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New York’s Newest Restaurant Openings, Now on Resy

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Want to know the latest — and greatest — restaurant openings in New York? You’re in luck.

From a stunning nightlife hot spot from the MáLà Project team to an exciting Thai destination from the Somtum Der folks, we’ve got you covered with this continuously updated list of hot new debuts. Oh, and please give a hearty welcome to Jean’s and Bersi Ethiopian Restaurant, too!

And if you’re seeking out some beloved New York spots that are now bookable on Resy, we’ve got you covered here.

 

The Lions East Village

Newly added!

Mortadella sandwiches, grilled onion cheeseburgers, and all-day fried eggs and bacon — that’s The Lions for you. The spot comes from the owners of The Wayland and Goodnight Sunny, so a cocktail is in order (preferably a martini). Pro tip: Check for their rotating weekly specials, like steak dinner Wednesdays.

P.S. The Lions uses Resy for its waitlist option.

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The Lions burger
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Only Love Strangers Lower East Side

Newly added!

You’re going to want to go to this bi-level cocktail bar with a superbly designed azure interior. Come for the cocktails and small bites from the MáLà Project team (think charred octopus and caviar cannolis), stay for the nightly live jazz they have downstairs.

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Daphne’s Bedford-Stuyvesant

Newly added!

This is a bona fide neighborhood spot for fresh, housemade pastas and a curated list of natural wines by the glass in the heart of Bed-Stuy. Bonus? It comes from the owners of Decades Pizza and Little Mo, so you know you’re in good hands.

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GOOG – Thai Cook Shop Red Hook

Newly added!

What used to be the Red Hook outpost of Somtum Der is now a neighborhood gem for cozy, comforting Thai dishes from the same seasoned vets behind Somtum Der and UnTable in Carroll Gardens. The menu is highly shareable, and you won’t want to miss the massaman curry with slow-braised beef or the tom yum. Pro tip: The patio dining is especially lovely when the weather is nice.

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Omakase Sushi Night Bay Ridge

Newly added!

Take a seat at one of Omakase Sushi Night’s counter chairs and choose the number of courses you’ll be having. Then, rest easy — your work is done. What comes next is in the hands of the sushi chef, but think glistening uni, gold leaf flecks, and black truffle.

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Bersi Ethiopian Restaurant Greenpoint

Bonus + Newly added!

Because the namesake behind Bersi got her start selling injera to the Ethiopian Eritrean community of New York City almost a decade ago. And Bersabeh “Bersi” Ayele still makes it fresh every morning to hold (and soak up) a world of incredible plant-based offerings — don’t miss the mushroom tibs, misir wot (lentils cooked in a spicy red sauce), and the traditional chickpeas.

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Bersi spread
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Jean’s NoHo

Bonus + Newly added!

What can’t Jean’s do? It’s a bar, it’s a club, it’s a restaurant, and you’ve probably already heard of it. You’re sure to brush shoulders with downtown’s coolest here as you enjoy your cheeseburger and chili oil martini.

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Omakase 33 Kips Bay

Newly added!

Come here for 11 courses of obsessively sourced Japanese fish for under $100 per person. In addition to sushi, you can expect miso soup, an appetizer, a hand roll, and dessert.

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Arthur & Sons Italian American Club West Village

With Arthur & Sons, third-gen chef Joe Isidori reinvigorated and paid homage to Italian American traditions, and he does much the same at this supper club spot next door that takes the best of the old school and brings its together with what’s new. Do know that the famous chicken parm is there but you’ll also find an incredible roast beef sandwich, some Sicilian-style pizzas, and tiki-inspired cocktails, too.

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Bar Primi Penn District Chelsea

This second location of Andrew Carmellini’s supremely solid and satisfying pasta shop features some of the same family recipes and handmade pastas and pizzas you’ve come to love at the original, as well as some new standouts you’ve got to try.

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Sawa Park Slope

It’s a Levantine Lebanese spot from a pair of siblings — chef and owner Samaya Boueri Ziade and her brother George Boueri — featuring an alum of both Sofreh and Eyval — chef de cuisine Soroosh Golbabae — so you know it’s going to be good. Do order the housemade labneh, kibbeh, and the mojito made with arak. Bonus? It’s right in the heart of Park Slope’s bustling 5th Avenue.

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Sawa space
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The MOUTH Williamsburg

Head here for a cool-kid hangout that also happens to serve superb Mediterranean-inspired bites and craft cocktails. Order the chile crunch shrimp, the burger topped with Israeli pickles, and of course, a drink or two. It’s located right next to Art House, and it shows — the inside is designed to a tee.

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FYC / NYC Flatiron

Come here for a long menu of natural and biodynamic wines by the glass and bottle, alongside a hearty menu of comfort foods. If you’re going to become a regular, you should know that it stands for “family you chose”.

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Empellón Taqueria West Village

Tucked in the heart of the West Village, Empellón Taqueria & Bar puts a modern, cheffy spin on Mexican food, thanks to chef-owner Alex Stupak, formerly of Alinea and wd~50 fame. Examples include a Philly cheesesteak burrito and a must-order fish tempura taco. Pro tip: Definitely get the cheeseburger and a spicy cucumber margarita, and do know they’ve got late-night taco specials on Fridays and Saturdays that start at 10 p.m.

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Hangawi Murray Hill

It’s a beloved vegan and plant-based Korean restaurant that everyone will adore, trust us. Between the cozy, low tables and the menu of dishes like tofu kimchi hot pot and pumpkin porridge, it’s a no-brainer.

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Hangawi dish
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NARO TERRACE Rockefeller Center

Should you find yourself at Rockefeller Center, do consider paying a visit to this extension of Naro, from the same team behind beloved Korean favorites Atoboy, Atomix, and Seoul Salon. Whereas Naro’s dining room offers a splurge-worthy tasting menu rooted in traditional Korean ingredients and techniques, you’ll find à la carte options and two excellent prix-fixe menus here — two courses for $40 and three courses for $50. So, what are you waiting for?

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Maison Barnes Upper East Side

Sharing a space inside Café Boulud, you’ll find these three private rooms that’ll make you feel like you’re in the Gilded Age of Paris. Whereas Café Boulud often incorporates a few global influences, the menu here is all about French traditions, so prepare accordingly.

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Marie’s Bushwick

Chopped cheese raviolo and lamb patty white ragù? We’re there. These shining examples of pasta’s new guard come from the creative mind of chef Miguel Trinidad, formerly of Jeepney and Maharlika. Find them and many more handmade pastas with a New York accent at this cozy Bushwick gem.

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Tha Phraya Upper East Side

Spicy, brothy noodles, saucy crab fried rice, and impeccably crispy pork spring rolls are reason enough to pay Tha Phraya a visit. Their menu focuses on the cuisine of Bangkok, designed to make you feel like you’re watching the iconic Phraya River flow by. Did we mention the ice cream hot pot, too?

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Tha Phraya fish
Photo courtesy of Tha Phraya

Rosemary’s Midtown Midtown East

When people talk romantically about the charm of the Italian countryside, this is what they mean. In New York, Rosemary’s has become synonymous with a lovely time, due in large part to their handmade pastas and sourdough pizzas, and their impeccable, warm service.

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Hei Tiki Sushi and Bar Astoria

As the name suggests, it’s a joyously colorful tiki-inspired spot that also happens to serve commendable sushi and other Japanese bites. Don’t skip the cocktail menu — umbrellas, flower garnishes, and whimsical glasses abound.

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Clinton Hall 36 Garment District

This sprawling beer garden and tap room boasts plenty of tabletop games and supercharged bar food, with an added bonus view of the Empire State Building from their mezzanine level.

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Meju Long Island City

Chef Hooni Kim (Danji) is a pioneer of Korean cuisine in New York and at this intimate, Michelin-starred eight-seat counter he serves a fine-dining tasting menu unlike any other, highlighting the art of Korean fermentation beautifully.

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Meju dish
Photo courtesy of Meju

abcV at The Mark Upper East Side

Come here for everything you love about abcV, now in the elegant Mark Hotel. Expect the same delightful plant-based fare from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and abcV chef Neal Harden — think cornmeal crusted maitake mushrooms and mushroom walnut bolognese. Don’t delay, however: This spot is taking over the outdoor space for a limited time only.

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Beut NoMad

It’s Korean royal court cuisine that’s fit for nobility, with a $125 per person eight-course tasting menu. Come for the mulhwe, a raw fish soup, and the dry aged duck with jujube and kabocha squash. Pro tip: They’ve got sotbap for lunch if you’re looking for something a bit more casual, too.

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Bar Madonna Williamsburg

Sink into one of the sleek green leather booths and take another sip of your Bellini at this sceney spot from alums of Lupa, Babbo, and Carbone. Accordingly, the food spans the best of Italian American fare, like calabrese wings, a smashed meatball parm, and prawns with polenta. Pro tip: If you’re a fan of hip-hop and R&B, you’ll love the playlist, too.

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Mắm Lower East Side

What started out as one of the city’s most beloved pop-ups is now fully at home on the Lower East Side, serving up some of the city’s most superb and exciting Vietnamese food. Do know that the menu changes often, ranging from their signature bún dau mam tôm (a platter of tofu, pork intestines, and meats served with a pungent fermented shrimp sauce) to a formidable take on phở bo. Pro tip: Whatever you do, never miss out on an order of the housemade tofu.

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Mắm platter
Photo courtesy of Mắm

Lola’s NoMad

This charming spot from a true chef’s chef — that’d be Suzanne Cupps — is a heartfelt, personal ode to her grandmother, and to the influences that define her cooking. (P.S. “Lola” is the Tagalog word for “grandmother.”) The result? Flavors from South Carolina and all over Asia come together beautifully in dishes like fried tilefish lettuce wraps and slow-roasted short ribs.

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Bungalow East Village

We’d trust the team behind beloved Gramercy spot GupShup and acclaimed chef Vikas Khanna with whatever they do, and Bungalow, their ode to Indian country club cuisine, does not disappoint. Do order the spice-roasted pineapple, paneer chandni, and one of each of the breads.

Read all about Bungalow before you go, here.

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Frena Hell’s Kitchen

As the name suggests, the frena, a traditional communal Moroccan oven, is the centerpiece of this lively restaurant where Taboon once stood. Lucky for us, Taboon’s chef Efi Naon’s is back, too, serving up dishes like perfectly cooked lamb terracotta and shish barak.

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Grandma’s Home Flatiron

Homestyle cooking from Hangzhou gets its due at this quirky, cheekily designed spot where contemporary Chinese art lines the walls. The menu is vast but some dishes you’ll want to keep an eye on include their signature claypot chicken with green tea, soy glazed cripsy fish, and scallion oil noodles.

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Grandma's House spread
Photo courtesy of Grandma’s Home