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Autumn is the best time of the year to be a New Yorker, and not just because the changing leaves make it look like we’re living on the set of When Harry Met Sally.

New restaurants are pulling out all the stops with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the results are not only delicious but totally beautiful. In fact, we dare you to keep reading without drooling.

Check out the five new restaurants in NYC you’ve gotta try. We’ll have what she’s having.

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This gorgeous new Flatiron restaurant with a Mediterranean flair is serving up art on a plate, including a way-too-damn-pretty-to-eat mango and tapioca dessert. 

5 W. 22nd St. (at Fifth Ave.); 212-380-1950 or

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Upscale vegan is the name of the game at Ravi DeRossi’s newest East Village spot--dishes include beets with mango, avocado and tamari (above), butternut farro risotto and potato cannelloni with pine-nut ricotta.

130 E. Seventh St. (at Ave. A); 646-922-7948 or

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Chef Laurent Tourondel’s latest project is a rustic Italian gem serving up pizzas, charred veggies and roasted chicken cooked in the restaurant’s wood-burning ovens.

849 Sixth Ave. (at 30th St.); 212-201-4065 or

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You’re the boss at Bespoke Kitchen, where the chef caters your meal to your specific preferences and dietary needs. It’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book in restaurant form.

615 1/2 Hudson St. (at Jane St.); 212-989-3155 or

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You better dress up, or you’ll look like a slob compared with the opulent decor and even more gorgeous dishes (like roasted rack of lamb with white-bean ragout and figs) at this elegant French restaurant.

100 E. 63rd St. (at Park Ave.); 646-869-2300 or

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