Best New Restaurants NYC

The best new restaurants NYC has to offer

Vegan, gluten-free, Mediterranean, Asian – whatever food tickles your taste buds, New York has it.  One thing is guaranteed in this city, there’ll always be a new eatery everyone is raving about for you to try. To stay ahead of the food pack, here are 10 of the best new restaurants NYC has to offer.

1. Gardenia

The West Village’s newest and cutest eatery, Gardenia is an airy neighbourhood hideaway with a Mediterranean-influenced menu. Brought to you from the team behind Black Ant, Gardenia is worth a visit for the sweet cocktails and pretty décor alone.

2. Hugo & Sons

A bit like stepping back in time to 1940s Sicily, Park Slope’s Hugo & Sons was a butcher’s shop in a past life. Today it offers a wide range of irresistible Italian favorites, from wood-fired pizza to handmade pasta (they’ve even got gluten-free options!). Bonus points for its super-friendly vibe.

3. El Comado Butchery

Sangria and Spanish tapas combine to make the Meatpacking District’s El Comado Butchery a savoury delight. There’s a full service butcher’s counter, as well as a nicely stocked wine bar. Vegetarians aren’t left out either, thanks to the tasty tapas which includes delicious shishito peppers.

4. Faro

It’s a case of carbs, carbs and more carbs at Faro, Bushwick’s newest Italian dining spot. With a focus on what’s in season, locally produced and organic ingredients are whipped up to create new takes on pasta classics such as pork cheek lasagne.

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5. Rebelle

A French-influenced menu and Parisian-inspired décor give this Nolita brasserie an effortlessly chic vibe. Cuisine at this downtown haunt includes flavoursome classics with a modern twist, like lamb tartare with green chickpea espelette, and a sweet wine list to boot.

6. Rosie’s

Authentic Mexican grub is the order of the day at this lively Second Avenue restaurant. More than a taco joint, think tangy guacamole and chips, chicken quesadillas and thirst-quenching watermelon margaritas.

7. Willow

Another Brooklyn offering, Willow specialises in New American dishes using the freshest ingredients sourced upstate. As well as the farm-to-table main courses, such as monkfish in lobster sauce, the desserts are to die for too. Make sure you try the frozen chocolate mousse!

8. SRO Pizza

Nothing beats a New York pizza. We couldn’t produce a list of the best new restaurants NYC has to offer without featuring an NYC classic! Tucked away in the Bowery’s Gia Trattoria, SRO Pizza feels a bit like an insider’s secret and it boasts some of the best brick oven-baked pizzas in the city, all of which are named after local streets or points of interest.

9. Lupulo

Portuguese food and wine is often overlooked in favour of other European flavours but George Mendes’ Lupulo is here to change that. This Sixth Avenue spot packs a seafood-heavy punch with dishes like the red-snapper crudo and a host of craft beers and vino to keep diners happy.

10. Ramen Lab

Technically speaking, Ramen Lab relaunched, rather than opened, earlier this year but it’s still new enough to make the cut. As well as its namesake bowls of ramen soup, this joint has a cool (but tiny) Japanese-inspired dining layout.  If you’ve never understood the big deal about ramen, this place will convert you.

Foodies will love the Walks of New York Greenwich Village Food Tour and Lower East Side Tour – book your place today! We’ll be sure to let you know if there are any additions to the list of best new restaurants NYC!

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  • Hello ! We are a small group visiting New York City next week and I’m wondering if your airports have an area with an array of brochures on many of the wonderful things shown on your website ?

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thank you !
    Carolyn French
    Santa’s Vagabond Travel
    909 Cushman Street, suite 102
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    • Yes they sure do! You can’t miss them on the way out of the terminals. Have a great time!

    • Check out for hard to get reservations. Perfect for those in town for holidays who dont have access to concierge services. For around $10 a person you can eat amongst the fashionable New Yorkers.
      Enjoy your visit