Best new restaurants in NYC
If you aren't near their Bed-Stuy location, you can now get some of the best Southern food in the city from the team’s second Brooklyn eatery, in Fort Greene. Celebrities (Chrissy Teigen, Whoopi Goldberg) praise the fried chicken, which goes great with the restaurant’s signature Brownstone Punch, a tropical swig.
A Punjab Grill and Indian Accent vet is running the kitchen at this bi-level Gramercy restaurant that’s fashioned after an old-world Bombay mansion. But the dishes, such as burrata with rum-soaked raisins or tandoori lobster tail dunked in moilee (coconut curry) sauce, are thoroughly modern.
It’s time that eels got their day in the sun. This Japanese speakeasy dining room is dedicated solely to unagi (freshwater eel) that’s grilled, coated in a secret sauce, and served with rice, salad, soup and chilled tofu. The name comes from chef Okuno Hachibei, the restaurant’s consultant who is known in Japan for his eel expertise.
Get ready for eight Friday night 'Night Markets' at Vice’s venue Villain in Billysburg. Smorgasburg is bringing the food, like Carnal, Home Frite and Kokus, while Vice will be in charge of the live music and art installations. We assume both will be in charge of the full bar. It starts Friday, November 2nd and occurs each week through December 21st. The Night Market will open at 6pm and close "late."
Tim Ho Wan has earned a ton of hype throughout the years thanks to its title of the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world. The second location in Hell's Kitchen dishes out its specials—baked BBQ pork buns, steamed shrimp dumplings and pan-fried turnip cakes—in a space inspired by 17th-century French salons, with Chinese accents like an embedded bamboo steamer and the Tim Ho Wan dragon logo.
Manhattanites can finally order the signature Chickenjoy (fried chicken) at the much-beloved Asian fast-food chain. Other Filipino offerings include Jolly Spaghetti, pasta drenched in a sweet red sauce with thick slices of ham and hot dogs, or the peach mango pie with Philippine mangoes stuffed into a flaky pie crust. Opens October 27th.
The relocated Restoration Hardware gallery now has a full-on restaurant atop its roof. Dine on seasonal comfort food among crystal chandeliers and pleached London plane trees. The outdoor space, inspired by European gardens, is decked out in verdant canopies, evergreen trees and fountains.
Take in a little bit of Milan at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. The all-in-one European shop, restaurant and café might be best known for its dazzling displays and funky designs, but the back restaurant will help fuel your shopping trip with carby northern Italian dishes.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a night at Zauo, the Japanese chain that’s offering New Yorkers the chance to actually catch their own dinner. Two floors are outfitted with a large hanging boat and pools full of fish ready for the hooking. Guests can order their catch grilled or prepared as sashimi or tempura.
Lilia’s James Beard Award–winning chef Missy Robbins is serving her famous pasta and vegetable dishes in a brand-new space, which has a pasta-making room that’s visible to diners and passersby alike. Witness the chefs prepare 10 starchy specials, including fettuccine bathed in buffalo butter, corzetti peppered with Sun Gold cherry tomatoes and summer herbs, and Sardinian gnocchi packed with clams, sea beans and saffron.
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New York's best new restaurants in September
NYC’s best new restaurants in August include include a Harlem ice cream shop and Danny Meyer’s foray into pizza
NYC’s best new restaurants in July include a bacon omakase, a cream cheese cafe and a rustic French revival