Fall is trending on and off the runway. NYFW is officially over, back to school is underway, and restaurants are gearing up for peak dining season. You know the drill: you are where you eat.
Because Spring Street is one of the best places for people watching in the city, especially on Paowalla’s patio. Add the Egg Kejriwal (eggs covered in cheddar and garlic chutney) from Bombay Canteen and you’ve got yourself on a first class trip to Flavortown, USA. // SoHo. Book now at Paowalla.
Because Maison Premiere’s second project is a restaurant in Greenpoint and the sea urchin watermelon and shiso number has your name on it. // Greenpoint. (718) 486-6816.
Because with a dozen locations in Japan under its belt, this popular Japanese udon chain is making its New York debut in the former Union Square Cafe space. Sourcing their ingredients from the motherland, this udon is legit. // Union Square. Book now at Tsurutontan.
Because this “globally inspired vegetable tapas bar” is hitting the spot for all herbivores. Did someone say chardonnay fondue? When I dip, you dip, we dip. // Greenwich Village. Book now at Ladybird.
Because business in the front, party in the back. This concept is the whole package, beginning with a gorgeous dining space and ending with a quail coop in the yard. Add a solid beverage program for a triple threat. // Prospect Heights. (718) 552-2610.
Because this daily changing menu is brought to you by chefs Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt, formerly of River Café in London. They’re serving seasonal and simple food with influences from Southern France and Italy. Add a European-style Sunday lunch service FTW. // West Village. Book now at King.
Because you can’t get enough of the baba ah rhum, the intimate space and a handwritten menu. The devil is in the details. // SoHo. Book now at Mimi.
Because this American restaurant has strong Italian roots, case in point, the quadrucci with tomato, basil, stracciatella, and brown butter. Just like in Italy, this restaurant takes reservations but no tips. // Prospect Heights. Book now at Faun.
Because being named one of the Bon Appétit Hot 10 restaurants of the year is no small feat. Add Eater’s top 21 to the list and you’ve got yourself a serious winner. Protip: steak tartare for days. // LES. Walk-ins only.
Because it’s San Gennaro time on Mulberry Street and the app is lit. Pasquale Jones has released extra reservations and is serving a festive menu to celebrate. Hello zeppole! // Nolita. Book now at Pasquale Jones.
Because you’re greeted with an iced mugicha, you’re served house-fermented black garlic, and for dessert, they offer house made hojicha affogato. Bessou’s menu is a modern take on everyday Japanese home cooking and trust, it’s good. // NoHo. Book now at Bessou.