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Fast 10: Ten New Places to Try in NYC Right Now
November 29, 2023, 12:50.37 pm ET



Bash Burger, by restaurateur John McDonald and his Mercer Street Hospitality, is now open at Urban Space Vanderbilt near Grand Central. The juicy burgers come two ways – the Classic Burger with American cheese, lettuce and tomato and the Bash Burger with caramelized onion, American cheese, and finished off with pickles on a sesame seed bun. 230 Park Ave, New York, NY

ZZ’s Club has arrived at Hudson Yards by the team behind Carbone for those living in the lap of luxury. Located in the former Tavern by WS space, the private club Is open to members only. According to the New York Times, the club costs $20,000 to join and another $10,000 annually. 37 Hudson Yard, New York, NY

Little Maven is an American style bistro from the VCR group serving things like New England style mini lobster rolls on brioche buns, Rock Shrimp Ravioli, and Agnolotti stuffed with miso pumpkin. Larger plates bring Dry Aged Roast Duck, Seared Sea Scallops and Steak Frites. 30 W 18th St (btw 5th & 6th Ave)

Yono Sushi by BondSt has opened an outpost inside the Moynihan Train Station for sushi on the go. Look for an assortment of sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi, along with hot donburi rice bowls. 421 8th Ave, New York, NY

Regina’s Grocery, now has a location on the Upper east Side. The popular sandwich show is known for its Italian mash-ups like Grandma Lucy, Genova Italian tuna, provolone, Regina’s olive spread, arugula, red onion, EVOO, balsamic on Stirato bread; and Uncle Phil, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, EVOO, balsamic on classic hero. 300 East 88th St, New York, NY

Allure, an upscale lounge inside Hotel Belleclaire offers a stylish retreat on the Upper West Side. The menu includes a Silver Service NYC Dog, a Wagyu beef hot dog topped with shishito, pickles, cherry tomatoes, gochujang aioli, crispy shallots on a NY Pretzel Bun; and a Prime NY Strip with peppercorn crust, au poivre sauce, and charred Florentino. 2175 Broadway, New York, NY

Clara has replaced Storico at the New York Historical Society. The restaurant is operated by the Oberon Group. Chef Diego Moya's menu includes dishes such as Waldorf Salad, Wild Mushroom Trofie with smoked hazelnuts, Duck Breast au Poivre with confit shallots, and Banana Cake with rum caramel for dessert. 170 Central Park West, New York, NY

Altair by the Renwick Group celebrates the elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air designed to tantalize the senses. Look for dishes like Hamachi with jalapeno and yuzu vinaigrette, Foie Gras Bacon Mousse with apple, kolrabi and grilled sourdough, and Maine Lobster Bucatini. Drinks come with names like the Red Hot Cloud. 351 West 38th Street, NYC

Kabisera West, known for its Filipino fare, has opened a second location inside Gotham West. Look for several types of Lumpia, Filipino style spring rolls, filled with vegetables and meat. Other options include Bicol Express, pork cubes cooked in coconut milk and chili peppers, and Kare-Kre, a Philippine pork stew served with a thick savory peanut sauce. 600 11th Ave, New York, NY

La Mira Gelateria now has a location inside the 38 Food Hall. Aside from traditional flavors like vanilla and chocolate, there are Asian flavors like Uji Matcha and Peach Ooolong. There’s even a flavor called Sesame Seaweed, and yes it does taste like seaweed. Each scoop or cone can be decorated to look like your favorite animal, like this panda here. And the pink space is designed with Instagram in mind. 42 West 38th Street, New York, NY