The Citiblog

Ten Exciting New Restaurants to Keep on Your Radar in NYC
March 1, 2023, 7:34.38 pm ET


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Anexi, a vibrant new restaurant in Chelsea, is offering bold Mediterranean flavors with a twist. All of the dishes prepared by Chef and Restaurateur Guy Vaknin are made from plants, including kebobs and fish that will have you doing a double take.

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Wallace Lounge

Located just a short walk away from Lincoln Center, the Wallace Lounge features live music, cocktails, and light bites in a beautifully designed space complete with a Lilac Marble fireplace and Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano built in 1926.

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Pappas Taverna

Restaurateur Stratis Morfogen is going back to his roots with Pappas Taverna. It’s the name of the Greek restaurant opened in New York by his grandfather in 1910. Chef Todd English is a partner in the project with a focus on wood-fired Greek specialties.

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Jac’s on Bond

From the team behind Pebble Bar comes Jac's on Bond, a sexy new bar located in a landmark 1831 townhouse in NoHo. The menu of small plates highlights international tavern-style fare with contemporary twists. For dessert, there is Creamsicle Pie.

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Bad Roman

Bad Roman doesn’t take itself too seriously with its over-the-top design and stunning Central Park views. Look for house-made pastas like Osetra Caviar Gnocchi with creme fraiche and chives, and Whole Roasted Lobster and Calabrian Campanelle for two.

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Rosette at Brooklyn Winery

Led by Chef Shaun Lafountain, Rosette is offering a seasonal menu honoring local sourcing, classic techniques, and contemporary aesthetics in a beautiful setting. Dishes incorporate wines from Brooklyn Winery’s renowned collection.

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Duomo 51

Located in the shadow of Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Duomo 51 is offering a modern interpretation of Tuscan cuisine with signature handmade pastas and dishes inspired by land and sea. The wine list also keeps the focus on Tuscany with selections largely from Italy.

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Tara Kitchen

Chef Aneesa Waheed is known for her skillful cooking of Moroccan cuisine. At Tara Kitchen, which recently opened in Tribeca, those skills are being put to work in flavorful tagines and other Middle Eastern delights, like cigars of ground lamb and a giant stuffed tomato.

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This colorful spot from Toronto's most celebrated Indian chef, Hemant Bhagwani, is filled with vibrant colors that mirror stunning dishes Garlic Ginger Prawns in curry, Charcoal Butter Chicken and Hemant's legendary grilled lamb chops.

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Petite Patate

Chef Greg Baxtrom’s newest restaurant is named after his beloved dog, Spud. Baxtrom is offering creative takes on classic French bistro fare – from French Onion Soup to Escargot to Steak Frites, and more – showcasing ingredients from local farmers and purveyors.