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122212whale12342008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29%20%281%29.jpgAs a Whale Week special, here is a guide to New York's 20 most expensive tasting menus. This map include information about prices, course counts, and how to make reservations, plus New York Times stars, Michelin stars, and San Pellegrino rankings. Here's where to go if you really want to splash out:


— Marguerite Preston

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Masa

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10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9800
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Price: Around $450 (price varies based on available ingredients)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #90
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone, must be made during the first week of the month for the following month only. A valid credit card is required to guarantee reservations. There is a penalty of $200 per person for cancellations or changes to party size made less than 48 hours in advance.
What to Expect: Chef Masa Takayama serves one of the most expensive meals in the world in his austere, 26-seat restaurant. The Japanese Omakase menu changes constantly, based on the season, availability of ingredients, and the chef's whim, but it usually comes in at around 27 small courses, served over the course of two hours. Sit at the bar and you'll be served by Chef Takayama himself. [Photo]

2. Per Se

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10 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 823-9335
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Price: $295 for nine courses
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #6
Reservation Policy: Accepted one month in advance to the date, via phone or OpenTable
Pricey Supplements: Tsar Imperial Caviar ($75), Duck Foie Gras ($40), Black Truffles ($125)
What to Expect: Just next door to Masa, the most expensive restaurant in the city, is Per Se, the second most expensive restaurant in the city. The menu at Thomas Keller's gem is comprised of small courses made with seasonal ingredients. Diners may choose either the Chef's Tasting menu or the Vegetable Tasting menu, the latter being one of the few entirely vegetarian menus of its kind in the city. [Krieger]

3. Brooklyn Fare

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200 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 243-0050
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Price: $225
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted six weeks in advance over the phone, only for parties of two or four. Reservations are booked every Monday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Upon request, a waiting list is also available.
What to Expect: By day Brooklyn Fare is a small gourmet grocery store in Downtown Brooklyn, but by night it houses the only Michelin three-star restaurant in the borough. There are just 18 coveted seats around the counter in Brooklyn Fare's kitchen, and diners watch as chef Cesar Ramirez prepares and serves each dish. The menu changes daily, but it always consists of over 20 small courses, mostly focused on seafood. [Photo]

4. Le Bernardin

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155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-1515
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Price: $147 for the Le Bernardin Tasting Menu (seven courses) or $194 for the Chef's Tasting (eight courses).
Wine Pairing: $90 for the seven-course meal, $138 for the eight-course meal.
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: Three Stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #19
Reservation Policy: Accepted beginning the first business day of each month, for that month and the next month only. Can me made via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Chef Eric Ripert's seafood restaurant is one of New York's most beloved fine dining establishments. The menu changes frequently, but you will always find a number of exquisitely fresh fish dishes. A four-course prix fixe menu is also available, and with the recently-added lounge, it's now possible to get just a taste (or $150 of caviar) while sipping a cocktail. [Krieger]

5. Daniel

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60 E 65th St.
New York, NY 10065
(212) 288-0033
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Price: $195 for six courses or $220 for eight courses
Wine Pairing: $105 for the six-course meal, $130 for the eight-course meal.
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #25
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to one month in advance, recommended to call at least two weeks in advance. Can be made via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Daniel is another perennial fine dining favorite. Here you'll find seasonal, contemporary French cuisine from chef Daniel Boulud. And if you're on a "budget," the restaurant also serves a three-course, prix fixe menu (or a vegetarian version of it) for a little more than half the cost of a full tasting. [Krieger]

6. Kuruma Zushi

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7 E 47th St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 317-2802

Kuruma ZushiPrice: Starts at $200 for Chirashi Dinner, around $400 for the Omakase Course
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Stars: None
Reservation Policy: Recommended, can be made via phone.
What to Expect: Kuruma Zushi has an omakase price that is unlisted, but usually falls in the range of $400. Less common are some of the other meals they serve, at an equally exorbitant price: the Chirashi Dinner, which starts at $200, consists of "soup, assorted fish & vegetables over a bowl of sushi rice, and ice cream." There are other menu options for as little as $90, or you can order sushi by the piece, but note that (like most sushi), "prices vary by the rarity and species of sushi/sashimi ordered." [Photo]

7. Eleven Madison Park

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11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-0905
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Price: $195 for 16 courses
Wine Pairing: $145
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #10
Reservation Policy: Accepted 28 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable.
What's To Expect: Back in September, Eleven Madison Park made a dramatic change from its famed grid menu to a new tasting menu that pays tribute to the history of New York City. The new menu involves more showmanship (including a card trick) and less choices, but the food from chef Daniel Humm is, according to most diners and critics, just as good as ever. [Krieger]

8. Jean Georges

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1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10019
(212) 299-3900
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Price: $168 for the Jean-Georges Menu or $188 for the Seasonal Menu
Wine Pairing: $138
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #66
Reservation Policy: Recommended at least three weeks in advance, can be made via phone or online.What to Expect: The crown jewel in Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant empire, Jean Georges offers two versions of its contemporary French menu. "Jean-Georges's Menu" consists of "chef Vongerichten's assortment of signature dishes," which are dishes that have been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1997. The "Seasonal Menu," which consists of dishes "composed with seasonally available produce," changes quarterly. Though the Seasonal Menu is slightly more expensive, both are seven courses, and those on the Seasonal Menu sometimes mirror those on the original. [Krieger]

9. Blanca

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261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(646) 703-2715
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Price:$180
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted on the first of the month, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., via phone.
What to Expect: At Blanca, chef Carlo Mirarchi serves Italian-influenced Modern American fare made with luxury ingredients. There are just 12 seats and one seating a night at Blanca, and they are only open Wednesday through Saturday, so be prepared: securing a reservation is difficult. [Photo]

10. Bouley

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163 Duane St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-2525
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Price: $175 for six courses Wine Pairing: $105
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Stars: One star
Reservation Policy: Recommended at least two weeks in advance, can be made via phone or OpenTable.com.
Pricey Supplements: Foie Gras Terrine ($25), Kobe Beef ($50).
What to Expect: Seasonal, French-influenced fare from legendary chef David Bouley. The menu nods here and there to Japanese cuisine. The dining room is ritzy, and very comfortable. [Krieger]

11. Momofuku Ko

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163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 500-0831
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Price: $175 for lunch (around 16 courses), $125 for dinner (around 10 courses).
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #79
Reservation Policy: Accepted no more than 14 days in advance for lunch or 10 days in advance for dinner, must be made online by making an account with Momofuku's online reservation system.
What to Expect: The smallest, most exclusive branch of David Chang's expanding Momofuku empire, Momofuku Ko consists of just 12 seats around a bar. The menu changes frequently, based on market availability, but certain items, like the famed shaved foie gras over lychee, are always guaranteed. This may also be the only restaurant at which lunch is more elaborate and expensive than dinner. [Photo]

12. Atera

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77 Worth St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-1444
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Price: $165 for 22 courses
Wine Pairing: $105 for a "Standard Pairing," more for a "Grand Pairing."
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to two months in advance, via phone. Reservations are limited to a maximum of five people to a party.
What to Expect: Another small, countertop-dining experience, this one with a total of 13 seats. The chef, Matthew Lightner, has cooked at both Noma in Denmark and Mugaritz in Spain. Lightner employs a full-time forager to collect ingredients like lichen, wintergreen, and nettles, and the small dishes are a mix of wild gathered foods and molecular gastronomy creations.

13. Del Posto

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85 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 497-8090
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Price: $115 for "Il Menu Del Posto" (five courses) or $165 for the "Captain's Menu" (eight courses)
Wine Pairing: $155
for the long menu, $95 for the short menu. New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted one month in advance to the date, via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: A diverse menu of very fine Italian food from chef Mark Ladner. The five-course Menu Del Posto includes the diners' selection of two types of pasta, served family-style for the table to share. This is Mario, Joe, and Lidia's fine dining gem.

14. Torrisi Italian Specialties

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250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-0955
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Price: $160 for 20 courses
New York Times Rating: Two stars (though the menu and format of the restaurant has changed since this review)
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to one month in advance, via phone only. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the reservation will be charged $160 per person.
What to Expect: The new tasting menu at Torrisi Italian Specialties pays homage to New York City culture. Chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone serve their versions of soft pretzels, Chinese cashew chicken, and Manhattan clam chowder, among many other small dishes. For less than half the price, diners also have the option of a four-course prix fixe meal, which, while still playful, sticks more to the restaurant's Italian-American roots.

15. wd~50

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50 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
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Price: $155 for 12 courses
Wine Pairing: $95
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: One star

Reservation Policy: Accepted up to 30 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable. Walk-ins are also encouraged.
What to Expect: Wylie Dufresne is one of the most well known practitioners of molecular gastronomy, and the tasting menu at wd-50 consists of the sort of strange, creative dishes that are characteristic of this culinary niche. Expect gels, dusts, foams, and ingredients made to look like other ingredients. If you're not ready to commit to the full tasting menu, you can stop by the bar and order any two items from the menu for $25. [Krieger]

16. Jung Sik

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2 Harrison St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-0900

Price: $155 for 10 courses
Wine Pairing: $105
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone or online.
What to Expect: Chef Jungsik Yim, a veteran of Bouley and Aquavit, serves what he calls New Korean food, combining traditional Korean ingredients with New American techniques. [Krieger]

17. The Modern

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9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 333-1220
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Price: $155 for eight courses
Wine Pairing: $135
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to 28 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Inventive French-influenced Modern American cuisine from chef Gabriel Kreuther, served in a dining room overlooking the MOMA's sculpture garden. The menu includes dishes like sturgeon and sauerkraut tart, and yuzu-marinated langoustines. Diners can also opt for a four-course prix fixe menu, for just under $100. [Photo]

18. Corton

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239 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-2777
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Price: $155 for the Tasting Menu (nine courses) or $125 for the Seasonal Tasting (six courses)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Unusual, exciting modern cuisine from auteurist chef Paul Liebrandt. The dining room is intimate and classy. Critics and chefs love Corton. [Krieger]

19. Kyo Ya

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94 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-4140

Price: $150
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone. Only 10 spots a day are available for the Kaiseki menu, and reservations for these must be made at least one day in advance.
What to Expect: This tiny, unmarked Japanese restaurant offers traditional Kaiseki cuisine, served in a serene environment. It can be hard to secure a reservation for the Kaiseki tasting given that the restaurant only accepts 10 per day. [Photo]

20. Ichimura at Brushstroke

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30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 513-7141

Price: $150 for the omakase (more than 12 courses)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Reservation Policy: Necessary. Call 212-791-3771 early and often.
What to Expect: A grand tasting of edo-mae sushi served by fish master Eiji Ichimura. Pete Wells was floored by his meals at Ichimura last fall. [Krieger]

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1. Masa

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Price: Around $450 (price varies based on available ingredients)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #90
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone, must be made during the first week of the month for the following month only. A valid credit card is required to guarantee reservations. There is a penalty of $200 per person for cancellations or changes to party size made less than 48 hours in advance.
What to Expect: Chef Masa Takayama serves one of the most expensive meals in the world in his austere, 26-seat restaurant. The Japanese Omakase menu changes constantly, based on the season, availability of ingredients, and the chef's whim, but it usually comes in at around 27 small courses, served over the course of two hours. Sit at the bar and you'll be served by Chef Takayama himself. [Photo]

10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

2. Per Se

10 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10023

Price: $295 for nine courses
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #6
Reservation Policy: Accepted one month in advance to the date, via phone or OpenTable
Pricey Supplements: Tsar Imperial Caviar ($75), Duck Foie Gras ($40), Black Truffles ($125)
What to Expect: Just next door to Masa, the most expensive restaurant in the city, is Per Se, the second most expensive restaurant in the city. The menu at Thomas Keller's gem is comprised of small courses made with seasonal ingredients. Diners may choose either the Chef's Tasting menu or the Vegetable Tasting menu, the latter being one of the few entirely vegetarian menus of its kind in the city. [Krieger]

10 Columbus Cir.
New York, NY 10023

3. Brooklyn Fare

200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Price: $225
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Three stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted six weeks in advance over the phone, only for parties of two or four. Reservations are booked every Monday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Upon request, a waiting list is also available.
What to Expect: By day Brooklyn Fare is a small gourmet grocery store in Downtown Brooklyn, but by night it houses the only Michelin three-star restaurant in the borough. There are just 18 coveted seats around the counter in Brooklyn Fare's kitchen, and diners watch as chef Cesar Ramirez prepares and serves each dish. The menu changes daily, but it always consists of over 20 small courses, mostly focused on seafood. [Photo]

200 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St., New York, NY 10019

Price: $147 for the Le Bernardin Tasting Menu (seven courses) or $194 for the Chef's Tasting (eight courses).
Wine Pairing: $90 for the seven-course meal, $138 for the eight-course meal.
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: Three Stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #19
Reservation Policy: Accepted beginning the first business day of each month, for that month and the next month only. Can me made via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Chef Eric Ripert's seafood restaurant is one of New York's most beloved fine dining establishments. The menu changes frequently, but you will always find a number of exquisitely fresh fish dishes. A four-course prix fixe menu is also available, and with the recently-added lounge, it's now possible to get just a taste (or $150 of caviar) while sipping a cocktail. [Krieger]

155 W 51st St.
New York, NY 10019

5. Daniel

60 E 65th St., New York, NY 10065

Price: $195 for six courses or $220 for eight courses
Wine Pairing: $105 for the six-course meal, $130 for the eight-course meal.
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #25
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to one month in advance, recommended to call at least two weeks in advance. Can be made via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Daniel is another perennial fine dining favorite. Here you'll find seasonal, contemporary French cuisine from chef Daniel Boulud. And if you're on a "budget," the restaurant also serves a three-course, prix fixe menu (or a vegetarian version of it) for a little more than half the cost of a full tasting. [Krieger]

60 E 65th St.
New York, NY 10065

6. Kuruma Zushi

7 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

Kuruma ZushiPrice: Starts at $200 for Chirashi Dinner, around $400 for the Omakase Course
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Stars: None
Reservation Policy: Recommended, can be made via phone.
What to Expect: Kuruma Zushi has an omakase price that is unlisted, but usually falls in the range of $400. Less common are some of the other meals they serve, at an equally exorbitant price: the Chirashi Dinner, which starts at $200, consists of "soup, assorted fish & vegetables over a bowl of sushi rice, and ice cream." There are other menu options for as little as $90, or you can order sushi by the piece, but note that (like most sushi), "prices vary by the rarity and species of sushi/sashimi ordered." [Photo]

7 E 47th St
New York, NY 10017

7. Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

Price: $195 for 16 courses
Wine Pairing: $145
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #10
Reservation Policy: Accepted 28 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable.
What's To Expect: Back in September, Eleven Madison Park made a dramatic change from its famed grid menu to a new tasting menu that pays tribute to the history of New York City. The new menu involves more showmanship (including a card trick) and less choices, but the food from chef Daniel Humm is, according to most diners and critics, just as good as ever. [Krieger]

11 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010

8. Jean Georges

1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10019

Price: $168 for the Jean-Georges Menu or $188 for the Seasonal Menu
Wine Pairing: $138
New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Stars: Three stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #66
Reservation Policy: Recommended at least three weeks in advance, can be made via phone or online.What to Expect: The crown jewel in Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant empire, Jean Georges offers two versions of its contemporary French menu. "Jean-Georges's Menu" consists of "chef Vongerichten's assortment of signature dishes," which are dishes that have been on the menu since the restaurant opened in 1997. The "Seasonal Menu," which consists of dishes "composed with seasonally available produce," changes quarterly. Though the Seasonal Menu is slightly more expensive, both are seven courses, and those on the Seasonal Menu sometimes mirror those on the original. [Krieger]

1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10019

9. Blanca

261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Price:$180
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted on the first of the month, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., via phone.
What to Expect: At Blanca, chef Carlo Mirarchi serves Italian-influenced Modern American fare made with luxury ingredients. There are just 12 seats and one seating a night at Blanca, and they are only open Wednesday through Saturday, so be prepared: securing a reservation is difficult. [Photo]

261 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY 11237

10. Bouley

163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

Price: $175 for six courses Wine Pairing: $105
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Stars: One star
Reservation Policy: Recommended at least two weeks in advance, can be made via phone or OpenTable.com.
Pricey Supplements: Foie Gras Terrine ($25), Kobe Beef ($50).
What to Expect: Seasonal, French-influenced fare from legendary chef David Bouley. The menu nods here and there to Japanese cuisine. The dining room is ritzy, and very comfortable. [Krieger]

163 Duane St
New York, NY 10013

11. Momofuku Ko

163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

Price: $175 for lunch (around 16 courses), $125 for dinner (around 10 courses).
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
San Pellegrino Rank: #79
Reservation Policy: Accepted no more than 14 days in advance for lunch or 10 days in advance for dinner, must be made online by making an account with Momofuku's online reservation system.
What to Expect: The smallest, most exclusive branch of David Chang's expanding Momofuku empire, Momofuku Ko consists of just 12 seats around a bar. The menu changes frequently, based on market availability, but certain items, like the famed shaved foie gras over lychee, are always guaranteed. This may also be the only restaurant at which lunch is more elaborate and expensive than dinner. [Photo]

163 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

12. Atera

77 Worth St, New York, NY 10013

Price: $165 for 22 courses
Wine Pairing: $105 for a "Standard Pairing," more for a "Grand Pairing."
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to two months in advance, via phone. Reservations are limited to a maximum of five people to a party.
What to Expect: Another small, countertop-dining experience, this one with a total of 13 seats. The chef, Matthew Lightner, has cooked at both Noma in Denmark and Mugaritz in Spain. Lightner employs a full-time forager to collect ingredients like lichen, wintergreen, and nettles, and the small dishes are a mix of wild gathered foods and molecular gastronomy creations.

77 Worth St
New York, NY 10013

13. Del Posto

85 10th Ave., New York, NY 10011

Price: $115 for "Il Menu Del Posto" (five courses) or $165 for the "Captain's Menu" (eight courses)
Wine Pairing: $155
for the long menu, $95 for the short menu. New York Times Rating: Four stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted one month in advance to the date, via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: A diverse menu of very fine Italian food from chef Mark Ladner. The five-course Menu Del Posto includes the diners' selection of two types of pasta, served family-style for the table to share. This is Mario, Joe, and Lidia's fine dining gem.

85 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

14. Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

Price: $160 for 20 courses
New York Times Rating: Two stars (though the menu and format of the restaurant has changed since this review)
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to one month in advance, via phone only. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the reservation will be charged $160 per person.
What to Expect: The new tasting menu at Torrisi Italian Specialties pays homage to New York City culture. Chefs Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone serve their versions of soft pretzels, Chinese cashew chicken, and Manhattan clam chowder, among many other small dishes. For less than half the price, diners also have the option of a four-course prix fixe meal, which, while still playful, sticks more to the restaurant's Italian-American roots.

250 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

15. wd~50

50 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Price: $155 for 12 courses
Wine Pairing: $95
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: One star

Reservation Policy: Accepted up to 30 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable. Walk-ins are also encouraged.
What to Expect: Wylie Dufresne is one of the most well known practitioners of molecular gastronomy, and the tasting menu at wd-50 consists of the sort of strange, creative dishes that are characteristic of this culinary niche. Expect gels, dusts, foams, and ingredients made to look like other ingredients. If you're not ready to commit to the full tasting menu, you can stop by the bar and order any two items from the menu for $25. [Krieger]

50 Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

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16. Jung Sik

2 Harrison St., New York, NY 10013

Price: $155 for 10 courses
Wine Pairing: $105
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone or online.
What to Expect: Chef Jungsik Yim, a veteran of Bouley and Aquavit, serves what he calls New Korean food, combining traditional Korean ingredients with New American techniques. [Krieger]

2 Harrison St.
New York, NY 10013

17. The Modern

9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Price: $155 for eight courses
Wine Pairing: $135
New York Times Rating: Two stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted up to 28 days in advance, via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Inventive French-influenced Modern American cuisine from chef Gabriel Kreuther, served in a dining room overlooking the MOMA's sculpture garden. The menu includes dishes like sturgeon and sauerkraut tart, and yuzu-marinated langoustines. Diners can also opt for a four-course prix fixe menu, for just under $100. [Photo]

9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

18. Corton

239 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Price: $155 for the Tasting Menu (nine courses) or $125 for the Seasonal Tasting (six courses)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: Two stars
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone or OpenTable.
What to Expect: Unusual, exciting modern cuisine from auteurist chef Paul Liebrandt. The dining room is intimate and classy. Critics and chefs love Corton. [Krieger]

239 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

19. Kyo Ya

94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Price: $150
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Michelin Rating: One star
Reservation Policy: Accepted via phone. Only 10 spots a day are available for the Kaiseki menu, and reservations for these must be made at least one day in advance.
What to Expect: This tiny, unmarked Japanese restaurant offers traditional Kaiseki cuisine, served in a serene environment. It can be hard to secure a reservation for the Kaiseki tasting given that the restaurant only accepts 10 per day. [Photo]

94 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

20. Ichimura at Brushstroke

30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013

Price: $150 for the omakase (more than 12 courses)
New York Times Rating: Three stars
Reservation Policy: Necessary. Call 212-791-3771 early and often.
What to Expect: A grand tasting of edo-mae sushi served by fish master Eiji Ichimura. Pete Wells was floored by his meals at Ichimura last fall. [Krieger]

30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

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