A Comprehensive List of the Best Foods in New York City, According to a New Ranking

It's no secret that New York City is home to some of the best food in the nation, but which dishes and restaurants stand out as the best of the best?

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The Dead Rabbit wasn't only named the best bar in New York City by The Daily Meal, the NYC institution was also named the fifth best bar in the world.
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The Spotted Pig has the best burger in NYC, according to The Daily Meal. In fact, the char-grilled burger at The Spotted Pig was named the best burger in the entire country by the food site.
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The Daily Meal describes the chicken and waffles at Amy Ruth's as "heavenly." Stop by the Harlem soul food institution to decide for yourself.
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The popular, no-frills Chinese restaurant Xi'an Famous Foods was named the best Chinese restaurant in all of NYC by The Daily Meal.
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If you stop by one of the three Billy's Bakery locations in NYC, The Daily Meal suggests giving the banana Nutella or carrot cupcake a try.
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Not only is McSorley's the best dive bar in the city, according to The Daily Meal, it's also one of the oldest.
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Dough Doughnuts, with locations across the city, serves up unique creations, like Earl Grey doughnuts, that The Daily Meal has named the best in the city.
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Not only has Luke's Lobster been named the best food truck in New York City by , it was named one of the best food trucks in the entire country by the food site earlier this year.
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Fried chicken is the shining star at this Brooklyn favorite. So it's no surprise that Pies 'n' Thighs was the named the best place for fried chicken in NYC by The Daily Meal.
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Katz's Deli may be known for its mile-high sandwiches, but it also serves up a mean hot dog, according to The Daily Meal, which named it the best in the state.
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New York City has so many great Italian restaurants, but which one is the best? The Daily Meal gave that honor to Del Posto.
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It makes sense that Murray's Cheese Bar, which has been selling cheese in NYC since 1940, would serve the best mac & cheese in the city, according to The Daily Meal.
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High-end Mexican restaurant Cosme has been named the best Mexican restaurant in all of New York City by The Daily Meal.
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The fusilli with red wine braised octopus and bone marrow from Marea has been named the best pasta dish in NYC by The Daily Meal.
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How could you pick just one New York City pizza as "the best" of them all? Well, The Daily Meal did, and they picked Brooklyn's Di Fara.
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Daniel, which received two Michelin Stars this year, has been named the best restaurant in all of New York City by The Daily Meal.
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Surprising no one, the pastrami on rye from Katz's Deli was named the best sandwich in NYC by The Daily Meal.
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The best steakhouse in New York City is also one of the oldest. Peter Luger came out on top on The Daily Meal's list.
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Masayoshi Takayama's Masa Japanese restaurant in the Time Warner Center is the best sushi bar in NYC, according to The Daily Meal.
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Tortilleria Nixtamal is both a restaurant and a tortilla factory. The Daily Meal describes everything they serve as "astoundingly delicious."
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