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New Restaurants in New York City

You can’t stay on top of the New York City dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • Broken Spoke Rotisserie
    • New
    • Murray Hill
    Slow-roasted chicken, pork and a ‘beast of the week’ are the focus at this Murray Hill Latin American also offering inventive small bites, salads and sides, plus cocktails and lots of draft beers. Brick walls and rough-hewn woods fill the rustic-chic space while bar seating and high-top communal tables complete the picture.
  • Leaf Bar & Lounge
    • New
    • Bar
    • Flushing
    This rooftop bar and lounge in Flushing’s Hyatt Place hotel specializes in sophisticated craft cocktails – many created with small-batch spirits, fresh fruit juices and botanicals – as well as elevated Taiwanese small plates. The rustic-chic space features a lush terrace, indoor and outdoor seating options, and panoramic skyline views.
  • Joe's Pizza
    • New
    • Williamsburg
    "Legendary to locals", this "grab-and-go" West Village pizzeria (with area offshoots) has been slinging "hot-out-of-the-oven" slices since 1975; "hole-in-the-wall" looks and "stand-up counter service" are part of this "quintessential NY" experience, but explain why some are "not impressed."
  • Xanadu
    • New
    • Bar
    • Williamsburg
    Sitting atop the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg, this eighth-floor rooftop lounge is chic with cushions and pillows in beachy stripes – but done in black and white. Skyline views provide a gorgeous backdrop for champagne and retro-inspired cocktails, as well as small plates from Oleanders, the on-site restaurant.
  • Liz Clayman
    Liz Clayman
    La Pecora Bianca
    • New
    • Flatiron
    Local ingredients, including organic whole-grain flours, go into the pastas and other plates at this NoMad Italian by owner Mark Barak (Claudette) which pours a Boot-centric wine list and apéritifs on tap. Currently serving dinner, (all-day dining is in the works), the airy space in the onetime Havana Tobacco Company sports an open-kitchen and features whitewashed woods, marble surfaces and sea-green chairs.
  • Madison Square Tavern
    • New
    • West 30s
    Adding to the choices around MSG, this tri-level New American in the Garment District delivers high-end surf ’n’ turf along with gluten-free options. Sporting exposed-steel columns and dark woods, the airy, upscale-casual space features a sleek backlit bar pouring 24 draft beers and creative cocktails, plus a fireplace and several private event sections.
  • Mighty Balls
    • New
    • Astoria
    Started as a crowdfunded pop-up, this counter-serve Astoria shop offers organic meatballs in varieties including beef, pork and vegan (made with black beans and plantains), plus both classic tomato and creative sauces. The build-your-own menu has suggested combinations (with or without a bun), and on-the-ball customers can grab bench seating out front.
  • Bar Goto
    • New
    • Bar
    • Lower East Side
    A Tokyo native and Pegu Club vet is behind this LES bar offering Japanese-inspired cocktails and izakaya bites in a warmly lit space with personal touches. Cherry-blossom martinis, matcha milk punch and an array of okonomiyaki pancakes are some of the items to expect.
  • Mikey Pozarik @ Paperwhite Studio
    Mikey Pozarik @ Paperwhite Studio
    by CHLOE
    • New
    • Vegan
    • Greenwich Village
    Noted cookbook author Chloe Coscarelli leads this vegan counter-serve restaurant in the Village, offering cold-pressed juices, salads and plant-based takes on sandwiches, burgers and pastas, plus housemade desserts. Decorated with stripes, patterns and mottled brick walls, the cheery space has a mix of seating arrangements (including a communal table), and lures nighttime guests with organic cocktails.
  • Goodnight Sonny
    • New
    • Cocktail Bar
    • East Village
    Replacing Simone, this East Village hangout comes via the owners of The Wayland and offers market-driven cocktails, a raw bar and sandwiches till the wee hours. Designed with a tile floor, a light-wood bar and lots of vintage framed photos and books, it’s also brightened up by tall, expansive windows and a bar full of seasonal fruits.
  • Domo Taco
    • New
    • Mexican
    • Crown Heights
    Spun off from a popular food truck, this brick-walled Asian taqueria in Crown Heights provides customized burritos, tacos, rice bowls and quesadillas with filling choices such as teriyaki steak and shrimp tempura. Sides like sriracha chile wings bring extra spice, while outdoor seating and sake sangria add warm-weather appeal.
  • Bruno Pizza
    • New
    • Pizza
    • East Village
    Using its own mill to produce ultra-fine “00” pizza flour, this East Village Italian by the Box Kite team is devoted to pizzas, pastas and upcoming tasting menus made with thoughtfully sourced ingredients. The rough-hewn space has whitewashed brick walls and an open kitchen, and is BYO until its liquor license comes through.
  • Sushi Roxx
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Murray Hill
    A Tokyo-inspired nightclub meets a Japanese restaurant at this Murray Hill destination in the Tuscany Hotel where a former Pussycat Doll guides the dancers-cum-waitresses who perform tableside when they’re not delivering sushi, cooked standards and festive cocktails. A music-video vibe pervades the glitzy space while a Godzilla mural keeps watch over the action.
  • okiway
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Bushwick
    Japanese favorites including okonomiyaki – a grilled savory pancake, offered with unexpected toppings such as chorizo and avocado – and takoyaki balls are served alongside other small plates at this spirited Bushwick hangout. Far-flung beers (there’s even a wasabi brew) and sakes, plus an offbeat setting with colorful barstools and Japanese toys on display, complete the updated izakaya experience.
  • J.G. Melon
    • New
    • Burger
    • Greenwich Village
    “Old-school preppies” and modern-day “bros” catch up over “frosty mugs”, “juicy” burgers and “awesome” cottage fries at this “Upper East Side institution” (with a separately owned Greenwich Village facsimile) that recalls “old-time”, circa-1972 NY; it’s “always packed”, despite the cash-only policy and “brusque service.”
  • Patty Lee
    Patty Lee
    10Below
    • New
    • Ice Cream Shop
    • Chinatown
    Thai-style “ice cream rolls” are all the rage at this downstairs Chinatown parlor that uses a high-tech cold plate and quick moving spatulas to produce an extra-creamy product, then mixes in fruit, cookies and the like while you wait. Lots of topping options provide extra decadence, and there’s a “secret flavor of the day” too.
  • Miscelanea NY
    • New
    • East Village
    Housemade tortas and chilaquiles are on the small lunch menu at this Mexican market and coffee bar where a selection of hot and iced joe is offered alongside upscale pantry items. Decorated with pale woods and subway tiles, the snug shop has no indoor seating, but a bench out front provides a cozy perch.
  • Tempura Matsui
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Murray Hill
    Tempura goes upscale at this minimalist Murray Hill Japanese exploring the finer side of frying in seasonal omakase menus starring delicately battered seafood and vegetables, along with traditional small plates such as sashimi, complemented by wines and sake. The intimate, light-wood dining room holds just a couple of dozen seats, including a chef’s counter and cozy booths underneath a vaulted ceiling.
    • Chicken
    • West 30s
    This established K-Town joint with an East Village spin-off is known for its Korean fried chicken, as well as inventive sides and other Asian bites. The interiors combine strong geometric elements with a vintage vinyl collection spun by a DJ, and while the Avenue B branch doesn’t serve the same colorful cocktails, it does offer beer towers, wine and Korean drinks.
  • Maison Kayser
    • TriBeCa
    Beloved for their “heavenly” French pastries and breads, these all-day outposts of a Parisian patisserie/cafe chain are "favorites" for "glorious breakfasts" and "light lunches" in "plain but modern" settings; they're “slightly pricey” and "frenetic" at prime times, but the "elegant clientele" keeps jamming in “cheek-by-jowl."

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