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  1. KyoYa
    8.5

    Kyo Ya

    94 E. 7th St., East Village, NY 10009

    The name Kyo Ya either means everything to you or absolutely nothing. It’s easy for those unfamiliar to ignore Kyo Ya as just another of the many NYC Japanese restaurants whose names contains “Ya” in it. But don’t be silly. Kyo Ya is a name you need to know, and it’s no ordinary East Village […]

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  2. nobu
    8.4

    Nobu

    105 Hudson St., Tribeca, NY 10013

    Some say Nobu is old news, but we say it’s still as good as Japanese food gets. Especially if someone else is paying.

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  3. Hometown BBQ
    8.4

    Hometown Bar-B-Que

    454 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Good BBQ is often something you have to travel for. Even in Texas, all the best ‘cue is generally a car ride away. But the way we see it, the anticipation built from a little bit of travel is a good thing. The drive, the sweet smoky aroma upon entry, the line, and then finally […]

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  4. Corner Bistro
    8.4

    Corner Bistro

    331 W. 4th St., West Village, NY 10014

    There’s something about pounding cheap beers and burgers here that makes you feel like anything is possible. When we finally decided it was go time for Immaculate Infatuation, we were sitting in Corner Bistro. A great burger, and a classic establishment.

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  5. Raou'ls
    8.4

    Raoul’s

    180 Prince St., SoHo, NY 10012

    Raoul’s is the sh*t. That’s really the only proper way to put it. If you can’t have a good time here, you probably can’t have a good time anywhere. This boisterous French bistro has been a Soho institution since the 70’s.

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  6. Keens
    8.4

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W. 36th Street, Midtown, NY 10018

    Keens is as Old New York as you can get. Open since 1885, this place is loaded with history. It’s pretty much the Museum of Natural Meat Eating History.

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  7. Sushi of Gari 46th
    8.4

    Sushi of Gari 46

    347 W. 46th St., Midtown, NY 10036

    Damn. We’ve been sleepin’ on Gari…hard. This is some of the finest fish in all of Manhattan. Their $50 Omakase is as visually stimulating as sushi can get. This isn’t just fish on top of rice – no, no. Each piece is prepared like its own entree – stacked, coated and finished with different ingredients. […]

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  8. freemans
    8.4

    Freemans

    End of Freeman Alley, Lower East Side, NY 10002

    It’s painful going back and reading a lot of the reviews I wrote two and a half years ago, especially this one. Freemans was not only the first review ever written for this website, but my first stab at a restaurant review period. There was nothing Immaculate about my writing skills back then. Although its […]

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    8.4

    Shalom Japan

    310 S 4th St., Williamsburg, NY 11211

    Shalom Japan is what happens when a pair of chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese and Jewish) meet, fall in love, and start making food instead of babies. And being that the Jews and Japanese are responsible for some of our favorite food on the planet, this is a restaurant we’ve been looking forward to trying […]

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  10. Battersby
    8.4

    Battersby

    255 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

    In a little under a year, Battersby’s spot has been completely blown up. That’s what happens when Bon Appetit puts an under-the-radar gem like this on their 10 Best New restaurants in America list for 2012. And now that Bon Appetit (and everyone else for that matter) has officially put Battersby on blast, the restaurant […]

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