The greater Utica region has always been known for amazing food and when people write stories about the area they're almost always referencing our incredible Utica style Italian cuisine. This is not one of those stories.

This week, the food reservation application and website Open Table published their list of the highest rated New York restaurants in Upstate New York and their 'end of the year' list has five of our local fine dining establishments featured.

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Upstate New York? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. -Open Table, December 2017 (*Restaurants must participate in the Open Table reservation system in order to be rated.) 

Among the Top 10 for New York restaurants north of New York City:

The Horned Dorset, French, Leonardsville

The Tailor and the Cook, Contemporary American, Utica

Wildflowers at Turning Stone, Continental, Verona

TS Steakhouse at Turning Stone, Steak House, Verona

Nola's, American, Clinton

The remaining five upstate restaurants include Yono's in Albany, Saint Lawrence Spirits On The River Chateau in Clayville, UpRiver Cafe in Lake George, The Owl at Twilight in Olmstedville, and Athos Restaurant in Albany. 

Nola's Restaurant also made the Top 10 list of Upstate New York's Best American Restaurants and the Turning Stone's Pino Bianco was named one of the Top Ten Upstate New York Italian restaurants.

Looking to eat some amazing food during the holidays? Click on the restaurant's name to make a reservation through Open Table.

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