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Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State Area

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Whether farm-to-table, contemporary, classic or ethnic cuisine, dining in our current society is an ever-evolving concept, and, diners in the tri-state area are presented with more food choices than ever before.  If you’re looking for a delicious place to dine in the tri-state area, place a few of these 10 award-winning restaurants on your dining bucket list.

1-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaThe Sushi Nakazawa Sushi Bar

Located in trendy Greenwich Village, the Sushi Nakazawa Sushi Bar is the perfect spot for a special night out.  This high-end sushi restaurant has become so popular that reservations can be hard to get.  Even so, the food is worth the wait, so keep trying.

21-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaYono’s Restaurant

If your palate is looking for some adventure, head up to Albany for some high-end Indonesian cuisine.  Many people think that the capital of New York State is not exactly known for its fine cuisine, but the popularity of Yono’s Restaurant is changing all that.

31-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaThe Tailor and the Cook

Utica is another New York City not often associated with fine cuisine, but The Taylor and the Cook is a fantastic contemporary farm-to-table concept restaurant which makes Utica well worth the culinary trip.  In just a short time, The Tailor and the Cook has become a Utica institution, with locals flocking to it nightly.  Out of town diners are starting to take notice as well, so you will want to secure a reservation before you make the drive.

41-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaWater’s Edge Restaurant & Catering

Nestled in Long Island City, Water’s Edge Restaurant & Catering has quickly become a must-visit dining destination.  Specializing in classic American cuisine, this world-class restaurant with stunning NYC skyline views claims, “The only thing we overlook is Manhattan.”  If you long for the quality of big city dining without the parking hassles of Manhattan, this is the restaurant for you.

51-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaColt’s Neck Inn Steak & Chophouse

If you are in New Jersey and in the mood for a great steak, head over to the Colt’s Neck Inn Steak & Chophouse.  This New Jersey institution is a mainstay on reader’s choice polls, and for good reason.  You will find all your favorite cuts of steak here, all prepared to perfection and served with style.

6-300x296 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State Area187 Rue Principale

Diners in the Philadelphia area are already fans of this contemporary French restaurant, but it is starting to draw foodies from far beyond the region.  Located in Emmaus, 187 Rue Principale serves contemporary French-inspired cuisine.  If you love exquisite gourmet cuisine, this is the place for you.


7-300x145 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaVisaggio’s Ristorante

Visaggio’s Ristorante has been a central Pennsylvania institution for decades, and it is easy to see why. Serving a combination of Italian, American and contemporary cuisine, this famous restaurant is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.  Located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and close to attractions like Hershey Park and Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Visaggio’s is a must stop for visiting tourists.

7-298x300 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaThe Circular at The Hotel Hershey

No visitor to Hershey should miss this incredible dining experience.  Located on the grounds of the famous Hotel Hershey, The Circular features modern cuisine in a stunning contemporary setting.  When finished with their dining experience, guests can head down to the spa for a massage and additional pampering.

8-300x200 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaStocks on 2nd

The capital city of Pennsylvania has quickly become a destination for foodies from throughout the tri-state region.  Second street in Harrisburg is also known as Restaurant Row, and a casual glance up and down the street will reveal the reason why.  Stocks on 2nd  is a favorite destination for the lawmakers who work at the Capital, but it is a popular spot for diners from all walks of life.  Stocks features a seasonal menu stocked with the freshest local ingredients, much to the delight of foodies everywhere.

9-300x196 Top 10 Restaurants in the Tri-State AreaMonk’s Café

Located in historic Philadelphia, Monk’s Café is exceptional in a number of ways.  It is a Belgian-style restaurant and café, offering diners a unique experience.  Monk’s Café also features one of the largest selections of beers on this planet.  If you love fine food and great drink, you must visit Monk’s Café Belgian Beer Emporium & Restaurant the next time you find yourself in the City of Brotherly Love.


  • Hard to find good places to eat in this area. But this info in this article is really great. Definitely going to check some places out on this list.

  • Thank you for your recommendations. I`m sure to check out a couple of places from your list.