Island Oyster, Governor's Island, New York

New York’s Top 5 Openings This Week

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 on Governor’s Island.

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Island Oyster

Island Oyster, Governor's Island, New York

What is it? A new restaurant and bar on Governor’s Island from the team behind hit boat-bar, Grand Banks.

Why’s it unmissable? Coming out to Governor’s Island you’ll be one of a unique bunch of revellers getting a taste of some of the best views of the city, not to mention the killer cocktails you’ll be supping in front of those views and those famous lobster rolls.

Everything you need to know: Island Oyster

Mas (farmhouse)

Mas Farmhouse, Greenwich Village, New York

What is it? The 13-year-old restaurant that closed last year due to a fire is now re-opened, back and better than ever.

Why’s it unmissable? As well as sprucing up the space with a few changes in decor, they’ve also completely re-hauled the menu with fresh new and tasty dishes but, regulars can rest-assured that they have held on to their signature dishes.

Everything you need to know: Mas (farmhouse)

Maki Maki

Maki Maki, Midtown, New York

What is it? A new and affordable sushi spot in Midtown.

Why’s it unmissable? Yes, it’s another fast-casual lunch time option but this one has a true focus on quality and all of your sushi is made to order right in front of you by a trained sushi chef.

Everything you need to know: Maki Maki

Icelandic Fish & Chips

Icelandic fish & chips, west village, new york

What is it? A new ‘healthy’ version of the British staple dish, fish & chips, in the West Village.

Why’s it unmissable? The new restaurant is the second for the Reykjavík import which has proven incredibly popular in its home town – now its New York’s turn.

Everything you need to know: Icelandic Fish & Chips

The Office

The Office, Columbus Circle, New York

What is it? A new speakeasy from the Alinea Group atop the Mandarin Oriental.

Why’s it unmissable? Upon arrival, guests are even given a special ‘tipple’ from a hidden space.

Everything you need to know: The Office