Discover the Best New Restaurants in Manhattan

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:701West, Le Jardinier, Crown Shy
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French, American
Neighborhoods:Theater District / Times Square, Midtown East, Financial District

701West

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Theater District / Times Square
163 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
Get lost in luxury at The Edition Hotel, right in Times Square. Every restaurant here is something special, with 701West being the crowning glory. This fine dining experience comesRead more
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Le Jardinier

$$$$·French·
Midtown East
245 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Right on Lexington Avenue in the heart of Midtown East, Le Jardinier is like a breath of fresh air in the bustling city. White and green against natural wood gently urges diners toRead more
100% recommended
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Crown Shy

$$$$·American·
Financial District
134 reviews
Despite coming from the fine dining teams behind Del Posto and Eleven Madison Park, Crown Shy in the Financial District is a surprisingly relaxed and affordable restaurant. This doRead more
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Takeshi Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
SoHo
71 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
This SoHo sushi joint is the brainchild of a chef who has worked at four of the top sushi restaurants in New York, in between his love of heavy metal and boxing. Takeshi serves lunRead more
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Standard Grill

$$$$·American·
Meatpacking District
192 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Leather, wood and sumptuous blue curtains let diners know they’re in for a night of luxury at this Meatpacking District favorite. Praised by press citywide, this restaurant is partRead more
86% recommended
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Feroce Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Chelsea
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 modRead more
100% recommended
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Grill Café at The Standard

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Meatpacking District
52 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
The Standard, High Line, has several dining options but The Grill Café is the most casual and accessible. More than just a waiting area for the Standard Grill, the more upscale resRead more
87% recommended
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St. Tropez - SOHO

$$$$·French·
SoHo
54 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Great for Brunch
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 seRead more
100% recommended

10 Corso Como - New York

$$$$·Italian·
South Street Seaport
217 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
The culinary section of the startlingly luxurious 10 Corso Como retail store, this could be one of the most eagerly anticipated new restaurants in Manhattan. The artsy and excitingRead more
85% recommended
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The Poni Room

$$$$·Seafood·
NoHo
53 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Cozy
The Izakaya is the Japanese concept closest to a pub: somewhere to enjoy great drinks and food in a casual atmosphere. The Poni Room, downstairs from American eatery Saxon + ParoleRead more
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Roey's

$$$$·Italian·
West Village
98 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Roey’s started out life as the little sibling pizza joint of Rosemary’s. It recently had a full overhaul and was reborn as Roey’s, a café style eatery with inspiration from Sicily Read more
100% recommended
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Unagi-ya Hachibei

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
Midtown East
43 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quiet Conversation
Both sushi and “Friends” fans will know that Unagi means “eel” (sorry Ross), and this Midtown East restaurant is celebrating Japan’s love affair with eel in a big way. This is the Read more
97% recommended
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Barolo East

$$$$·Italian·
Midtown East
318 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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 farRead more
96% recommended
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Paradise Club

$$$$·American·
Theater District / Times Square
63 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Studio 54 meets House of Yes in this new Times Square experience which combines dining, dancing and drinking with more than a touch of theatre. Gorgeous murals and stunning lightinRead more
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The Woo

$$$$·Korean·
SoHo
217 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Contemporary Korean dining is the latest thread in the New York culinary tapestry. The Woo aims to make Korean food approachable and delicious using creative and modern techniques,Read more
97% recommended
Korean in New York / Tri-State Area

IL Divo

$$$$·Italian·
Upper East Side
207 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 hundRead more
100% recommended
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Atomix

$$$$·Korean·
Murray Hill
74 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Korean food isn’t all about casual barbecue offerings. ATOMIX in Nomad is a sensory experience, combining incredible attention to detail with out-of-this-world flavor, plus a fine Read more
84% recommended
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L’Accolade

$$$$·French·
West Village
90 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Natural wine is a growing trend in New York’s dining scene, and L’Accolade has embraced this with a short yet select list of some of the best. Combine this with the “Néo Bistrot” vRead more
92% recommended
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PRICELESS | Lyaness - Permanently Closed

$$$$·British·
TriBeCa - Downtown
31 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Bar Seating
PRICELESS is a unique venture: a range of eateries and drinking spots reserved only for Mastercard holders. What’s special about each of the three new venues is that they are faithRead more
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ARDYN - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
West Village
155 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This Greenwich Village restaurant has a forest-feel, with soft, dark green décor and chandeliers made from antlers. The menu promises New American fare utilizing fresh ingredients Read more
89% recommended
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