NYC - The Official Guide

Best New NYC Restaurants

Julie Besonen
Updated 12/11/2018
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December 2018

The Upper West Side has seen an influx of exciting dining destinations. Head to the neighborhood for contemporary spicy Hunan dishes, luxurious Italian from a rising-star chef and modern, healthy Greek fare. Over at the Time Warner Center, David Chang has two new ventures. And those who love sandwiches—especially of the po’boy and banh mi varieties—have a new reason to make a beeline for Brooklyn.

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Atlas Kitchen

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Atlas Kitchen

This contemporary Chinese restaurant offers both familiar and unexpected specialties.

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Bāng Bar

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Bāng Bar

David Chang stuffs his inventive griddled flatbreads with spit-roasted meats.

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Benno

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Benno

Try Jonathan Benno’s flagship Mediterranean restaurant in the Evelyn Hotel.

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Devon

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Devon

This stylish neighborhood bar on the Lower East Side serves shareable snacks.

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Eléa

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Eléa

The Upper West Side welcomes a modern split-level Greek restaurant.

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Fava Mediterranean Bistro

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Fava Mediterranean Bistro

This charming West Village duplex features Mediterranean fare and a daily happy hour.

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Leonti

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Leonti

A rising-star chef creates classic Italian fare in an elegant setting.

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Nai Tapas

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Nai Tapas

Head to the East Village for modern and traditional tapas, Spanish wine and flamenco.

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Po'Mi

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Po'Mi

Serious chefs are behind this sandwich shop honoring the po’boy and banh mi.

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Pomona

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Pomona

Try inventive New American cuisine and cocktails in an underground space.

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November 2018

This month we’re giving you the lowdown on exciting new Taiwanese, Indian, Korean, Italian and Greek restaurants. And even though it’s cold out, ice-cream impresario Nick Morgenstern is on fire with his second location. The larger Greenwich Village spot has 88 flavors to try, as well as sundaes and cakes. Read on for more, including places in Williamsburg, Cobble Hill and Jackson Heights that are breaking new ground.

10 Corso Como Café

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10 Corso Como Café

Traditional Italian food is served at this café in a high-design lifestyle boutique.

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886

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886

Enjoy playful, hearty Taiwanese cooking at this clubby East Village space.

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Addã

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Addã

This casual Long Island City spot is a go-to for first-class Indian fare.

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Fournos Theophilos

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Fournos Theophilos

This all-day Greek café, bakery and gourmet market is a great spot for a quick meal in Midtown.

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Klein’s

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Klein’s

This stylish, airy cafe is located in Williamsburg’s Hoxton hotel.

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Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

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Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Morgenstern’s second location has both classic and crazy ice cream flavors dreamed up by an inventive pastry chef.

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The Queensboro

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The Queensboro

This modern, spacious New American restaurant also has a great cocktail list.

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Saint Julivert Fisherie

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Saint Julivert Fisherie

This global seafood counter with a smart wine list is found in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill.

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Shake Shack Innovation Kitchen

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Shake Shack Innovation Kitchen

Try (and rate) new menu items at Shake Shack’s test kitchen in the West Village.

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The Woo SoHo

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The Woo SoHo

The elegant Korean restaurant with do-it-yourself table grills is an interactive experience.

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October 2018

New Yorkers share a passion for pizza, willing to stand in line for the very best even with perfectly good slices on nearly every corner. In our latest roundup, get the details on a retro Brooklyn joint catching buzz, plus where to find the lustiest chicken sandwich and most exciting North African street food. There’s also good news about Missy Robbins’ follow-up to Lilia, the Williamsburg restaurant that won her Best Chef: NYC from the James Beard Foundation in 2018.

Berber Street Food

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Berber Street Food

Taste Afro-fusion specialties in a sweet West Village nook

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Bluebird London

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Bluebird London

Visit a beautiful modern British restaurant in the Time Warner Center

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Brine Chicken

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Brine Chicken

This fast-casual cashless eatery excels at juicy brined chicken

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The Flying Fisherman

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The Flying Fisherman

This modern seafood brasserie is on the Upper West Side near Lincoln Center.

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Holy Ground

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Holy Ground

This underground retro supper club combines barbecue and steakhouse favorites

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Hortus NYC

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Hortus NYC

Enjoy Asian fine dining in a beautiful bilevel establishment

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Hwaban

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Hwaban

The Flatiron District gets a stellar, modern Korean restaurant.

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Misi

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Misi

Eat singular, creative pasta dishes and antipasti in Williamsburg

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Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop

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Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop

Paulie brings retro decor and great pizza to Greenpoint.

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Randall’s Barbecue

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Randall’s Barbecue

Stop by the Lower East Side for innovative barbecue.

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September 2018

At a sleek spot in Brooklyn, chef Nasim Alikhani offers a fresh take on Persian cuisine. Elegantly prepared Hunan rice noodles are all the rage in the East Village. Meanwhile, in the Financial District, after-work crowds are whooshing up 60 stories to visit Danny Meyer’s latest tony establishment. See the details in our September roundup, which includes the City’s most exciting new cocktail bar and the long-awaited reopening of the Four Seasons.

Bar Beau

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Bar Beau

This coffeehouse by day is a stylish bar with small plates at night.

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Cardoncello diVino

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Cardoncello diVino

Southern Italian mushrooms are the cornerstone of this hospitable osteria.

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Charley St

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Charley St

Enjoy healthy grain bowls, toast and eggs from a charismatic Australian chef.

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Existing Conditions

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Existing Conditions

This spacious cocktail den features great bar food in Greenwich Village.

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The Four Seasons Restaurant

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The Four Seasons Restaurant

The mid-century modern gem offers New American cuisine and a powerhouse clientele.

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Hunan Slurp

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Hunan Slurp

A stylish East Village favorite serves Hunan rice noodles.

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Manhatta

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Manhatta

Feast on stunning views of the City and a compelling New American menu.

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Noted Tribeca

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Noted Tribeca

This all-day café and cocktail lounge serves Korean-accented bites.

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Sofreh

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Sofreh

Dine on beautifully prepared Persian food in a sleek Prospect Heights spot.

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The Usual

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The Usual

A contemporary canteen in the Nolitan Hotel serves foods diners crave.

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August 2018

Jonathan Benno’s brilliant cooking has thrilled patrons at Lincoln Ristorante and Per Se for years, and now he’s landed at a modern new Italian restaurant in the Flatiron District. Our August roundup has the details, plus where to go for the most amazing couscous, grilled Japanese yakitori, wood-fired Mexican and modern Chinese in a stylish setting.

The Athenian NYC

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The Athenian NYC

Greek wines and small plates in an intimate setting

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Bernie’s Restaurant

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Bernie’s Restaurant

Excellent retro American food in a nostalgic setting

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Kings County Imperial

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Kings County Imperial

Gourmet Chinese food and great drinks served in a stylish hangout

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Kish-Kash

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Kish-Kash

Couscous made from scratch in a sweet West Village spot

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Kopitiam

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Kopitiam

Bold and affordable Malaysian food at an all-day café

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Leonelli Taberna

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Leonelli Taberna

A bonanza of antipasti and pasta from acclaimed chef Jonathan Benno

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Mani in Pasta

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Mani in Pasta

Roman-style pies from a champion Italian pizzaiolo

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Nonono

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Nonono

Yakitori galore plus a host of inventive Japanese specialties

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Oxomoco

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Oxomoco

Upscale wood-fired Mexican fare in a lovely Greenpoint restaurant

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Simò Pizza

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Simò Pizza

Simone Falco fires up pizzas inspired by his Neapolitan roots

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July 2018

New York City is an international crossroads, and for many visitors the five boroughs’ diversity forms a large part of its appeal. The City’s cosmopolitan qualities are, of course, reflected in its cuisine—just consider the pageant of new restaurants we’re highlighting this month. Our July picks include purveyors of Beijing street food, Vietnamese pho, inventive Indian, delectable Greek, vegan Mexican and classic French dishes. The chefs represented strive for authenticity—not Americanization—which makes booking tables at these eateries even more exciting.

Arata

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Arata

This creative Asian vegan den is from chef Matthew Kenney.

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Bar Verde

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Bar Verde

Dine on stellar vegan Mexican fare and sip strong margaritas.

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Bistro Pierre Lapin

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Bistro Pierre Lapin

This charming French bistro is a boon to the West Village.

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Davelle

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Davelle

A tiny Japanese café and coffeehouse that serves up delights.

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Di an Di

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Di an Di

A chic Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in pho.

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Harwood on Hudson

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Harwood on Hudson

Explore inventive New American cuisine and fantastic desserts.

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Kyma

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Kyma

Dine on pristine seafood at this upscale Greek restaurant.

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Le Sia

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Le Sia

Beijing-style street food arrives with a Louisiana accent.

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North 3rd Street Market

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North 3rd Street Market

Williamsburg stays on trend with this food hall.

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Okozushi

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Okozushi

Discover inexpensive Kyoto-style sushi in Williamsburg.

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Saar Indian Bistro

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Saar Indian Bistro

Enjoy sophisticated Indian fare in the Theatre District.

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June 2018

David Chang, chef-restaurateur and Netflix star (Ugly Delicious), is always one to watch. His latest venture sounds modest—promoting the merits of cold fried chicken, for instance—but the exclusive boîte surpasses expectations, especially when it comes to originality. This month we’ve also got news on two noteworthy pizza joints, the best Brooklyn-by-way-of-NOLA spot for oysters and po’boys, and a whole lot more.

Bistrot Leo

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Bistrot Leo

Bistrot Leo, located in the heart of Soho, offers classic French fare from Chef Brian Loiacono.

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Chicha Cafetín & Cocktails

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Chicha Cafetín & Cocktails

Try Nicaraguan-style street food and rum cocktails in a cool warehouse space.

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Greca

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Greca

Modern, health-minded Greek restaurant and lounge

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Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria

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Joe & Pat’s Pizzeria

Classic Staten Island pizzeria expands to the East Village

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Lowerline

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Lowerline

New Orleans–style po’boys, oysters and gumbo done with panache

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Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co.

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Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co.

Contemporary kiosk best for shrimp dumplings and soft-serve ice cream

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Momofuku Ko Bar

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Momofuku Ko Bar

Upscale David Chang concept featuring cold fried chicken and cocktails

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Samwon Garden

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Samwon Garden

Chic South Korean barbecue darling translates to NYC’s Koreatown

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Sullivan Street Bakery

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Sullivan Street Bakery

Renowned Soho baker sets up shop in Hell’s Kitchen

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Una Pizza Napoletana

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Una Pizza Napoletana

Austere temple on the Lower East Side devoted to Neapolitan pizza

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May 2018

At last, Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson—former chefs at downtown hot spots Balthazar and Minetta Tavern—are back in the kitchen. The pair serves winning French fare in a classic, high-energy brasserie that’s been packed since day one. The venerable Pino Luongo, creator of 1990s hits like Le Madri, has also made a comeback with a Soho Italian joint. Other recent additions to the dining scene include a taco speakeasy, a Roman pizza specialist and two terrific dessert spots.

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Borrachito

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Borrachito

Try a street-food taco stall at the back of a stylish bar.

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Bowl & Blade

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Bowl & Blade

Enjoy healthy grain bowls and acai at a sweet little Brooklyn spot.

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Coco Pazzo

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Coco Pazzo

It’s a casual Italian kitchen by day and chic trattoria by night.

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Frenchette

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Frenchette

This classic French brasserie and bar in Tribeca has a friendly attitude.

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La Maison de Makoto

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La Maison de Makoto

This dessert bar becomes a cocktail and snack bar when the sun goes down.

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Mikkeller Brewing NYC

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Mikkeller Brewing NYC

Citi Field gets a Danish-style indoor beer garden.

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PQR Pizza Quadrata Romana

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PQR Pizza Quadrata Romana

Savor square slices from a Roman pizza master.

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Sherry B Dessert Studio

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Sherry B Dessert Studio

Indulge in fabulous, creative ice cream sandwiches, sundaes and cookies.

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Urbanspace @ 570 Lex

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Urbanspace @ 570 Lex

Visit a Midtown food hall in a grand art-deco building.

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The Woodlot

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The Woodlot

Have eclectic pre- and post-theater meals and cocktails in Hell’s Kitchen.

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April 2018

An Israeli pita spot, the debut of a 19-year-old restaurateur and an all-day French café have Manhattanites buzzing this month. For an update on insider Brooklyn spots, read about the lovable Annicka and a pocket-size Italian deli with incredibly lusty fare. We’ve also got the scoop on the best new places for vegans, barbecue fiends and fans of New Orleans cuisine.

Annicka

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Annicka

Check out an easygoing New American restaurant and coffee bar in Greenpoint.

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Gem

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Gem

A wunderkind American chef hosts the ultimate dinner party

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Jax B-B-Q

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Jax B-B-Q

Try this roadside barbecue joint and full bar in Hell’s Kitchen.

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La Mercerie

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La Mercerie

A modern French restaurant resides inside a posh Soho lifestyle store.

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Legacy Records

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Legacy Records

The Charlie Bird team has created a stylish Mediterranean restaurant and bar.

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Lillo Cucina Italiana

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Lillo Cucina Italiana

This tiny Italian deli serves fabulous sandwiches, salads and pasta.

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Miznon

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Miznon

Israeli street food comes with a New York accent in Chelsea Market.

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Mr. White

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Mr. White

Elegant New Orleans-style restaurant in the East Village

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Oxbow Tavern

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Oxbow Tavern

Chef Tom Valenti rules at an Upper West Side tavern.

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Plantmade

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Plantmade

Vegan food and healthy beverages are made with panache at an East Village café.

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March 2018

West-bourne. South of the Clouds. If the names of this month’s new NYC restaurants aren’t enough of a hint, the message is still clear: visitors to the five boroughs will find great food in every direction. Among the places for classic American and thrilling international flavors are a vintage diner, a posh clam bar, a Korean hot spot and a resurrected French bistro. Read on for details, then make a reservation.

The Big Ragu

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The Big Ragu

Eat classic pizza by the slice, or get a whole pie.

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Casino Clam Bar

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Casino Clam Bar

Dig in to clams, caviar, chowder and superb wines at an 18-seat bar.

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La Goulue Restaurant

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La Goulue Restaurant

Say oui to this vintage French bistro on the Upper East Side.

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MeMe’s Diner

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MeMe’s Diner

This nostalgic Brooklyn greasy spoon has a modern sensibility.

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Negril BK

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Negril BK

Try a festive spacious Caribbean restaurant in Brooklyn.

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Simon & The Whale

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Simon & The Whale

Gabriel Stulman has opened a beautiful New American restaurant in Kips Bay.

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Soogil

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Soogil

Sample modern Korean cuisine with French technique in the East Village.

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South of the Clouds

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South of the Clouds

Eat soothing Yunnan rice noodles in a clean, simple setting.

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Tomiño Taberna Gallega

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Tomiño Taberna Gallega

Galician-style tapas and earthy Spanish wines come to Little Italy.

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West-bourne

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West-bourne

Drop in to this friendly California-style café open all day in Soho.

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January 2018

New York City’s dining scene gets off to a running start in 2018 with a cozy Greek restaurant, a Basque-influenced cider house and fashionable venues showcasing high-end Indian and Chinese cuisine. They’ve got mellifluous names too: Baar Baar, DaDong, Fausto and Voula among them.

Baar Baar

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Baar Baar

This dark, clubby restaurant features modern Indian cuisine.

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Brooklyn Cider House

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Brooklyn Cider House

Try Basque-style ciders and tasting menus in a Bushwick warehouse.

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DaDong

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DaDong

The roast duck emporium is known for delivering one of the best versions of the classic Beijing dish.

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Fausto

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Fausto

Dig in to pasta and Italian wine—but no pizza—at this Park Slope Italian joint.

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Henry at Life Hotel

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Henry at Life Hotel

Enjoy African diaspora cuisine and cocktails in a cozy hotel restaurant.

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Juku

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Juku

This bi-level Japanese tavern has an acclaimed sushi chef upstairs.

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La Loncheria

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La Loncheria

This smart luncheonette serves Mexican eats and mezcal in Bushwick.

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SaltBrick Tavern

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SaltBrick Tavern

This classic steakhouse serves lunch, brunch and dinner in.

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Scampi

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Scampi

This seafood specialist operates in a lovely Flatiron District setting.

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Voula

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Voula

Find a sophisticated, relaxing Greek restaurant on a West Village side street.

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December 2017

The holiday season is also restaurant-going season for those who want to get together without having to wash the dishes. If you’re looking for new places to try this month, check out these picks—including a kosher speakeasy and a Sichuan hot pot hot spot. 

2nd Floor at 2nd Avenue Deli

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2nd Floor at 2nd Avenue Deli

Stop in for pastrami, brisket and kosher drinks above an iconic deli.

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Bar Gonzo

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Bar Gonzo

This tropical Hell’s Kitchen restaurant has a festive spirit.

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Butcher & Banker

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Butcher & Banker

This American steakhouse and lounge inhabits an underground bank vault.

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Jeju Noodle Bar

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Jeju Noodle Bar

Try this elegant Korean noodle bar helmed by a classically trained chef.

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The Lobster Club

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The Lobster Club

Experience a subterranean-but-glamourous Japanese brasserie.

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Old Rose

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Old Rose

Settle into this downtown bistro in a boutique hotel by the Hudson River.

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The Osprey

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The Osprey

Brooklyn Heights gets a handsome, indoor-outdoor American restaurant.

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Pheasant

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Pheasant

This intimate Mediterranean-style restaurant features a garden patio.

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Sorbillo

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Sorbillo

Try authentic pies from an acclaimed Neapolitan pizzaiolo.

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Tang Hotpot

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Tang Hotpot

Eat Sichuan-style bubbling broths at an elegant Chinatown restaurant.

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November 2017

Master chef Joël Robuchon returns to NYC with a massive new headquarters in the Meatpacking District. He’s in good company with many of the other chefs we’re featuring this month, who are well on their way to greatness (if they’re not there already). Try any of their buzzy new eateries when looking for a place to dine with friends or family this holiday season.

Bond 45

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Bond 45

This enormous, bi-level, Italian-ish venue offers breakfast all day, a lavish antipasti bar and post-show happy hour discounts nightly; at lunch and dinner are thin-crust pizzas, pasta, big salads, grilled fish, and burgers with cacio e pepe-dusted fries.

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Celestine

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Celestine

Dine on Eastern Mediterranean fare and take in views of the Manhattan skyline.

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Don Angie

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Don Angie

Visit this chic West Village spot for eye-popping Italian-American specialties.

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Evelina

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Evelina

Dine at a cozy, friendly Italian trattoria in Fort Greene.

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Ferris

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Ferris

A creative chef dishes up bold flavors in the happening Nomad district.

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

A legendary French chef cooks in the Meatpacking District.

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The Loyal

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The Loyal

Another gem from Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.

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My Cuban Spot

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My Cuban Spot

Savor what’s hands down the best Cubano sandwich in the City.

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Nom Wah Tu

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Nom Wah Tu

Come for innovative dim sum and cocktails on the Lower East Side.

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Pasta Flyer

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Pasta Flyer

A renowned chef of high-end Italian food goes the fast-casual route.

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October 2017

A Chinatown legend from the 1970s is back, complete with the original cold sesame noodle recipe everyone went bonkers for back in the day. The other new spots we’re highlighting this month include a high-end lounge from Chicago’s great Grant Achatz, amazing Thai and Middle Eastern restaurants and a late-night den for french fry fiends.

Byggyz

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Byggyz

Taste new twists on hoagies from Dewey Dufresne.

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FryGuys

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FryGuys

This late-night nook specializes in spuds and dipping sauces.

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Hwa Yuan Szechuan

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Hwa Yuan Szechuan

Enjoy vibrant Chinese food in a palatial series of dining rooms.

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Lil’ Gem

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Lil’ Gem

Check out a cozy Lebanese restaurant and cocktails on the Lower East Side.

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Raviolo

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Raviolo

This West Village trattoria riffs on Italian with dim sum style.

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Shuka

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Shuka

Visit this Mediterranean jewel in Soho for lunch, brunch and dinner.

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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

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Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

This Brooklyn warehouse has been reimagined as a giant fusion restaurant and bar.

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Ugly Baby

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Ugly Baby

Try complex, fiery Thai food in Carroll Gardens.

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Uncle Boons Sister

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Uncle Boons Sister

Taste Thai comfort food from Michelin-starred chefs in NoLIta.

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September 2017

The fall season of restaurant openings is underway. Highlights so far include a polished Uzbek hangout, a Japanese izakaya with inventive snacks and a Danny Meyer pizzeria. And speaking of pizza, we’ve discovered an amazing new slice joint in Hell’s Kitchen that specializes in squares. 

Claro

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Claro

Dig in to heavenly Oaxacan fare and mezcal in Gowanus.

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Corner Slice

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Corner Slice

This great Hell’s Kitchen slice joint is all about the squares.

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DeKalb Market Hall

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DeKalb Market Hall

Located in the City Point development at 445 Albee Square West, DeKalb Market Hall is home to a collection of more than 40 local and regional food outposts.

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Golda

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Golda

This Bed-Stuy bakery and café is bursting with creativity.

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Jing Fong

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Jing Fong

Try an upscale, modern Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side.

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Martina

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Martina

Danny Meyer brings a fast-casual pizzeria to the East Village.

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Nargis Bar & Grill

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Nargis Bar & Grill

Park Slope gets a comfy, welcoming Uzbek restaurant and bar.

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Oka

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Oka

This dark, attractive Japanese bar has high-caliber food.

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Popina

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Popina

Italian fare meets the American South in Cobble Hill.

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The Sosta

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The Sosta

This stylish, fast-casual Italian concept has wine on tap.

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August 2017

The latest, greatest restaurants to check out this month serve up killer pizza, Japanese-Peruvian cuisine and feature bacon every which way on a tasting menu. We’ve also got details on new all-day cafés in Manhattan and Brooklyn that naturally metamorphose into wine bars when it’s time for a drink. And if Asian noodle joints are your siren call, we’ve got you covered, too.

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Belly

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Belly

All-bacon, Korean-style prix fixe in Williamsburg.

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Cervo’s

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Cervo’s

Pristine seafood inspired by the flavors of Spain and Portugal.

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Chez Ma Tante

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Chez Ma Tante

Greenpoint bistro with diverse, imaginative dishes.

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Emily West Village

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Emily West Village

Dreamy pizza and double-stack burgers in the West Village.

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Fairfax

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Fairfax

West Village all-day café with mid-century modern décor.

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Hudson Jane

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Hudson Jane

Endearing, attractive all-day café with American comfort food.

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Mifune New York

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Mifune New York

Contemporary, artistic Japanese food in Midtown East.

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One Bedford

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One Bedford

All-day and late-night bistro on the Greenpoint-Williamsburg border.

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Sen Sakana

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Sen Sakana

Upscale Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine near the Theatre District.

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Yuan Noodle

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Yuan Noodle

Contemporary Chinese noodle specialist in the East Village.

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July 2017

Worlds collide this month in NYC dining. New openings include a Korean-American steakhouse, an Indian bistro with Mexican accents and a hot new hotel restaurant whose menu spans at least three continents. Among the other highlights are a summery Rockaway Beach bakery with scrumptious pastries and a handsome Italian ristorante facing the Brooklyn waterfront.

aRoqa

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aRoqa

Try Indian cuisine with global accents at a chic Chelsea venue.

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Casa Pública

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Casa Pública

Vibrant Mexico City-style fare comes to Williamsburg.

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Cecconi’s Dumbo

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Cecconi’s Dumbo

Enjoy a posh Italian restaurant on the Brooklyn waterfront.

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Cote

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Cote

Korean barbecue meets American steakhouse in the Flatiron District.

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Fatbird Southern Kitchen and Bar

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Fatbird Southern Kitchen and Bar

Cat Cora brings Mississippi-style goodness to the Meatpacking District.

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Hemlock

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Hemlock

This intimate Lower East Side spot serves creative New American dishes.

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Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge

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Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge

This Cobble Hill lounge serves food dreamed up by Anne Burrell.

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Public Kitchen

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Public Kitchen

Jean-Georges Vongerichten brings his food to a stylish Lower East Side hotel.

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Rockaway Beach Bakery

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Rockaway Beach Bakery

Try rockin’ pastries in Rockaway Beach.

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VHH Foods

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VHH Foods

This all-day café has water views and first-rate New American food.

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June 2017

This month you’ll find world-class chefs in unexpected places. Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park, has thrown his toque into the grab-and-go field. Meanwhile, innovator Wylie Dufresne has turned his attention to elevating the humble doughnut. We’ve got the details on their new enterprises as well as the latest, greatest places to find Nordic, Middle Eastern and Mexican food, plus sushi and steak. 

Alta Calidad

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Alta Calidad

Try innovative Mexican fare in Prospect Heights.

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Du’s Donuts and Coffee

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Du’s Donuts and Coffee

Wylie Dufresne is the wizard behind these doughnuts with fanciful flavors.

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Esther & Carol Bistro

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Esther & Carol Bistro

This American bistro has a hip music club in its basement.

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Greenwich Steakhouse

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Greenwich Steakhouse

This romantic, opulent steakhouse comes from a Smith & Wollensky chef.

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The Grill

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The Grill

The Grill celebrates modern splendor in old-school style.

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Made Nice

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Made Nice

An Eleven Madison Park team nails it with this fast-casual concept.

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Miss Ada

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Miss Ada

Taste Mediterranean specialties with Middle Eastern accents from an Israeli-born chef.

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Nur

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Nur

A famous Tel Aviv chef prepares upscale Middle Eastern cuisine.

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Sushi Katsuei

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Sushi Katsuei

There’s serious but not expensive sushi in the West Village.

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May 2017

A few famous chefs have recently resurfaced with new projects in the City. Global superstar Enrique Olvera has opened a cool Mexican spot, Scott Conant has unveiled an Italian gem and Jean-Georges Vongerichten has contributed a cheeseburger to a venue serving chefs’ greatest hits. We’ve also got the details on two stimulating seafood restaurants and—perfect for spring—a café blooming at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Atla

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Atla

Mexican celebrity chef Enrique Olvera opens an all-day eatery in Noho.

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Bevy

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Bevy

Enjoy lavish New American fare in Midtown’s Park Hyatt.

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Birds of a Feather

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Birds of a Feather

Try healthy Chinese food in a stylish Williamsburg setting.

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Chefs Club Counter

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Chefs Club Counter

This all-day cafeteria showcases the greatest hits from famous chefs.

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Gloria

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Gloria

Sink your teeth into creative seafood in Hell’s Kitchen.

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Majorelle

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Majorelle

Find French-Mediterranean fare and courtly service on the Upper East Side.

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Motel Morris

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Motel Morris

Indulge in nostalgic comfort food and cocktails in Chelsea.

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Simply Hooked

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Simply Hooked

Hook sustainable fish and chips shop on the Lower East Side.

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Yellow Magnolia Café

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Yellow Magnolia Café

There’s a sunny greenhouse café at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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April 2017

“Wellness restaurants” are a growing lifestyle trend. These eateries serve plant-based cuisine presented fetchingly enough for the Instagram crowd—but with ingredients to nourish what’s on the inside, too. Sustainably sourced meat and cocktails also often have a place on the menu alongside the greens, but it’s vegetables-only at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s latest venue. See below for a selection of wholesome new spots—plus where to go for Northern Vietnamese pho, Japanese hand rolls and, for the adventurous, food cooked over an open flame. 

ABCV

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ABCV

Jean-Georges Vongerichten performs magic with vegetables.

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De Maria

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De Maria

Wellness and fashion converge at an all-day Nolita café.

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Hanoi House

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Hanoi House

Try Northern Vietnamese cooking and craft beer in the East Village.

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KazuNori

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KazuNori

This restaurant serves value-priced hand rolls from a Los Angeles-based Japanese chef.

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L’Estudio Ocafe

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L’Estudio Ocafe

This stylish, all-day cafe serves healthful eats on the Lower East Side.

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Mettā

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Mettā

Flame-licked meat, fish and vegetables come to Brooklyn courtesy of a Francis Mallmann-trained chef.

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49 Monroe

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49 Monroe

This clubby Mediterranean hideout is located under the Manhattan Bridge.

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Ousia

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Ousia

Taste sophisticated, Greek-accented fare on the Hudson waterfront.

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Pinch Chinese

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Pinch Chinese

This hip Soho bistro serves pan-regional Chinese food.

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Trapizzino

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Trapizzino

Sink your teeth into Italian-style stuffed sandwich pockets on the Lower East Side.

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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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Maison Pickle

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Maison Pickle

Enjoy classic French dips and cocktails in a swanky setting.

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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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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

Enjoy warm hospitality at a Danny Meyer classic.

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