This Fall, New York is a whirlwind of New Dining Options and Radical Revamps. It’s sweater weather; cashmere of course.
Here are some of the most special eateries to check out this fall.
New Dining Options
38 East 19th Street
From the abc kitchen crew, this will be Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first meatless restaurant; gourmet vegetarians rejoice. This veggie-focused restaurant was co-created by ABC Carpet & Home CEO Paulette Cole and will open this spring with a menu from chef de cuisine Neal Harden. The 75-seat restaurant will serve both vegan and vegetarian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
14 East 60th Street.
Opened in the midst of Fashion Week last month, celebrities christened the spot. The new outpost by TAO Group’s Greek eatery focuses on fresh seafood in its massive, 207-seat space.
Black Tap at The Blakely New York
136 W 55th Street
This fan favorite will bring its celebrated burgers and milkshakes to the Blakely Hotel. The opening precedes the launch of its first cookbook, Craft Burgers & Crazy Shakes from Black Tap, which goes on sale in November.
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill at AKA Wall Street
84 William Street
The Blue Ribbon empire expands with a “no rules” concept on the ground floor of the newly opened AKA Wall Street. What you won’t see on the menu; the famous sushi – there will be no Japanese influences here.
5 Doyers Street
Built in a former opera house on Chinatown’s Doyers Street, this exciting Cantonese restaurant from Eddy Buckingham and Jeff Lam will reimagine classic dishes.
The Four Seasons Hotel, 99 Church Street
Wolfgang Puck’s newest venture is the prime spot for steak. Find an extensive selection of American and Japanese Wagyu beef.
Fowler & Wells
The Beekman, 5 Beekman Street
Star Chef Tom Colicchio brings a menu filled with throwback New York classics, such as Lobster Thermidor and Beef Wellington. Fun fact; this is Tom Colicchio’s first New York City opening since 2010. Nestled in Lower Manhattan’s Beekman Hotel, it’s inspired by the fine dining of the past. The team will also operate a bar in the hotel’s nine-story atrium.
Harold’s Meat + Three
2 Renwick Street
A southern cafeteria by Chef Harold Moore at the Arlo Hotel is finally open, providing diners with an upscale version of a traditional “meat and three,” where, as it sounds, you choose a meat and three sides.
18 King Street
A SoHo bistro opened by three London transplants. Offers a changing daily menu of fresh seasonal ingredients.
11 East 31st Street
Dale Talde and his partners are opening a new Italian-American concept in the new Arlo NoMad Hotel that will serve multi-cultural spins on Italian classics.
The Meatball Shop Hell’s Kitchen
798 9th Avenue
The seventh location of the mix-and-match meatball shop. There will be a separate bar and private dining option next door.
355 West 16th Street
Beautique’s Jon Bakhshi re-opened the upscale Japanese hot spot, Megu, in the former Cherry space at the Dream Downtown. The underground restaurant serves classic Eastern flavors with a modern menu with cutting edge ambiance.
47 Prince Street
French restaurateur Claude Louzon and his daughter, Julie, will open their first New York business with acclaimed designer, Philippe Starck.
58 Second Avenue
This Nordic newcomer to the East Village is an ode to pickling, salting, smoking, brining and fermenting. Restaurateur Mathias Kaer runs several successful restaurants in Denmark, but this is his first U.S. spot.
174 Elizabeth Street
All pink restaurant! Now open for breakfast and dinner, with lunch soon to follow. Healthy food and sure to be a favorite of the Fashion crowd.
215 W 40th Street
Here it is all about Nashville. There will be Nashville hot chicken, smoked pulled pork, hot catfish and collard greens. The bi-level space will also have live music.
126 West 18th Street
Former Upper East Side mainstay now in a reclaimed 19th-century horse stable in Chelsea. Their famous plant-centric menu continues.
28 West 44th Street
Originally expected to open in 2015, the 190-seat, Japanese-Peruvian restaurant (with room for an additional 50 in private dining) will finally open.
186 Mott Street
Fast-casual Italian from ESquared Hospitality (By CHLOE) and Chef Ali La Raia will bring seasonal salads, focaccia sandwiches, house-made pastas, gelato, fresh mozzarella and Italian beer and wine.
615 Hudson Street
This 70-seat restaurant in the West Village features international cuisine with Latin flare.
As usual, NYC has some serious culinary happenings underway. Food boundaries are always in flux; watch for my next edition of Faithful Food! Happy Dining!