Table Stakes: October

The 7 best new restaurants that opened in NYC this month

October 30, 2017 9:00 am

 To keep tabs on every New York restaurant and bar opening is folly. But to keep tabs on the most worthy? Yeoman’s work, and we’re proud to do it. Thus we present Table Stakes, a monthly rundown of the five (or so) must-know spots that have swung wide their doors in the past thirty (or so). Bon appétit.

EDEN Local
Midtown West
You’re here becaueIt’s a non-vegan restaurant headed by a chef who himself is vegan, which translates to an emphasis on super local, ethically raised food.
You’re dining on: Fresh, house-made sourdough, for starters, followed by a grassfed ribeye, kabocha gnocchi and cured wild snapper. And for lunch: the dry-aged burger.
510 West 42nd Street (map)

L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon
You’re here because: Head Baker Tetsuya Yamaguchi and Chef Joël Robuchon have 31 Michelin stars worldwide between ‘em. Not too shabby.
You’re dining on: Two nine-course tasting menus: “Le Menu Decouverte de Saison” and “Le Menu Végétarien,” with signature dishes such as Le Burger with foie gras and sautéed bell peppers, and Le Caviar with king crab, shellfish gelée and cauliflower cream.
85 10th Avenue (map)

Rice & Gold
You’re here because: Chef Dale Talde is taking diners on a journey around the globe in the space of  a meal: influences include China and the Philippines, as well as Mexico, Bangladesh, Iran, Jamaica, India and more.
You’re dining on: It’s not every day you can chase lobster and scallop dumplings with a whole jerk-roasted duck. Take advantage.
50 Bowery (map)

Dumbo, Brooklyn 
You’re here because: It’s a simultaneously chic and down-to-earth Mediterranean joint with waterfront views.
You’re dining on: Grilled and roasted delicata squash atop red cabbage braised in concord grape juice, followed by short-rib Turkish dumplings. And save room for the orange olive oil cake.
1 John Street (map)

The Aviary
Columbus Circle 
You’re here because: Chicago’s award-winning cocktail bar came to its senses and set up shop in NYC.
You’re dining on: Ultra high-quality liquid courage like the Wake and Bake, an OJ and coffee-based cocktail. Plus: small plates like octopus croquettes.
80 Columbus Circle (map)

You’re here because: Charles Seich (formerly of Major Food Group) and Chef Greg Proechel (Le Turtle and Eleven Madison Park) make a winning duo if we’ve ever heard one.
You’re dining on: “Snacks” like chips and dip with chicharrones and chicken liver mousse, along with divine mains like carrot agnolotti with lamb neck and lobster. And kick things off with a Gold & Delicious: apple brandy, Japanese whiskey, almond and Castilian bitters.
44 West 29th Street (map)

Don Angie
West Village
You’re here because: The husband-and-wife duo that brought us Quality Italian is back with a new picture-perfect hotspot. Also: carbs.
You’re dining on: Swooped-up classics like a lasagna shaped like a cinnamon bun and two-tone pasta molded into large candy shapes dressed in a brown butter sauce with persimmon, black sesame and opal basil.
103 Greenwich Avenue (map)


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