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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Manhattan

The Dutch first called it New Amsterdam, but today Manhattan reigns as the epicenter of culture, finance, and art in North America. Keeping up with the best new restaurants in Manhattan can be challenging with around 24,000 eateries open at any given time. From porterhouse steaks to pastrami on rye, not forgetting perfect New York pizza, Manhattan offers as many iconic dishes as it does vibrant and diverse cuisine. But where are Manhattan’s dining hotspots? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. This exclusive list brings diners to the best restaurants in Manhattan. Travel to Provence via Lexington Avenue, where natural wine meets the casual cafe-style eatery. Vibrant breakfast joints rub shoulders with upscale grills in the Meatpacking District. Book a table at one of the best new restaurants in Manhattan today.

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4 Restaurants
Updated October 23, 2019
Restaurants:Feroce Ristorante, St. Tropez - SOHO, Barolo East
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, French
Neighborhoods:Chelsea, SoHo, Midtown East
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Feroce Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Chelsea
4.5
269 reviews

Feroce in Chelsea’s Flower District is popular whatever the weather, thanks to a range of outdoor and indoor seating options. The theme is traditional Italian flavor fused with modern refinement, demonstrated via artisanal salami sliced right at the table under soft, ambient lights. Flag down the grappa cart for "digestiv" with pastries, after a sublime meal of authentic Amatriciana, crusted salmon, or half roast chicken with seasonal vegetables. A relaxing and welcome addition to the Moxy Hotel.


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St. Tropez - SOHO

$$$$
French
SoHo
4.5
87 reviews

Diners looking for a great date spot in the West Village need look no further than St. Tropez. Dark wood, large windows (ideal for people watching) and twinkling lights all help set the right atmosphere at this French-inspired restaurant and wine bar. The restaurant bills itself as “A touch of Provence with an American Accent”, and the menu echoes this ethos. Pair an excellent wine with a selection of small plates ranging from meatballs with ratatouille to a mushroom flatbread with arugula. Larger offerings include a ribeye steak with Bordeaux sauce, and a truffle mac and cheese. Plenty to keep the appetite stimulated and the conversation flowing.


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Barolo East

$$$$
Italian
Midtown East
4.7
563 reviews

Barolo East is one of Midtown East’s freshest Italian openings. The comforting contrast of white tablecloths and bare brickwork is the perfect backdrop for some classic Italian fare. Discover vibrant gazpacho followed by spinach fettuccini or chicken breast with artichokes. Even the desserts are authentic, ranging from tiramisu to Panna Cotta. A great way to explore the flavors of Northern Italy in the heart of Manhattan.


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IL Divo

$$$$
Italian
Upper East Side
4.6
305 reviews

There aren’t too many restaurants dedicated to actors, but Upper East Side’s Il Divo is like a beautiful temple to the late, great Rudolph Valentino. Glamorous décor including hundred of frames photos and posters greets guests as they enter. Yet, despite the ostentatious surroundings the atmosphere is intimate and friendly. Classic Italian fare done to perfection is the order of the day. Cockle linguine, risotto, eggplant parmigiana, and even a black truffle pizza make for an indulgent and satisfying dinner. Italian food done right.


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