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December 27

Upper East Side: A 175-seat Asia-inspired steakhouse has opened with the usual steak cuts and sides, alongside soup dumplings, spring rolls, sushi, and more. Jade Sixty is from restaurateur Stratis Morfogen, the guy behind Philippe Chow and Jue Lan Club, has brought along chef Skinny Mei to run the kitchen. 116 East 60th Street near Park Avenue

Soho: The next step in retail restaurants is happening at new Soho cafe La Mercerie, which opened as a display piece for furniture and design store Roman and Williams Guild, where absolutely everything in the restaurant is for sale. The team behind the project is very pedigreed, too, with Starr Restaurants (Upland, Le Coucou) running the kitchen side. 53 Howard Street near Mercer Street

Tribeca: Tribeca Japanese kaiseki restaurant Brushstroke has opened a ramen bar in what was formerly sushi chef Eiji Ichimura’s wildly successful omakase. Now, the speakeasy-style space is home to The Noodle Bar at Brushstroke, a walk-in ode to tonkotsu ramen. 30 Hudson Street at Duane Street

Stapleton: Staten Island has gotten a barbecue restaurant from TV personality Vic Rallo. Surf is an expansion of the restaurant in Rumson, New Jersey, with wood-fired dishes like calamari with almond romesco on the menu alongside smoked chicken, pastrami, and pork butt confit. 37 Navy Pier Court near Front Street

Chelsea: Now open in Chelsea Market is Le Song, a sit-down restaurant with a French-leaning menu of dishes like coconut curry moules frites and a half roast chicken with gochugaru, pequillos capers, and jus. 75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

Midtown West: Aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is new American restaurant Aviator Grill with sandwiches, burgers, pizza, chili, and more traditional Americana fare. Pier 86 at 46th Street and 12th Avenue

Midtown East: Expanded from Downtown Brooklyn and Sunset Park, Yaso Tangbao has opened a Manhattan location with its soup dumplings, noodles, baos, rice bowls, and more. 220 East 42nd Street between Second and Third Avenues

Upper West Side: Amelie Wine Bar, with locations in Greenwich Village and San Francisco, has added an uptown outpost for its French fare and accompanying wine. 566 Amsterdam Avenue near 87th Street

Lower East Side: Ninja Grill, a hibachi restaurant serving up chicken wings, tempura, and hibachi, is now open. 103 Essex Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets

December 20

Chelsea: Ikinari’s second stand-up steakhouse location has opened — except this one has seats, 44 to be exact. The first location debuted to major hype, with lines stretching down the block for the steaks ordered by the ounce. The massive Japanese chain plans to open five more locations. 154 Seventh Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets

Williamsburg: The Williamsburg Hotel’s much-delayed American-Italian restaurant Harvey has finally opened. Originally with chef Adam Leonti at the helm, the kitchen is now run by Kevin Chun, a vet of Macao Trading Co. and Yunnan Kitchen. Dishes include spaghetti squash cacio e pepe and pizzas with toppings like cauliflower and avocado with harissa and roasted tomatoes. 96 Wythe Avenue near North 10th Street

Union Square: Making its illustrious return to New York City is the Kellogg’s Cafe, a living embodiment of the grocery store brand and all of its sugary wares. Downtown tourist hub Union Square is now home to the cereal-peddling cafe, which had previously lived in Times Square. 31 East 17th Street between Union Square East and West

Gowanus: New Yorkers can now get their rage out at Kick Axe, a new bar that offers axe throwing. The 7,000-square-foot bar has 10 throwing ranges, safety experts, and food and drink for all. A 75-minute axe-throwing session costs $35. The bar does not yet have its liquor and health department licenses, so Stuf'd Food Truck is parking inside the lodge-like space. 622 Degraw Street between Third and Fourth Avenues

Bushwick: A huge cidery, tasting room, restaurant, and bar called Brooklyn Cider House opened in a former warehouse. Head cider maker Peter Yi put in three dining rooms with lots of communal tables, kind of like a German beer hall for cider. Spain-inspired food includes chorizo braised in cider, jamon, olives, and dry-aged ribeye. The company’s own ciders, produced in New York, make up the bulk of the drinks, as well as other New York-based ciders, beer, and wine. 1100 Flushing Avenue between Irving and Knickerbocker Avenues

Clinton Hill: Prolific food market vendor and Clinton Hill bakery The Good Batch — known for its ice cream sandwiches — has opened a savory shop and gourmet grocery as well. Gordon Savory serves sandwiches like a grilled kimchi avocado and a roasted chicken caesar, as well as prepared foods such as salad bowls and soups. Breakfast items will include egg sandwiches, yogurt parfaits, and pastries from both The Good Batch and Bien Cuit. 995a Fulton Street between Cambridge and Saint James Places

Park Slope: From the owner of Williamsburg’s Streets BK comes Negril, a Caribbean restaurant serving dishes like tamarind chile-glazed grilled wings, jerked oysters, and rum-infused skirt steak with fries and chimichuri. 256 5th Avenue between Carroll Street and Garfield Place

Bushwick: The team behind Hecho en Dumbo has opened La Loncheria, a Mexican luncheonette with tortas, tacos and charcoal grilled entreés. 41 Wilson Avenue near Melrose Street

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A massive new restaurant and lounge dedicated to Caribbean food and culture with clubstaurant vibes and food from a former Miss Lily’s chef has opened. Caribbean Social is from the team behind Suede in East Flatbush and serves twists on Caribbean fare like breadfruit poppers, jerk lamb skewers, Trini-style peppered prawns, and jerk chicken with Parmesan herb biscuits. 847 Flatbush Avenue between Linden Boulevard and Martense Street.

East Williamsburg: There’s a new cocktail bar and late-night dance club from the team behind clam shack Cape House. Rose Gold leans into of-the-moment decor trends like neon lights and lots of copper. Cocktails include the Navy Strength (Greenhook American dry gin, almond syrup, lemon juice, pink peppercorn), available until 4 a.m. 96 Morgan Avenue near Ingraham Street

East Village, Midtown: A Naples pizza expert has opened two Roman-style, fast-casual pizzerias. Mani in Pasta serves pizza al taglio, which is a rectangular pie sold by the slice, plus a few pastas, calzone, panini, and salads. It debuts with two locations. 14 East 37th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues; 245 East 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues

West Village: New Greek restaurant Voula joins the neighborhood, serving Greek hits like souvlaki, spanakopita, saganaki, and more. There’s also a particular focus on Greek wines. 9 Jones Street near West Fourth Street

Midtown West; Flatiron: Philly-based Honeygrow’s fast-casual noodle shop Minigrow has opened its second and third NYC locations with various base, protein, vegetable, and topping combinations. 1407 Broadway between 38th and 39th Streets; 345 Seventh Avenue at 29th Street

Downtown Brooklyn: Inside Dekalb Market is wine bar Brooklyn Wine Cellar, serving 18 different reserve wines, prosecco and rose on tap, champagne and sake in single serve bottles, and frose. 1 Dekalb Avenue at Albee Square West

Lower East Side: The former Eat-pisode space is now Copper Throat, also a Thai restaurant but now with a renovated interior. 123 Ludlow Street near Rivington Street

December 13

West Village: Yet another wine bar has opened in the neighborhood, this time from a chef from a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris. St Tropez, manned by chef Gérald Barthélémy, is inspired by the south of France, with a focus on wines from around Saint Tropez. Dishes include a truffle mac and cheese, tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, beef meatballs, and mushroom risotto. Standard wine bar far like cheese and charcuterie are also available. 304 West Fourth Street between West 12th and Bank Streets

Prospect Heights: Franny’s is now Fausto, a wine-focused Italian restaurant from previously West Village-oriented restaurateur Joe Campanale (formerly of L’Artusi, Dell’anima, Anfora) and chef Erin Shambura, who served as executive chef at L’Artusi. Fausto walks a line between sophisticated and casual — no tablecloths here, and it’s the sort of space that can cover a glass of wine and a small bite just as well as a full meal. 348 Flatbush Avenue between Sterling Place and Eighth Avenue

Midtown East: DaDong — a roast duck chain in China that has some Michelin-starred locations — has arrived with its signature duck sporting a crispy exterior and juicy meat. The space is huge, with 17,500-square-feet divided between two floors. 3 Bryant Park near 42nd Street

Flatiron: From the chef behind the crowd-pleasing Spaniard comes Scampi, an Italian seafood restaurant from chef PJ Calapa. Calapa was on Ai Fiori’s opening team before striking out on his own to open the Spaniard and now this new Southern Italian restaurant with lots of pasta, crudos, fish, and more. 30 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Chinatown: The glassy, 18-story Wyndham Garden Hotel just added another restaurant, a ramen spot called Shinka Ramen & Sake. 93 Bowery near Hester Street

Chelsea: The owners of Artichoke Basille have opened a Portuguese-style coffee shop. Frankie Portugal serves Portuguese coffee, egg tart pastries, flan-filled ice cream cones, and more. 457 West 17th Street near 10th Avenue

Chelsea: A fast-casual Asian-flavored bowl spot called Som Bo is now open, with bowls clocking in under $12. 143 Eighth Avenue

Chelsea: Thin-crusted pizzas meant to be rolled up are now available via Pizza Rollio, which also has a location in the Plaza’s food hall. 261 West 18th Street near Eighth Avenue

Upper West Side: Asian-Latin fusion restaurant called Zen Taco is now open with tacos, noodles, poke, and more. 522 Columbus Avenue between 85th and 86th Streets

East Village: A third Ainsworth has arrived with its upscale sports bar vibes and American fare. 64 Third Avenue at 11th Street

Midtown West: The chef and creative director at Bar Moga and SakaMai have opened Young Street Poke with six $12 poke bowls, like the bacon egg salmon with salmon, onion, scallion, fried garlic, crispy bacon, sous vide egg, black pepper soy sauce, and sesame soy sauce. One Penn Plaza on West 33rd Street near Eighth Avenue

Upper West Side: Italian restaurant Mama’s Too is now open with red-sauce fare. 2750 Broadway near 106th Street

Upper West Side: Downtown Mexican restaurnat Burrito Mariachi has opened uptown. 146 West 72nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues

December 5

East Village: Acclaimed San Francisco chef Sujan Sarkar is behind Baar Baar, a modern Indian restaurant in the old LApicio space. Dishes include kashmiri duck and apricot kulcha, tandoori mushroom with polenta upma and truffles, and lamb keema hyderabadi. The full menu is below. 13 East 1st Street between Second Avenue and Bowery

Williamsburg: SriPraPhai, one of New York City’s best Thai restaurants, has expanded into Brooklyn. The Woodside, Queens restaurant has taken over the Qi Thai Grill space for a third location for its popular fare. 176 North 9th Street near Bedford Avenue

Midtown: After several years out of restaurants, Stephen Hanson — the founder of monster hospitality group BR Guest — is back in the business with Henry at Life Hotel. The new opened with a menu of crowd-pleasing shareable plates from BR Guest alum chef Michael Vignola. Dishes like a burrata with kabocha squash, pizzas, pastas, and roasted chicken thighs are all on the menu. 19 West 31st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Times Square: The NYC spinoff of Nashville country music icon Grand Ole Opry opened with a whopping four levels for a restaurant and live music venue — an effort to be a country music hub in the city. Opry City Stage is kind of like a Hard Rock Cafe, except it’s only for country music, it’s not a chain (yet), and it will host live music non-stop during meals. 1604 Broadway at 49th Street

Chinatown: Chef Kazuo Yoshida, former sushi chef at Williamsburg’s 1 or 8, is headlining his very own stage at Juku, an omakase restaurant and izakaya now open in Chinatown where Yoshida created the entire menu. There are three distinct dining areas at this tri-level restaurant: a 12-seat omakase counter, a 36-seat izakaya-style dining room, and a still-to-come 56-seat basement karaage- and whiskey-focused lounge that will double as a private events space. 32 Mulberry Street and Mosco Street

Williamsburg: Neighborhood restaurant master Joe Carroll has flipped the space for shuttered vegetable-heavy tasting menu restaurant Semilla into a clam bar. Casino Clam Bar offers shrimp cocktail, clam chowder, uni pasta, and white clam Grandma pizza. The chef Jeremiah Del Sol used to work at Bar Bolonat. 160 Havemeyer Street near South Second Street

Upper West Side: A new date night-friendly Thai restaurant called Thai 72 is now open. 128 West 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Upper West Side: Italian restaurant Lucciola is now serving pastas uptown from the team behind Piccolo Cafe. 621 Amsterdam Avenue between 90th and 91st Streets

Midtown West: Shuttered longtime UWS Turkish restaurant Turkuaz has reopened in a new location. 255 West 55th Street near Eighth Avenue

Astoria: Taking over the Queens Kickshaw space is Ha’s Chinese Bar & Eatery, a vegetarian Chinese restaurant with dishes like mung bean noodles with chives and Sichuan pepper, mapo tofu, and dan dan crispy potatoes. 40-17 Broadway near 41st

Morningside Heights: Tartina has moved uptown, bringing its Mediterranean fare such as gnocchi with butternut squash and speck, or orata wrapped in potato with it. 1034 Amsterdam Avenue near 111th Street

East Village: A tech-forward diner is now open, serving updated diner classics like baklava with Frosted Mini Wheats and disco fries with short ribs. Gramercy Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 184 Third Avenue near 17th Street

Times Square: Banh mi purveyor Num Pang has opened its sixth store. 133 West 38th Street at Broadway

Chelsea: Blackbarn has opened a second location inside Chelsea Market, serving a sit-down mixed menu of farm-to-table fare like a Cubano, coq au vin, and white pizza. 75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

Financial District: A second location of Mediterranean restaurant Noon is now open. The fast-casual restaurant serves pitas, bowls, and salads. 222 Broadway between Fulton and Ann Streets

Dumbo: Superette, a new mini market and deli with prepared foods, has opened with locally made proceries, pastries and bread from Roberta’s, sandwiches from L’imprimerie, and takes on instant ramen. 145 Front Street between Pearl and Jay Streets

November 28

Lower East Side: A stylish, upscale Sichuan hot pot restaurant has opened from the owner of Tang in the East Village. The 85-seat Tang HotPot offers 10 kinds of meats, from wagyu to pig artery, as well as nine kinds of seafood such as Dungeness crab and frog, with spices and herbs imported from Chengdu for the broth. The full menu is here. 135 Bowery between Broome and Grand Streets

Upper East Side: Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten reopens his very first solo restaurant JoJo with a facelift, 26 years after it first debuted. The new room is almost unrecognizable, and much of the menu has been lightened, too. 160 East 64th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues

Noho: Gino Sorbillo, one of Italy’s most famous and beloved pizza chefs, has finally opened the outpost of his flagship restaurant here in New York City. Gino Sorbillo Pizzeria serves his signature Neapolitan pies. 334 Bowery between Great Jones and Bond Streets

Upper East Side: Sixty-three years after opening its original, now-closed delicatessen in the East Village, 2nd Ave Deli is firmly embracing the 21st century and adding a second-floor cocktail bar to its uptown location. Called 2nd Floor, the bar aims to reintroduce the Jewish delicatessen to millennials who may not have grown up with one. 1442 First Avenue and 75th Street

East Village: A Korean cafe and gastropub called Space Mabi has opened with a menu of coffees and pastries during the day and Korean food and drink at night. It serves dishes like a spicy beef rice cake dish, a Korean seafood pancake with shrimp, and something called a bulgogi pizza roll, which contains bulgogi, cheese, and vegetables. Drinks include soju cocktails and Korean liquor bottles. 67 First Avenue at Fourth Street

East Village: A coffee shop called Kona has opened with coffee sourced from Hawaii. It serves pastries and various coffee drinks. 57 Second Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets

Williamsburg: Chef Vincent Fraissange — an alum of the psychedelic but shuttered Taavo Somer restaurant Isa — now has his own restaurant. Pheasant serves a menu of Mediterranean fare, divided up by bar snacks and entrees. Snacks include crudo with avocado puree, jalapeno, cilantro, and a Meyer lemon vinaigrette, while main dishes include a hanger steak with parmesan broth and chicken over rice with cumin ginger soffrito. 445 Graham Avenue near Richardson Street

Astoria: TV restaurateur Willie Degel opened a fifth restaurant under the name Uncle Jack’s, this one called Uncle Jack’s Meat House. It’s a bar and grill with a 1920s-inspired speakeasy that has a selfie mirror in the bathroom. 36-16 Ditmars Boulevard near 37th Street

Midtown West: Food market vendor Zai Lai now exists in the Turnstyle Underground Market, the first time chef Edward Huang’s Taiwanese pop-up has a brick-and-mortar space. The new location serves dishes like rice bowls with lion’s head meatballs, beef noodle soup, and steamed pork buns. Near the subway stairs at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Morningside Heights: Chinese fast food chain Panda Express added its 2,000th location nationwide. 2852 Broadway at 111th Street

Williamsburg: Coffee giant Blue Bottle closed its original Berry Street location for a move around the corner. The roastery has been relocated to Bushwick. 76 North Fourth Street between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street

Astoria: New Caribbean restaurant Something Catchy is now open, serving lots of seafood in a 16-seat dining room alongside a fish market. 23-14 36th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets

Midtown West: Now-closed Cafe Edison has become the fifth location of American restaurant Friedman’s. 228 West 47th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway

Gowanus: Australian coffee company Abbotsford Road Coffee Specialists has opened a massive cafe, roasting plant, and educational space. 573 Sackett Street near Third Avenue

Kips Bay: Brooklyn-based coffee roaster Proof Coffee Roasters has opened another location at Carmel Place, a 700-square-foot space in a micro-apartment building. The shop offers a monthly membership in exchange for unlimited access to coffee and tea via an app. 335 East 27th Street, between Mt. Carmel Place and First Avenue

November 21

Stapleton: A questionably named restaurant called Gringo’s Taco Arcade is now open on Staten Island. The restaurant serves tacos filled with pork belly, tempura shrimp, Korean-style short rib, and grilled chicken, as well as nine different kinds of margaritas. Besides tacos the sprawling restaurant also offers arcade games. 24 Navy Pier Court and Front Street

Soho: A Star Wars-themed pop-up bar has opened, full of themed drinks, food, and events. DarkSide Bar is open through January 14 for all serious Star Wars fans, offering “a truly immersive galactic experience.” 201 Lafayette Street between Kenmare and Broome Streets

Financial District: The owner of perpetually busy East Village restaurant MáLà Project has opened a new Chinese restaurant downtown, this time focusing on home-style Chinese cuisine. Tomorrow started serving $10 meal deals with options like pig ear in chile oil, tomato and egg, and spicy Sichuan peanuts. 200 Pearl Street between John and Fulton Streets

Alphabet City: Tompkins Square Bar is now open with drinks, burgers, pizza, pool, and more. 110 Avenue A near Seventh Street

Newark, New Jersey: Harlem chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson has opened Marcus B&P. The menu includes fried chicken and cornbread, as well as dishes he hasn’t previously offered. Here, Samuelsson is making pastas and pizzas, including a white clam pie with ricotta and Calabrian chile. It’s a partnership with developer Ron Moelis. Most of the staff comes from Newark, while the rest come from elsewhere in New Jersey. 56 Halsey Street between Bleecker and New Streets

FiDi: Restaurateur Eli Albanese opened another Italian restaurant, this time called EPasta. The new spot has a 30-foot-long strand in vodka sauce called the Miller’s Wife Pasta, as well as options like a rigatoni bolognese, pesto gnocchi, and penne all’arrabiata. 20 Maiden Lane at Liberty Place

Midtown: Local barbecue chain Mighty Quinn’s now has a Midtown location for the lunch crowds, serving the same menu of brisket, burnt ends, and pulled pork. 1407 Broadway, between 38th and 39th streets

Upper East Side: Prolific tiny cupcake maker Baked by Melissa planted a 14th location this week. It will be a pop-up through Valentine’s Day and will be transformed into a permanent location next year. 206 East 86th Street, between Third and Second avenues

Greenwich Village: LES Mexican restaurant La Contenta opened a second location, called La Contenta Oeste. Chef Luis Arce Mota will cook up dishes such as shrimp chorizo with poblano pepper and egg, croque-monsieur, chicken mole, and a vegan mole amarillo. Tacos, nachos, and guacamole will also be on deck, as well as tequila-heavy cocktails. 78 West 11th Street, atSixth Avenue

November 15

Hell’s Kitchen: A steakhouse called Butcher & Banker is now open in the basement of the New Yorker Hotel, taking over a former bank vault that hasn’t been open to the public in nearly 40 years. The team is calling it a “steakeasy;” a wall of safe deposit boxes remains in the space. Chef Scott Campbell, an alum of Le Cirque, has put together a menu of aged steaks, including classics like a New York strip and a bone-in ribeye that can be topped with fried oysters. 481 Eighth Avenue, between 34th and 35th streets

West Village: Inspired by Tori Shin, a former finance guy has opened a yakitori spot. Owned by Joe Conti, Shuraku is in collaboration with former Tori Shin chef Ryunosuke Satoh, who is grilling up a $100, eight-course menu of dishes like panko-crusted ribeye, udon, and various yakitori, grilled over binchotan at a 12-seat counter. A la carte food, like whole prawn yakitori and onigiri, is available at the bar. 47 Eighth Avenue between Jane and Horatio Streets

Midtown East: It’s Holly Golightly’s dream come true: Tiffany & Co.’s flagship Fifth Avenue store opened a cafe on the fourth floor where one can breakfast (and lunch) at Tiffany’s. Blue Box Cafe opened with American food and tea service in a room dripping in Tiffany blue. 727 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street

Tribeca: More than five years in the making, chef Masa Takayama — of the three-Michelin-starred Masafinally opened his more casual robatayaki Tetsu. The grill serves Japanese comfort food and cocktails in an industrial space. 78 Leonard Street between Church and Broadway

Chelsea: Decorated kaiseki chef Toru Okuda — who has a Michelin star restaurant in Tokyo — opened his first U.S. concept Okuda this week. It’s a seven-seat counter-style dining room with a private dining room for six that serves a nine-course kaiseki menu for $195. 458 West 17th Street near 10th Avenue

Hell’s Kitchen: Now open is Bar Gonzo, a ’70s-inspired bar with a colorful interior that focuses on peacocks, alongside a very eclectic menu, which runs the gamut from injera to French bread pizza. Drinks are tiki-influenced and come in playful glassware, but the immediate hook here is the decor: It’s very colorful and whimsical with bright pops of pink, green, blue, and gold in the bi-level space. 511 Ninth Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets

Midtown East: Major Food Group completes its takeover of the Seagram Building restaurants tonight with the opening of The Lobster Club — a Japanese cuisine-inspired brasserie with a wild, colorful design from high profile fashion world architect Peter Marino. 98 East 53rd Street at Park Avenue

Upper East Side: Danny Brown — the chef behind the first restaurant in Queens to receive a Michelin star — has opened wine bar and restaurant Charc. As the name suggests, the tiny, 25-seat restaurant specializes in charcuterie. Besides meats and cheeses, Charc has fancy sandwiches like one with wagyu roast beef and a grilled cheese with serrano ham that can be truffled up for an additional $20. 316 East 84th Street between First and Second Avenues

Midtown West: Yet another Japanese chain expanding into the U.S. has debuted — this time it’s Tonchin, a tonkotsu ramen-focused restaurant based in Tokyo. Tonchin has four kinds of ramen on the menu. Common to New York is the classic tonkotsu or spicy tantan; less so is the smoked dashi ramen with a pork broth, smoky fish oil, and clams. 13 West 36th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

East Village: 29B Teahouse, a tiny new East Village tea bar that serves a matcha-infused beer, has opened. It offers tons of specialty teas, but instead of a daytime focus, 29B pitches itself as a nighttime place too, with a closing time of 11 p.m. or midnight. Beer, wine, sake, and snacks are offered in addition to the Korean and Indian teas, and the teas can be bought by the pot or via guided tastings. Food includes pickles, sashimi, and Korean dumplings. 29 Avenue B between 2nd and 3rd Streets

Tribeca: The owners of Lahore Deli have opened a Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladeshi restaurant nearby called Burger N Grill in Pakistan Tea House. This is the site of the former Pakistan Tea House, which had been a late night cabbie hot spot for many years. 176 Church Street between Duane and Reade Streets

Lower East Side: The team behind popular Japanese soba restaurant Cocoron has opened a tiny new omakase restaurant called Shabushabu Macoron. The eight-seat counter serves a $88 tasting menu of shabu-shabu — a Japanese hotpot. Thinly cut meat and raw vegetables get cooked in a broth; then the meat can be dipped in a sauce. 61 Delancey Street near Allen Street

Upper West Side: Italian chain Serafina has opened its eleventh NYC location, now serving its signature pastas and pizzas near Columbia. 2737 Broadway at 105th Street

Midtown: Salad chain Sweetgreen has opened its 20th location in New York. The fast-casual chain known for its seasonally changing menu usually has lunch lines out the door. 1384 Broadway, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue

Downtown Brooklyn: New steakhouse SaltBrick Tavern dry ages its beef in a room lined with Himalayan salt slabs. Beyond steak, the menu has hot chicken, a raclette-topped burger, lamb sirloin, and more. 156 Tillary Street near Flatbush Avenue Extension

Midtown West: The company behind Brooklyneer and others has opened Sliced, a counter-service restaurant serving sweet and savory open-faced sandwiches, plus salads and soups. 264 West 35th Street near Eighth Avenue

Sunset Park: Part-Italian cafe, part-bike shop Maglia Rosa is now open in Industry City, serving up coffee, breakfast, and paninis while people get their bikes fixed. It’s the second location, with another in Carroll Gardnes. 920 Third Avenue at 34th Street

November 7

West Village: Six-month-old Southern restaurant 33 Greenwich is now Greenwich Grille, from the same owners but with a new head chef. Harold’s Meat + Three chef-owner Harold Moore is cooking up comfort food, like chicken pot pie, a burger, and fried chicken, in the Americana-decorated, 80-seat restaurant. The full menu is below. 33 Greenwich Avenue between Charles and West 10th Streets

Financial District: Financial District worker bees now have a breakfast taco option in King David Taco, a Prospect Park cart that is now open in downtown Manhattan. Weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., three breakfast tacos are on offer: BPEC (bacon, potato, egg, and cheese), Queen Bean (refried beans, potato, egg, and cheese), and Or’izo (Mexican chorizo, potato, egg, and cheese). Wall and Water streets

Downtown Brooklyn: Popular Philly-based Sichuan chain Han Dynasty has opened a DeKalb Market Hall outpost. Although many of the vendors in the hall only have stands, this new location is a full-service operation with table service and a bar for more than 100 people. There’s also a take-out window for the popular dan dan noodles, spicy cumin-spiced meats, and more. 1 Dekalb Avenue at Albee Square West

Fort Greene: The team behind Emporio and Aurora have opened Evelina, a Mediterranean-Italian restaurant serving up meaty pastas like veal tongue-filled cappelletti in brodo and garganelli with white heritage pork sugo. There are also seafood and vegetable dishes off the grill. 211 Dekalb Avenue at Adelphi Street

Midtown East: Philly-based Honeygrow’s fast-casual noodle shop Minigrow has opened its first NYC location with all sorts of base, protein, vegetable, and topping combinations — 16,279,200 in fact. 285 Madison Avenue between 40th and 41st Streets

Fort Greene: The newest vendor at Gotham Market is Hey Hey Canteen, an Asian restaurant with noodles, dumplings, vegetable dishes, and more. The menu spans the continent, with Indian, Chinese, and Japanese flavors. 590 Fulton Street at Ashland Place

East Harlem: There’s now an Amy’s Bread at the Museum of the City of New York, inside Chalsty’s Cafe. The usual pastries, sandwiches, breads, and more are on the menu. 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

November 1

Bryant Park: The Bryant Park Winter Village is back, with a variety of food (and other) vendors including Danny Meyer’s casual cafe Public Fare and Trapizzino, which is slinging its Italian food-stuffed bread pockets. It’s open daily, including holidays, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through January 2nd, 2018. 40th to 42nd Streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Midtown West: Farm-to-table restaurant Eden Local is now open in the Cachet Boutique hotel with an American menu of dishes like roasted cauliflower steak and kombu-cured wild snapper. 508 West 42nd Street near 10th Avenue

Flatiron: Now open is French fine dining stalwart chef David Bouley’s latest restaurant Bouley at Home. The space includes a tasting menu restaurant, food lab, cooking school, and bake shop, too. This is Bouley’s first opening after building his reputation at now-closed fine dining restaurant Bouley, which spawned the likes of Dan Barber (Blue Hill at Stone Barns) and Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin). 31 West 21st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Midtown: The Hilton Garden Inn has added Doylers Pub to its ground floor, an American-Irish restaurant. 326 West 37th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues

Upper East Side: Another location of uber-popular Upper East Side restaurant East Pole has opened, this time called East Pole Fish Bar. It’s a seafood restaurant with dishes like a lobster burger, warm smoked bluefish dip, and fried oyster sliders. 964 Lexington Avenue between East 70th and East 71st Streets

Tribeca: A new cafe bar called Five & Dime is up and running in the Woolworth Building. It has a horseshoe marble bar, leather banquettes, and eventually, it will serve sandwiches, salads, and cocktails. 8 Park Place between Church Street and Broadway

Midtown: Trendy, neon-lit vegan chain By Chloe rolled out its fifth location in Rockefeller Center. It’s bigger than most with 54 seats, and it offers two new smoothie flavors, including a black one made with activated charcoal. 1 Rockefeller Plaza

Crown Heights: A craft cider tap room called Bad Seed offers 20 ciders and local beers on tap, including beverages from Bad Seed’s brewery upstate. The space has a backyard, giant Jenga, and $7 pints. No food, but people can bring in their own meals or order delivery to the bar. 585 Franklin Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street

Chelsea: After five years away from the New York City dining scene, Michelin-star-collector chef Joël Robuchon is back in business. His famed tasting counter L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, as well as a more casual counterpart called Le Bar de Joël Robuchon, now open to the public. 85 10th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

Greenwich Village: Esteemed former Del Posto chef Mark Ladner has finally introduced his fast food pasta restaurant Pasta Flyer to the public. The new restaurant serves an affordable menu of mix-and-match pasta and sauces. 510 Sixth Avenue between West 13th and West 14th Streets

Williamsburg: Chef Mads Refslund — the former Acme chef who helped launch the Nordic food craze in New York — has opened Nordic pop-up Knightshift ahead of the opening of his new restaurant. The a la carte menu is divided into three sections: “on ice,” “baked,” and “sweets.” Potential dishes include raw chestnut and uni, baked apple with smoked bone marrow, and frozen pumpkin with yogurt and honey. It’s open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. until the end of the year. 667 Driggs Avenue at Fillmore Place

Nolita: Popular D.C.-based Mediterranean chain Cava has opened its newest location with 35 seats and a furnished backyard. The bowl-based restaurant allows people to custom choose their grain bowls, pitas, and dips, with options such as spicy lamb meatballs and falafel. 50 Spring Street between Mulberry Street and Cleveland Place

October 24

Nomad: Koreatown wine bar Dons Bogam has opened an upscale Korean barbecue restaurant Dons Bogam Black, with a focus on “Washugyu” beef — a mix between Wagyu and Black Angus — and roving barbecue carts. The 4,000-square-foot space has a large bar that seats 40. 276 Fifth Avenue at 30th Street

Upper West Side: A traditional Chinese teahouse, with teaware and art for sale, too, has opened. Floating Mountain serves tea in the Gong Fu style, which means a tea is served over multiple steeps. 239 West 72nd Street, 2nd Floor, at Riverside Drive

Boerum Hill: Black Forest has added a second location of its German bistro. It’s a limited menu to start, with the full food and drink as the original Fort Greene location to come in the next two to three weeks. 181 Smith Street between Warren and Wyckoff Streets

Stapleton: Staten Island has a new wine bar from the former owner of Ribollita: Vinum sells wine by the glass and bottle alongside small plates such as meatballs and charcuterie, pastas, and some mains. The 40-seat restaurant is run solely by Massimo Felici, who hopes to keep an intimate feel at the space. 704 Bay Street near Broad Street

Nomad: California-inspired Lower East Side restaurant El Rey has opened an outpost called El Rey Annex inside the Todd Snyder Madison Square store. The menu here features red lentil and curry soup, salad bowls, and more. 25 East 26th Street near Madison Avenue

Greenpoint: All-day coffee shop, restaurant, and bar Brooklyn Label, from the founder of Le Gamin, is now open with all-day breakfast, soups, salads, and sandwiches. 180 Franklin Street between India and Java Streets

Bushwick: A new astrology-inspired cocktail bar may be the only suitable place where strangers can ask “What’s your sign?” Mood Ring has a rotating cocktail list highlighting the current zodiac sign, which means Scorpio is on the menu now. 1260 Myrtle Avenue near Cedar Street

Soho: Dig Inn’s new flagship location is now open with the snazzy name of Dig House. The 2,300-square-foot, two-floor space is the 18th location, open all day, and includes a MatchaBar cafe inside. 70 Prince Street at Crosby Street

East Village: Flushing Sichuan restaurant Szechuan Mountain House has opened in Manhattan, complete with a koi pond and cast-iron tea post. Dishes like sliced pork belly with chili garlic sauce, Chinese yam, and fish fillet stew with pickled cabbage and chili are on the menu. 23 Saint Mark’s Place between Second and Third Avenues

Harlem: A former window display decorator took his design skills to transform an empty lot in Harlem into an open-air Brazilian restaurant called Vidigal. Ramiro Silos, who’s from Brazil, serves a menu of traditional fare like steaks and feijoada, a black bean and pork stew. 352 East 120th Street at First Avenue

Long Island City: A wood-fired pizza restaurant called Piatto LIC is now cooking up pizza, charred octopus, and more. 1-50 50th Avenue at Center Boulevard

Chinatown: Briefly-shuttered Chinatown favorite Lan Zhou Handmade Noodle is back in business and serving its beloved dumplings. The restaurant’s new location is now serving a limited menu with primarily dumplings and noodles. A full menu will come soon. 40 Bowery, south of Canal Street

October 17

Times Square: Tao Group is leading the dining charge at the Moxy Hotel near Times Square, and the newest opening is Legasea, a 145-seat seafood restaurant with brasserie style. Executive chef Jason Hall created the menu, full of global seafood preparation inspiration, from a New England clam bake to French moules frites. The full menu is below. 485 7th Avenue at 36th Street

Midtown East: The Mondrian Park Avenue now houses Cleo, a Mediterranean restaurant already in Los Angeles, Miami, and Las Vegas. It’s a 5,000-square-foot space with an eclectic menu of dishes like duck matzah ball soup and charcoal-grilled branzino. 444 Park Avenue South between 30th and 31st Streets

Nolita: Mini-Mediterranean chain Cava’s third NYC store is now open, with its salads, pitas, hummus, juices, and more. 50 Spring Street near Mulberry Street

Times Square: French bakery chain Maison Kayser has added a space in the tourist mecca that is Times Square. 1400 Broadway near 38th Street

Greenwich Village: Seasonal salad chain Sweetgreen has opened its 19th NYC location. 101 University Place at East 12th Street

Dumbo: The newest Brooklyn waterfront restaurant with scenic views is Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Celestine, from a very experienced team of neighborhood restaurateurs. 1 John Street near Pearl Street

Murray Hill: Now open is affordable sushi spot Wokuni, the first U.S. restaurant from Japanese restaurant group Tokyo Ichiban Foods. Most of the fish is sourced straight from the restaurant’s bluefin tuna and yellowtail aquafarm in Nagasaki. 325 Lexington Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets

Midtown East: La Pecora Bianca, the popular casual Italian cafe and restaurant near Madison Square Park, has opened a second location for its pasta and vegetables. 950 Second Avenue at 50th Street

Legasea Menu by on Scribd

October 10

Iberico pork collar with mushrooms and peppers in black bean sauce
Iberico pork collar with mushrooms and peppers in black bean sauce
Photo by Noah Fecks

Chelsea: Two restaurateurs with serious experience — former Le Turtle executive chef Greg Proechel and Major Food Group vet Charles Seich, who’s leading operations — have teamed up on Ferris, a seasonal New American restaurant. Dishes like blood sausage with grilled dates and toasted seeds, as well as Iberico pork collar with mushrooms and peppers in black bean sauce, fill the menu (in full below). The cocktail list comes from Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David, who have worked with Death and Company, Maison Premiere and Nitecap. The 40-seat restaurant is inside Made Hotel. 44 West 29th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue

Midtown West: Chef Charlie Palmer added a Charlie Palmer Steak stand in Madison Square Garden, debuting with a steak sandwich with New York strip, caramelized onions, and Palmer’s steak sauce on a brioche bun. SAP Madison Concourse

East Village: NYC’s newest Shake Shack has arrived — with a twist. The homegrown burger chain has nixed human cashiers, instead installing kiosks for ordering. 51 Astor Place, with the entrance at 9th Street and Third Avenue

Little Italy: Spanish tapas spot Tomiño - Taberna Gallega has opened from siblings Phil, Marco, and Victor González. For the menu, they’ve hired consulting chef Lucia Freitas of A Tafona in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and serve Spanish and Galician fare via tapas and share plates. 192 Grand Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets

Lower East Side: Van Leeuwen’s sixth ice cream shop is now open, serving its signature ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, vegan options, coffee, and tea. 172 Ludlow Street between Houston and Stanton Streets

Midtown East: A Moroccan-style lounge called Célon has opened in the Bryant Park Hotel, with decor and flavors common in the country. Hummus, baba ganoush, and more are on the snack-heavy menu. 40 West 40th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

East Village: Pop-up market regular Mr Bing — which makes the Chinese street food jianbing — has opened a brick-and-mortar pop-up through the end of the year. 115 Saint Marks Place near Avenue A

East Village: A slimmer second location for London-based Japanese fusion mega-chain Wagamama has arrived, bringing its ramen, curries, teppanyaki, and donburi rice bowls to the neighborhood. 55 Third Avenue at East 11th Street

Upper West Side: Taiwanese-French bakery and cafe Recolte is now open with bread and pastries. 300 Amsterdam Avenue at 74th Street

Long Island City: One of Queens International Night Market’s popular vendors has opened a food cart at Court Square Park. Burmese Bites brings its fish, picked shrimp, fried shrimp, fried catfish, beef offal, stir fried veggie, chicken, and more to the neighborhood. Jackson Avenue between Thomson Avenue and Court Square

East Village: The team behind neighborhood cocktail bar The Belfry bar has opened The Fern, a bar with lots of decorative foliage. 166 First Avenue near 10th Street

East Village: Ummburger, not to be confused with Umami Burger, is now open with explicitly named fare like a Trufflegassumm burger with aged cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon, and a balsamic glaze. There’s also a drinks menu of Ummazing Chalices, which involves a 38-ounce fish bowl cocktail served on dry ice. 99 First Avenue at Sixth Street

Elmhurst: New Thai appetizer and dessert cafe Khao Nom offers a rotating menu of ten or so items, including noodles, curry puffs, and Thai-style waffles with egg yolk and coconut. 76-20 Woodside Avenue at 77th Street

The latest casual project from hospitality king Danny Meyer opens tonight, a wine and Champagne bar called Vini e Fritti that finishes out the restaurateur’s vision of a Roman-style piazza in Murray Hill’s Redbury Hotel.

The Lower East Side’s newest bakery is Supermoon Bakehouse, full of various filled croissants and doughnuts, including the viral cruffin (a croissant baked like a muffin).

Du’s Donuts, chef Wylie Dufresne’s doughnut shop in Williamsburg, has taken over Chefs Club Counter, the rotating fast-casual pop-up space in Soho.

The husband-wife team who created Quality Italian’s hit chicken parm pizza now run their restaurant called Don Angie, a West Village red sauce joint with social media savvy.

October 3

Downtown Brooklyn: A second location of Jalapa Jar, a breakfast taco restaurant spawned from a salsa company, opened on Tuesday near Barclays Center. It’s a pop-up that will stick around until 2019, which is when the building’s owner and developer Alloy will be starting construction on the space for a new project. Until then, Jalapa Jar is the storefront rent-free, serving its tacos with fillings such as pastrami, roasted cauliflower, and short rib. It also has a market selling local food goods. 384 Schermerhorn Street, near Flatbush

Carroll Gardens: New Orleans-native Matt Pace has transformed his beignet shop Booqoo Beignets into a full-fledged restaurant called Cafe Booqoo. He’s serving a menu of poboys, including one with barbecue shrimp, onion jame, lettuce, and pickled cabbage called “The Granddaddy.” 478 Smith Street, at West 9th Street

Midtown: French cafe Pommes Palais has reopened in the Lotte New York Palace hotel after a summer closure. It’s serving treats like a black-and-white cookie, cinnamon doughnuts, and apple cider. 30 East 51st Street, near Madison Avenue

Lower East Side: Spaghetti Incident fans can now pick up pasta on the go with the restaurant’s new annex Spaghetti Incident Pasta Shop. Besides spaghetti cones, the shop sells jars of the restaurant’s sauce and other Italian ingredients. 231 Eldridge Street, between Houston and Stanton Streets

East Village: DC-based fast-casual pizzeria &Pizza opened a second outpost in New York near Astor Place. The popular chain is like a Chipotle, but with pizza. Theirs is long and skinny, and the custom pies go through a conveyor belt to cook. 740 Broadway, near Astor Place

Upper West Side: A “cafe by day and cocktail bar by night” called Da Capo is now open, serving Italian espresso, pastries, and paninis. Cocktails include pisco sour, a negroni, and a “sting like a bee,” a drink with rum, lavender, tincture, honey, lime, and bitters. There’s also a location on the Upper East Side. 322 Columbus Avenue, between West 75th Street and West 76th Street

Midtown West: Italian restaurant Bond 45 has returned, this time in a two-story, 7,800-square-foot space in the Theater District. 221 West 46th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway

Flatiron: Dual concept Doux Supperclub has opened with a Paris-inspired café in the front and a 2,000-square-foot lounge-like supper club in the back. The cafe features French pastries, toasts, and crepes, while the supper club portion has chocolate and cocktail pairings, themed brunch and dinner parties, tableside service, and live performances including jazz and burlesque shows. 59 West 21st Street at Sixth Avenue

Midtown East: New York’s twelfth Blue Bottle has opened with its standard coffee drinks, liege waffles, and toasts. 10 East 53rd Street (entrance on 52nd) between Madison and Fifth Avenues

Upper East Side: To occupy his time in the off-season, professional rugby player Alastair McFarland has opened Hutch + Waldo, an Australia-inspired coffee shop. Alongside organic coffee, the menu includes sandwiches, salads, avocado toast, a halloumi sandwich with arugula and tomato aioli, and chocolate chip cookies. 247 East 81st Street at Second Avenue

Nolita: The ground floor of the International Center of Photography has been turned into Capa Cafe, a 40-seat room with coffee, tea, and snacks. Frittata, avocado toast, pastries, breads, sandwiches, and more are all on the menu. 250 Bowery, between East Houston and Prince Streets

Lower East Side: Female-focused French-Brazilian restaurant Brigitte is now open, compete with an Instagram profile of fruits and women in bathing suits. The French side of the menu comes out in dishes like gnocchi à la Parisienne, while Brazil is the focus in a steak with red chimichurri garlic confit and fingerling potatoes. 37 Canal Street at Ludlow Street

Midtown East: Untamed Sandwiches has opened its third NYC location, selling sandwiches, salads, and plates. Sandwiches are made from grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range chicken, and other meats for braising. 643 Lexington Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets

Rockaway Park: Offseason restaurant The Dropout is now open, run by Rockaways native chef Julia Steinberg. The menu, which will change every week, has dishes such as carpaccio, potato gnocchi with grilled chicken, pork fat edamame, and short rib ramen with kale. 16702 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Riis Park Beach

Chicago’s experimental cocktail bar The Aviary made its New York City on the top floor of the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle.

John Fraser — the chef acclaimed for veggie-friendly fare at Michelin-starred restaurants Nix and Dovetail — now has an omnivorous restaurant in the West Village called The Loyal.

The Lower East Side now has Lil’ Gem, a Lebanese-inspired restaurant from the Thelma on Clinton team, who flipped the space after it closed in February.

The Lower East Side’s newest cafe Waypoint Cafe focuses on online gaming, with 31 personal gaming stations, plus coffee from Intelligentsia and pastries from Amy’s Bread.

September 26

Murray Hill: The owner of Swagat and Badshah has added another Indian restaurant called Tapa Lounge into the mix, this one in Murray Hill and focused on American-Indian fusion fare and hookahs. 102 Lexington Avenue at 27th Street

East Village: Another fries with crazy toppings concept called FryGuys — that’s in addition to 375 Fries just three blocks away — has opened. It serves lots of french fries topped with things like fried chicken and maple syrup gravy. 150 Second Street at Avenue A

Midtown West: Urbanspace Garment District is back through October 27 with vendors like Top Hops Beer Shop, Bex Waffles, Chick’nCone, Melt ice cream sandwiches, and more. The sibling to Madison Square Eats open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Broadway between 40th and 41st Streets

East Village: Taiwanese fast food chain Cheers Cut, which has a location in Flushing, has popped over to Manhattan with its fried chicken and squid, teriyaki, and more. 36 Saint Marks Place at Second Avenue

Harlem: Following the court dismissing the the sex tape sexual harassment lawsuit, restaurateur Julian Medina of Yerba Buena and Tacuba has opened taqueria La Chula. The 45-seat restaurant offers tacos stuffed with lengua, sweet potato, and chorizo, among other dishes. 137 East 116th Street near Lexington Avenue

Lower East Side: Healthy food chain Dr Smood opened a fifth location for its cleanses, teas, coffee, and more. 181 East Houston Street at Orchard Street

East Village: Mini-outdoor food hall Bowery Market has switched its vendors yet again, this time flipping Parantha Alley for Dosa Royale, a popular Brooklyn-based restaurant serving dosas filled with options like masala potato and paneer. 348 Bowery at Great Jones Street

Wildly popular outdoor sushi counter Sushi on Jones now has a 10-seat indoor space on West 10th Street for its 30-minute, $58 omakase.

Nolita Thai essential Uncle Boons has added a takeout spot in the neighborhood called Uncle Boons Sister, with an entirely new menu of Thai hits and more.

Momofuku kingpin David Chang’s delivery-only restaurant Ando is no longer delivery only, with the opening of a fast-casual storefront near Union Square.

Jersey City’s burning up with the addition of Piggyback Bar, a casual Asian American tavern from Pig & Khao chef Leah Cohen. It’s got a whimsical menu and killer Manhattan views.

Six years in the making, quirky sandwich shop Byggyz — from renowned molecular gastronomy chef Wylie Dufresne’s dad Dewey Dufresne — has opened on the Lower East Side.

The legendary griddled burgers of J.G. Melon are now heating up the Upper West Side with a third location of this Upper East Side classic.

An entirely gluten-free Italian restaurant, bar, bakery, and ice cream shop with consulting chef Harold Dieterle has opened in Kips Bay.

Dale Talde’s Asian dim sum restaurant Rice & Gold is fully up-and-running in Chinatown’s Hotel 50 Bowery.