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A Bronx Tamale Spot Crosses to Queens — And More Openings

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City Tamale’s exterior in Hunts Point.
The exterior of City Tamale in the Bronx; the team has opened a new location in Sunnyside, Queens.
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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 August 2023. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

August 31

Chinatown: Cellar36 is the latest wine bar to open in the Two Bridges area of Chinatown. During happy hour, there are $1 oysters and $20 carafes. 36 Market Street, at Madison Street

East Village: After being temporarily closed, Short Stories, once a millennial-pink influencer hot spot, has rebranded and redesigned under new owners; the kitchen is now under the direction of an alum of Marea and Gramercy Tavern. 355 Bowery, near East Fourth Street

East Williamsburg: names with secrets often annoy us, but Secret Coffee is genuinely tucked away. The cool new spot can be found inside the Broadway Mall with entrances on both Broadway and Cook Streets and little signage suggesting so. Inside find espresso machine drinks, cold brew, and vintage mugs for sale. 687 Broadway, at Cook Street, Unit 12

Financial District: Delmonico’s, the historic restaurant mired in controversy and several lawsuits, has opened following a years-long ownership battle from a new (old) team. 56 Beaver Street, near William Street

Greenpoint: Bushwick bottle shop Lovebirds has expanded with a Greenpoint wine bar and bistro next to McGolrick Park serving pasta and crudo. 211 Nassau Avenue, near Russell Street

Hell’s Kitchen: A new wine bar, the Red Stache, has opened in the neighborhood, from Ted Arenas, behind Hell’s Kitchen LGBTQ bars, Rise and The Spot; and Shaun Dunn, formerly a bartender at the Nomad. Expect a wide-ranging collection of 80 or so wines and snacks, flatbreads, charcuterie, and desserts for food. 401 W. 52nd Street, near 10th Avenue

Lower East Side: A new Vietnamese spot, Cloud, lists shrimp rolls, fried calamari with fish sauce, and pork bún noodles, and more at this casual establishment. 79 Clinton Street, near Rivington Street

Lower East Side: Toriya is a new Lower East Side bar from the team behind Midtown’s Izakaya Toribar. A grand opening has been set for September 1. It replaced the Bun Hut, which served Bahamian-style baos. 178 Stanton Street, near Clinton Street

Midtown East: Pasta Corner is a new fast-casual carb spot by French musician Matt Pokora and baker Vincent Benoliel, who owns the French bakery Michelina, in Los Angeles. The restaurant operates full-service for dinner and breakfast; for brunch, there is a buffet option. 9 E. 53rd Street, between Madison and Fifth avenues

Sunnyside: After eight years in the Bronx, City Tamale has branched out to Sunnyside, located inside of the same ghost kitchen that houses this secret Korean crab delivery service. Owner Israel Veliz dropped out of college to start his business out of his home kitchen back in 2014, using adaptations of his mother’s recipes, before launching his first restaurant. He’s piloted loaded-up versions of tamales, using ingredients like Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, at Smorgasburg and the Bronx Night Market as well. This is his second outpost. 4005 Skillman Avenue, at 40th Street

Times Square: It’s the first U.S. store for the Fantastic World of the Portuguese Sardine, one of over 20 shops, with the rest in Portugal. It’s set up like a sardine time machine, with cans chronologically arranged by the year stamped on the top of each one, like fine bottles of wine, running from 1916 to the present, writes Eater critic Robert Sietsema. 1582 Broadway, at West 48th Street

Tribeca: Tsubame is a kaiseki-styled omakase, by chef and owner Jay Zheng; the chef’s counter experience is priced at $225 for person. 11 Park Place, near Broadway

West Village: The Osteria 57 team has launched Pamina, an Italian gelato shop with pastries. 461 Sixth Avenue, near West 11th Street

August 24

Bay Ridge: Mokkaport is Brooklyn’s latest Yemeni cafe, joining Qahwah House, and Yafa. 552 86th Street, near Fort Hamilton Parkway

Chelsea: Kotti Berliner Döner Kebab is the latest stall to join Olly Olly Market food hall. 601 W. 26th Street, 11th Avenue

Crown Heights: The Canary is a cocktail bar new to Crown Heights. A bar menu lists mini sausage rolls, a truffle burrata cheesesteak, and a Reuben. 789 Franklin Avenue, between Lincoln and St. John’s Place

East Village: Seasoned Vegan Real Quick is an evolution of Harlem’s Season Vegan, which closed this spring after nine years. Mother-son team Brenda “Chef B” Beener and Aaron Beener have downsized to a more slender space with a shorter menu, honing in on “crawfish” made from burdock root, the “Craw Pretzel Boywith remoulade sauce, a vegan take on the po’boy, fries with Cajun seasoning, and more. 128 Second Avenue, near St. Marks Place

Governor’s Island: Ethiopian and Eritrean food truck, Makina, has opened a stand on Governor's Island.

Gowanus: A new wine shop and tasting room, Gowanus Wine Studio, opened in late July. 257 Third Avenue, near Union Street

Hamilton Heights: Döden is the latest spot uptown to specialize in craft beer and sourdough pies. 3766 Broadway, at West 156th Street

Hudson Yards: Verano, a seasonal Mexican restaurant from the same team behind Hudson Yards’ sky-high Peak restaurant, has launched on the ground floor of the complex, in the outdoor plaza area. It’s set to run through November (or later, depending on weather) and will reopen annually. 350 11th Avenue, at West 33rd Street

Midtown East: A pizzeria born out of the pandemic opened its third location on Thursday, August 18. Unregular Pizza, a viral pizza shop that made headlines for trading slices of its pizza for homemade desserts, family recipes, and dance lessons is now open in its new home. In addition to bartered pizzas, the restaurant will sell fried lasagna and its signature square slices topped with whole bulbs of burrata. 14 E. 37th Street, near Madison Avenue

Noho: Guest New York, several hospitality projects under an umbrella name that sounds almost A.I.-generated, is open in Manhattan. Currently only open for breakfast and coffee, Dinner, and eventually a cocktail lounge, will be added. 643 Broadway, at Bleecker Street

Ozone Park: Amani Hospitality Group, leading the charge on new halal restaurants in New York, has opened Ozone Halal Chinese, a new takeout joint. 7806 101st Avenue, near 78th Street

Ridgewood: An Ecuadorian Ridgewood coffee shop and gallery, Cholita, opened its doors from a sibling duo, Bryan and Suzette Siranaula, earlier this summer. 866 Onderdonk Avenue, near Catalpa Avenue

St. Albans: Cuts and Slices, a TikTok-famous Bed-Stuy slice shop known for its oxtail and chopped cheese pies, has expanded with a second location, now in Queens. 205-01 Linden Blvd Store B, at 205th Street

Upper East Side: Danish bakery Ole & Steen has opened another location for bread, pastry, sandwiches, and cakes. 1280 Lexington Avenue, at East 87th Street

Upper East Side: Pâtisserie Vanessa comes from Magali Vanessa Silengo, a pastry chef from Provence, and her husband, Marc-Antoine Silengo, according to the New York Times. 1340 Lexington Avenue, at East 89th Street

Upper East Side: Tang by Mr. Sun, billed as a Chinese fine-dining restaurant specializing in Beijing duck, has debuted uptown, according to Upper East Site. 1442 Third Avenue, near East 82nd Street

West Village: Cloud917, a shop specializing in the Japanese shaved ice kakigori has launched in the West Village. 496 Hudson Street, at Christopher Street

Williamsburg: Misipasta, a provisions shop and restaurant, from the team behind Misi and Lilia, opened this week in Williamsburg. As of a couple of days in, you can still walk in without a wait. Of course, if the success of Missy Robbins and Sean Feeney’s other restaurants is any indication, that could change by tonight. 46 Grand Street, near Kent Avenue

Williamsburg: Shota, an Edomae-style omakase experience, opened on August 18. It’s led by chef Cheng Lin, who most recently worked at Ito in Tribeca, as well as Sushi Seki, among other Japanese spots in NYC. 50 S. Third Street, near Wythe Avenue

August 17

Brooklyn Heights: Chama Mama, a top Georgian restaurant in the city, which first debuted in Chelsea, and went on to expand to the Upper West Side, has opened its first outpost in Brooklyn. It is part of a new wave of businesses that includes French bakery L’Apartement 4F, and a satellite location of Books Are Magic, to give new life to the long sleepy Montague Street, a retail stretch that saw a decline in the ’90s, according to Curbed. 121 Montague Street, near Henry Street

Cobble Hill: Andrew Halitski, a chef who formerly worked at Flora Bar inside of the Met Breuer museum before its closure, went off on his own during the pandemic, making Detroit-style pizzas he sold on Instagram. This week, Halitski opens the permanent home for this pop-up, La Rose Pizza. The menu lists pies with taleggio and truffle oil; anchovies, cheese, and parsley; fennel sausage with red onion; and roasted eggplant with burrata, with pie prices higher than competitors selling Detroit-style around the city. 150 Smith Street, near Bergen Street

Dumbo: Bar56 is steps from St. Ann’s Warehouse — one of NYC’s most photographed streets. The wine bar comes from a team that pulls experience from Oxalis, Restaurant Daniel, and Jeju Noodle Bar. Meanwhile, the kitchen is Vincent Cortese, an alum of Del Posto. Last month, the team opened an attached wine store and tasting room called Taste56. 53 Water Street, at Dock Street

East Village: Chrystie NYC, a streetwear clothing brand, has opened a shop that doubles as Café Chrystie, with a coffee bar, according to EV Grieve. 184 E. Seventh Street, at Avenue B

East Village: Crown Heights fast-casual restaurant Memphis Seoul, which combines soul food with Korean flavors, is now open in Manhattan. 123 First Avenue, between Seventh Street and St. Marks Place

Flatiron: Nur, a Middle Eastern restaurant from Breads Bakery’s Gadi Peleg, shut down last year, and now, a Turkish restaurant, with a similar name, Nar, from different owners, has replaced it. 34 E. 20th Street, near Park Avenue South

Midtown East: Mifune, the Japanese French restaurant attached to Sushi Amane, a Michelin-starred sushi counter, from the same owners closed earlier this year. The team replaced it with a new Japanese restaurant, called Wano serving hand rolls, fried seafood dishes, and a $130 omakase. 245 E. 44th Street, between Second and Third avenues

Midtown West: Butterflied Chicken is a fast-casual Greek chicken spot near the heart of the Theater District. 18 W. 45th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Rockefeller Center: By day, the Tipsy Baker functions as a bakery from the Pain d’Avignon team, by night the business transforms into a restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean food. 620 Fifth Avenue, West 50th Street

Tribeca: Stafili Wine Cafe is a wine bar focused on Greek bottles, from the team behind the restaurant Stafili, in the West Village, according to neighborhood blog, Tribeca Citizen. 222 West Broadway, at Franklin Street

Union Square: Partea, an arcade with bubble tea and fried chicken sandwiches, opened in Flushing, Queens back in September 2020. Now, the team has expanded across the water to Manhattan, with a new outpost near Union Square. Like in Queens, certain meal combos come with “surprise” plushie toys, and there’s a snack menu to pick from that includes Taiwanese sausages, cuttlefish balls, and spicy wings. 220 E. 14th Street, near Third Avenue

Upper East Side: Super Taste, a hand-pulled noodle shop on the edge of Manhattan’s Chinatown, has opened a second location. The business, open at its original location since 2005, is popular for its affordable hand-pulled noodles served in broths and sauces. 1502 First Avenue, between 78th and 79th streets

Upper West Side: Kosher steakhouse Talia’s during the pandemic pivoted to serve takeout shwarma and falafel. Now the team has expanded next door, turning their bar into a small counter-service restaurant called Shawarma Shabazi with shawarma, falafel, sabich, and hummus. 668B Amsterdam Avenue, near West 93rd Street

Williamsburg: Púsù, a new vegetarian Chinese restaurant that pulls influence from various regions of the country, is helmed by chef Owen Liu, who formerly worked in hotels abroad. According to the New York Times specialty dishes include a pumpkin stew with mapo tofu, tricolored noodles, and fried salt-and-pepper mushrooms. 318 Bedford Avenue, at South First Street

August 10

Carroll Gardens: Alums of the clothing store Opening Ceremony have opened DAE, a cafe and cocktail bar. Expect butter sculptures, and cocktails like one with Korean rice wine, barley tea, elderflower syrup, and shiso oil. 385 Smith Street, at Third Street

Cobble Hill: A Turkish and American coffee shop, Joy, is now open on Court Street. 196 Court Street, at Wyckoff Street

Crown Heights: Bed-Stuy’s Japanese bowl and taco spot Warude has added another location in Crown Heights. 847 Sterling Place, at Nostrand Avenue

East Village: O’Flaherty’s, an art gallery that in its old home hosted what the New York Times called the art party of summer 2022, has added a cafe to its new location in the area. The menu offers drinks like Aperol spritz and chicken tenders. 44 Avenue A, at Third Street

East Village: Rynn is a Thai restaurant that opened in the East Village in July. In lieu of cocktails (they’re still waiting on a liquor license), the restaurant has a complimentary Thai iced tea promotion. 309 E. Fifth Street, near Second Avenue

Financial District: Following the abrupt closure of Italian spot, Etrusca, cocktail bar Grievous Angel has opened in its place. 53 Stone Street, Coenties Alley

Koreatown: Just down the street from Sundaes Best, from the owners of Baekjeong, another place, Angelina Bakery, has opened with a similar list of Korea-leaning gelato flavors, like “Jeju Mandarin” a reference to the Jeju Islands. Angelina Bakery has locations throughout the city selling pastries and other baked goods. 6 W. 32nd Street, near Fifth Avenue

Midtown West: Hot off an expansion in Los Angeles, the Baar Baar team has a New York restaurant now open in the Theater District. Gulaabo, focused on Punjabi cuisine, is spearheaded by chef Paramjeet Bombra and pastry lead Barinder Singh. Dishes include paratha, tandoori chicken, rabbit leg with tawa masala, shrimp skewers with mint chutney, and chaat. 250 W. 47th Street, near Eighth Avenue

Midwood: Pizza legends at Di Fara have opened a takeout sandwich shop down the street with chicken parm sandwiches. It’s called 1012 Kitchen, and it’s only open for lunch to start. In 2012, Di Fara opened a restaurant called MD Kitchen at the same address. 1012 E. 15th Street, near Avenue J

Nolita: Coffee for Sasquatch, a coffee shop with a single location in Los Angeles, opened on August 4 in Nolita. The shop uses beans from Ritual, a roaster in San Francisco, and Brooklyn’s Partners Coffee. It’s the second coffee shop from LA to expand to New York this year: In April, another West Coast roaster, Dayglow, announced that it’s opening a coffee shop and brewery in Bushwick this year. 384 Broome Street, near Mulberry Street

Nomad: Humanitarian and celebrity chef José Andrés opened the Bazaar on Tuesday at the Ritz-Carlton Nomad; it’s the newest of a handful of Bazaar locations in other cities, the first one having opened in Los Angeles in 2008. 35 W. 28th Street, near Broadway

Times Square: Highball is located in the Tempo by Hilton Times Square, a cocktail bar and restaurant steps from where the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. It opened on August 8. 1568 Broadway, near Seventh Avenue

Tribeca: Michelin-starred French Japanese fine dining spot L’abeille is expanding next door in Tribeca with L’abeille à Côté. The kitchen is helmed by the same chef, Mitsunobu Nagae, an alum of Joël Robuchon’s restaurant empire. 412 Greenwich Street, near Laight Street

Williamsburg: Local chain Chillato, a gelato shop with other locations in Brooklyn and Queens, has landed in Williamsburg, according to Greenpointers.

Williamsburg: Two brothers, Alex and Steven Valle, who collectively pull experience from Il Buco, Cafe Altro Paradiso, Le Crocodile, Otway, and Flora Bar, lead the kitchen at this wine bar, Layla, with small plates that serves grilled squid with chorizo; steak tartare; crab crostini, and more. It replaces Rabbithole, a pub that closed in October of last year. David Lacey, Samuel Lynch, and Stefano D’Orsogna, behind spots Banter and Sonnyboy, are the owners of this endeavor. 352 Bedford Avenue, near South Third Street

August 3

Bushwick: Nowon, an East Village establishment modeled after Korean pochas, or bars with drinking food, has expanded across the bridge to Brooklyn. In its follow-up restaurant, chef and owner Jae Lee has a bigger stage. The new location, taking over the former home of pasta spot, Faro, serves Nowon classics like chopped cheese rice cakes and its burger, now with an expanded menu of “Korean-ish woodfired pizzas.” 436 Jefferson Street, near Wyckoff Avenue

Carroll Gardens: Sea and Soil co-op, a worker-owned business that’s been selling sandwiches on a sliding scale from the greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza, among other pop-ups, has opened its storefront. It will sell coffee, pastries, and bread, plus sandwiches with miso pulled pork, smoked trout, tea eggs, and other toppings. 102 President Street, near Columbia Street

East Village: New ceviche spot, Dora’s Restaurant, is now open. According to EV Grieve, there are 10 different ceviches on offer, named after Dora and Oskar Morales’s mother, also named Dora. 40 Avenue B, near East Third Street

Forest Hills: Global ramen chain Kyuramen lands in Forest Hills, according to

Midtown West: In a space formerly home to an Indonesian restaurant, Warkop, is now Hyderabadi Zaiqa. It’s all about biryani boom times, as Eater critic Robert Sietsema wrote in a review of the recently-opened establishment. 366 W. 52nd Street, near Ninth Avenue

Midtown West: Puya opened recently as a taco stand in the downstairs food court section of Rockefeller Center. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, near Sixth Avenue