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It goes without saying (but we’ll say it, ‘cause it feels good): New York City is one of, if not the greatest place in the world to eat a meal. And in a city overrun with food options, your biggest mistake would be winging it.
So here's an always updated look at the best restaurants in New York right now: First, we've singled out the latest and greatest restaurants that just opened in May, if you're keen on trying something brand new. Or scroll down to see the best New York has to offer, from classic old standbys to the year’s buzziest spots. Hit any one of these and you can’t go wrong.
Founded as a pop-up in Red Hook, this seasonal American restaurant is a professional development program for refugees. Students prepare dishes like eggplant caviar-topped summer squash and grilled branzino resting in a pepper stew during two months of paid kitchen apprenticeship and English lessons, before getting help finding jobs in the restaurant industry. And it has five stars on Yelp. Daniel, Per Se, Eleven Madison Park, and Jean-Georges have 4.5.