New & Hot Places

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bruno Pizza
    • New
    • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Burnside Biscuits
    • New
    • Southern American
    • Astoria
    Named for a Civil War general, this Astoria Southern joint from the Bareburger crew specializes in fried chicken and biscuit sandwiches, along with vegetarian dishes from a wood-fired oven. The polished, roomy space has an open kitchen with subway tiles, a DJ booth and outdoor tables, plus a bar serving up regional drinks (like mint juleps and Ramos fizzes), craft beer and a late-night menu.
  • Angel of Harlem
    • New
    • Caribbean
    • Harlem
    This roomy Harlem option boasts a sleek, central bar serving Caribbean-influenced cocktails and large, curved booths for groups to gather over Jamaican seafood and other contemporary island fare, along with some traditional pub bites. DJs spin on the weekends, and outdoor seating is on the way.
  • Mr. Fong's
    • New
    • Bar
    • Chinatown
    On an unassuming Chinatown block, this low-key watering hole with colorful artwork, group-friendly booths and a jukebox serves Chinese-style bar bites to go with moderately priced, Asian-inspired drinks.
  • Bill Baker's
    • New
    • American
    • Williamsburg
    Offering seasonal small plates and elevated takes on classics like chili dogs and deviled eggs, this Williamsburg American joint cements its neighborhood pub cred with an impressive bourbon selection and 20 beers on tap, a few of which are brewed from house recipes. Happy hour kicks off the evenings in the relaxed, exposed-brick setting, where dishes and drinks are served till late.
  • Friedman's
    • New
    • Cafe
    • Morningside Heights
    In addition to lunch, they also whip up breakfast and serve throughout the day at these "pleasant" Americans renowned for "hearty", "delicious" sandwiches and other "gourmet comfort" fare; "slow service" and "not much seating" explain the typical "waits" for a table.
  • Chiang Mai Restaurant
    • New
    • Red Hook
    From chef Kanlaya Supachana (ex Kao Soy) comes this Northern Thai pop-up at Red Hook’s Home/Made cafe offering a menu of spicy small plates and distinctive curries, with a number of seasonal grilled meat and seafood dishes. A rustic space with white couches, the petite dining room hosts a four-seat bar and lots of greenery.
  • Kings County Imperial
    • New
    • Chinese
    • Williamsburg
    Local ingredients (some from the restaurant’s back garden) go into the family-style dumplings, veggie dishes and meaty stir-fries at this modern Chinese kitchen in Williamsburg, where the creative cocktail menu takes its inspiration from tiki classics. Designed with reclaimed mahogany tables, red booths and a curved bar, the East-meets-West setting is accented by laser-cut light boxes featuring vintage Chinese landscapes.
  • Mother of Pearl
    • New
    • Bar
    • East Village
    Ravi DeRossi (Death & Co.) replaces his East Village Gin Palace with this Polynesian haunt providing an updated take on the tiki bar with elevated tropical drinks and crafted shots complemented by Hawaiian-inspired hot plates and seafood. Plunging into the theme with white and green tones, plant murals, floral cushions and totem-style barstools, the vibe is island style with a wink.
  • La Coya
    • New
    • Peruvian
    • Forest Hills
    Asian-influenced Peruvian fare is accompanied by a selection of pisco cocktails at this Forest Hills kitchen set in the former home of longtime restaurant Chalet Alpina. Expect seafood options and meaty staples like lomo saltado offered in a comfortable space with murals and soft lighting.
  • Babbalucci
    • New
    • Italian
    • Harlem
    A wood-burning oven is the at the heart of this relaxed Harlem Italian offering 12- and 16-inch pizzas (one with the namesake ingredient, snails), as well as pastas, salads and entrees like whole roasted fish. With exposed brick, a dash of sleek wallpaper and a semi-open kitchen, it has a contemporary neighborhood feel.
  • Liz Clayman
    Liz Clayman
    Seamore's
    • New
    • Seafood
    • Little Italy
    Inspired by Montauk fish shacks, this Little Italy eatery from The Meatball Shop’s Michael Chernow is devoted to sustainable seafood – in tacos, salads or customizable platters with your choice of sauce and sides. The beachy space is replete with light from floor-to-ceiling windows, with hand-painted tiles, geometric wallpaper and a bar pouring craft beer, coastal wines and cocktails mixed with housemade aguas frescas.
  • Superiority Burger
    • New
    • Vegetarian
    • East Village
    The veggie burger finally gets its due at this wallet-friendly East Villager where Del Posto’s former pastry chef Brooks Headley turns out his titular patty, a pop-up-kitchen favorite, along with a compact, all-vegetarian menu of fast food, plus nightly specials and housemade frozen desserts. With just a handful of seats, the diminutive, white-tiled joint is built for takeout and closed Tuesday–Wednesday.
  • The Ribbon
    • New
    • American
    • West 70s
    The brothers behind Blue Ribbon have further expanded their empire with this UWS American replacing Sambuca. A wide-ranging food menu is paired with cocktails incorporating housemade ingredients and wines on tap, and it's all on offer in a stylish space with retro touches (like a vintage jukebox).
  • Gunbae Tribeca
    • New
    • Barbecue
    • TriBeCa
    Karaoke and Korean barbecue come together at this brick-walled TriBeCa eatery with table grills, offering a variety of beef and pork cuts, as well as hot pots and other staple items. Four colorfully lit karaoke rooms are downstairs, so groups can keep the party going after dinner.
  • Parm
    • New
    • Italian
    • Battery Park City
    Team Torrisi (Carbone, Dirty French) elevates chicken, meatball or eggplant parm to "dizzying heights" at this NoLita joint (with UWS and Brookfield Place offshoots), where "high-end heros" lead the "simple menu" of "Americanized Italian food at its best"; its diner-esque space is "tiny", so "come early" to avoid the "wait" and the "squish."
  • Grandchamps
    • New
    • Haitian
    • Bedford-Stuyvesant
    Haitian food is the star at this breakfast-to-dinner Bed-Stuy cafe and market offering traditional plates and sandwiches such as the griot – with layers of pork, plantains and pikliz (a cabbage-based pickle) – and a catch of the day. Inviting with a yellow-tiled counter, the low-key space includes family photos and shelves lined with grocery items for sale.
  • Loosie's Kitchen
    • Southern American
    • Williamsburg
    Lowcountry cuisine heads to the top of the menu at this restaurant counterpart to bar Loosie Rouge in Williamsburg, where standards like fried chicken and cornbread join more surprising takes on regional Southern fare. The stylish surrounds feature light woods, whitewashed walls and a striking, partially covered patio decked in color-blocked murals, rugs and greenery.
  • 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."
  • Dorlan's Tavern
    • Seafood
    • South Street Seaport
    Fried seafood, sandwiches and oysters provide the sustenance at this South Street Seaport watering hole that combines old-time and contemporary elements. The dark-wood space with an open kitchen has bar seating, communal tables and two-tops, and offers inventive cocktails with fresh juices in addition to beer and wine.

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