Best new restaurants in NYC
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.
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."
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.
The restaurant’s name means, “a place where people hang out,” which is the desire of the team behind this Queens spot. Indulge in traditional dishes—buttered chicken on the bone, say, or Lucknowi biryani—in the eclectic space lined with collages of Indian newspapers.
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