Table Stakes: May
Seven new restaurants where you can’t go wrong this summer
To keep tabs on every New York restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s
Upper East Side
You’re here because: It’s the old Four Seasons space, as renovated by the party responsible for big hits like Dirty French, Parm and
You’re dining on: Elegant old-school eats like oysters, pheasant with black truffles, venison
99 East 52nd Street (map)
You’re here because: You missed people-watching from the Grand Central icon in its Jazz Age and mid-century heydays … and it’s back.
You’re dining on: Classic cocktails like the Aviation (Nolet’s Gin, crème de violette, Maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon), the John Campbell’s Martini and Negronis. And if you don’t have to run to catch a train, settle in for the Butcher’s Block, with charcuterie and country pâté.
15 Vanderbilt Avenue (map)
You’re here because: It’s seasonal, approachable and convenient. Excellent
132 4th Avenue (map)
You’re here because: The world cannot get enough poke.
You’re dining on: The signature bowl with yellowfin tuna, cucumber, cilantro, scallions, avocado, edamame, shiitake mushrooms, taro chips, nori, spicy
1700 Broadway (map)
You’re here because: You have had your fill of Nathan’s and this joint has five distinctly different concepts under one roof. See also: full service.
You’re dining on: A surf-and-turf prime burger with grilled shrimp, grilled pineapple, smoked bacon,
3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn (map)
You’re here for: A beautiful revamp of a Chelsea icon.
210 10th Avenue (map)
You’re here because: The creators of Eleven Madison Park noticed that sometimes you don’t have time for a $295 tasting menu, so they brought you something fast and casual.
You’re dining on: Lunch, most likely consisting of $12-$15 hits like the roast chicken and spring veg salad, quinoa falafel and hangar steak with crispy rice. Treating oneself to the milk-and-honey soft serve is also highly advised.
8 West 28th Street (map)