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Fast 10: Ten New Places to Try in NYC Right Now
July 10, 2023, 1:06.45 pm ET



Nasrin’s Kitchen is located on the second floor of a turn-of-the-century mansion on West 57th Street in Midtown. It is here where you will find Nasrin Rejali cooking up Persian specialties including several types of kebabs (lamb, chicken, beef and Cornish hen) along with various stews and dips. 35 West 57th Street, NYC

Dos Caminos now has a new outpost on the Upper East Side. The restaurant is known for its festive Mexican cuisine, including assorted tacos, such as birria and surf & turf, as welll as sizzling fajitas, shrimp enchiladas and Mexican inspired cocktails. 480 Lexington Avenue, NYC

Adrienne’s is a new “Italian-ish” restaurant highlighting the flavors of the Amalfi coast in the Rockaways with dishes like Maine Lobster Arancini, Octopus with a burnt orange vinaigrette, OG Spaghetti and Clams, and a Veal Chop Milanese, among others. Now featuring a full bar. 25 Van Brunt Rd, Broad Channel, NY

La Rubia is a new all-day café at the 11 Howard Hotel that begins with breakfast items like Tomatilla Toast with whipped ricotta and honey. Lunch brings sandwiches and salads like the Roasted Mushroom Sando. At night, there are raw bar options and plates of Seared Scallops and Poached Halibut with beurre blanc. 11 Howard St, NYC

MotherShuckers led by Ben “Moody” Harney now has an oyster stand inside Market 57, the James Beard Food Hall. Harney was inspired by the story of Thomas Downing, “the Oyster King of New York,” a son of freed slaves who peddled oysters on Wall Street in the late 1800s. Harney also donates his shells to the Billion Oyster Project aimed at restoring New York’s oyster beds. 25 11th Ave, NYC

Bistro 38 is an inviting American bistro on West 38th Street in the former Havana space with lush outdoor seating and dishes like honey-maple glazed pork belly with pineapple salsa, and a grilled double-cut pork chop with fingerling potatoes. There are also sandwiches like a short rib grilled cheese and seared tuna BLT. Cocktails bring a Watermelon Samba and Grapefruit Paloma, among others. 58 West 38th St, NYC

Cecchi’s Bar and Grill is a new spot by one of New York’s most famous maître d’s, Michael Cecchi-Azzolina, who’s new restaurant in the former Café Loup space offers an Art Deco vibe. 105 West 13th Street, NYC

Maison Sun is a new fine dining establishment in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn led by Executive Chef Michael Brogan who has worked in Michelin starred kitchens including The Fat Duck, The Modern, and Momofuku Ko. Seasonal tasting menus are being offered for $198 per person. 200 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Salty Lunch Lady's Little Luncheonette, a former pop-up, now has a permanent home in Ridgewood, Queens serving up “cute cakes, delectable drinks, succulent salads, scrumptious salads, sensational sandwiches and other tantalizing treats,” according to its website, with Sunday Supper coming soon. 565 Woodward Ave, Queens

Sushidelic describes itself as an immersive Kawaii experience with sushi by Autec, which boasts the number one share of the automatic sushi machine market. The $85 tasting menu called Pure Imagination features Macaron sushi, sushimi salad, ape-maki, shrimp kakiage tempura and more. 177 Lafayette St, NYC