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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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Mission Cantina

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Gotham West Market

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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.

Rotisserie Georgette

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Butter Midtown

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Fung Tu

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Cucina Ciano

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Barbalu

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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]

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Kingside

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RedFarm

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El Quinto Pino El Comedor

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Villard Michel Richard

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La Cenita

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The Cecil

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American Cut

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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.

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The East Pole

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Han Dynasty

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Mission Cantina

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Gotham West Market

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.

Rotisserie Georgette

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Butter Midtown

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Fung Tu

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Cucina Ciano

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Barbalu

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]

SKÁL

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Kingside

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RedFarm

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El Quinto Pino El Comedor

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Villard Michel Richard

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Toro