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25 New Restaurants to Try in New York

By Zagat Staff
July 18, 2014
Photo by: Cherie Cincilla

It's the burning question on every hungry diner's mind: where should we eat tonight? Here, we're helping you answer that question with a roundup of new and notable openings of the past month. Check them out in the slide show and map below, starting with the most recent openings at the top.

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  • Humboldt & Jackson

    American eatery from a Brooklyn Star alum with a menu by rotating chefs and domestic wines and beers.  

    434 Humboldt St., Brooklyn; 718-349-3355

  • Crif Dogs

    Third branch of the local chainlet known for its bacon-wrapped dawgs.

    120 MacDougal St.; 212-539-0100

  • Ample Hills Creamery

    The Brooklyn-based ice-cream maker opens this massive second location complete with a production facility, roof deck and party room. Read more here.

    305 Nevins St., Brooklyn; 347-725-4061 

  • Crimson & Rye

    Retro cocktail lounge from Charlie Palmer in the Lipstick building with specialty drinks, brown booze, oysters and share plates. Read more here.

    198 East 54th St.; 212-687-6692 

  • Mimi Cheng's Dumplings

    New authentic Taiwanese dumpling shop in the East Village. 

    179 Second Avenue

  • ​élan

    Globally influenced American restaurant from chef-owner David Waltuck, who makes a return to the kitchen since shuttering Chanterelle in 2009. Read more here.

    43 E. 20th St.; 646-682-7105

  • The NoMad Bar

    Stylish bi-level lounge affiliated with the hotel but located in a separate building, offering classic cocktails and gourmet bar fare. Read more here

    10 W. 28th St.; 347-472-5660

  • Wilma Jean

    Casual Southern spin-off of Brooklyn's Seersucker in the former Nightingale 9 space in Carroll Gardens. 

    345 Smith St., Brooklyn; 718-422-0444​

  • Grand Banks

    Floating oyster and wine boat from a Andrew Tarlow alum aboard a ship docked off of a Pier in Tribeca. 

    Pier 25 (Moore at West St.); 212-960-3390​

  • Pasar Malam

    Williamsburg arrival from the Laut co-owner offering a menu inspired by Malaysian food stands. Read more here.

    208 Grand St., Brooklyn; 718-487-4576

  • Meadowsweet

    New American eatery in the former Dressler digs from former chef Polo Dobkin. Read more here.

    149 Broadway, Brooklyn; 718-384-0673 

  • Il Mulino Prime

    Steakhouse from the Il Mulino folks with prime cuts, pastas, seafood and more. Read more here. 

    331 W. Broadway; 212-226-0020

  • Photo by: Kelly Dobkin

    Cherche Midi

    A total reboot of Pulino's, this Keith McNally venture now offers French fare in renovated digs.

    282 Bowery; 212-226-3055

  • Bar Chuko

    A Japanese izakaya from the owners of nearby ramen spot Chuko with small plates, sake, whiskey and shochu cocktails.

    565 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn; 347-425-9570

  • Choza Taqueria

    Newest addition to Gotham West Market offering the Mexican mini-chain’s customizable tacos, tortas and more, plus ceviche, breakfast and juices with new chef Akhtar Nawab at the helm. Read more here.

    600 11th Ave.; 212-582-7944

  • Shake Shack

    The newest outpost of Danny Meyer's popular, ever-expanding burger shack. 

    1 Old Fulton St., Brooklyn; 347-435-2676 

  • Sweet Chick

    The Manhattan sequel to the Williamsburg original serving the same signature chicken and waffles alongside other comfort-food staples.

    178 Ludlow St.; 646-657-0233

  • Two Hands

    Small cafe for coffee, juice and health-conscious light fare in Nolita. 

    164 Mott St.; 917-475-1815

  • Montana's Trail House

    Down-home fare and creative cocktails served till late in rustic Bushwick digs with a big outdoor space.

    455 Troutman St., Brooklyn; 917-966-1666

  • Izakaya NoMad

    Japanese joint serving an izakaya-style menu including yakitori, sashimi and late-night ramen.

    13 W. 26th St.;  212-213-6258

  • Landhaus at the Woods

    American eatery from Smorgasburg vets offering modern, meat-centric fare on the covered back patio of Williamsburg's The Woods dance club. Read more here.

    48 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn; 718-710-5020

  • Claudette

    The newest eatery from the restaurateur behind Bobo and Rosemary's serving Provençal cuisine in rustic Village digs. Read more here.

    24 Fifth Ave.; 212-868-2424

  • Fields Good Chicken

    Upscale counter serve for antibiotic-free chicken prepared many ways (roasted, grilled, barbecued) and served in gourmet salads and sandwiches. 

    101 Maiden Ln.; 212-956-1300

  • Cafe Noir

    Relocation of the long-running SoHo cafe with an updated Mediterranean-North African menu focused on small plates, cheese and charcuterie. Read more here.

    35 Lispenard St.; 212-431-7910

  • Root & Bone

    Tiny Southern joint serving down-home staples from former Top Chef contestants Jeff McInnis (Miami's Yardbird) and Janine Booth, plus barrel-aged cocktails and brown booze. Read more here

    200 E. Third St.; 646-682-7076

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