September traditionally marks the start of restaurant season here in New York, and this year is no different. The temperatures are beginning to cool and doors are beginning to open, ready to welcome us inside (and outside, too). This fall, we’re seeing new openings helmed by familiar faces, so expectations — rightfully — are high. Savor the last remnants of tomato season with a juicy, thick-cut tomato, sandwiched into a burger bun with lettuce, tomato marmalade, and basil mayo at Ruthie’s, new from the Bar Bête team. Dig into a whole Bo Bo chicken that’s dry-brined, stuffed, roasted, and deep-fried over at Gus’s Chophouse, from the duo behind Popina. Order yourself a pét-nat to pair with your hamachi from Chambers, the new restaurant from the team of the now-closed Racines.
Each month we bring you our picks of 10 restaurants we love — the restaurants you should have on your radar — from the new to the tried-and-true, plus a few surprises. Your Resy Hit List for September is here — right this way.