Top 100 Independents

Top 100 Independents in New York City

Despite rising rents and the announcements of some high-profile restaurant closures, the restaurant industry in New York City remains strong. That's especially true for independent restaurants, as our Top 100 Independents ranking illustrates. Indeed, 29 of the Top 100 restaurants are located in the Big Apple.


2013 SALES


Smith & Wollensky$25,470,1154
Tao New York$22,770,515*7
Sparks Steak House$17,600,000*16
'21' $17,119,81819
Del Posto$16,500,001*21
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant$16,150,000*24
Guy's American Kitchen & Bar$16,000,000*26
Quality Meats$15,782,81229
Spice Market$14,800,000*39
Junior's (Brooklyn)$14,500,000*40
Blue Fin$14,400,000*43
The Sea Grill $14,100,000*44
Coffee Shop$13,800,000*45
The Four Seasons$13,800,000*46
Virgil's Real Barbecue$13,600,000*49
Rock Center Café$13,250,000*55
Blue Water Grill$12,950,00*60
Cafe Fiorello$12,700,000*64
Junior's (Times Square)$12,500,000*67
Keens Steakhouse$12,400,000*68
Bryant Park Grill$11,800,000*73
Trattoria Dell'Arte$11,650,000*77
Gotham Bar and Grill$11,200,002*81
Maloney & Porcelli$10,727,77991
Redeye Grill$10,700,000*93

*RB estimate


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