Fast 10: Ten New Places to Try In New York City Right Now

December 8, 2021, 12:00.35 am ET  

 Fast 10: Ten New Places to Try In New York City Right Now
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DECEMBER 2021 

TLK, Michele Morgan’s restaurant, known for its health conscious Asian cuisine, has gone from a takeout spot to now serving diners indoors. Look for things like peanut street noodles, grilled lemongrass wings and ancient grains stir fry. 293 Third Avenue, New York, NY (929) 373-8992

Bonnie’s, chef Calvin Eng’s new Cantonese-American restaurant named after his mother is now open in Williamsburg. Look for things like fish + shrimp wontons, jasmine rice congee, black pepper steak and more.  398 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Marian’s is now open in the West Village. Chef/Owner Christian Rowan worked at Bouley, Le Bernadin and Eleven Madison Park. His menu features fluke crudo, mushroom cavatelli, short rib pappardelle, among others. 24 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 

The Parlour Room is a new spot for whisky and libations. The menu features chips & dips and raw bar, along with small plates like lamb samosas, and larger plates such as lobster mac n’ cheese and filet mignon with onion ring. 70 West 36th St, New York, NY

Random Access, the Thai spot we featured in our Restaurant Radar segment from Hand Hospitality, has opened along the KTown border. On the menu, you’ll find things like crab curry mac & cheese, Thai ragu pasta and chicken & waffles. 138 W 32nd St. New York, NY

Ace’s Pizza is the latest entrant to the Rockefeller Center food scene. The Williamsburg spot is known for its Detroit-style deep dish square pan pizzas and its 2-slice “Detroit Doubles.” Find it in the Lower Concourse. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY

Bourke Street Bakery now has a second location in Chelsea. Look for artisan breads, pastries, cookies, muffins and cakes. There are also savory dishes like Indian chicken pie and pork & fennel sausage rolls. 162 8th Ave, New York, NY

El Pinguino is a new Spanish seafood bar also serving up cocktails. Look for things like oysters on the half-shell, tinned fish and razor clams in broth served with She Wolf Bakery sourdough bread. 25 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Naked Tomato, by Eyal Shani, has opened at Hudson Yards. Shani is also the force behind Mediterranean favorite, Miznon.  The menu features dishes like Nadav’s Grandmother’s Burnt Pepper Salad, an Long & Thick & Juicy Lamb Kebab. 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY (646) 434-2071

Malii Thai Kitchen has opened a location in Gramercy. Look for several types of curry (including red, green, massamun and curry), duck noodle soup, crispy pork belly and more. 391 2nd Ave, New York, NY

Happy Eating!

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