Monterey, a glamorous new American restaurant in Midtown, is just steps away from Rockefeller Center. The retro-chic spot, located on 50th Street near Madison Avenue, boasts a custom-made Martini cart, speakeasy room, raw bar, tableside desserts and 12-seat table complete with a Lazy Susan.
The team behind Dame, the popular British restaurant, has opened Lord's in the heart of Greenwich Village. The space features candlelit tables and full bar. The menu is full-on British with classics like Curried Lamb Scotch Egg, Oysters Kilpatrick, Deviled Crab on Toast, and a savory “Pie of the Day.”
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Located on the ground floor of the new Ritz-Carlton in NoMad, Zaytinya is a sprawling restaurant by Chef Jose Andres filled with decorative lamps and an arch of colorful discs around the bar. The spot is already luring a sexy crowd for small plates of mezze highlighting the cultures of Turkey, Greece and Lebanon.
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In a nod to nearby colleges and universities, Osteria Accademia is a cozy spot on the Upper West Side where guests can enjoy fine foods, fine wine and intellectual conversation. The menu showcases dishes from different regions of Italy created with house-made pasta and imported Italian ingredients.
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Rana Fifteen is a new Turkish spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn from Chef-Owners Ahmet Kiranbay and Armando Litiatco who are serving the food of the Aegean and Western Turkey inspired by Kiranbay’s mother, Rana. The highlight is a traditional family feast featuring fifteen different dishes.
This transportive cocktail bar, from the team behind Michelin-starred Noda, is named after Shinji Nohara, the “Tokyo Fixer,” known for his knowledge of Japan’s food and restaurant scene. Carefully curated cocktails and light bites are offered including Japanese crudo, hand rolls and a Wagyu sando.
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Sushi by Bou Chelsea
Hidden away in a Chelsea espresso bar and floral boutique, this a 9-seat intimate omakase from Sushi by Boū offers delicacies like Hamachi (yellowtail), Botan Ebi (spotted prawn), Ikura (salmon roe), Hotate (scallop), O-Toro (fatty tuna); and their signature Wagyuni (‘surf and turf’).
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Lovers of Asian-style spicy fried chicken will love Pecking House on St Mark’s Place in Prospect Heights. Diners can choose from the naked or signature chili chicken with a mix of white or dark meat and delicious sides like mashed potatoes with flavorful duck gravy and dirty fried rice.
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Dhom is a sexy new spot for Southeast Asian cuisine and cocktails in the heart of the East Village from Chef/Owner Soulayphet Schwader. Small, sharable plates and skewers take center stage at Dhom like hanger steak caramelized with fish sauce & lemongrass, garlicky chicken thighs, and grilled duck heart.
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The husband-and-wife team behind Madame Vo have opened Monsieur Vo, a festive Southeast Asian gastropub featuring creative takes on classic Vietnamese flavors. Think grilled seafood and meats shared amongst friends along with a glass of beer, sake-based cocktails or Asian hard ciders.
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