10 New Restaurants to Try This Fall
Along with sweater weather and the excuse to hygge up a storm, fall brings a cavalcade of new restaurants every year. From beet-dyed pasta to duck waffles to ramen imported direct from Tokyo, here’s what you’ll be feasting on all season.
When it gets cold, our hibernatory instincts tell us to go underground…and have a really lavish meal. This gorgeous subterranean restaurant with a courtyard inside NoMad’s MADE Hotel focuses on seasonal dishes created by the hotshot former chef of Le Turtle, Greg Proechel. That means carrot agnolotti, Iberico pork collar and a killer côte de boeuf (rib steak) with all the fixings.
44 W. 29th St.; 212-213-4429 or ferrisnyc.com
We’ll order one of everything off this new “Lebanese-ish” menu by chef Melissa O'Donnell. The selection of dips, flatbreads and shawarma is anything but mainstream: Think miso-fermented hummus, black mission figs with pickled-plum flatbread and lamb koftas with truffled sunchoke and mint, all set in an intimate, cozy dining room.
29A Clinton St.; 929-399-4235 or lilgemnyc.com
This beach-inspired, fast-casual spot ticks all the Instagram-bait boxes (palm tree wallpaper! cheeky neon sign! pineapples!), but its signature housemade coconut yogurt is the main draw, along with other healthy eats like smoothie bowls and “green eggs and yam.”
15 E. Fourth St.; brknccnt.com
Beet-dyed and herb-infused pasta? You’ll find both at the new Greenwich Village spin-off of the Little Italy “pasta lab.” Customize your own dish, right down to the noodle and sauce. Or stick with hefty classics like fettuccine with little neck clams or three-cheese meat lasagna with short rib.
47 W. Eighth St.; 347-475-1513 or or auntjakesnyc.com
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If it’s true that we eat with our eyes, then we’re in for a feast at the new Brooklyn outpost of the Miami hot spot, located just steps from the famed Jane’s Carousel. Guests can gaze upon the stunning panoramic views of the East River and downtown Manhattan while digging into crispy duck and waffles or scallop crudo with black truffle and jalapeño.
55 Water St., Brooklyn; 718-473-9555 or sugarcanerawbargrill.com
Does the city need another ramen shop? It does when it’s a spin-off of the legendary Tokyo-based ramen chain known for its high-quality dekitate noodles (translation: “still warm, please eat right away”). Along with Tokyo-style tonkotsu and housemade noodles, you’ll find nambutekkiyakki dishes (made on a cast iron griddle) including dumplings, kushiyaki (skewers), karaage (fried chicken), and sake and shochu cocktails.
13 W. 36th St.; 646-692-9912 (Opening early November 2017)
If all healthy food were this gorgeous, we’d be the poster child for clean eating. With a motto of “eat no evil,” chef David Laris experiments with superfoods and ancient grains. Highlights from the menu include charred brassicas (a family of veggies that includes cabbage and broccoli) and roasted cauliflower “steak.”
510 W. 42nd St.; cachetboutiquenyc.com (
The crispy Venezuelan and Colombian staple is one of our favorite cheap eats, and this fast-casual spot puts a nutritious spin on the classic cornmeal discs, with a lighter and fluffier dough and ingredients like beets and lentils. Build your own with a selection of fillings, or pick one of the signature combos like one filled with short rib, onions and queso de mano (a mild cheese similar to mozzarella).
954 Third Ave.; 212-355-3656 or areppas.com
When we heard this restaurant was inspired by the cuisine of “Greek mountain thieves,” we were intrigued. Apparently that translates to meats on a spit, like white wine-steeped lamb and oregano-marinated chicken, along with sides like “mac ’n’ tiri” (a riff on the classic macaroni and cheese made with cheddar and feta—no complaints here).
5 W. 21st St.; 212-380-1950 or merakia.com
Another Dumbo newcomer (with views for days) is this Mediterranean-focused restaurant that modernizes our fave mezze for adult palates: baked hummus with sumac and brown butter, tangy housemade yogurt with dates and tamarind gastrique, and a killer cocktail program by the talented barmen of Boerum Hill’s Grand Army. (The Man of Wool, a scotch old-fashioned with nocino, bitters, date syrup and an orange peel-wrapped date, is perfect for fall.)
1 John St., Brooklyn; 718-522-5356 or celestinebk.com