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The Manhattan Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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134111232008_10_hasmaps%20%283%29%20%281%29.jpgMore often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, what Michael White is up to these days. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.
Check out the map of Manhattan's 20 hottest restaurants below, and stay tuned for the Brooklyn and Queens maps later this week.
Restaurants are listed by opening date



10/04/12: Added: Ichimura at Brushstroke, Salumeria Rosi Il Ristorante, Barraca, Pig and Khao, Calliope, The Leadbelly
11/20/12: Added: El Toro Blanco, Gaonnuri, L'Apicio, Bill's, The Butcher's Daughter, The Library
12/06/12: Added: Chez Sardine, Willow Road, Tribeca Canvas, Sen
01/03/13: Added: The Marrow, Salvation Taco, Hanjan, Mighty Quinn's, Louro, Le Philosophe
02/07/13: Added: The General, Circolo, Cole's Greenwich Village, American Flatbread Tribeca Hearth, Maysville, The Cleveland
03/07/13: Added: Pearl & Ash, Montmartre, Manzanilla, Clarkson, Feast
04/04/13: Added: Carbone, Alder, Kajitsu
05/02/13: Added: ABC Cocina, Uncle Boons, Lafayette, Little Prince
06/06/13: Added: Costata, Betony, Tanoshi Sushi, Harlem Shake, The Musket Room
07/11/13: Added: Charlie Bird, Estela, Sushi Dojo, The Butterfly
08/01/13: Added: Khe-Yo, Umami Burger, Quality Italian, Ippudo, Corvo Bianco, ZZ's Clam Bar

09/05/13: Added: Piora, Somtum Der, The East Pole, Han Dynasty, Sushi Nakazawa, Red Farm Steak, Flat Top
10/04/13: Added: Toro, Contra, The Cecil, American Cut, The Chester, Pagani, Hirohisa, Enduro.
11/07/13: Added: Kingside, Red Farm UWS, El Quinto Pino El Comedor, Tao Downtown, Bisoturo, Villard Michel Richard.
12/05/13: Added: Mission Cantina, Gotham West Market, Rotisserie Georgette, Butter, Fung Tu, Cucina Ciano, Barbalu, Skal.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mission Cantina

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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
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2. Gotham West Market

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600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

This game-changing Hell's Kitchen food court features mini-restaurants from Ivan Ramen, Caroline Fidanza, Seamus Mullen, The Cannibal team, AvroKo, and Blue Bottle. So far, early diners have great things to say about the noodles and rice bowls at the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, the tapas from Mullen's El Colmado, and the terrines and sausages from The Cannibal.

3. Rotisserie Georgette

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14 East 60th Street Suite 205
New York City, NY 10022
(212) 390-8060
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4. Butter Midtown

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70 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 302-8703
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5. Fung Tu

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22 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 219-8785
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6. Cucina Ciano

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181 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
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7. Barbalu

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225-227 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(646) 918-6565
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A few weeks ago, Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque opened this charming cafe in the space that previously housed their restaurant Barbarini Alimentari, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to salads and sandwiches, the menu has traditional Italian pastas, and entrees like veal scaloppine and potato-crusted salmon. Most dishes are priced under $20. [Photo: Barbalu]

8. SKÁL

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37 Canal St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-7518
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[Photo: Skal]

9. Kingside

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Viceroy New York Hotel, 120 West 57th Street
New York, NY
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10. RedFarm

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2170 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-9700
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11. El Quinto Pino El Comedor

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401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 206-6900
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12. Villard Michel Richard

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455 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
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13. Toro

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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-2360
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14. Contra

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138 Orchard St
NYC, NY 10002
(212) 466-4633
[Bess Adler]

15. La Cenita

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409 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014
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16. The Cecil

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210 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026
(212) 866-1262
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17. American Cut

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363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-4736
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Earlier this fall, chef/restaurateur Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality opened an outpost of their Atlantic City steakhouse American Cut on Greenwich Street in Tribeca. The menu has several cuts of wet-aged and dry-aged beef, including a monster 42-ounce dry-aged Tomahawk chop for two. American Cut also offers wagyu beef, veal, pork, and lamb, plus several types of fish and a Bell & Evans roasted chicken. Big spenders can order a seafood tower to start, and the menu has plenty of sides and sauces to go with those steaks and chops.

18. Pagani

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289 Bleeker Street
New York, NY
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19. The East Pole

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133 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065
(212) 249-2222
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20. Han Dynasty

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90 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 390-8685
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1. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Read Review |
[Krieger]
172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

2. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

This game-changing Hell's Kitchen food court features mini-restaurants from Ivan Ramen, Caroline Fidanza, Seamus Mullen, The Cannibal team, AvroKo, and Blue Bottle. So far, early diners have great things to say about the noodles and rice bowls at the Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, the tapas from Mullen's El Colmado, and the terrines and sausages from The Cannibal.

600 11th Ave
New York, NY 10036

3. Rotisserie Georgette

14 East 60th Street Suite 205, New York City, NY 10022
[Krieger]
14 East 60th Street Suite 205
New York City, NY 10022

4. Butter Midtown

70 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
[Krieger]
70 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

5. Fung Tu

22 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Read Review |
[Krieger]
22 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

6. Cucina Ciano

181 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
[Krieger]
181 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

7. Barbalu

225-227 Front St, New York, NY 10038

A few weeks ago, Stefano Barbagallo and Adriana Luque opened this charming cafe in the space that previously housed their restaurant Barbarini Alimentari, which was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. In addition to salads and sandwiches, the menu has traditional Italian pastas, and entrees like veal scaloppine and potato-crusted salmon. Most dishes are priced under $20. [Photo: Barbalu]

225-227 Front St
New York, NY 10038

8. SKÁL

37 Canal St, New York, NY 10002
[Photo: Skal]
37 Canal St
New York, NY 10002

9. Kingside

Viceroy New York Hotel, 120 West 57th Street, New York, NY
[Photo: Bess Adler]
Viceroy New York Hotel, 120 West 57th Street
New York, NY

10. RedFarm

2170 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
[Photo: Bess Adler]
2170 Broadway
New York, NY 10024

11. El Quinto Pino El Comedor

401 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011
[Photo: Bess Adler]
401 W 24th St
New York, NY 10011

12. Villard Michel Richard

455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
[Bess Adler]
455 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

13. Toro

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

14. Contra

138 Orchard St, NYC, NY 10002
[Bess Adler]
138 Orchard St
NYC, NY 10002

15. La Cenita

409 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014
[Krieger]
409 W 14th St
New York, NY 10014

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16. The Cecil

210 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10026
[Krieger]
210 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026

17. American Cut

363 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Earlier this fall, chef/restaurateur Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality opened an outpost of their Atlantic City steakhouse American Cut on Greenwich Street in Tribeca. The menu has several cuts of wet-aged and dry-aged beef, including a monster 42-ounce dry-aged Tomahawk chop for two. American Cut also offers wagyu beef, veal, pork, and lamb, plus several types of fish and a Bell & Evans roasted chicken. Big spenders can order a seafood tower to start, and the menu has plenty of sides and sauces to go with those steaks and chops.

363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

18. Pagani

289 Bleeker Street, New York, NY
[Krieger]
289 Bleeker Street
New York, NY

19. The East Pole

133 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065
[Photo: Facebook]
133 E 65th St
New York, NY 10065

20. Han Dynasty

90 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
[Photo by Robert Sietsema]
90 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10003

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