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Fast 10: Ten New Places in NYC to Try Right Now
April 23, 2023, 11:51.01 am ET



Brasserie Cognac

This is the second iteration of Brasserie Cognac located in Midtown from restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato exploring French Culture with dishes such as Escargots “Bergundy” style, Steak Tartare, Croque Monsieur on housemade sourdough bread, Pan-Seared Scallops and Duck a L’Orange as well as Chocolate souffle for dessert. 517 Lexington Ave, NYC


ma.dé, which means “second-born” in Balinese, is a sultry new bar from Cedric and Ochi Vongerichten and Ezra William inspired by Bali’s coastal beach bars, The cuisine emphasizes global flavors with a focus on fresh seafood and vegetable driven dishes. 22 Spring St, NYC

Revelie Luncheonette

Longtime bistro Raoul’s is expanding in TriBeca with Revelie Luncheonette, a 20-to-30 seat diner with retro soda fountain. Offerings include casual fare such as omelets, cheeseburgers and steak. The restaurant is also offering sweet treats, like milkshakes.



Alex Stupak, of Empellón fame, has opened Mischa a new American restaurant overlooking the Hugh Food Hall. The menu begins with chilled jumbo shrimp with a crab chili cocktail sauce and duck & foie gras mortadella with date mustard. Pastas make an appearance along with an upscale hot dog, mushroom patty and fried chicken with sofrito gravy. 157 East 53rd St, NYC

Alba Accanto

Located next to Adam Leonti’s Italian restaurant Cucina Alba, Alba Accanto is an Italian holiday bar with a spirited coastal Italian design, including counter and table service. The menu features small plates of spicy toro with bomba sauce, steak carpaccio with pine nut and peperonata, and sweet shrimp tartare with tomato confit and stracciatella. Fritti, or fried dishes, include Tuscan chicken, calamari and zucchini flowers. 511 West 18th St, NYC


A new food has surfaced on the Upper West Side featuring top chefs and iconic eats. Restaurants include Bobby Flay Steak, Di Fara Pizza, Tejas Barbecue, Indian at Chai Pani, Italian at Alanza, and Mexican at Barrio Café, among others. 2030 Broadway, NYC


Heritage Grand Bakery Restaurant & Pizza Bar

Located just steps away from Bryant Park, Heritage Grand Bakery Restaurant & Pizza Bar features a full service bakery and stylish dining space with oversized farmhouse beams, decorative archways and sexy bar. Diners will find pizzas fresh from the over along with tempting seafood. Steps away are delicate pastries including oversized macarons filled with fresh raspberries and cream. 8 West 40th St, NYC

Seamore’s Lobster Shack

Seamore’s, known for its sustainable seafood now has a lobster shack inspired by northeast coastal towns at Urbanspace 52nd Street. The new concept is serving up lobster rolls, Pat Lafrieda burgers, lobster mac and more. Think of it as a taste of Cape Cod in Midtown. There is also beer, wine and mixed drinks. 152 West 52nd St, NYC

Ban Ban Shop

Located just steps away from Columbia University, Ban Ban Shop is offering Banh Mi Sandwiches with fillings ranging from shrimp and five spice pork to crispy lemongrass flounder and roasted sweet potatoes. Aside from sandwiches, the restaurant also has salads, bowls and Ban Ban Maki Rolls. 2911 Broadway, NYC

Emma’s Torch at Citi Field

Emma’s Torch, which trains and employs refugees to work in the kitchen, now has a stand at Citi Field for the 2023 season. The restaurant is serving up tamarind chicken barbecue wings, a black-eyed peas hummus wrap and hamburger sliders with American cheese, garlic & dill pickles and special sauce. Sixth Floor in the Highball Club.