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New York City's 15 Toughest Tables, 2013

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12008_10_hasmaps.jpgThere are many, many restaurants in New York where you need to make reservations weeks in advance, or wait in extremely long lines if you want a table. And then there are the restaurants on this list, which are the hardest to get into right now. The selection ranges from fine dining temples in midtown (Le Bernardin) to modern and casual tasting counters in Bushwick (Blanca), from intimate sushi destinations (Ichimura at Brushstroke) to New York landmarks (Peter Luger). Here's a map of New York's 15 toughest tables, including information on how you might go about getting in.

Added since last year's list: Carbone, Blanca, Ichimura at Brushstroke, Dirt Candy, Mission Chinese Food, and Atera.

Dropped from last year's list: Roberta's, Locanda Verde, Torrisi Italian Specialties, Acme.

Know of any tough tables that aren't on this list? Think any of these ones don't belong? Drop your thoughts in the comments.


· New York's Toughest Tables, 2012 [~ENY~]
· New York's Toughest Tables, 2011 [~ENY~]
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rao's

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455 E 114th St
New York, NY 10029
(212) 722-6709
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[Rao's]

2. Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

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212 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 243-0050
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3. Blanca

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(646) 703-2715
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4. Carbone

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181 Thompson St.
New York City, NY 10012
(212) 254-3000
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[Krieger]

5. Ichimura at Brushstroke

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30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 513-7141
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6. Peter Luger Steak House

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178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
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[Peter Luger]

7. Atera

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77 Worth St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-1444
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[Krieger]

8. Minetta Tavern

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113 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-3850
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[Krieger]

9. Per Se

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10 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 823-9335
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10. Eleven Madison Park

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11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0905
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[Krieger]

11. Le Bernardin

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155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-1515
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[Krieger]

12. Mission Chinese Food

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154 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-8800
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13. Babbo

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110 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0303
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14. ABC Kitchen

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35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5829
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[Krieger]

15. Dirt Candy

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430 E 9th St.
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-7732
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[Horine]

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1. Rao's

455 E 114th St, New York, NY 10029
[Rao's]
455 E 114th St
New York, NY 10029

2. Chef's Table At Brooklyn Fare

212 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Read Review |
[Brooklyn Fare/Facebook]
212 Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. Blanca

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11237
[Photo Credit]
261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

4. Carbone

181 Thompson St., New York City, NY 10012
[Krieger]
181 Thompson St.
New York City, NY 10012

5. Ichimura at Brushstroke

30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013
[Pocketfork/Flickr]
30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

6. Peter Luger Steak House

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
[Peter Luger]
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

7. Atera

77 Worth St, New York, NY 10013
[Krieger]
77 Worth St
New York, NY 10013

8. Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012
[Krieger]
113 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012

9. Per Se

10 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10023
[Per Se/Facebook]
10 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10023

10. Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
[Krieger]
11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010

11. Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St., New York, NY 10019
[Krieger]
155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019

12. Mission Chinese Food

154 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
[Gabe Ulla/Instagram]
154 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002

13. Babbo

110 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10011
[Babbo/Facebook]
110 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011

14. ABC Kitchen

35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003
[Krieger]
35 E 18th St
New York, NY 10003

15. Dirt Candy

430 E 9th St., New York, NY 10009
[Horine]
430 E 9th St.
New York, NY 10009

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