Best New NYC Restaurants

Julie Besonen

(Updated 03/08/2017)
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March 2017

Classics like prime rib and French dip sandwiches are making a comeback, and they’re better than ever at two new Manhattan venues. The recently opened restaurants below also include Danny Meyer’s sweet bakery and sandwich nook in Gramercy as well as the latest dynamic spots in Brooklyn.

All Hands

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All Hands

There’s fresh seafood and industrial chic decor at this Williamsburg restaurant.

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Daily Provisions

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Daily Provisions

Danny Meyer’s sweet little bakery and café meets everyday desires.

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The Drift

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The Drift

This fun bar in Greenpoint has eats that hit the spot.

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4 Charles Prime Rib

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4 Charles Prime Rib

This restaurant serves choice prime rib and glorious cheeseburgers in a cozy townhouse.

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Gotham Market at the Ashland

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Gotham Market at the Ashland

There’s a new, modern food court in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Maison Pickle

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Maison Pickle

Enjoy classic French dips and cocktails in a swanky setting.

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Massoni

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Massoni

Try Italian food with multicultural touches in a stylish hotel.

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Pig Bleecker

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Pig Bleecker

This West Village bistro takes an Italian approach to barbecue.

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Sunday in Brooklyn

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Sunday in Brooklyn

Enjoy brunch and dinner any day of the week in a woodsy Williamsburg setting.

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X Bar/Bistro

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X Bar/Bistro

A Parisian-style wine bar and bistro comes to the Upper East Side.

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January 2017

Foodwise, 2017 is off to a good start in the City. Union Square Cafe is back. Dan Kluger, beloved from ABC Kitchen, is at the stove in a new downtown venture. The other fine eateries we’re featuring are mostly healthy and don’t require you to be wealthy to enjoy them.

Black Walnut

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Black Walnut

Chic, relaxing hotel restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn,

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Gordo’s Cantina

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Gordo’s Cantina

Fantastic Mexican joint in Long Island City.

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Italienne

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Italienne

Lovely Italian-French fare in the Flatiron.

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Loring Place

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Loring Place

Dan Kluger’s bright, innovative food shines in a downtown boîte.

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Nickel & Diner

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Nickel & Diner

Stylish art deco diner on the edge of Chinatown.

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Samesa

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Samesa

Shawarma worth discovering in Williamsburg

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Seabird

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Seabird

Cozy maritime spot in the West Village

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Tavo

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Tavo

Creative Latin cuisine and cocktails in a quiet, inviting setting

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Tim Ho Wan

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Tim Ho Wan

Killer dim sum in the East Village

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Union Square Cafe

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Union Square Cafe

Warm hospitality at a Danny Meyer classic

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December 2016

New restaurants from heavy hitters like Keith McNally, Tom Colicchio, Andrew Carmellini and April Bloomfield prove that those big names are still at the top of their games. Our roundup also includes details on a sushi smash hit in the Flatiron, a hip Mexican hideaway in Chinatown and a healthy Mediterranean gem from a Parisian restaurateur. 

Augustine

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Augustine

Keith McNally’s bistro delivers joie de vivre to Wall Street

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Fowler & Wells

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Fowler & Wells

Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio’s elegant Wall Street contender

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Gristmill

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Gristmill

Wood-fired pizza and local, seasonal ingredients in Park Slope

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Lalo

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Lalo

Stylish Mexican hideaway in Chinatown

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Leuca

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Leuca

Robust Southern Italian cooking at Andrew Carmellini’s first Brooklyn restaurant

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Miss Paradis

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Miss Paradis

A modern paradise in Nolita for vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians.

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N’eat

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N’eat

Nordic eatery in the East Village steered by a Noma vet.

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Pondicheri

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Pondicheri

Creative Indian fare in the Flatiron District.

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Sugarfish

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Sugarfish

Disciples of an LA sushi master bring his magic to NYC.

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White Gold Butchers

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White Gold Butchers

April Bloomfield’s meaty venue on the Upper West Side.

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October 2016

The partners behind Dead Rabbit, a New York City bar some consider one of the world’s best, have opened a Cuban-style lounge in Battery Park that might be even more dazzling. Read on for details on that place, plus productive partnerships between a farmer and a fishmonger, a brewery and some cool butchers, and two Thai brothers. 

21 Greenpoint

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21 Greenpoint

Secluded Greenpoint hangout with creative fare and a celebrity connection.

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BlackTail

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BlackTail

Time travel to classy Old Havana in Battery Park.

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Drunken Dumpling

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Drunken Dumpling

Giant dumplings are all the rage in the East Village.

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Fish Cheeks

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Fish Cheeks

Family-style Thai seafood and great cocktails in NoHo.

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Gramercy Farmer & The Fish

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Gramercy Farmer & The Fish

Local farmer and global fishmonger team up in Gramercy.

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Harold’s Meat + Three

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Harold’s Meat + Three

A Southern-style cafeteria in Southern Manhattan.

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King

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King

Two Englishwomen cook European-style at a sweet spot in Soho.

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Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

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Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

A magical bakery in the West Village.

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Meat Hook at Threes Brewing

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Meat Hook at Threes Brewing

Meaty and vegetarian bar food is served at a festive Gowanus brewery.

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Pietro Nolita

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Pietro Nolita

Fashionistas flock to this all-pink, Italian cafe in NoLIta.

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August 2016

In our latest roundup of new restaurants, we celebrate the melting pot that is New York City. This month we feature eateries helmed by chefs from China, Korea and India who are operating at the top of their game; plus an oyster bar, a Brooklyn wine bar and an amazing pizza place that are all stirring up the dining scene. And how about finding out where to enjoy an icy banana split laced with bourbon?

Atoboy

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Atoboy

New wave Korean bistro in NoMad.

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Barano

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Barano

Fire-roasted, grandma-inspired Italian food in Williamsburg.

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BKW by Brooklyn Winery

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BKW by Brooklyn Winery

Brooklyn winemakers crush it in the restaurant business.

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Coco & Cru

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Coco & Cru

Healthy food, coffee and booze at an all-day cafe in Noho.

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Faun

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Faun

Seasonal compositions and a utopian garden in Brooklyn.

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Hail Mary

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Hail Mary

The finest diner and fountain drinks in Greenpoint.

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Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen

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Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen

Authentic Chinese food from a renowned Beijing restaurateur.

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Paowalla

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Paowalla

Floyd Cardoz brings bold flavors and bacon naan to Soho.

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PN Wood Fired Pizza

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PN Wood Fired Pizza

PN stands for pecore nere (black sheep) and stunning pizza.

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Zadie’s Oyster Room

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Zadie’s Oyster Room

Modern-day oyster bar glorifying New York City history.

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July 2016

We’ve got 10 reasons to be glad you’re in the City this summer, nine of them air-conditioned venues and one in the great outdoors. Among them: a square-slice pizzeria in Williamsburg, a very fancy French place in SoHo and a fried chicken joint in Red Hook from a popular TV personality. 

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen

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Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen

Carla Hall, of ABC’s The Chew, has opened a diner which is a homage to her native Nashville on a Brooklyn corner.

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Le Coucou

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Le Coucou

Restaurateur Stephen Starr recruited Daniel Rose to run the kitchen at this elegant French eatery.

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Emmy Squared

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Emmy Squared

Emily and Matt Hyland's latest pizzeria in Williamsburg.

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Olmsted

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Olmsted

Named after the designer of nearby Prospect Park, this New American eatery comes from chef Greg Baxtrom.

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Pig Beach

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Pig Beach

Pig Beach’s pork-centric barbecue, outdoor bars, string lights and picnic-style seating suggest a day at the beach.

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Pommes Frites

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Pommes Frites

Pommes Frites Belgian-style fries are back in the West Village.

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Sauvage

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Sauvage

The team behind Maison Premiere has expanded their repertoire at this pretty Greenpoint bistro opposite Mccarren Park.

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Tapestry

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Tapestry

The menu at this white-hued, West Village bistro is cross-cultural.

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Union Fare

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Union Fare

A former Barnes & Noble textbook outlet is now a vast New American cafe-bar-restaurant.

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June 2016

Since a new study shows that eating animal fat and butter might prolong life—and not even lead to weight gain!—what better time to visit a new French bistro that’s a paradise for poultry and rich terrines? Speaking of rich foods, a delicatessen in Greenpoint has become the latest hot spot, serving dreamy brisket and pastrami; it’s part of a recent revival of the Jewish deli tradition. See what else is good to know about in this month’s edition of new NYC restaurants, including two exciting additions to the ramen boom.

Freek’s Mill

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Freek’s Mill

The corner spot takes its name from an actual mill that used to exist at the location.

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King of Falafel & Shawarma

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King of Falafel & Shawarma

The brick-and-mortar home of a food truck.

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Momosan Ramen & Sake

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Momosan Ramen & Sake

Ramen takes center stage at a Japanese celebrity chef’s hotspot.

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Nakamura

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Nakamura

Try its Shigetoshi Nakamura, a revered ramen chef from Tokyo.

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Speedy Romeo (Lower East Side)

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Speedy Romeo (Lower East Side)

Speedy Romeo is a winner.

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Suprema Provisions

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Suprema Provisions

A quiet glass of wine and some cheese and charcuterie in the West Village.

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Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing

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Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing

A Jewish deli revival in Greenpoint.

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Tekoá

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Tekoá

Tekoá, an unfussy cafe, is located next to the Cobble Hill Park.

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Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

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Tacuba Cantina Mexicana

A sparkling array of tequila and gourmet Mexican food make Tacuba an alluring choice in Hell’s Kitchen.

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