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25 New Restaurants to Try in New York

By Zagat Staff
August 8, 2014

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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  • Greenpoint Fish & Lobster

    Part raw bar, part fish market with seafood favorites, plus beer and wine in small digs with a handful of seats. Read more here.

    114 Nassau Ave., Brooklyn; 718-349-0400 

  • Bar Hugo

    Stylish West SoHo rooftop lounge atop the Hugo Hotel offering drinks and small plates.

    525 Greenwich St.; 212-608-4848

  • Mighty Quinn's

    The West Side sequel to the East Village original with the same hearty Texas- and Carolina-style BBQ. Read more here.

    75 Greenwich Ave.; 646-524-7889

  • Uglyduckling

    Carroll Gardens bar with a plethora of beer plus elevated pub grub and occasional live music. 

    166 Smith St., Brooklyn; 718-451-3825

  • Balvanera

    LES Argentinean eatery from a Nobu and elBulli alum offering small plates, steaks and more.

    152 Stanton St.; 212-533-3348

  • Cherry Izakaya

    The more casual sibling to Manhattan's Cherry at Dream Downtown with izakaya-style bites, sake, sochu and cocktails in hip bi-level digs in Williamsburg. Read more here.

    138 N. Eighth St., Brooklyn; 347-889-6300

  • 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 E. 54th St.; 212-687-6692 

  • The Gorbals

    Much-anticipated LA import in Williamsburg's Space Ninety 8, serving Knife Fight star Ilan Hall's diverse, globally inspired cuisine. Read more here

    8 N. Sixth St., third floor, Brooklyn; 718-387-0195

  • Bar Sardine

    The casual reboot of Chez Sardine with cocktails, elevated pub grub and more bar seating. Read more here

    183 W. 10th St.; 646-360-3705 

  • Corkbuzz

    The Chelsea Market sequel to the Village original with small plates by Missy Robbins. Read more here.

    75 Ninth Ave.; 646-237-4847

  • Hamilton's Soda Fountain

    Retro West Village soda fountain for old-timey concoctions like egg creams, phosphates, fizzes and rickeys, plus milkshakes, malts, sundaes and standard diner fare too. Read more here

    51 Bank St.; 212-661-1515

  • Washington Market Tavern

    Upscale, market-centric New American restaurant in a historic building in TriBeCa. Read more here.

    41 Murray St.; 646-964-4860 

  • Unidentified Flying Chickens

    East Village sequel to the Jackson Heights original specializing in Korean fried chicken with different sauces.

    60 Third Ave.; 212-254-0888

  • Champagne Charlie's

    An outdoor lounge on a courtyard in front of the High Line Hotel offering light fare and lots of champagne.

    180 10th Ave.; 212-929-3888

  • Brooklyn Proper

    An American place from the owner of Dear Bushwick with a veggie-centric menu and beer cocktails.

    471 16th St., Brooklyn; 347-844-9853

  • Luke's Lobster

    Latest outpost of the locally grown lobster-roll chain in Midtown East with happy hour and lots of seating inside and out. Read more here. 

    685 Third Ave. (entrance on 43rd and through the park on 44th); 646-657-0066

  • ​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

  • Mimi Cheng's Dumplings

    New, authentic Taiwanese dumpling shop in the East Village. 

    179 Second Ave.

  • Crif Dogs

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

    120 MacDougal St.; 212-539-0100

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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

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