Naming a restaurant the best in the city is next to impossible; there’s a better chance of finding a fish bone in Gordon Ramsay’s food. But as the year ends, a list is made and it includes all the stellar newcomers and all-stars of New York City’s culinary world.
With the ever-growing number of restaurants opening up, we have taken it up to us to give you new localities to eat at.
Fret not, these are easy to find, just get yourself a bus map of NYC, and hop on the next one to enjoy your next meal at a new place.
Here’s a list of some of the best new restaurants in town:
When it comes to over-spending on an omakase dinner, the New Yorker indulges. But William Chen’s Ato is an exception and one we are willing to shell out on. The restaurant is a small cozy little affair serving a modest à la carte menu with multi-course options like uni, Kobe-beef omakase and sushi.
This humble setting pride on its top-notch ingredients and amazing classical skills.
2. Hanoi House
John Nyugen brings to us his delicious rendition of the modest pho. The Vietnamese joint, Hanoi House excels with its 16 hour boiled broth which is served with delicate strips of beef, leafy greens and rice noodles. Apart from this, the filet mignon and brisket are also worth trying. With the finest ingredients and A-grade cooking techniques, this restaurant is already a favourite in the East Village.
The uber-talented Alex Stupak has taken midtown by a storm with his taco joint, Empellón. The crab and uni nachos, the guac (with a choice of seven salsa sauces) are new additions to his menu but his signature tacos still hold the fort down. The stars of this restaurant, however, are the desserts. An unbelievable avocado parfait, that is indeed parfait for you and your Instagram feed.