best croissants, new york, bakery

In a city where restaurants are opening on a weekly basis and chefs are continuously creating new pastries, innovation is key. Not to mention the role of social media – a plain croissant is hardly going to go viral. While Parisians are probably shaking their heads in disapproval, we don’t mind standing in line for […] more

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Old Monk, East Village, New York

Feeling hungry? So are we. This week has seen another great performance in the dining scene and it’s about time we got stuck in. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Ms Yoo, Lower east side, new york

Ever wished that bacon was a thing we could dine on like it was a delicacy? Well it’s your lucky day. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Island Oyster, Governor's Island, New York

Looks like the aftermath of July 4th has brought us some stellar openings. No rest for the wicked on the NYC dining-scene as we see a new speakeasy open inside the Mandarin Oriental that’s set to be a hot spot this season and the Grand Banks team have opened a sprawling restaurant and bar over […] more

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champagne airs, west village, new york

New York’s gone luxe this week with the opening of a Champagne parlor. The Lower East Side has gotten even more foodie with the addition of three new spots. And Michelin-starred dining just got affordable in Brooklyn. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Australians are slowly taking over the breakfast scene in New York, serving us amazing food and even better coffee. And with so many new Australian cafés opening lately, it’s about time we rounded up our favorites in the city. Two Hands Café Two Hands is by far the most popular Australian café in New York, […] more

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Lobster rolls in Williamsburg. Crazy shakes and burgers on the Lower East Side. It’s just another week in New York. Here are your best openings in the city this week. Be First. Just Opened. more

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DeKalb Market, Brooklyn, New York

We’ve got a great new reason for you to head to Dumbo this summer with the opening of legendary restaurant, Cecconi’s. One of Nolita’s most in-demand restaurants, Egg Shop, has opened another location in Williamsburg and an upscale, Korean BBQ steakhouse opens in Flatiron. more

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Review, Bowery Road, New York

Bowery Road, presented by the team behind Casa Apicii and Bar Fortuna in Greenwich Village, is a new neighbourhood American brasserie that’s all about local, seasonally inspired dishes. Union Square is almost overrun with American restaurants  (you’ve probably already heard of local staples like Union Square Cafe and The Pavilion), but the latest addition to […] more

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Your favorite Philly-style pizza joint, Emily, has just opened a new location in the West Village. Fancy Mexican has hit Williamsburg and T.V chef, Anne Burrell, has just opened her first ever restaurant in Cobble Hill. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Babu Ji, Union Square, New York

A new rooftop bar in Chinatown with uninterrupted views of the city is the perfect way to start this sunny weekend. If you’re hungry, we have a multitude of Asian delights for you from ramen and sushi to Indian. It’s all here and just opened this week. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Check out which of your favorite one-ingredient restaurants have opened a second location this week. There’s also a brand new reason to visit Coney Island and another poke spot to add to the growing NYC trend – it’s everything you need for a weekend of dining discovery… Be First. Just Opened. more

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Empire Diner, Chelsea, New York

The Empire Diner has been on a real rollercoaster ride since the 80’s, run by several different owners and shutting down months ago. But it’s safe to say the Empire Diner is back in the game, under its new owners Chef John Delucie and Cafeteria Group. Ambience 5/5: The iconic Empire Diner is still recognizable […] more

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Badshah, Hell's Kitchen, New York

Since the East Village hit, Babu Ji, shuttered a few months ago, lovers of Indian cuisine have been hankering for a replacement. Luckily a vet of the restaurant, Charles Mani, has landed a new gig at a Hell’s Kitchen spot, Badshah. The new restaurant comes from restaurateur, Abishek Sharma (of Surya and Swagat) and the […] more

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Burger Joint, Brooklyn, New York

This week the eclectic talents of New York’s food scene have really outdone themselves, from an upscale Indian spot to a swanky new bar and restaurant hidden within Grand Central Terminal – it’s all here, it’s all new and it just opened. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Welcome to the weekend. We’ve got meat candy, free coffee all summer and a new scene to hang out in on Bowery. It’s all here and they all opened this week. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Hudson's, Hell's Kitchen, New York

Summer came and teased us with its little rays this week before scurrying away and giving us more rain but that hasn’t stopped an awesome party yacht from opening up on the Hudson or an all-beach vibe restaurant in the East Village from opening its doors. It may be raining outside, but in here, it’s cosy […] more

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Baci e Vendetta, New York, review

Baci e Vendetta is a wine bar and trattoria that opened earlier this year in the East Village, serving Italian dishes, wines and brunch. Ambiance 5/5: The beautiful décor at Baci e Vendetta makes it stand out from other restaurants in the East Village. While there is a lot of a good food in this […] more

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fusco, gramercy, new york

It’s been one of those glorious weeks in NYC. It seems that some of the most celebrated chefs around have decided to give us some accessible versions of their delicious food. From a designer donut spot in Williamsburg to Eleven Madison Park food at affordable prices in NoMad, it’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Greenpoint may not seem like one of the most obvious of choices to travel to for dining options – more

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Ever wondered what 1920’s Japan looked like? Now you don’t need to as there’s a new bar that’s all about that. All of this and much more, all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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33 Greenwich, West Village, New York

Summer is pretty much here! Rooftops are opening again, a restaurant that only serves avocado has opened and one new cocktail bar is fighting Trump, one drink at a time. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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The Spaniard, West Village, New York

As the weather continues to tease us with hints of summer highs before slamming us back to earth again with rainy lulls, we decided to give you some seriously good and brand new spots to hole-up and drown your weather woes in. Be First. Just Opened.    more

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Sugar East, Upper East Side, New York

From a sexy new prohibition-themed cocktail spot on the Upper East Side to the world’s best Mexican fine-dining chef setting up shop on the Lower East Side. more

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Interview, Kristen Tomlan, New York

If you are not yet one of Cookie DŌ NYC’s 115k Instagram followers, you need to be. Since the raw cookie dough concept launched online a few years ago, it has taken sweet-toothed fans by storm forcing owner, Kristen Tomlan, to finally open her first brick-and-mortar store earlier this year. Here, she chats to us about […] more

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Patisserie Chanson, Nomad, New York

Congratulations New York, you’ve just gained your first ever bar-spa – a café, bar, nail salon and massage boutique under one roof. There’s also other, equally fantastic, restaurant openings but, we had you at bar-spa didn’t we? Be First. Just Opened.  more

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A restaurant that uses open fire and everything that comes from it to make its dishes, the Blue Ribbon empire expands and a new brunch destination launches in Williamsburg. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Piccola Cucina, Soho New York

It’s been a week of unreliable weather here in New York City. One day it’s t-shirt weather, the next you’re dusting off your snow boots you thought you were done with for the year. Luckily, the scene in the city remains as reliable as ever with some epic new openings including a couple of Mediterranean-inspired […] more

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Interior of abcV in New York.

From the long-awaited opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s fancy vegetarian restaurant to New York City staple, The Meatball Shop opening yet another location but, this time, with a fancy new cocktail bar next to it. Be First. Just Opened.   more

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From a private, members only club that’s just opened for dinner to the public to an art exhibition of Andy Warhol’s first and only self portraits. There’s some new stuff that opened in New York City this week and it’s all here. Be First. Just Opened. more

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Fishbowl, Midtown, New York

We found the best new party spot to hang this weekend in Midtown but, if that’s not your thing, McDonalds has gone European and super fancy on us with the opening of its first ever McCafé in Chelsea. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Taking your tastebuds on a culinary journey from Korea to the beautiful islands of Greece, this week’s Top 5 Openings will satisfy pretty much anyone’s stomach’s desire. And when you’re done with that, there’s even a new exhibition at the New Museum on Bowery so you can get all, you know, cultured. Be First. Just […] more

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There’s always been an abundance of awesome fast food available in this fast city but how much can we get through without compromising our health? Well, a new opening that launched just off Times Square a few weeks ago by the name of Two Forks, now offers New Yorkers fast food that’s been slow cooked. […] more

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Heat Maps, Chelsea, New York

Nothing much to see here. Just, you know, a brand new food market in Brooklyn, a new takeout spot at Union Square Café – oh, and an art exhibition with sculptures made from cacao by the labourers that farm it has opened up. Whatever, just another day in New York City I guess… Be First. […] more

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“New York’s Best Pizza” is, apparently, on every block.  Each self-proclaimed establishment, with their blaring neon signs or Zagat-approved certificates, try to one up each other with $1 deals or wood-fired ovens that promise to deliver that best slice you’ve ever had. In Lower Manhattan, pizza is an obsession.  For Halloween, people actually dress up as the […] more

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The Vietnamese renaissance is continuing in NYC with the opening of yet another restaurant, this time in the East Village. In the West Village, it just became more than acceptable to consume raw cookie dough (and, damn, is it delicious). And you can enjoy the tastiest, slow cooked food for a quick lunch. It’s all […] more

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Lamano

So, lunch time just got a little more exciting now that Chelsea Market favorite, Creamline has opened its first brick-and-mortar location and Union Square just got a new gourmet sandwich store. The Vietnamese scene is well and truly alive thanks to the opening of Hanoi House in the East Village and BBQ just got fancy […] more

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Juicy strips of protein, tofu, vegetable, or mushroom snuggled within a soft and fragrant steamed bun became the foodie buzz back in 2004. The humble steamed bun comes in two relative styles: The Hirata or Gua Bao, where the stuffing is placed in between a taco shaped bun and the Cantonese Char-Siu style, with the […] more

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La Esquina, Midtown, New York

This week, Brooklyn has had an influx of new openings. From fast-casual spots in Williamsburg to gourmet and gluten-free southern food in Greenpoint, there’s a lot to explore in this part of town plus, there’s a new reason to head to Harlem this weekend. It’s all here: Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Agern, Midtown East, New York

From hot new concepts by celebrity chefs like José Andrés and April Bloomfield to brand new names making waves in the industry, 2017 is giving us a vast selection of restaurants to sink our teeth into.   ABCV We’ve been waiting on Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s long-delayed veggie-focused restaurant to grace us with its presence for a while […] more

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99 Bank, West Village, New York

We may still be getting over the holidays and slowly getting back to reality but New York has lived up to its name and wasted no time at all to rest. This week we’ve got a few special restaurants to help you keep your post-holidays diet in check, including a gluten-free restaurant in Chelsea and […] more

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With the holidays now upon us, it’s hard to imagine how there could be anything other than turkey basting and present buying on people’s minds. Somehow though, some awesome culinary pros have done it again and given us another week’s worth of stellar restaurant openings. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened. more

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Carma East, East Village, New York

Another dollar another day. And NYC has done it yet again in terms of some awesome new restaurants for us to sink our teeth into this week. From a classic New York steakhouse to the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant (yes, that’s right – the world’s CHEAPEST) it’s all here, in NYC and it’s Just Opened. Be […] more

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Emmy Squared, Williamsburg, New York

Whilst it’s impossible to take the vast and eclectic array of incredible dining options that New York has to offer and whittle it down to one list, we’ve taken a bold step and done just that. Here are our 11 best restaurant openings of 2016: Be First. Just Opened.   Sunday In Brooklyn Opened: October […] more

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Michael Chernow is the co-founder of New York City’s beloved Meatball Shop restaurant chain that has taken Manhattan by storm. Most recently, Chernow founded Seamore’s – a hugely popular seafood-focused restaurant in NoLita. Here, he tells us all about the key to success in an ever-changing market in New York City:   Tell us about […] more

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Massoni, NoMad, New York

April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s Salvation Burger reopens after months of closure due to a forced fire, a restaurant with a massive apple sitting atop its roof opens in Little Italy and Danny Meyer’s beloved Union Square Cafe opens. All this and more brand new openings in the city below… Be First. Just Opened. more

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Gun Hill Tavern, Bronx, New York

New York City has been pulling out all the stops this week with its restaurant openings and has something for everyone to try. Cheese-lover? Check. Wine connoisseur? Check. Poké-fiend? Check. It’s all here and it all opened this week. Be First. Just Opened. more

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It may have been Thanksgiving this week and Black Friday is upon us but that hasn’t stopped New York from giving us some more openings to enjoy. Be First. Just Opened. more

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Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is nearly here. If you’re not basting the turkey yourself this year or just want a break, we’ve kindly collated a list of some of the best spots in NYC offering a special thanksgiving menu. Here are 14 places where you’re guaranteed to be thankful:   BALTHAZAR This NYC institution […] more

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Italienne NYC

If you prefer your salads served in a Mason-jar then we’ve got just the ticket for you in our round up below. For those looking to broaden their global cuisine knowledge we’ve got openings that span Scandinavia, Vietnam and even a restaurant fusing the best of French and Italian food. It’s all here, in the […] more

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Drybar, Lower East Side, New York

A new gourmet chocolate shop opens in Bryant Park full of sweet works of art. Andrew Carmellini puts the final piece to the puzzle at the William Vale Hotel with his Italian restaurant, Leuca and a broth shop that sells its broths in cappuccino cups opens in the West Village… Be First. Just Opened.   […] more

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The Redbury NYC

New York restaurant veteran, Keith McNally opens another showstopper in his first ever restaurant in a hotel. A boutique hotel opens just off Madison with a historic touch to it. And a new neighborhood spot serving up simple comfort food launches on Greenwich Street. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened. more

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Kerry James Marshall, The Met, New York

Tom Colicchio’s at it again after he’s finally shared his latest restaurant with New York at The Beekman and a new three-story marketplace and restaurant launches in Williamsburg. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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We’ve got presidential faces for dessert, a seventeen-year-old dude cooking up the best goddam sixteen course menu you’ve ever seen and a restaurant that wants you to eat alone. We love New York and we love these Top 5 Openings:   Mimi Cheng’s What is it? The second NYC outpost of the hit Taiwanese dumpling […] more

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Urban Vegan Kitchen, West Village, New York

Veganism is no longer a sport reserved for hippies and Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s become a real thing, a tasty thing – heck, it’s even become a dessert thing. New York is, of course, the best city for offering the best of the best of new cuisine and recently there have been some strong contenders opening […] more

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Pietro Nolita, New York

These days, you haven’t been to a hot spot unless you’ve snapped and grammed the evidence. Restaurants and bars throughout Manhattan have cottoned on to this trend and more and more are designing unique spaces, dishes or speciality drinks in a bid to encourage customers to get those snaps up and spread the word. We […] more

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Move over Lower East Side, you’ve had some great action this year but this week, it’s all happening on the Upper East Side. The team behind Estela and Café Altro Paradiso have made a home inside the fancy Met Breuer with Flora Bar and the guys that brought us Pizza Beach and Brinkley’s have opened up contemporary-American […] more

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OddFellows Passport Program gives us one more reason to love ice cream – and an excuse to eat a ton of it. While most average people are opting for a warming spiced pumpkin latte now that the fall weather has well and truly arrived, other big-name ice cream makers have had other ideas. Just last week […] more

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Kola House, New York

Have you ever wondered what an upscale restaurant run by a multibillion-dollar soft drinks and snack giant, PepsiCo would be like? Well now you don’t need to! Because they’ve just opened one in Chelsea and it’s definitely worth checking out. In other news, steakhouse champion, Wolfgang Puck, opens his first New York restaurant at the […] more

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If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating a pastry from the newly opened Mah ze Dahr bakery store, we suggest you go – now. The bakery’s name comes from the word “magic” and, once you try anything that comes out of their ovens, whether it’s their tender brioche donuts, delicate raspberry rose tart or brown butter blondies, […] more

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Ladybird, New York

“Hey, I know a great little place…” is always a phrase that is guaranteed to go down well on a date. But picking the first date spot can be stressful. You want to choose somewhere awesome, ideally a spot that they’ve never been to before (giving you major social superiority for being ‘in the know’) […] more

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Sayonara summer humidity! So long sweaty subway! Fall is here and it wants everyone to know. But before you lock away your flip flops and commit your weekends to binge-watching Netflix and ordering take-out, you should check out some new stuff that’s opened for your enjoyment in New York City. A sexy new restaurant and […] more

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BOTTLETOP, New York

It’s been a fun week in the city. A dumpling the size of a small baby’s head has had people lining up to have a taste within just days of opening. And Blue Water Grill celebrated their 20th birthday with a shiny new makeover and a brand new restaurant and bar downstairs. Read about these […] more

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Parm, New York

From a four storey ‘clubstaurant’ featuring a Champagne garden and table side cocktail mixology to a super-duper all-vegan bakery, we’ve got you covered morning to night with these new openings in New York. Be first. Just Opened. more

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Ascent Lounge, Midtown, New York

This summer, New York has had its fair share of tasty openings to keep us fed. From an oyster restaurant serving the aphrodisiac in every which way possible to a supermodel-come-chef opening his own Peruvian spot on the Lower East Side – it’s all here and we’ve very kindly compiled it into one handy little […] more

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Baby Brasa, New York

Fancy oysters every way? Peruvian chicken cooked by a male model? Or New York’s first vegan-only pizza-by-the-slice joint? It’s all here in June’s best openings. Be First. Just Opened. more

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Ascent Lounge, Midtown, New York

A Kosher Mexican restaurant on the Upper West Side, cocktails you can order by phone and 120 mezcals and tequilas all on one menu. Yep, we’ve got a few things for you to keep yourselves busy with this weekend. Here’s this week’s best openings in New York. Be First. Just Opened. more

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In between catching rare Pokemon around the streets of New York, some people also managed to open up a few new spots for us New Yorkers to re-fuel and revel in. From an award-winning pizza place to a cat cafe in Brooklyn, it’s all here in Just Opened’s NYC’s Best New Openings for May Be […] more

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