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The 10 best new NYC restaurants of 2023

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by Tanay Warerkar
Updated December 18, 2023

Maximalism reigned supreme on NYC’s new restaurant scene in 2023. Translation: half-pound, $29 hot dogs, oysters flambéed tableside, and ravioli oozing cheesy sauce on steak. This is the first full year with the pandemic squarely behind us, and that’s reason enough for New Yorkers to go out—and go big. These are the 10 restaurant openings New Yorkers couldn’t get enough of in 2023.

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4.5
4.5 (1352)
$31 to $50
Italian
Upper West Side

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About the restaurant

Quality Branded’s (Zou Zou’s, Quality Italian) latest kicked off a glorious new era of maximalist dining with its opening in February, and the city hasn’t looked back since. A giant, oozing raviolo crowning a filet mignon, garlicky babka, and other viral dishes have made this an especially tough reservation to score. When you do get in, soak in the bright-orange banquettes, floor-to-ceiling windows with Central Park views, and plants hanging from the ceiling while sipping a briny pepperoncini martini. Yes, the food’s a runaway hit, but this larger-than-life hotspot is the kind of place you’ll want to bring a group of friends you can party with.


Top review
Chelovip
Dined 3 days ago
Always delicious; fabulous service and great ambiance.
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4.1
4.1 (8)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown East

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About the restaurant

The half-pound, $29 hot dog at Mischa earned indisputable bragging rights for dish of the summer. If that wasn’t reason enough to grab a reservation, The New York Times critic Pete Wells piled on the praise with a two-star review calling Mischa “one of the year’s most inventive restaurants.” That’s no shocker, given Empellón legend Alex Stupak is steering the restaurant, which opened in April. Here’s a surprise, though: Mischa isn’t doing the Mexican food Stupak built his career on. This one’s more personal as the chef draws on his Ukrainian and Italian heritage in dishes like kasha varnishkes (buckwheat with egg noodles) and Calabrian chile hot wings.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 27, 2024
This was a lovely experience. Some of the best service I've ever had, and absolutely amazing food.
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4.7
4.7 (63)
$31 to $50
Italian
Gramercy Park

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About the restaurant

NYC has no shortage of standout Italian restaurants, but Carlotto has been doing the most with its massive, one-of-a-kind amari collection since it opened in April. The food is on point, too, because chef Andy Kitko of sibling restaurant Oceans leads the kitchen here as well. While the popular seafood restaurant has hints of Italy sprinkled in, Carlotto goes all in on regional Italian cooking. Start with aged ham and cheese from the north, then move on to Roman-style flatbread before going big with tagliatelle and wild boar ragù. Remember the amaro? You’ll want to end your meal with a shot of it in the affogato.


Top review
ChelsGvip
Dined on Feb 8, 2024
Perfect date night spot. The food was great, the atmosphere was great, the service was great. Will go back again!
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4.4
4.4 (18)
$50 and over
European
West Village

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About the restaurant

When Angie Mar of Les Trois Chevaux fame opens a restaurant, New Yorkers notice. That was definitely the case for the famous chef’s Le B., a September opening that’s an ode to the food she grew up eating in the ’80s and ’90s. That means nostalgic dishes like roast duck smoked in jasmine tea and Chinese chicken salad with bitter greens and mandarin, all served in a velvety, dimly lit space that whispers luxury. Don’t be surprised if a meal here includes a celeb sighting—Christian Siriano, Patina Miller, and Stephanie March have all dined here since it opened.


Top review
Pacificus
Dined on Nov 3, 2023
Incredible, as usual! Angie Mar does it again! Will be back soon.
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4.6
4.6 (93)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
NoMad

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About the restaurant

Dominick Lee dreamed of making modern Creole food on a big stage, and there’s no splashier platform than New York. Since Alligator’s Pear’s July opening, diners can’t seem to get enough of the grilled alligator sausage, creamy artichoke-stuffed beignets, and New Orleans-inspired cocktails, to name just a few exciting items on the menu. Plus, the restaurant’s location is a huge boon for the Penn Station crowd, which usually has to make do with fast-casual spots. Take in the Southern hospitality, get comfortable in the three-story Art Deco space, and get a taste of NOLA in NYC.


Top review
MattF
Dined on Feb 2, 2024
Nice spot. Bartender makes great drinks - menu not overwhelmingly extensive. The burger was really tasty and fantastic fries. A comfortable atmosphere not too loud but they do have live entertainment so may be louder after certain hours near bar. Recommend!
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4.1
4.1 (128)
$50 and over
Japanese
NoMad

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About the restaurant

Omakase is a bonafide New York tradition at this point, but Top Chef star Frances Tariga managed to bring something new to this town. Her Filipino-accented omakase is an intimate, 16-course party of show-stopping small bites like shrimp tartare with caviar, smoked Spanish mackerel with wasabi, and fatty tuna tacos with gold dust. If you really want to do it up, book one of the later seatings for karaoke night at the stylish NoMad restaurant following the meal.


Top review
rls305vip
Dined on Dec 17, 2023
The food was so good. And such a unique experience.
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4.4
4.4 (108)
$31 to $50
American
Chelsea

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About the restaurant

Live out your Mad Men fantasies at The Press Club Grill, singled out by Town & Country as one of the hottest restaurants of the year. Prolific chef Franklin Becker leans hard into ’50s and ’60s dishes at the restaurant, which is part of the revamped Martinique hotel. The space is decked for the era, too, with curvy banquettes and checkerboard floors. Choose from a reimagined Waldorf salad, oysters Rockefeller, chicken schnitzel with Kyiv sauce, and other time-honored classics. The nostalgic feels are just as strong in cocktails like the gin-based Page Turner and the Pimm’s-forward Hush Money—more proof of how a meal here is a trip to a totally different era.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Tremendous experience. The staff was exceptional especially Mo. We look forward to becoming regulars here!
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5.0
5 (48)
$50 and over
Sushi
West Village

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About the restaurant

When sushi joints in NYC were limited to super casual or extremely high-end destinations, Blue Ribbon Sushi changed the game in 1994 with its accessible offerings—and sushi wizard Toshi Ueki at the helm. So it’s only natural that brothers and Blue Ribbon founders Eric and Bruce Bromberg paid tribute to the late Ueki when they opened this tiny, 12-seat spot in February. Ueki’s precise vision lives on in a two-and-a-half-hour omakase extravaganza by executive chef Kazutaka Iimori, full of edomae-style nigiri, Maine lobster with caviar, and 80 types of sake, wine, and beer. This is a feast fit to celebrate a legend.


Top review
Hungrywilltravel
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely amazing. One of the best restaurants I’ve tried in my life. Food, service on point. Truly revelatory.
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4.1
4.1 (114)
$30 and under
Persian
Rockefeller Center

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About the restaurant

New Yorkers love a good pop-up-turned-permanent story—and that’s exactly the path followed by caterer and Iranian chef Nasrin Rejali, who opened this love letter to Persian homestyle cooking in July. Nasrin’s Kitchen sits on the second floor of a nondescript Midtown building and is easy to miss. But you should go for the rich chicken fesenjan (walnut stew), zereshk polo ba morgh (tart chicken-and-saffron rice), and berry-and-herb-based Persian drinks that are hard to come by anywhere else in the city. Plus, the restaurant is entirely family run: Rejali leads the kitchen and her son and daughter run the show out front, which means a meal at Nasrin’s Kitchen is truly like having dinner in her home.


Top review
Risae
Dined 4 days ago
A very warm and welcoming place for a delicious dinner
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4.5
4.5 (203)
$30 and under
American
Financial District

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About the restaurant

Marcus Samuelsson may be known to most Americans as a huge Food Network star, but here in NYC, his cooking is what stands out. Overseeing the fine Nordic dining at Aquavit and then opening Harlem legend Red Rooster gave him top NYC chef status. Now, Samuelsson, alongside executive chef Ed Tinoco, is capturing the spirit of NYC at his newest opening Metropolis. Dishes like oysters with XO sauce are nods to the Chinese community in Flushing, while hamachi tacos take cues from Rockaway Beach street food. The grand space pays homage to New York, too—it’s a massive, 135-seat restaurant designed by David Rockwell that echoes the dramatic marble building it’s in.


Top review
Skylo
Dined 5 days ago
It is a very relaxed atmosphere and the food and service are excellent!
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