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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Basta What is it? A Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Manhattan. Why’s it unmissable? Every dish is 100% Kosher, and the restaurant is visited daily by an inspector to ensure the standards are being upheld. Everything you need to know: Basta MáLà Project What is it? A second […] more

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As New York continues to attract chefs from across the globe, including highly skilled sushi masters from Japan, some of the best sushi can be found right here in the city. But as with anything in this city of extremes, you can either spend a fortune on omakase style sushi (chef’s choice) or dive into […] more

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The most romantic day of the year has arrived, so whether you’re celebrating with someone special, out with friends or just feel like a night out, here’s our pick of the most delicious places to spend Valentine’s Day… The out-of-town one… Deer Mountain Inn Deep in the hills above Tannersville, NY, Deer Mountain Inn is […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Tender Greens What is it? An LA-born seasonal restaurant in Union Square. Why’s it unmissable? Many of the dishes are made in partnership with local food vendors. Everything you need to know: Tender Greens Poké Junké What is it? A new poké restaurant open in Midtown. Why’s […] more

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Words: Lauren Cochran East of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, on a remarkably unnoteworthy stretch of Grand Street, there’s a fresh face gracing the neighborhood.  Fresh in concept, that is. The Big Ragu opened at 679 Grand Street last week in highly anticipated fashion. Cousins Francis Garcia and Sal Basille are the pizzaiolos behind the beloved […] more

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Don’t miss out – this is our guide to the most delicious food and drink events NYC has to offer. Here’s what’s on this week… February 7: Advanced Flower Cupcake Decorating at Magnolia Bakery. Perfect your petals at this class dedicated to helping you create beautiful floral cupcake designs – plus, you get to take home […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Patent Coffee & Patent Pending What is it? Coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night. Why’s it unmissable? The bar, accessible via secret stairs, has a cocktail menu themed after its location in the Radio Wave Building. Everything you need to know: Patent Coffee & […] more

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It’s that time of year again: Super Bowl weekend has arrived. Whether you’re on the hunt for the right flavors to enhance your viewing experience, or you’re really just in it for the food anyway (we feel you) – here are the best places and parties in the city. The media wall… Slate With over […] more

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In this series, a guest writer talks about a city they love, their old favorites and their new recommendations. First up is our very own CEO, Jamie McDonald. Dorothy Parker once said that ‘London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. Nusr-Et What is it? A New York branch of the viral steakhouse from chef Nusret Gökçe. Why’s it unmissable? It’s Salt Bae’s steakhouse. That should be enough. Everything you need to know: Nusr-Et Yaso Tangbao What is it? A new branch of the Shanghainese dumpling spot. Why’s it […] more

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Feature image credit: Eli Agawa As meals go, brunch is pretty great. You can’t hate a meal that’s got the best parts of breakfast AND lunch in it. In fact, we tried to think of a way to improve brunch, and we just couldn’t do it. But The Fat Radish could: COCKTAILS ON THE HOUSE. […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened. La Goulue What is it? The reopening of a French restaurant in the UES. Why’s it unmissable? The original La Goulue was Michelin-starred, and chef Antoine Camine is returning with a menu of classic French favorites. Everything you need to know: La Goulue Tacombi Empire State […] more

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This week’s unmissable restaurant openings in NYC… Be First. Just Opened.   Soogil What is it? A Korean restaurant in the East Village Why’s it unmissable? it’s the first restaurant from chef Soogil Lim, who cut his teeth at Daniel and Hanjan, and he’s mixing Korean food with French cooking techniques. Everything you need to know: Soogil […] more

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If you’re a little like the rest of the world right now, you might have the intention to eat more healthily after all the holidays. And although that doesn’t sound very exciting, this city is packed with virtuous breakfasts that don’t taste like you’d rather give up and have cookies – I promise. So forget […] more

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Hotels are getting extra delicious here in NYC. Here are the unmissable openings… Be First. Just Opened.  Harvey at the Williamsburg Hotel What is it? A casual American restaurant at the Williamsburg Hotel. Why’s it unmissable? The menu is simple, but the flavors are exciting, with a heavy focus on vegetables. Everything you need to know: […] more

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Build-your-own salads, exciting new Mexican food and a Bob’s Burgers-themed pop-up? Here are the unmissable openings this week. Be First. Just Opened.  7 Days of Bob’s Burgers at Chef’s Club Counter What is it? A Bob’s Burgers-themed pop-up by chef Alvin Cailan at Chef’s Club Counter. Why’s it unmissable? There’s a different themed burger every […] more

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A world class upscale Chinese restaurant that serves arguably the best Peking duck in the world? A café dedicated to all things Kelloggs? Or just a brand new ice cream laboratory to sink your teeth into – it is December after all!? Be First. Just Opened.  more

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As with any holiday in New York, the city puts on quite the show around this time of the year. In the lead up to Christmas, the city glimmers with even more lights than usual, restaurants pull out all the stops with their festive decorations, and walking passed the department stores is almost like viewing […] more

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It’s officially the first day of the month of Christmas but that doesn’t mean that you should go to the same old spots for your office Christmas party. We’ve got some awesome new spots that just opened this week. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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It’s Thanksgiving so one can be forgiven for taking it easy this week but, elsewhere, on the New York City dining scene, chefs are still popping open restaurants for us to take advantage of once we feel that leftover turkey just won’t cut it anymore. Check out the 5 best openings to hit the streets […] more

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Korean BBQ is one of the best ways to share a meal with friends. The only downside? If you want to go out after you typically smell like a meat grill from a mile away. Now there’s a new Korean BBQ destination called Dons Bogam Black in NYC that avoids pesky odors by using hi-tech […] more

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It’s no secret that the West Village is one of the most popular and desired areas of Manhattan. After all, it’s where the Friends apartment was, it’s where Carrie Bradshaw lived and, it’s also where some of the best and highly sought after dining spots are. There’s too much to choose from in the West […] more

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This has been a week where some of your childhood dreams can come true. Always wanted to have breakfast at Tiffany’s? Well now you can. Always wanted to drink and party just like the great Hunter S. Thompson? Now you can. It’s all new and it’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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Brace yourselves New Yorkers. You’ve got some major chefs returning to NYC with some killer new restaurants set to make your stomachs smile. From a ten-course tasting menu with no servers to a nine-course tasting menu in Meatpacking from a chef that collectively has 31 michelin-stars under his belt from his restaurants combined. And the […] more

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The Lower East Side may be best known to you as a part of town for rowdy nightlife and crazy parties in dingy dark spaces but that level of adventure is prevalent in the local food scene too. Restaurants here are constantly landing on the scene from new up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs and there’s a […] more

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It’s seems to all be happening in Brooklyn this week. There’s a new cocktail spot in Greenpoint, a pop-up restaurant by a Noma founder in Williamsburg and a sprawling space in DUMBO that houses a beer ATM. It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened. more

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A store dedicated to everything fries and a bar that has a cocktail for your star sign. This is New York after all. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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The hardest part of the weekend is choosing where to have brunch, especially in Williamsburg where the options are endless and the lines are long. The second hardest part is knowing what to order, which is why we’ve rounded up our favorite places and dishes in Williamsburg. Even if you aren’t a hipster or are […] more

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How about a sexy new bar in Meatpacking? Or a new cafe from Danny Meyers? It’s all here. Be First. Just Opened.  more

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For being the Crossroads of the World, one would think that there would be better places to eat. Instead, tourists are saddled with the depressing notion of choosing between a cavernous Hard Rock Café and pulling up a stool at Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen. (Also known as “Flavortown!” – exclamation included.)  Thankfully, if one moves […] more

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Martina Pizzeria, East Village new york

It seems that pizza is a thing this week – we know, strange for New York City! Be First. Just Opened. more

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The highlight menu item at Ms. Yoo, the new Korean-American gastropub in the Lower East Side, is the whole chicken. The servers talk it up at every table, and it’s easy to see why: when our order emerged from the kitchen, there wasn’t an unturned head in the house. The chicken, at first glance, looks like it could belong on […] 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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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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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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Greenpoint may not seem like one of the most obvious of choices to travel to for dining options – 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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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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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 with a twist – […] 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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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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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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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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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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