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12 Exciting New Restaurants to Try Around NYC
February 13, 2022, 11:12.11 am ET


Photo: The Landing/Fernando Sandoval MW

The Landing

The Landing at Penn 1 is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge located steps away from Penn Station. The project is led by David Morton, of the Morton Steakhouse family. James Beard nominated Executive Chef Brian Huston is manning the kitchen with dishes such as Burrata with heirloom tomato, Cavatelli Bolognese and Grilled Branzino. The restaurant is also offering breakfast and lunch. more

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Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

Charles Gabriel has had a line out the door since the opening of his Charles Pan-Fried Chicken location on the Upper West Side. Aside from Gabriel's classic fried chicken available by the piece or family style, look for other soul food dishes like pulled pork, pan-fried catfish, jumbo shrimp and oxtails. Turkey legs and ribs also make an appearance. more

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El Quijote

Paella and lobsters return to Hotel Chelsea, as El Quijote reopens after a lengthy abscence. The restuarant is one of te city's oldest, dating back to 1930. Leading its return is Sunday Hospitality Group, the same folks behind, Sunday in Brooklyn. Also returning is El Quijote’s flamboyant space with red velvet chairs and gilded walls. more

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Gohan Sushi

Gohan Sushi is bringing its omakase to South Brooklyn with a sleek new sushi bar and relatively tame prices. The meal begins with Onsen Tamago (slow-cooked egg) followed by seasonal nigiri, toro maki, tamago and soup. Some of the seasonal options include Aged Kampachi (baby yellowtail), Arctic Char (from Iceland), Live Dungeness Crab, and Wagyu with uni and caviar. more

Photo: Baazi/Evan Sung


This new Indian restaurant by chef/owner Gaurav Anand is pushing the boundaries of Indian cuisine in a vibrant space on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Baazi’s menu avoids traditional Indian fare like chicken masala in favor of rarely seen dishes like Chicken Cafreal and Trout Recheado, both Goan specialties with Portuguese influences. more

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Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner (Wallsé) and restaurateur David Barry's new Viennese spot is worth a trip outside New York City to Harrison, NJ. Charley’s menu features local and seasonal produce, showcasing the best of nearby farms and purveyors. Look for playful, shareable plates of Flammkuchen, a savory, Austrian flatbread with local bacon, caramelized onions, and wild arugula, as well as Austrian classics like Wiener Scnitzel. more

Photo: Mena/Daniel Krieger


Mena, from acclaimed chef Victoria Blamey, is now open in Tribeca. Blamey’s menu draws its inspiration from her years cooking in kitchens across the U.K, Spain, Australia and New York City. The opening menu includes ME Snow Island Oyster with seaweed gremolata, Scallop with squash leche de tigre and aji limón, and VT Woodbury Pheasant, dry aged with mole. more

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Kumi, which serves modern Japanese cuisine with a Korean American twist, opened it first NYC restaurant at the Le Meridien Hotel. Menu highlights include an A5 Wagyu Striploin, Green Tea Smoked Chicken, Miso Glazed Black Cod, Gochujang Glazed Salmon and Galbi Braised Short Rib served with wild mushroom, truffle and charred pear. more

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Peasant Wine Bar

Marc Forgione, chef and owner of Peasant, has converted his wine cellar into the new Peasant Wine Bar. The romantic, candle-lit spacereimagines rustic enoteca featuring wines from each of Italy’s regions including lesser-known indigenous varieties that are often identified as ‘peasant’ grapes. The wine list is curated by Beverage Director Scott Woltz, fomerly of Babbo and Eleven Madison Park. more

Photo: Canto/Daniel Kwak


The flavors of Italy arrive at Canto in the West Village. From its flower-covered Vespa to its dining room with lots of natural wood and exposed brick, Canto pays homage to its Italian roots. Italian specialties include Sicilian-style rice balls stuffed with mozzarella, seared scallops with a cauliflower-carrot puree, veal meatballs in tomato sauce and slow-cooked short ribs served with roasted potatoes. more

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Popular Israeli restaurant Miriam now has a location on the Upper West Side. Executive Chef and Owner Rafael “Rafi” Hasid is best known for his daily Israeli brunch including Jerusalem Breakfast, served with two eggs any style, avocado salad, fresh tomatoes, pickles and tahini, and Challah French Toast, topped with halva and berries. more

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Koko's is bringing Peruvian Nikkei cuisine to Williamsburg. The Izakaya is showcasing dishes such as Pulpo Anticuchero with Japanese chimichurri, Hamachi Kama with Hamachi collar, daikon choclo rice, and Tornado Potato with huancana sauce. Other options include Nikkei-style ceviche, crispy chicken baos and Yuzu Pie with lucuma whipped cream for dessert. more

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