In New York City, staying on top of the hottest new restaurants can be like an Olympic sport. Rushing to get a table and eat at the best new spot is a cutthroat game.
But true restaurant lovers also appreciate the good old standbys -- restaurants that have been open for decades or even a hundred years.
1762 -1767 (approx.): Fraunces Tavern
1794: Bridge Cafe
1837: Delmonico's restaurant
1864: Pete's Tavern
1868: The Old Homestead Steakhouse
1884: P.J. Clarke's
1885: Keens Chophouse
1887: Peter Luger Steakhouse
1888: Katz's Delicatessen
1890: Yonah Schimmel Knishery