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Five Exciting New York City Restaurants to Try Right Now
November 29, 2021, 6:37.19 pm ET


Zou Zou's Manhattan West, NYC
Photo: Melissa Hom

Zou Zou’s is a vibrant new restaurant located in the up and coming Manhattan West. The space designed by AvroKO seats 75 and celebrates Levantine architecture with vibrant blue and green tiles, dark woods, and soaring arched ceilings that feature detailed wood paneling. An open-air kitchen and wood-fired oven runs along one side of the space, with an elegant bar with glass arch on the other. Lush greenery also provides additional warmth. More...

Osteria La Baia, Italian, Midtown, NYC
Photo: Osteria La Baia

International restaurateur Alexander Orlov has joined with American Standard Hospitality Group to create Osteria La Baia (152 West 52nd Street) in Midtown. The restaurant is inspired by the glittering coast of Italy and its discreet seaside towns. The restaurant boasts an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven that turns out some of its signature specialties like Wood Grilled Octopus, Whole Red Snapper Crudo and Lobster Calabrese with Calabrian chilin. More…

All'Antico Sandwich Shop, Midtown, NYC

There aren’t too many places we’d wait outside on a cold, blustery day for a sandwich, but All’Antico Vinaio, the famous sandwich shop from the Mazzanti family in Florence, Italy, is one of them. The square sandwiches served on freshly baked Tuscan style schiacciata bread are enormous and filled with the freshest of ingredients. All’Antico, you may recall, emerged as a pop-up a few years back at Otto’s in Greenwich Village. It instantly drew a long line of fans. More…

Lindens, Arlo Soho, NYC
Photos: Lindens

Lindens, a modern American restaurant at the Arlo SoHo, has something for everyone. Inspired by the Linden Tree, the restaurant is an ode to the nature within the city from its remodeled space with lush greenery to seasonal ingredients and inventive cocktails. While the space is sophisticated, it’s also designed to be a neighborhood spot where everyone can connect. More…

Dumpling Lab, Shrimp Toast, NYC

Traditional flavors with modern twists will grab your attention at Dumpling Lab. Steamed and fried dumplings come in flavors like Mackerel with pork, chive and dried shellfish, and beef with bell pepper that arrives with a cheese crisp on top giving it the feel of a cheesesteak. A zucchini and cucumber dumpling has egg and vermicelli added to the mix, while the Shrimp Toast is a real showstopper. More…