s was the brainchild of famed restaurateur Gabriela Hernandez. After tasting Gabriela’s cooking Gavriela knew that he wanted to have a restaurant that featured these kinds of authentic flavors and dishes in a time when tex-mex was king. Gabriela brought up her family from Mexico who developed the menu and recipes still in use today. It was an instant upper west side sensation.
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Roadhouse Restaurant, The, New York City
1400 Clove Road - Staten Island, NY   10301-
 
http://www.theroadhousesi.com

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The recipe is unique, for it brings together Northern and Southern Italian tradition. Mixed in, are a few original creations, add in a vision combined with a passion for perfection. That is how The RoadHouse Restaurant was born. Almost 40 years ago, Anthony D'Andrea and his wife, Joanne started a legacy, that continues to strive for taking the best ingredients and giving you the comfort of a home cooked meal. <br> The story continues to unfold to the next generation, a renovation that provides the same delicious classic favorites, the Clam Pizza, Chicken Parmigiana-w-Baked Rigatoni, Escarole-n-Beans,and our signature Meatballs. All of this coupled with a rustic atmosphere lends to providing you with a beautiful place to have your next family event.