5 Restaurants To Try This Fall

An overview of Black Tap NYC Cheese burger plate with french fries, a pickle and a fork and knife on the right hand side

When you live in New York City, there can never be enough restaurants to choose from. The Zagat Guide, the New York’er foodie bible, just released an article about the 45 most anticipated restaurant openings for Fall 2016. We did a little digging and narrowed the list down to the top 5 restaurants that we can’t wait to try this fall.


A photo of three of Black Tap NYC's milkshakes, one topped with chocolate chip cookies, one with cotton candy and the last with M&M's and Reese's cups
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For love of Crazy Shakes + Central Location

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, set to open inside the Blakely Hotel in October 2016, will be Midtown’s newest fan favorite. With choices from craft burgers to crazy shakes, (that look exactly how they are photographed) there is no doubt that you will become a return customer. If you follow foodies on social media you’ve probably seen pictures of their legendary shakes before. Now, pick up your jaw off the floor and make your way over to Soho or the Meatpacking District!

For Vegetarian + Vegan + Raw Foods High End Eats: ABCV

Jean-Georges restaurants are some of my very favorite in the city and as a vegetarian, I was delighted to hear about his newest project, ABCV, a veggie focused restaurant that will be serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 19th Street this September. The dishes will take flavor notes from the East (think India, China and Japan), and will of course use locally sourced produce. In an interview with The Huffington Post, JG said, “When I started working on restaurants in New York, meat was always in excess.  Over time, I started adding more and more vegetables and vegetarian dishes to my menus.” And for that, JG, we thank you!

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For A Slice of NYC History + Really Delicious Cantonese Food

Located on the most crooked street in NYC (and some may say the coolest), Chinese Tuxedo on 5 Doyers Street will take over the building that was formerly the Chinese Theater opened by Chinatown merchant Chu Fong in 1893. Truly a piece of NYC history, this was the first Chinese language theater in New York City and the only Chinese theater east of California. Projected to open in November, owners Eddy Buckingham and Jeff Lam will do something truly special with the restaurant. Instead of the fusion Asian food we’ve become so accustomed to over the years in trendy parts of town, Chinese Tuxedo will offer very traditional Cantonese dishes, re-imagined for the contemporary palate.

For Fabulous French Food In The FiDi

The Financial District has been long overdue for a solid restaurant which offers delicious food as well as aesthetics that lend themselves to a romantic date night or a fun night out with friends. Thankfully, the French bistro Augustine will be sweeping in this fall and answering all the prayers of those that live and work in the neighborhood. Located inside the sleek new Beekman Hotel (a destination itself!), Augustine will be manned by restaurateur Keith McNally (of Balthazar and Cherche Midi fame). While it resides in the hotel, the restaurant will not be providing room service to guests at the hotel, making it a stand alone venture focused only on the guests at the bistro.

A floor plan of what DeKalb Market Hall, with shops and animated people walking around shopping.

For Anything + Everything You’d Want To Nosh On In Brooklyn

Food courts have been sprouting up everywhere. From Eataly to Gotham West Market to Brookfield Place, they’ve been speckling neighborhoods all across Manhattan, so it seems time that Brooklyn get a food hall of its own, too. Dekalb Food Hall will be the answer to all the Brooklynites’ hunger pains. There will be favorites such as Ample Hills CreameryFletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, and the first offshoot of the legendary Katz’s Delicatessen, as well as some newbies and plenty of take-home food shopping available, too. Dekalb Food Hall: “Regional eats with a heavy dose of old-fashioned Brooklyn attitude.”

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