If there’s one thing New Yorkers take pretty seriously, it’s their food. Then again, that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since the Big Apple is known for dishing out some of the best damn food known to mankind across a wide range of cuisines.
Since restaurants are constantly coming and going in NYC, it can be hard to keep up with the latest and greatest additions to the food scene.
If you’re looking for a few new restaurants to add to your list, don’t worry, we have you covered. We recently set out to find some new restaurants that are creating quite the buzz in the concrete jungle. Whether you’re into Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern or American fare, there’s a restaurant on this list that’s sure to please every type of palette.
1. Uncle Boon’s Sister (99 East 52nd Street)
If you’re in the mood for some tasty Thai food, make your way over to Ann Redding and Matt Danzer’s new restaurant in Nolita.
This quaint eatery is kind of like a take-out rendition of Uncle Boon’s that serves up reinvented Thai classics like tom yum soup, pad thai, and basil stir-fry. This place is perfect for grabbing a quick bite to eat, not to mention, most of the menu items are under $15.
2. Ferris (44 West 29th Street)
Located below the Made Hotel, this upscale restaurant in Nomad dishes out New American fare from chef Greg Proechel. The menu includes quirky dishes like duck breast with charred eggplant jam and Ibérico pork collar with black bean sauce.
As well as vegetable-focused entrees such as beets with black sesame tahini, carrot agnolotti, and roasted sunchoke. If that’s not convincing enough, they also have a pretty impressive cocktail list too.
3. Nur (34 East 20th Street)
Israeli chef, Meir Adoni, and Breads Bakery owner, Gadi Peleg, have teamed up to bring modern Middle Eastern food to Flatiron with their stylish new restaurant.
The menu offers a variety of interesting—not to mention, Instagram-worthy—dishes like giant sesame bagels with lima bean dip, smoked eggplant carpaccio, Medjool date doughnuts with smoked trout and Baharat spiced lamb.
4. Don Angie (103 Greenwich Avenue)
Husband and wife duo, Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito, are on a mission to redefine Italian cuisine with their new restaurant in the West Village. This sleek, dimly-lit space has an intimate vibe that makes it the perfect spot for date night.
The menu offers everything from stuffed garlic flatbread to prime rib braciole. Plus, they also have an impressive lineup of pastas, including buffalo milk caramelle pasta with persimmon and black sesame, stracchino gnocchi with poppy seed pesto and a swirled lasagna for two that is the epitome of #foodporn.
5. DaDong (3 Bryant Park)
Chef Dong Zhenxiang is bringing one of China’s most acclaimed roast duck chains to Bryant Park this month. The menu will include DaDong’s signature roast duck with pancakes and sauces.
Plus, other upscale eats like cherry foie gras, sweet and sour pork ribs, steamed king crab with egg whites and black pepper waygu cutlets with dried chiles.The highly anticipated opening of DaDong is set to take place on December 11 and the restaurant is already taking reservations.
6. Claro (284 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn)
If you’re craving an authentic Mexican meal, make your way over to Chad Shaner and JT Stewart’s new restaurant in Gowanus. These Union Square Cafe vets just opened an Oaxacan-inspired spot that boasts a beautiful backyard and tile decorations designed by artist Francisco Toledo.
Not to mention, house-made tortillas that are simply out of this world. The menu includes everything from tostadas topped with lobster and Yellowfin tuna ceviche, to memela, mole rojo, and barbacoa de cabra. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they have an impressive list of mezcal focused cocktails to boot.
7. Jeju Noodle Bar (679 Greenwich Street)
For a Korean take on noodles, head to the West Village. Acclaimed chef Douglas Kim is bringing the Korean version of ramen, called ramyun, to the Big Apple with his new noodle spot.
On the menu, you’ll find three different types of ramyun that are all delicious. Plus, a selection of small plates including ssam buns filled with braised pork belly, white kimchi, corn swam sauce and jalapeño, tuna yuk hwe, which is a tuna take on Korean beef tartare, and jeju chicken wings.
8. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill (55 Water Street)
If you’re looking for a swanky spot with stunning views, check out Sugarcane’s new Brooklyn outpost. This swanky 11,000-square-foot restaurant features bright colors and dim lighting as well as breathtaking waterfront view of the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge.
The menu, created by chef Timon Balloo, offers an interesting mix of Asian, Latin and American influences. You’ll find everything from nagasaki hamachi and “lobster BLT” sushi rolls, to foie gras fried rice, pig ear pad thai and roasted chicken. Plus, a variety of rum cocktails that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island.
9. Camperdown Elm (441 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn)
Chef Brad Willits is putting down roots in Brooklyn with his new Park Slope restaurant, Camperdown Elm. The restaurant, which is named after the famous elm tree in Prospect Park, offers a new take and seasonal approach to New American cuisine.
On the menu, you’ll find a selection of snacks like fried muffins with house butter, squid crackers, and east coast oysters. There are also small plates that pair grilled octopus with Spanish blood sausage and Broadbent country ham with Johnny cakes and mains that range from lamb to local scallops.
10. Levante (26-21 Jackson Ave, Long Island City)