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Best Contemporary & Fusion in New York

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Atera

Garnering accolades left and right, Atera is a fine dining establishment located in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. Showcasing his technical mastery, executive chef Matthew Lightner offers an exquisite tasting menu with an astounding 28 courses for patrons. Just two seating times a night are available from Tuesday through Saturday. Each seating takes between two and three hours and has featured innovative creations such as a beer macaron with sturgeon caviar, cured swordfish belly and lamb tartare. Reservations are highly recommended.

New York, NY, United States
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Marc Forgione

Mark Forgione is a celebrated chef in America, winner of the show The Next Iron Chef and recipient of a coveted Michelin Star. His signature restaurant is a must visit to savor some fine contemporary inventions created by him. In an elegant ambiance with classic furniture and dim lights, one can relish his take on the steak, apart from other frequently-changing, seasonally-inspired dishes. Desserts and wines can also be enjoyed to the fullest at this prestigious restaurant.

New York, NY, United States
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Atrium Dumbo

Overlooking the pristine waters of East River and Manhattan skyline, Atrium Dumbo is one of the best upscale restaurants in Brooklyn. With a two-story dining room and an elegant ambiance, this restaurant looks truly mesmerizing. Naturally well-lit, Atrium has a stylish decor that speaks only of opulence. Owing to its amazing dishes and impeccable service, this restaurant is creating quite a stir among the foodies and critics of NYC. Marrow ravioli and mesclun for starters, while prime angus steak and striped bass for mains are some of the best preparations that you can order. A decent range of cocktails and beverages are available to accompany the food of your choice. Call ahead for reservations.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko has been called one of the greatest restaurants in the world. It is for this reason, and the fact that the restaurant only has a capacity of 12 diners at a time, that securing a seat can be particularly challenging to reserve a seat here. If you are lucky enough to do so, you will be treated to a ten-course meal of Asian fusion dishes that you won't soon forget. Diners sit at the kitchen counter and are served directly by the chefs who whip up delicacies as they serve. Trendy, exclusive and worthy of the hype, Momofuku Ko is a true New York City treasure.

New York, NY, United States
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Henry's End

Henry's End restaurant in Brooklyn Heights offers interesting dishes, outstanding service and a warm welcome. Jazz is piped in to relax patrons as they dine on the much-loved duckling with raspberry sauce. Try the West Indian barbecued shrimp or the barbecued ribs done "Ozark-style." Crab cakes, game in season, unusual salads, seafood dishes and a blackened shell steak coated with 15 spices and served with chutney are some other popular entrees. There is a health menu and the wine list features a good selection.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Blue Hill

Food connoisseurs believe that the quality of a meal is determined by that of its ingredients. With this philosophy in mind, Blue Hill forms part of a growing trend of like-minded restaurants in New York that insist on using the choicest produce in their kitchens. Dan, David and Laureen Barber inherited the family's farm in Massachusetts from whom it gets its name and inspiration. Its fascinating history is synthesized in the landmark building in Greenwich Village that this place calls home. The creative menu includes marinated beet salad, Berkshire pig's belly, venison liver terrine, grilled celery root risotto and Hudson Valley chicken. Epicureans can dine in the elegant and sophisticated seating area for a five course seasonal tasting menu with artisanal wine.

New York, NY, United States
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Yuca Bar

Located across the street from Tompkins Square Park, Yuca Bar is a superb pan-Latin restaurant. The bar offers a happy-hour everyday and it's a great place for a drink after a day hanging out in the park. Take a seat by the window and people watch while you drink handcrafted cocktails, wines or Sangria. If you are here to eat exclusively, the menu features dishes from Brazil, Mexico, Cuba and elsewhere in the Spanish speaking world.

New York, NY, United States
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Perry Street

Perry Street is restaurant connoisseur Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest culinary offering to New York City. Set in plush minimalist tones with bare bulbs artistically hanging over tables, this is a chic place to enjoy an elegant lunch or dinner. Most of the menu is a blend of European accents and Asian flavors, such as black pepper crab dumplings with sugar snap peas and house made Burrata and grilled Spanish octopus.

New York, NY, United States
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Basta Pasta

A trendy Italian Flatiron favorite, Basta Pasta first opened in Tokyo in 1985. This small, sleek, often-crowded restaurant resembles an art gallery with different artists displaying their artwork. With an open kitchen designed in Iron Chef fashion, the entrees are cooked before your eyes and served by an attentive wait staff. From homemade pumpkin gnocchi to tasty pastas and pork chops to charcoal-grilled seafood, Italian-Japanese style is the way to go.

New York, NY, United States
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Chef's Table

A grocery store is generally not a place you'd expect to find high-end dining, but Chef's Table, located at the very popular Brooklyn Fare, is a refreshing exception. The intimate restaurant seats just 18 around the animated, open-plan kitchen. Chef Cesar Ramirez helms the kitchen, offering delectable seafood creations. The fixed menu offers 20 courses of delectable creations. There is a dress code and formal attire is expected. Reservations are highly recommended, and open up six weeks in advance.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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1 or 8

One place where you will find authentic sushi that will make you forget everything is 1 or 8. Do not miss a chance to try the Omakase menu. In addition, you may also want to try the mango yellowtail roll, the salmon mozzarella roll and the Filet Mignon. The fish served here is specially imported from Japan. Dining at a Japanese place, you must try the sake and other cocktails too. The ambiance is fun, the staff is attentive and the place is fairly priced. A must visit!

New York, NY, United States
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Eleven Madison Park

Irreplaceable even in a city overflowing with restaurants, Eleven Madison Park offers one of the best fine dining experiences in all of New York City. The elegant eatery is located on Madison Avenue and takes its name from the charming Madison Square Park that it faces, making it a central staple of the Manhattan culinary scene. Specializing in eight to ten course tasting menus, Eleven Madison Park serves contemporary, French-inspired cuisine created from only the best ingredients. You can also stop by the bar for a less involved meal, quick and delicious bite, or refreshing cocktail. Just prepare to be amazed no matter how you choose to experience the exquisite vision of Chef Daniel Humm.

New York, NY, United States
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