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The Best New Restaurants to Try in New York This Fall
by New York Bucket List
Fall in New York means lots of things—Fashion Week, Comic Con, and the Feast of San Gennaro return to the city, along with changing leaves and pumpkin patches. But it’s also the time when chefs and restaurant owners across the city wait to debut their most highly-anticipated projects.
From a hidden sushi den to a London-style chophouse, an authentic Singapore street food center to a slew of new dining options at Rock Center, here are a few of the exciting new restaurants on the scene this fall.
Soho’s Raoul’s is expanding, and its new spot, Revelie Luncheonette, will open just down the street. The French-American diner will include a soda fountain, milkshakes, green-chile burgers, and other classic diner dishes.
Where: 179 Prince St.
For more information on Revelie Luncheonette.
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S&P is opening in the former home of Eisenberg’s, an old-school sandwich shop that closed during the pandemic. Taking the reins are Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, the owners of Court Street Grocers, and they plan to revive the space and continue the classic lunch counter tradition in the heart of the Flatiron district.
Guests can expect a 40-ft counter, along with vinyl bar stools, retro tables, and classic sandwiches with quirky nicknames. Among said sandwiches is the Tuna Melt on Rye, a call-back to a favorite from the original Eisenberg’s.
Where: 174 Fifth Ave.
For more information on S&P.
New Restaurants at Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is getting a restaurant revamp, and some of New York’s favorites are opening outposts at the iconic spot.
Husband and wife team, Junghyun and Ellia Park (the duo behind acclaimed Atomix) are opening Naro, a fine dining Korean restaurant focusing on the authentic flavors of classic Korean dishes that are underrepresented in most western countries.
Jupiter, a regional Italian restaurant from the people behind King in Soho, will be opening alongside the ice rink, along with Five Acres, a vegetable-forward spot named for Chef Greg Baxtrom’s family farm.
Where: Rockefeller Center
For more information on restaurants at Rockefeller Center.
Formerly located in the historic Gramercy Park Hotel, Maialino was forced to close its doors when the hotel shut down during the pandemic. Thankfully, a reboot is in the works, and the Roman-style Trattoria will offer its beloved Italian soul food once again, now at the Redbury Hotel. Guests can expect the same robust flavors and casual, yet elegant dining experience.
Where: The Redbury: 30 E 30th St
For more information on Maialino (Vicino).
This buzzy new spot offers an imaginative spin on Italian cuisine in a polished yet playful space at the Edge of the Highline. Choose from a variety of fresh pasta, salads, and spritzes, and whatever you do order the whipped ricotta served with head chef Adam Leonti’s signature Focaccia.
Where: 515 W 18th Street
For more information on Cucina Alba.
Le Burger, a new eaterie in the East Village is a laid-back burger and wine bar. Grab a bite in the cozy space featuring exposed brick, cow paintings, vintage French poster art, and walls lined with bottles of wine.
Where: 540 East 5th St.
For more information on Le Burger.
A Philly favorite, K’Far Cafe brings the food, energy, and warmth of Israeli bakeries to Brooklyn. Known for its Jerusalem Bagels and Kubaneh toasts, the New York location will also offer more substantial menu options like Kataifi Chicken Schnitzel and Lamb Braised with Sour Cherry and Rose, plus a full cocktail program.
Where: 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
For more information on K’Far Cafe.
L’antica Pizzeria da Michele
This famed Neapolitan pizza spot first came to the US in 2019 with a location in the heart of Hollywood. This fall, New Yorkers will get a chance to try the classic Italian recipes by chef Michele Rubini, that have been passed down through generations. The sprawling 6,000-sq ft space in the West Village will include multiple dining rooms and a wine room featuring Italian wines from the most prominent vineyards in Italy.
Where: 81 Greenwich Ave
For more information on L’antica Pizzeria da Michele.
A modern interpretation of century-old Thai recipes, KRU in Williamsburg recreates and reimagines historic dishes and packages them into new, flavorful plates made for sharing. Think crab meat salad, cured pork bowl, and beef tongue.
Where: 190 N 14th St., Brooklyn
For more information on KRU.
From the people behind Popina, the popular Brooklyn spot serving southern Italian cuisine, comes Gus’s Chophouse, open now in Carroll Gardens. Gus’s is quite the pivot from Popino’s and offers steaks, chops, whole chickens, cocktails, and wine, among other delights. In a similar style to the old French Bistros and chop houses of London, Gus’s is a neighborhood spot that shouldn’t be confused with a steakhouse.
Where: 215 Union St., Brooklyn
For more information on Gus’s Chophouse.
Casa Cruz in London has been a hotspot among British celebrities for decades, and now New Yorkers have the chance to experience it at its first US location on the Upper East Side. Situated in a stunning beaux-arts five-story townhouse between Park and Madison, the space boasts a rooftop terrace and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.
Where: 36 East 61st Street
For more information on Casa Cruz.
This Singaporean Street Food Center is the first of its kind in the U.S. to feature stalls from the UNESCO hawker centers of Singapore. With a total of 17 vendors representing cuisines like Malay, Peranakan, Chinese, Southeast Asian, and more, this bustling food center in the heart of Manhattan is a must-visit this fall.
Try out Tradisyon, a modern Filipino concept by three friends with a shared mission of making Filipino food known and accessible. Also open at Urban Hawker is Mamak’s Corner, serving Singapore Indian cuisine with items like Nasi Biryani, and a rotis selection with different kinds of flatbreads like prata, murtabak, and chapati that you can fill with chicken or lamb curry.
Where: 135 West 50th Street
For more information on Urban Hawker.
Dave’s Hot Chicken
The East Hollywood favorite opened its first New York location in Times Square recently and has plans to open 19 more franchises across Manhattan and Brooklyn. The wildly popular Nashville-inspired hot chicken joint serves up a range of spicy chicken from “No Spice” to “Reaper,” and guests can choose from sliders and tenders, along with side offerings of crispy fries, creamy mac and cheese, and kale slaw.
Where: 944 8th Ave
For more information on Dave’s Hot Chicken.
Buka, the Brooklyn restaurant serving authentic Nigerian cuisine, is coming to Manhattan’s East Village. The restaurant prides itself on good old-fashioned Naija cooking—no modern, fusion frills. Think rich, spicy tomato-based stews, grilled steak and fish dishes, and flavorful sides featuring yams and beans. They also offer an impressive drink menu with items like hibiscus iced tea, and cocktails featuring fresh ingredients like guava, ginger, mint, lime, and pomegranate.
Where: 137 1st Ave
For more information on Buka.
This secret sushi den hidden in Grand Central opened in September and offers an authentic and intimate omakase experience beneath the bustling city above it. The menu changes daily, and can even change for guests who choose to revisit, ensuring every experience is truly one-of-a-kind.
Where: 1 Vanderbilt Avenue
For more information on Jōji.
This new, posh supper club in the heart of the West Village features moody blue walls adorned with gold touches, striking art, and plush velvet seating. Order a few Greek sharing plates like pita and dipping sauces, tuna tartare, lobster pasta, and more for the table, and don't forget to check out the cocktail menu—you can even play mixologist for a night and make your own. 9Jones offers guests the option to create custom cocktails by bringing a cart of sodas, sours, bitters, and syrups right to the table.
Where: 9 Jones St.
For more information on 9Jones.
The new waterfront bar, High Tide, is set to open in early fall and will feature classic New England seafood fare from lobster rolls to scallop ceviche. Located on the Fulton Ferry Landing in DUMBO, the views of the Manhattan skyline are almost as enticing as the menu.
Where: 1 Water St., Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Bridge Park
For more information on High Tide.
The founders of Dame—an English-leaning seafood restaurant that boasts authentic fish and chips in Greenwich Village—are opening a second restaurant just a few blocks away. Continuing with a focus on English cuisine, their new place, Lord’s, will feature a more expansive menu, including Beef Wellington and offal. As one of the only British-style bistros in the city, its opening in October is highly-anticipated, and a must-visit for Anglophiles.
Where: 506 LaGuardia Place
For more information on Lord’s.
Apotheke, the Chinatown favorite, offering medical-inspired cocktails reminiscent of old-world apothecaries, opened a new location in NoMad this summer. The subterranean speakeasy is accessed through an unmarked door and lit mostly by candlelight. While the new location has been open for a few months now, this fall, the penthouse lounge will be open for guests as well. Accessible only by a private elevator, the lounge is lined with stunning stained glass windows, and offers access to the rooftop patio.
Where: 9 West 26th Street
For more information on the Apotheke.
From chef Andre Mack of French Laundry, comes Kingfisher, a neighborhood restaurant open now in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. The menu features locally caught seafood from the Tri-State area and an expansive wine list, curated by Mack himself. Every dish has been carefully thought out, from smaller offerings like oysters with mignonette and razor clams with fennel and green apple to larger plates like monkfish with potato.
Where: 505 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn
For more information on Kingfisher.
This new Midtown cocktail lounge is a whimsical, yet refined escape from the busy streets of Manhattan. Rich textures and eye-catching details set the backdrop for a menu inspired by New York City through the ages. Sip cocktails at the opulent bar, or enjoy an intimate table with plush seating and shared bites.
Where: 45 W 45th St
For more information on Madame George.