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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.
13/01/14: Added: Ristorante Morini, Telepan Local, China Blue, The Heath, Mountain Bird, Bo's, The Peacock.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Telepan Local

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

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

3. China Blue

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451 Washington St
New York, NY 10013
[Photo: Bess Adler]

4. Bo's

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6 W 24th St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 234-2373
[Bess Adler]

5. The Heath

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542 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
[Krieger]

6. The Peacock and The Shakespeare

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24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016
(646) 837-6776
[Photo: Bess Adler]

7. Mission Cantina

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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
[Krieger]

8. Rotisserie Georgette

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14 East 60th Street Suite 205
New York City, NY 10022
(212) 390-8060
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[Krieger]

9. 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. 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.

10. Butter Midtown

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70 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 302-8703
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11. Mountain Bird

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

12. Fung Tu

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22 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 219-8785
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13. Barbalu

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225-227 Front St
New York, NY 10038
(646) 918-6565
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At the end of October, 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]

14. SKÁL

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37 Canal St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-7518
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15. Kingside

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

16. RedFarm

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2170 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-9700
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17. Toro

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

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

19. The Cecil

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

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363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-4736
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Last 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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1. Telepan Local

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

2. Ristorante Morini

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

3. China Blue

451 Washington St, New York, NY 10013
[Photo: Bess Adler]
451 Washington St
New York, NY 10013

4. Bo's

6 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010
[Bess Adler]
6 W 24th St
New York, NY 10010

5. The Heath

542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
[Krieger]
542 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001

6. The Peacock and The Shakespeare

24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016
[Photo: Bess Adler]
24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016

7. Mission Cantina

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

8. 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

9. 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. 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

10. Butter Midtown

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

11. Mountain Bird

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

12. Fung Tu

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

13. Barbalu

225-227 Front St, New York, NY 10038

At the end of October, 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

14. SKÁL

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

15. 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

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16. RedFarm

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

17. Toro

85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
[Krieger]
85 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

18. Contra

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

19. The Cecil

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

20. American Cut

363 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Last 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

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