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Fast 10: Ten New Restaurants to Try in NYC Right Now
June 12, 2023, 6:52.06 pm ET


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Zula is the latest restaurant to try to make a go of it in the landmark building that once housed Childs Restaurant on the Coney Island Boardwalk adjacent to the amphitheater. The lively Mediterranean spot features a hookah bar as well as patio and rooftop seating. There are belly dancers and live music in a festive atmosphere. 3052 W 21st St, Brooklyn

Casa Lola in Long Island City is serving up Spanish tapas and wine in a fun, cheerful environment where you can indulge in good food and quality conversation. The restaurant is named in honor of “La Lola,” the grandmother of Chef Valentina Salcedo who is offering seasonal tapas based 100% on the flavors of Spain. 47-46 Vernon Blvd, Queens

Margot in Fort Greene describes itself as a neighborhood restaurant with a highly seasonal menu centered on seafood, vegetables and pastas. Look for dishes like a Blue Cheese Waldorf, and Quail with snap peas and morels in brown butter. Natural wines and creative cocktails are also part of the show. 69 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Restaurant Pearl at the Seaport Hotel is offering upscale dining with East River views. The menu with Korean influences includes a Short Rib Burger with kimchi relish; Cauliflower with K-BBQ glaze, and a bone-in ribeye with gochujaru au poivre sauce. Old Fashioned, Negroni and Soju-based cocktails also make an appearance. 33 Peck Slip, NYC

Osteria Carolina has a new location in Tribeca offering the flavors of Northern Italy. For the summer, guests can take advantage of a special Truffle Menu where black Burgundy truffles are added to the top of each dish ranging from hand-cut Piedmontese beef tartare to Barolo braised beef cheeks with potato puree. 11 Varick St, NYC

Regina’s Grocery, the Italian sandwich shop, now has a second location in Williamsburg. Sandwiches come with names like the Uncle Phil (Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive oil, Balsamic Glaze on Classic Hero) And the Ricky (Fresh Mozz, Vine Tomato, Regina's Pesto, Arugula, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze on Stirato Bread). 45 South 3rd St, Brooklyn

Mitica is now open in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This stylish Mexican cantina is featuring dishes like Taco Hobernador with sautéed lobster and Chihuahua cheese on a crispy tortilla, Pipian Risotto with seared duck breast and Chamorro made with pork shank in adobada sauce served with mashed potatoes. 222 Franklin St, Brooklyn

Boon Dee Moo Ka Ta in Hillcrest, Queens is serving up Thai BBQ that is part hot pot and part grill. Diners can cook up things tableside like marinated ribs, spicy chicken, Thai style marinated beef and much more. It’s an all-you-can eat feast for just under $40 pp with a 90-minute time limit and no leftovers can be taken home. 16811 Union Tpke, Queens

Glizzy’s, the popular hot dog joint in Brooklyn is making a move to Manhattan with a second location in the East Village. Hot Dogs range from the New York Classic with onions in red sauce, sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard to the Sean Paul with jerked smoked brisket, Mike’s hot honey and coleslaw. Vegan options are also available. 34 St Marks Pl, NYC

Frog Wine Bar has arrived in Bed-Stuy founded by husband-and-wife team Alexandra McCown and Charles Gerbier. Approachable natural wines are being offered in a cozy atmosphere that won’t break the bank. The restaurant also features backyard seating and a pool table where can get into the groove. 385 Marcus Garvey Blvd, Brooklyn