Famed Manhattan maître d’-turned-author Michael Cecchi-Azzolina’s first eponymous spot revives a vintage-modern aesthetic in the West Village, and it’s as hospitable as a dinner party where you don’t have to bring anything. It’s the attractive, comfortable new NYC place to be, with terrific cocktails, raw bar items, steak and fries.
While we remain devoted to New York City’s best restaurants, excellent new dining destinations pop up all the time to further complicate our reservation schedules and meticulously orchestrated walk-in efforts. And, although we’re always delighted to revisit those erstwhile favorites, everyone knows that sometimes only something shiny and new will do.
How new? This perpetually updated list includes the best new restaurants that have opened over the past six months or so. That means that some of the dazzlers that ultimately made it to our list of the best restaurants of 2022, like Clover Hill, Dept of Culture, Le Gratin, Le Rock and Zaab Zaab no longer appear here. This edition’s joiners include "unusual" Italian and a Spanish wine bar with NYC's drink of summer.