In a city like New York, organizing one's meals out is not only an aggressive chess game of reservations, leveraging connections no matter how thin, it's two steps away from an existential crisis. So little time, so much to eat, you see. With options on options on options. 

Thus, we've turned to some of our favorite New Yorkers to clear the noise - revealing their absolute favorite restaurants. From tucked away sushi joints and perfect platefuls of pasta to the best chocolate chip cookies in New York, prepare to sit pretty and eat well. Trust, these are the only recommendations you need.

[Photo via Cafe Altro Paradiso]