New restaurants are New Yorkers’ bread and butter. They like to go to them, they like to talk about them, they like to judge them, but mostly, it’s important to know about them. Knowing new restaurants in this city is a currency in itself. When that friend you’ve been meaning to get together with for months says, “Where should we go?” you want your answer to show that you’re, like, up on things. I mean. Maybe. Who knows? Maybe you just like new restaurants. Here are some we’re excited about that have recently opened or are coming soon.
Are the Aussies taking over NYC? Maybe. The owners of Banter met at Aussie café Two Hands, and have now opened Banter. Expect salads, sandwiches, and sweet potato smash.
169 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
Jean-Georges’ vegetarian restaurant is not just for vegans and vegetarians. The new breakfast and lunch spot (with a great takeaway window) is eclectic, fresh, and will convert any meat lover that meatless Monday should definitely be a thing.
38 E. 19th Street, New York, NY 10003
Soup, dumplings, and so much more from a veteran NYC chef.
177 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Another LA import (a la Sugarfish), this hand roll bar with only bar seating is offering up homemade sauces, specially sourced seafood, and yeah, hand rolls.
15 W. 28th Street, New York, NY 10003
An choco-centric dessert and pastry shop shop where everything is GF, dairy-free, and kosher. That should pretty much cover it.
174 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011
File this under “Things We Didn’t Know We Needed”: A place that specializes in homemade chai.
42 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
The new Soho restaurant with an all-female team looks like it’s going to appeal to everyone. We’re looking to try the dragon bowls, billionaire bacon, and chocolate chestnut waffles.
19 Kenmore Street, New York, NY 10012
You know what? We love pizza joints that are nice enough for a date night. This is one. Welcome, Mandolino!
137 E. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003
Well, we know this: We’re into the name (It means “poor-mannered”). So we have to assume we’ll like this new Latin spot on Avenue C.
185 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
Yummy comfort food in Greenpoint. Think: crispy chicken, collard greens, and all that yum. But what else? Biscuits with bourbon butter.
14 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Okay, file this under “Things We DID Know We Needed”: A brick and mortar shop where they serve raw (safe-to-eat!) cookie dough.
550 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Gotham Market @ Ashland
The new Gotham Market is not messing around: Boqueria, Egg & The Bird, and The Crabby Shack are a few of the vendors you can expect to find here. Food Hall aficionados, rejoice.
250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, New York 11217
4 Charles Prime Rib
This gorgeous new West Village supper club has a sexy, cozy vibe and steaks. So everyone on date night will be happy.
4 Charles Street, New York, NY 10014
The wildly popular Japanese chain (famous for having no seats) opens soon in the East Village. There will be 10 chairs, for those who don’t want to stand. So, good luck with that.
90 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003
Made Nice (Any Day Now)
I’m not sure we need to go any further than to say that this restaurant is the fast casual sibling of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad. Daniel Humm and Will Guidara can do no wrong. So we will be eating lunch here a lot.
8 W. 28th Street, New York, NY 10001
Monroe (Any Day Now)
Paella and eggplant parm are both on the menu of this new Two Bridges joint, where you can sit and have a meal. How civilized!
121 Division Street, New York, NY 10002
A casual breakfast, lunch and dinner joint from the Cosme folks. Healthy things involve.d We’re in.
372 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
The biggest of the Empellon empire will be in midtown and rock crab tacos and sea urchin queso, among other things. Midtown just got a whole lot more exciting.
510 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10002
Hailing from Beijing and known for their duck, DaDong is opening a huge restaurant in midtown right near Bryant Park. Head here for week night work dinners or cocktails on their terraces come spring.
3 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036
Modern Middle Eastern in Flatiron. Yums.
34 E. 20th St. New York, NY 10003
Californians, once-Californians, and wanna-be Californians, rejoice! Your favorite restaurant is coming to NYC (though it’s unclear exactly when).
45 Bond St. New York, NY 10012
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