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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 15 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.
01/14: Added: Ristorante Morini, Telepan Local, China Blue, The Heath, Mountain Bird, Bo's, The Peacock.
02/06/14: Added: Narcissa, All'Onda, The Clam, Empire Diner, Bodega Negra, Margaux, Rosette.
03/05/14: Added: Gato, Navy, General Assembly, Gallaghers.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gato

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324 Lafayette St.
New York, NY

For his first new Manhattan restaurant in over eight years, Mr. Bobby Flay is serving a menu of rustic Mediterranean fare in a gorgeous, sprawling space. Flay’s menu includes tapas-style shareable plates (three for $17), Greek-style dips, wood-fired pizzas, grilled seafood dishes, and vegetables galore. Important Note: The restaurant is currently in soft opening mode, so it does not have a set schedule and it sounds like guests are only being seated in the bar area. It’s best to call ahead if you plan on stopping by. A grand opening is slated for March 10.

2. Navy

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137 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-1137
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3. General Assembly

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360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
212-951-7111

General Assembly is the new European-influenced bistro from Michael and Alan Stillman's Fourth Wall Group. Chef Craig Koketsu's menu has crudités (so hot right now), raw seafood dishes, fried skate, roasted chicken, a fancy $19 burger, rabbit Wellington, and steak frites. The design titans at AvroKo created a space that's bright and airy.

4. Gallaghers Steakhouse

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228 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 245-5336
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5. Narcissa

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21 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-3344
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6. All’onda

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22 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 231-2236
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7. The Clam

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420 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
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8. Empire Diner

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210 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011
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9. Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

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355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 229-2336
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10. Margaux

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5 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011
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11. Rosette

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171 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(212) 933-1176
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[Bess Adler]

12. Telepan Local

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329 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
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13. Ristorante Morini

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1167 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
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14. Mission Cantina

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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
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15. Mountain Bird

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231 W 145th St
New York, NY 10039
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1. Gato

324 Lafayette St., New York, NY

For his first new Manhattan restaurant in over eight years, Mr. Bobby Flay is serving a menu of rustic Mediterranean fare in a gorgeous, sprawling space. Flay’s menu includes tapas-style shareable plates (three for $17), Greek-style dips, wood-fired pizzas, grilled seafood dishes, and vegetables galore. Important Note: The restaurant is currently in soft opening mode, so it does not have a set schedule and it sounds like guests are only being seated in the bar area. It’s best to call ahead if you plan on stopping by. A grand opening is slated for March 10.

324 Lafayette St.
New York, NY

2. Navy

137 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
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137 Sullivan St
New York, NY 10012

3. General Assembly

360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010

General Assembly is the new European-influenced bistro from Michael and Alan Stillman's Fourth Wall Group. Chef Craig Koketsu's menu has crudités (so hot right now), raw seafood dishes, fried skate, roasted chicken, a fancy $19 burger, rabbit Wellington, and steak frites. The design titans at AvroKo created a space that's bright and airy.

360 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010

4. Gallaghers Steakhouse

228 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
[Daniel Krieger]
228 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019

5. Narcissa

21 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003
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21 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10003

6. All’onda

22 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
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22 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003

7. The Clam

420 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
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420 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

8. Empire Diner

210 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
[Photo: Daniel Krieger]
210 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

9. Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown

355 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
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355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

10. Margaux

5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
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5 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011

11. Rosette

171 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
[Bess Adler]
171 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

12. Telepan Local

329 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
[Daniel Krieger]
329 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

13. Ristorante Morini

1167 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
[Daniel Krieger]
1167 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028

14. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

15. Mountain Bird

231 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
[Bess Adler]
231 W 145th St
New York, NY 10039

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