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Epicures, businessmen and Upper East Siders all compete for tables at renowned French restaurant Daniel. If you want to join the hungry fray, reservations are required for the main dining room. Call the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star New York restaurant directly or visit the online booking site OpenTable to make a reservation up to 30 days in advance. However, you don’t need a reservation to grab a drink at the bar or sit in the sophisticated lounge at Daniel, so feel free to walk in and order a drink. Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in New York, Daniel also concocts innovative cocktails, such as the Smokey Bandit, a mixture of Ilegal Joven mezcal, jalapeño, orange curaçao, fresh pineapple and lime juice. In case you don’t snag a table, stop in for a choice cocktail — or two.