NYC’s Best New Restaurants: October 2015
Mmmm, butternut squash carpaccio...
See you next year, watermelon-and-basil salad.
Right now we’re all about the hearty, warm dishes. So bring on the ramen, pasta, butternut squash carpaccio and polenta fries (which happen to be cooked by Lady Gaga’s personal chef).
Here are the eight best new restaurants in NYC to get your comfort food fix.
JUN-MEN RAMEN BAR
Grab a seat at the counter of this tiny, 20-seat joint and slurp a satisfying bowl of mazemen ramen tossed with porcini butter and truffle oil and topped with uni.
249 Ninth Ave. (at 25th St.); 646-852-6787 or junmenramen.com
Babbo vet Amit Rabinovich dishes up a rustic Italian menu at the new Greenpoint spot. It makes everything in-house from scratch--including the focaccia bread and fresh pasta--so try everything on the menu.
47 Java St. (at West St.), Brooklyn; 929-337-8096 or nakeddogbrooklyn.com
MOORE FOOD & DRINK
Swing by chef Harold Moore?s newest venture, nestled in the Empire Hotel, and snap a few Instagram shots of the gorgeous butternut squash carpaccio. It?s basically fall on a plate.
44 W. 63rd St. (at Columbus Ave.); 212-956-1288 or moorefoodanddrink.com
Lady Gaga’s childhood pal and personal chef Bo O’Connor is cooking up gourmet comfort food like chicken Milanese and short ribs braised with red wine and chipotle at her new Astoria digs this fall. (We're secretly hoping there’s a dish called “Meat Dress.”)
36-12 Ditmars Blvd. (at 36th St.), Astoria; 718-721-1579 or thepomeroynyc.com
OCEAN PRIME NEW YORK
The national steakhouse-and-seafood chain has finally hit NYC, and you know what that means…we’re going to need a lobster bib immediately.
123 W. 52nd St. (at Sixth Ave.); 212-956-1404 or ocean-prime.com
BLACK TREE BK
Brooklynites now have their own version of the Orchard Street gem. The menu, created with all-local ingredients, features a different type of meat (and sometimes fish or veggies) each week.
261 Metropolitan Ave. (at Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-387-7611 or blacktreenyc.com
Come for the “Frida Kahlo” (a beef arepa with black beans, avocado and shredded cheese); stay for the tempura shrimp wrapped in sweet plantains.
147 Ave. A (at Tenth St.); 646-490-6828 or arepafactory-hub.com
Put this on your winter weather to-eat list: clam-and-pork green pozole with red onion, organic hominy and cilantro.
37 Greenpoint Ave. (at West St.), Brooklyn; 718-349-0162 or cozinhalatina.com