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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.

  • Bierocracy
    • New
    • Gastropub
    • Long Island City
    Modeled on Central European beer halls by a team of Czech and Slovak expats, this expansive Long Island City haunt with long communal tables, gleaming wood floors and a curving bar offers a full-bodied menu of suds and ciders on tap and by the bottle. There are also traditional eats, such as schnitzel, sausages and soft pretzels, as well as sliders and other contemporary bites.
  • Quality Eats
    • New
    • American
    • West Village
    From the Quality Meats team, this West Villager brings a youthful vibe to the steakhouse genre, accompanying its cuts of beef with updated starters and sides, as well as playful drinks and desserts (including ‘dressed-up scoops’). Smart graphics enliven the bar, the dishware and the whitewashed brick walls of the space, which has banquettes leading to a back dining room.
  • Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen
    • New
    • Cafe
    • Murray Hill
    This neat space in NoMad opened offers breakfast items, sandwiches, salads and small plates accompanied by hot and iced coffees and teas (including a matcha latte), plus beer and wine. After guests order at the counter, they sit down at plant-topped communal tables and banquettes to receive service.
  • Num Pang
    • New
    • Sandwich Shop
    • Financial District
    "Cambodia's answer" to the banh mi craze, this local chain dispenses "damn good" sandwiches "worth standing in line" for, with "more-than-fair" prices and "speedy service" to sweeten the deal; though the setups are "fast food"–style, most feel "you can't go wrong" here.
  • Stay Classy New York
    • New
    • Bar
    • Lower East Side
    A name copped from the film Anchorman is just the warmup for the Will Ferrell theme at this LES bar, a narrow space set up as a homage to the big-screen comic with fans’ tribute paintings hung on the walls. Expect a crowd ready to replay classic routines over one liner–inspired tipples like Milk Was a Bad Choice.
  • La Chine
    • New
    • Chinese
    • East 40s
    Taking over from Oscar’s Brasserie in Midtown’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, this high-end Chinese renders multiregional dishes with an eye to modern techniques and a touch of French finesse. The formal dining room features subdued tones and a grand chandelier, and the steep price point comes with the territory.
  • Pizza Moto
    • New
    • Red Hook
    A mobile outfit plants brick-and-mortar roots at this Red Hook pizzeria near the BQE, a onetime bakery where wood-fired pies with artisanal toppings (e.g. winter greens–pistachio pesto) emerge from a restored 19th-century oven. Rustic accents warm the refurbished space, helped along by custom cocktails from the bar.
  • Ocean Prime
    • New
    • Fine Dining
    • West 50s
    In the former Ben Benson’s, this surf ’n’ turfer that’s part of an upscale chain offers traditional steak and seafood dishes, as well as a raw bar, sushi and a gluten-free menu. A thoughtful selection of cocktails, wines and whiskeys goes with the mature setting, designed with wood and charcoal tones and large banquettes, though there’s also a ‘young adults’ menu for little tykes.
  • Cozinha Latina
    • New
    • Greenpoint
    Brazil is the guiding inspiration for this Greenpoint Latin American, where a share-worthy menu of faves like pão de queijo and picanha steak couples with a cocktail program led by classic caipirinhas. The interior’s look is a Brooklyn-meets-Ipanema mashup with a pressed tin ceiling, cushy banquettes and graffiti in tropical hues.
  • Black Seed
    • New
    • NoLita
    Bagels hand-rolled, broiled and wood-oven baked celebrate old-school techniques and are the perfect vessel for a homemade schmear (including a tobiko variety) at these popular shops by the guys behind Mile End and The Smile. Sandwiches, including seasonal specialties, round out the menu.
  • Tilda All Day
    • New
    • Clinton Hill
    This Clinton Hill cafe with a fresh look – tiled floors, sectioned white walls, rosy banquettes – serves sweet and savory housemade pastries, sandwiches and other light bites for breakfast and lunch. Java is supplied by the neighboring Parlor Coffee Roasters, and a liquor license is on the way for brunch-style cocktails.
  • Tacombi Bleecker Street
    • New
    • Mexican
    • West Village
    “It feels like a beach stand” at this “laid-back” NoLita Mexican where “small”, “delicious” tacos are served from a vintage VW van parked in a “big garage” space; the other outlets are equally “awesome”, even if the food arrives at more mundane counters.
  • Sushi Seki Hell's Kitchen
    • New
    • Sushi
    • West 40s
    The “freshness of the fish shines through” in the “artful” omakase preparations by chef Seki at these “heavenly" Japanese venues; though they're "pricey", “careful” service and “innovative” output keep the crowd “happy"; P.S. this two-story branch has multiple dining options, including tatami rooms and Bar Seki downstairs.
  • Yaso Tangbao
    • New
    • Chinese
    • Downtown Brooklyn
    Real-deal soup dumplings headline the roster of Shanghainese street food at this counter-serve Chinese in Downtown Brooklyn. Exposed brick, hardwood communal tables and other earthy touches define the compact setting.
  • Dimes Deli
    • New
    • Deli
    • Lower East Side
    Occupying LES digs vacated by the relocated Dimes (its SoCal-inspired eatery sib), this counter-serve outfit vends groceries and deli goods in the health-conscious spirit of its forerunner. The likes of breakfast sandwiches, rice bowls and chia pudding lure wholesome sorts to a snug setup with a handful of seats and plenty of grab-’n’-go traffic.
  • Naked Dog
    • New
    • Italian
    • Greenpoint
    From housemade beef ravioli to brick-pressed pork belly, this Greenpoint Italian is devoted to hearty Pugliese cooking with seasonal touches. Designed with a mix of wood, brick and tile, the rustic-chic space has a long bar and also hosts weekly live music.
  • Genuine Liquorette
    • New
    • Bar
    • Little Italy
    Below Genuine Superette in Little Italy, this cocktail bar helmed by mixmaster Eben Freeman lightens up liquor culture with its Cha-Chunkers – drinks served in a can with a downturned mini-bottle on top (plus a DIY option). Neon, checkered floors and walls lined with bottles lend a diner/bodega feel, and bartending classes are on offer too.
  • Jun-Men
    • New
    • Noodle Shop
    • Chelsea
    Several choices of ramen are offered at this Chelsea noodle shop, including the traditional (pork or spicy miso) and a couple of thoughtful creations such as uni mushroom. The open kitchen also provides steamed buns and other bites in a simple room with a light-wood bar and tables.
  • Lorenzo's
    • New
    • Latin American
    • Bushwick
    Set in a graffiti-covered former garage on a Bushwick corner, this late-night cantina features a menu of Latin-inspired eats along with wine, beer, creative cocktails and tropical slushies. Roll-up garage doors give the rustic-industrial space an airy feel, while brightly colored bar stools, potted palms and sidewalk tables match the island vibe.
  • Inday
    • New
    • Indian
    • Flatiron
    This fast-casual Indian in NoMad offers build-your-own rice, grain and veggie bowls. Sleek for the genre, the room has understated charcoal and wood tones, pendant lights and pops of greenery, and offers both communal and two-top seating.
  • Black Tap
    • Burger
    • SoHo
    A “delicious” burger is the main event at this “friendly” SoHo spot, where the creative patties comprise the likes of chorizo, lamb, bison and Wagyu beef; the bar pours an “unbelievable” selection of craft brews, and the tiny dinerlike space has a front counter as well as a few booths.
  • Pizza Beach
    • Pizza
    • Lower East Side
    This LES spin-off of the “popular” Upper Eastsider from the brothers Martignetti (East Pole) shares the original’s “laid-back” SoCal style in a 2,500-sq.-ft. space; its health-forward menu showcases “tasty” wood-fired pies, pastas and veggie dishes, washed down with a list of reasonably priced wines.
  • Rosa Mexicano Tribeca
    • Mexican
    • TriBeCa
    From the "terrific" tableside guacamole to the "habit-forming" pomegranate margaritas, the fare's "reliably delicious" at these "enjoyable", "upscale" Mexican cantinas; while tabs can be on the "pricey" side, "attentive" service and "lively" settings make dining here "feel like a party."

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