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A New Addition to the Theater District’s Restaurant Row — And More Openings

A weekly roundup of new restaurants in New York City

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Cream-slicked penne sit on a white plate underneath a purple flower.
“Jazzy pasta” at Jasmine’s; the team has opened a new spot on Restaurant Row.

Restaurant openings have been picking up in New York City. Hundreds of new restaurants have opened over the past year — so many in fact, it can feel like whiplash. Consider this your guide to all the new restaurants, bars, and cafes, that have opened recently. Here’s a roundup of the restaurants and bars that opened in July. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

July 27

Belmont: Chipotle-style halal Mexican takeout spot Hot Peppers, has added another location to its list. This one, is nearby Arthur Avenue, in the Bronx. 2368 Hoffman Street, near East 187th Street

East Village: Kuppi Coffee, a New Jersey coffee shop known for roasting its own beans, is expanding across the bridge. Its first New York location has debuted from owner Kevin Kim. 131 First Avenue, near St. Marks Place

East Williamsburg: Brooklyn has a new pizzeria, and it’s making the thin, coal-oven pies of New Haven, Connecticut. Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza, from the owners of Grimm Brewery in East Williamsburg, launched on the brewery’s rooftop. 990 Metropolitan Avenue, near Catherine Street

Financial District: Dim sum parlor Dim Sum Palace has opened its eighth location in NYC, this time in Fidi. 123 William Street, at Fulton Street

Long Island City: Instant Noodle Factory serves 85 types of packaged noodles from around the globe that customers make for themselves in the space. 24-11 41st Avenue, near Crescent Street

Midtown East: Food hall Urbanspace Vanderbilt has added Brett’s Deli, by a Queens native, Brett Reichler; his kiosk specializes in Italian sandwiches. 230 Park Avenue, near Vanderbilt Avenue

Midtown East: Set below the FDR, Marko’s Pizzeria is now open. The pizzeria runs on electric ovens, for environmental reasons, says the team. 25 Waterside Plaza, at the FDR

Midtown West: S’Aimer, a sibling to Jasmine’s Caribbean, joins the Theater District’s Restaurant Row with what’s billed as a French and Caribbean lounge and restaurant. The menu lists seared duck with mango chutney, plantains, oxtail, and black bass with a caper sauce. Jasmine’s first opened in the area back in 2020. 338 W. 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues

Nomad: A new conveyor belt sushi restaurant has arrived in New York. Kaiten Zushi Nomad is opening with tablet ordering and robot delivery. The 5,000-square-foot space will offer 100 kinds of sushi and other dishes. It’s a new player in the rise of conveyor-belt sushi, with Kura Sushi, a behemoth brand, and Sushidelic, where art takes the place of actual sushi on its conveyor belt. 276 Fifth Avenue, at East 30th Street

Park Slope: Noodle Lane is a Park Slope Chinese spot serving Sichuan and Cantonese staples: there’s soup dumplings, noodles, and more. 230 Seventh Avenue, near Fourth Street

Tribeca: Zucker’s Bagels, now with six locations in the city, moved across the street from its original home, according to the New York Times. 143 Chambers Street, at West Broadway

Upper East Side: Madame Bonté Cafe, which opened a location in the area back in 2020, and was since featured as a location on the show, Fleishman Is in Trouble, has opened another location thirty blocks south. 205 East 66th Street, at Third Avenue

July 20

Astoria: Foodstruck was originally a small counter-service restaurant on 35th Street in Astoria, that closed in 2020. Since, then owner Ravi Thapa has been stuck in bureaucratic limbo, rebuilding a bigger space with seating nearby, in a new home. As of the end of June, the restaurant finally debuted. The menu lists beef patties on a bed of rice, mushroom sandwiches on Hawaiian rolls, poutine, chopped cheese, and regular specials like a sisig sandwich. Thapa says brunch will launch in August, and a tasting menu dinner is set for September. 3093 38th Street, at 31st Avenue

Boerum Hill: Anaïs, a wine bar, from the team behind wine bars June, Rucola, and Rhodora, has opened. Taking its name from the erotica writer, Anaïs Nin, the bar will also sell a collection of books that the team imagines Nin would have in her library or inspired by similar themes. Small plates are spearheaded by chef Diego Moya. 196 Bergen Street, at Bond Street

Clinton Hill: Bed-Stuy Nigerian fine dining restaurant Dept of Culture has quietly launched its follow-up sibling, Radio Kwara, nearby in Clinton Hill. The restaurant is currently booking six-course tasting menus at $165 per person. 291 Greene Avenue, near Classon Avenue

East Village: Vegan restaurant Avant Garden relocated from its home of eight years to a new, second-level space, above Amor y Amargo, that owner Ravi Derossi flipped into other restaurants in the past. 95 Avenue A, at Sixth Street

East Village: A new French restaurant, Blue Bird, has flown down on the city. 106 Third Avenue, at 13th Street

Flushing: Flushing’s Fifty Bay restaurant appears to have opened last month, serving dim sum cart classics wheeling har gow, siu mai, taro puffs, and more. 150-50 Northern Boulevard, at Murray Street

Garment District: Falafel chain Taim has debuted its latest outpost. 1372 Broadway, near West 38th Street

Greenpoint: Bersi, a new Ethiopian restaurant, has opened its doors in Greenpoint. The space had sat empty since January 2020, when Greenpoint restaurant Ria Bella closed, according to Greenpointers. 1049 Manhattan Avenue, near Freeman Street

Greenpoint: MáLà Project, the Chinese restaurant known for its dry pot-style dishes, has an opening date for its first Brooklyn expansion. The restaurant, which first opened in the East Village in 2015 and now has multiple locations in Manhattan, launched this week in North Brooklyn. 603 Manhattan Avenue, near Nassau Avenue, in Greenpoint

Hudson Yards: The appetizing icons of Russ & Daughters are expanding again, this time, in Midtown. The century-old Lower East Side staple is no stranger to new construction, opening inside of the Brooklyn Navy Yards in 2019, before planting a flag at 50 Hudson Yards, a 78-story tower. As Grub Street reports, unlike in the Navy Yard, there’s additional seating. 50 Hudson Yards, at West 34th Street

Midtown West: Alligator Pear comes from New Orleans native Dominick Lee. Lee’s roots run through the menu: There are alligator bites, Creole-style mac and cheese, black-eyed pea hummus, char-broiled oysters, as well as a blue cornmeal breaded catfish with cabbage slaw and pickles, and gumbo. For dessert, the requisite beignets. 150 W. 30th Street, between Seventh and Sixth avenues

Morningside Heights: Chef JJ Johnson’s fast-casual rice bowl operation, FieldTrip, has opened a third location in Morningside Heights. Back in 2019, when Johnson debuted his first outpost of FieldTrip, he told Eater that he had Sweetgreen-level ambitions for the brand. 2913 Broadway, West 114th Street

Murray Hill: In May, Cafe W opened as a bakery specializing in mousse cakes in the shape of flowers and faces in Murray Hill, Queens. 35-29 154th Street, near Northern Boulevard

Soho: A Jersey City onigiri spot, Koro Koro, has brought its balls to this side of the water. 142 Sullivan Street, between Prince and West Houston streets

Williamsburg: Williamsburg Caribbean restaurant Kokomo has launched a neighboring fast-casual arm to its business called Oxkale, serving lunch bowls. 52 N. 11th Street, near Kent Avenue

July 13

Chelsea: Last year, Sunday Hospitality (Rule of Thirds, Sunday in Brooklyn) relaunched El Quijote restaurant, which first opened in the 1930s inside the Chelsea Hotel. Now the property has added an all-day concept from the team. Cafe Chelsea is a French American bistro, located in the former home of a bait and tackle shop. 218 W. 23rd Street, near Seventh Avenue

Cobble Hill: Rua Thai is a new restaurant from owner Kornpon Theeraumpornkul, said to be inspired by his hometown’s floating markets, where his family worked. A menu lists curry dumplings, fish curry custard, and shrimp doughnuts, according to the New York Times. 204 Smith Street, at Baltic Street

Crown Heights: Puffs Patties is a new fast-casual Caribbean beef patty spot. There’s also an option for a patty stuffed in coco bread to be loaded up with mac-and-cheese. It opened in June, according to its Instagram. 812 Nostrand Avenue, near Lincoln Place

East Village: The Danny Meyer-backed chain Tacombi has a new seatless restaurant. In the style of Mexico City’s taquerias, it serves longaniza sausage and suadero, a cut of meat that’s becoming more popular in New York City. 139 E. 12th Street, near Third Avenue

Lower East Side: Downtown Manhattan’s Bar Belly has debuted Carlota, a next-door Spanish restaurant. The tapas spot serves Iberico ham, patatas bravas, and marinated Spanish olives, among other standard selections. 14A Orchard Street, near Canal Street

Midtown West: Another location of Empire Steak House has debuted. 233 W. 49th Street, near Eighth Avenue

Gowanus: Kiosko 787 is a new Puerto Rican takeout counter serving slow-cooked pernil, a tripleta sandwich (steak, ham, and pork), and mamposteao, a bean stew with plantains. Alfonso Rosario, a Puerto Rican New Yorker who grew up in the area, says this is his first restaurant. 488 Carroll Street, at Third Avenue

Soho: Port Sa’id, a popular Tel Aviv restaurant, from Eyal Shani, also behind imported concepts HaSalon and Miznon, has opened a 4,000-square-foot version in Manhattan. Like in Tel Aviv, the restaurant has an attached listening bar. 350 Hudson Street, near King Street

Upper East Side: All’Antico Vinaio opened in Florence, Italy, in 1989, where for years its drew crowds. In 2019, the team tested out an NYC expansion with a pop-up held in Manhattan, and by 2021, they signed a lease in Times Square. The group opened a subsequent outpost last year in Greenwich Village, where the lines followed. An Upper East Side location is the latest to debut. 36 E. 60th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues

Upper West Side: Patisserie Chanson first landed in 2016 in Flatiron, known for its pastries, including croissants and macaron, before expanding throughout Manhattan. The latest outpost is on the Upper West Side, according to the neighborhood blog West Side Rag. 2040 Broadway, near West 70th Street

West Village: I Sodi was founded by Rita Sodi around the corner on Christopher Street 15 years ago. Now, in its new digs, it’s just as good “but more importantly, it is nearly the same,” writes Eater critic Robert Sietsema. 314 Bleecker Street, at Grove Street

West Village: Coffee and nightlife spot for young Muslims, Qahwah House, which first opened in Dearborn, Michigan in 2017, and later landed in Williamsburg, opened its first Manhattan outpost this week. The coffee house specializes in coffee beans sourced from Yemen and the sweet honeycomb-shaped bread called khaliat. 13 Carmine Street, near Bleecker Street

West Village: Its first location outside of Rome, Roscioli is now open in the West Village. The original is known for its iconic bakery, salumeria, and wine bar that has long-attracted fans from across the globe. The space is a partnership with the Roscioli family and Ariel Arce, who flipped her dinner party-style restaurant Niche Niche to be the Roman restaurant empire’s NYC headquarters. 43 MacDougal Street, near King Street

Williamsburg: Chrissa Yee and Abby Swain, who previously worked as a dining room manager and pastry chef, respectively, at Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant, have opened a spot of their own. A&C Super is a corner store and bakery selling croissants, milk bread loaves, strawberry brioche donuts, and breakfast sandwiches, alongside condiments and other pantry items. 292 Leonard Street, at Metropolitan Avenue

Williamsburg: Marrakech Williamsburg is a new Morrocan restaurant serving tagine, lamb burgers, and zalouk, an eggplant and tomato dish. All dishes are halal-certified. 160 Havemeyer Street, near South Second Street

July 6

Amagansett: Lilia co-owner Sean Feeney’s Williamsburg slice shop Fini Pizza — a “solid pizza parlor for the $5 slice era” — now has an additional location in Amagansett, in the Hamptons. 237 Main Street, near Hedges Lane

Astoria: Disco Sushi, from the Sushi by Bou team, has opened its first business in the area, according to the neighborhood blog GiveMeAstoria. 41-17 Broadway, at 42nd Street

Astoria: GiveMeAstoria also reports that Figo Il Gelato Italiano has replaced Gelato & Co. on 23rd Avenue. 29-02 23rd Avenue, at 29th Street

Bed-Stuy: In May, 8 Bit Bites, a video game-themed ’80s-style fast food spot, opened an additional location in Bed-Stuy (to date, there are three in NYC, with a fourth on the way). The menu is entirely halal and there are arcade games to play. 967 Bedford Avenue, at Dekalb Avenue

Bushwick: Mansions, a low-key Ridgewood nightclub, and bar, has added a second venture nearby in Bushwick called Danger Danger. 232 Knickerbocker Avenue, near Starr Street

Chelsea: Terra Mediterrania is a fast-casual spot where ordering takes place via kiosks for shawarma wraps and braised short rib bowls with cumin and Brussels sprouts. Seventh Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets

Crown Heights: A new halal Mexican fast-casual spot Taco Bees has landed. 711 Nostrand Avenue, near Park Place

East Village: Cocktail bar the Laurels is now open with an all-day menu of short rib “cigars,” tuna crudo, and chicken wings with Thai seasoning. 231 Second Avenue, near East 14th Street

Fresh Meadows: Owner Franco Raicovich is behind Fuzi Pasta Co. which features, among other items, an Istrian bow-shaped pasta known as fuzi. “It’s kind of a niche pasta, but to me it’s just home,” Raicovich tells the publication Queens Together. It opened in May, according to the restaurant’s website. 68-26 Fresh Meadow Lane, near 69th Avenue

Greenpoint: Colorful coffee shop Well Well Well “for gay idiots, by gay idiots,” is now open, according to Greenpointers. 141 Nassau Avenue, near McGuinness Boulevard

Koreatown: New Koraean gelato shop Sundaes Best comes from the owners of Baekjeong, a South Korean KBBQ chain with a Manhattan outpost. It serves ube, black sesame, honey butter, among other flavors that have already drawn lines. 315 Fifth Avenue, on East 32nd Street

Midtown East: This spring, a new rice roll spot, Cozy Rice, appeared in Midtown East, with Yelp reviews dating back to May. 42 W. 38th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Nomad: By day, Nomad Girl serves croissants, and by night the new spot serves chicken Milanese, among other dishes, according to the New York Times. 1151 Broadway, at 27th Street

Nomad: Baja California-style restaurant Seeyamañana has added a downstairs music venue and bar called Seeyabajo, from the team behind speakeasy Patent Pending, with a raw bar that includes yellowtail crudo. 49 W. 27th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Park Slope: Drake-backed hot chicken chain Dave’s Hot Chicken is tracking 14 locations openings in the tri-state area over the next year with more to come. The latest is in Park Slope. 311 Seventh Avenue, near Eighth Street

Sheepshead Bay: A massive new restaurant, Lokum Mediterranean, has landed near the water. An online menu lists steak, mezze, and beef kofte, among other items. 2027 Emmons Avenue, near East 21st Street

South Slope: Maya and Camila is a new Colombian cafe in Brooklyn that debuted earlier this season. It sells beers and other drinks at night. 463 Fourth Avenue, near 11th Street

West Village: As Eater previously reported, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, author of Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D’, and alum of Le Coucou and Raoul’s, is behind Cecchi’s. The American bistro, which opened on July 1, is hoping to evoke the same spirit of literary scene favorite Café Loup, which closed in 2019. Cecchi-Azzolina told Grub Street he wants his restaurant to be the kind of place where if customers “had sex in the bathroom” he “wouldn’t be mad.” The menu is what he calls “New York soul food,” according to the publication, which in practice means burgers, ribs, and chicken à la king. 105 W. 13th Street, near Sixth Avenue