The best new restaurants in NYC

From white-clothed fine dining to hole-in-the-wall cheap eats, find the best new restaurants NYC has to offer
Gupshup
Photograph: Courtesy Noah Fecks Gupshup
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Looking for the best new restaurants in NYC? As much as we love our long-time establishments and neighborhood standbys for a New York pizza slice, New Yorkers are a fast-moving bunch fixated on what's new and happening around them. Luckily, the city's food-and-drink scene provides ample activity to satiate short attention spans. From a soul food expansion to an Indian newcomer, here are the hottest restaurants trending in NYC.

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Best new restaurants in NYC

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Peaches Hothouse
Photograph: Courtesy Peaches Hothouse
Restaurants, Soul and southern American

Peaches Hothouse

icon-location-pin Fort Greene

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. 

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Gupshup
Photograph: Courtesy Gupshup
Restaurants, Indian

Gupshup

icon-location-pin Gramercy

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.

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Hachibei
Photograph: Courtesy Hachibei/Lily Brown
Restaurants, Japanese

Hachibei

icon-location-pin Midtown East

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.

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Smorgasburg Winter
Photograph: Courtesy Smorgasburg
Restaurants, Food court

Smorgasburg Night Market

icon-location-pin Williamsburg

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."

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Tim Ho Wan Hell's Kitchen
Photograph: Courtesy Tim Ho Wan
Restaurants, Chinese

Tim Ho Wan

icon-location-pin Hell's Kitchen

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.

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Jollibee
Photograph: Courtesy Jollibee
Restaurants, Fast food spots

Jollibee

icon-location-pin Hell's Kitchen

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.

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RH Rooftop
Photograph: Courtesy RH
Restaurants, American

RH Rooftop Restaurant

icon-location-pin Meatpacking District

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.

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10 Corso Como
Photograph: Courtesy Francesco Sapienza
Restaurants, Italian

10 Corso Como

icon-location-pin Financial District

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.

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Zauo
Photograph: Courtesy Zauo
Restaurants, Japanese

Zauo

icon-location-pin Chelsea

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.

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Misi
Photograph: Courtesy Evan Sung
Restaurants, Italian

Misi

icon-location-pin Williamsburg

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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