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Sous chef at Buddakan, NY
If you're looking for an exciting new restaurant, Seamore's is it! The ambiance is very energetic and laid back at the same time. Great open space with an open kitchen to have lunch and brunch during summer. They work with local fishermen and bring in catch of the day that's varied each day. Tuna Poke is a must. And, you can’t go wrong with crispy fish taco and avocado fritters. The staffs are very friendly and helpful too.
Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.
This is one of my favorite new restaurants in the city. I love the vibe, and it's definitely a great option for semi-inexpensive seafood!
12 months ago
Coffee addict and world traveler
I keep wondering if its worth the usual 1.5-2 hour wait but it sounds really amazing!
Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between
I've heard amazing things about the fish tacos and poke. I'm heading there this weekend thanks for the tips!
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AGM at The Dutch
Maybe not technically that new (it's already received a nice-but-not-glowing review from the New York Times), but still poised to blow up. Erik Ramirez, from Eleven Madison Park by way of Peru, has put together a collection of updates to classic Peruvian ingredients and cooking styles. The menu is tiny, the upside is that every dish is a flavor bomb. Sure to get even more popular when the rooftop opens for the summer. Scenic views overlooking the BQE sound like a joke now, but you'll be drinking Pisco Sours there all summer.
Born in Hong Kong, Instagramaholic
"Flavor bomb" sounds like my kind of place. They've already been on my radar it sounds like I should go check it out
about 1 year ago
If you like it then you shoulda put sriracha on it
I'm planning to go here next week, do you have any recs for favorite dishes? Any must trys?
about 1 year ago
Totally - the quinoa/avocado/bacon/banana dish is insane. Both the ceviche and the tiradito are really good also. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is the grilled shrimp snack. Everything else is worth trying.
about 1 year ago
Dessert before dinner!
This was definitely the most enticing sounding place on the list for me. Great review!
Carrie Lyn Strong
Wine Director, Aureole NYC
Le Coq Rico is a noble and creative bistro for the love of birds. Chef Antoine Westermann brings us his NYC outpost of his Paris original, Le Coq Rico (The Bistro of Beautiful Birds) showcasing a passion for responsibly raised whole-animal poultry and the expression of American terroir through the natural flavors and textures of wild and farmed birds. He offers an Offal Platter of duck and chicken liver, hearts and wings and four different Eggs preparations to seduce your taste buds then presents a Poultry Consommé with duck liver ravioli which is destined to be paired with a young Sauternes, as well as four Foies & Terrines before presenting the main attraction, The Wholebirds, from varying farms in the New England and Tri-state regions. Chef Westermann’s creativity and emotion doesn’t stop there! He pairs Roasted Cod and Smoked Duck Breast on a seasonal bed of carrot gnocchi, asparagus puree and green peas as well as marrying Maine Lobster & Chicken in a Fricasseee with a puff pastry grissini. And every day has its very own loving Plat du Jour. Chef Westermann finishes with seasonal, classic sweets including a Rhubarb Souffle with vanilla ice cream and rhubarb sauce. A meal at Le Coq Rico wraps your heart, palate and mind in a grand poultry affair!
Wish I could work as an ice cream tester for Ben & Jerry's
My mouth watered reading your description of the meal. Incredible! I liked the wine pairing suggestion as well thank you!
12 months ago
Carrie Lyn Strong
Thank you! Definitely get there for dinner sooner rather than later... And Sauternes with roasted chicken is a new favorite for me, a suggestion from a very cool colleague.
12 months ago
Life is too short to skip dessert
I loved your descriptions! Did you have a favorite from among those dishes....any that are can't-miss options when going there?
The Poultry Consommé with duck liver ravioli was the best appetizer I've had in a long time. I definitely recommend a young Sauternes with this dish especially Château Climens!
Wine Director at Piora, Writer and Instructor.
The room itself is a breathe of fresh air. A large open space with beautiful lighting and equally intriguing food to match. The dynamic duo of Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter did it again. It is the kind of food you always want to eat- anchovies, cured meats and fresh cheeses. Italian in inspiration, you feel like you might be somewhere on the Amalfi Coast (but nestled instead conveniently on Spring st). Sip on some Timorasso and enjoy the thoughtful dishes, service and space.
I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
I hope this doesn't become as hard to get a reservation as Estela! Look forward to trying this out!
So excited to try this out! Thanks for sharing the intel on these guys it sounds amazing!
Looks great! Do you have any favorites or standout dishes you'd recommend?
Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat
This is the complimentary charcuterie platter that our friends, Chef Liz and her fiancee Will, sent us from the kitchen. Their resumes are spangled with Michelin stars across the board and now they're cooking up the 20 seat food temple that is Mimi's.
The menu is not only dynamic but also displays incredible diversity in technique, flavor profile, presentation and experience. Our ceviche was crisp and refreshing, the turtle soup was a wow moment, and the crispy pork belly was unctuous.
Completely unexpected little gem in the depths of the lower east side. The restaurant was packed when we were there on a Tuesday night but I'm sure it's not going to remain a secret to the LES for too long.
Flushing, Queens resident, gastronome and wine aficianado
Impressive! I enjoyed reading this and definitely left me very intrigued to try this out!
Senior Fine Wine Consultant, Morrell
Just went for a lovely brunch and the space is absolutely amazing. Once they open up the outdoor portion for warmer weather, I can only imagine how mobbed this place will be. Food was delicious, comforting but thoughtful. Extensive wine list with some fun cocktails. I personally loved the Sirena Spritz and Gin Gin Mule.
Food writer and lover of all things chocolate
It looks like its pretty much already impossible to get a reservation. On OpenTable they didn't have evening reservations for at least 3 weeks.
My friends think I'm a food snob
The wine director at La Sirena wrote about their brunch on Roundtable a while back it looked pretty amazing. Any favorite items you tried?
Loved the bread basket (sounds boring but was FANTASTIC!) Also loved the cheeseburger and the Chinese sausage omelette.
Beverage Director Starr Restaurants NYC
Chef Patrick Connolly has returned to New York and is opening this buzzed about restaurant any day now. It's located in National Sawdust, which is this great new music venue/artist incubator. In this contemporary bistro, expect meats, toasts, killer veggies, with hand made pasta, and I've seen pics of a damn fine burger. Can't wait.
So much great food happening in Wburg. Very excited about this, will definitely add to my list!
Dining Adventurist in NYC
This is pretty excellent intel, thanks for sharing Brookes!
I'm very intrigued because I love National Sawdust! Do you know where Chef Patrick was cooking at in NYC before this?
He actually hasn't been in NYC for a few years. He was chef at Bobo in the West Village, won a James Beard Award best chef Northeast for Radius in Boston.
Just read that official opening is Monday.
Wine Consultant at Vignaioli Selection
Impero Caffe is located at the new INNSIDE by Melia Yesterday. I was in for drinks at the sleek lobby bar and right away, I was overcome by the potential of this restaurant. With a bar and lounge on the ground floor, the restaurant descends one floor down, away from the hustle and bustle of 27th Street. Now that Spring is here, two outdoor dining options will be offered. The first will be the back terrace of the ground floor and the other will welcome guests right outside the entrance to the hotel. The wine list will start with under 100 selections and most of which are Italian, but I am confident that number will eventually grow. What I know about the food is that Scott Conant can cook a pretty mean pasta among many other delectable dishes. From what I have seen so far, Impero Caffe is poised to become a bustling hot spot due to its location, ambiance, outdoor dining, beverage program, and world class cuisine. Impero Caffe is already open for drinks but look for this new hot spot to be hitting its stride sometime next month.
Sweet intel on this place...digging the look of it inside!
I will be excited ot check out the outdoor dining space, this would have been a perfect day for it!
Hadn't heard much about Innside yet but this sounds pretty awesome. Right by my office so this will certainly be on my list for this spring!
Culinary Manager at The Brooklyn Kitchen
This new Williamsburg restaurant is bound to be making headlines soon. Missy Robbins has created a spot to showcase her exquisite yet honest food creations that have been longed for since her A Voce days. The space is bright and open: sunshine pours through the windows and creates a refreshing air of ethereal delight and simplicity that is not often enough felt in high end restaurants. The food speaks for itself: with a perfect balance of familiarity and innovation, the kitchen sends out dishes that are stunning in every way. I cannot say that they are too beautiful to eat, though... as soon as plates hit the table, diners are overwhelmed with delectable aromas that bring you back to your grandma's kitchen. Make it a point to eat here soon before its impossible to get a table; you will thank me!
I'm dying to go here...awesome review and super helpful!
Such a great description, I loved this!
I just checked their reservations it looks like they are almost entirely booked through the end of April. Looks like this place is catching on quickly!
@pastryschiff Exec Pastry Chef @MaysvilleNYC & @Kentonsrestaurant New Orleans. Native New Yorker!
My vote goes to Fancy Nancy in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn! Hands down, this place is all about having some fun with food and drink. Jay Chan and Kristin Walker have some serious NYC restaurant resumes, but at Fancy Nancy they promise to not take life too seriously. Think duck wings, tater tots, deviled eggs and fried checked sandwiches, washed down with local beers and colorful cocktails in a bright and lively space. A menu this fun is sure to catch on and become a new hot spot for Brooklyn!
Right in my neighborhood! Sounds awesome!
This sounds like my ideal restaurant. You have to lvoe great food without the snobishness!
You had me at tator tots and duck wings....sounds like a great spot!
Sommelier at Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
They've been open for a month or so and they are already creating buzz for themselves. Brought to you by the team at Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones offers wood oven dishes and fresh pasta. As you would suspect they have a great wine list. Definitely get the white clam pizza!
The white clam pizza sounds amazing. I love Charlie Bird as well so this sounds perfect!
New Jersey Restaurant Association 2013 Restaurateur of the Year, New York native, New York University, Dartmouth College,
I thought the pizza was not the best. The sauce was a touch on the sweet side and the cheese scarce. Definitely not in the league of other pizza places in town.
Event Coordinator, I research great places to eat for a living
Just a few blocks away from me, I will most certainly stop by and check it out! Great tip!
Shawn Radar Burnette
Chef at Delaney Resaurant Group
Sam Talbot has plans for a remarkable new joint in Williamsburg on McCarren Park. Going to be an amazing place to have a beer or glass of champagne while having a great meal or taking out some really sick fried or rotisserie chicken. Small space and great courtyard is going to make this a tough seat to get for quite a while.
Sam's southern roots are going to shine in a great location. Don't miss it.
I'm on a seefood diet. I see food, and I eat it.
Awesome! Thanks for sharing intel. Just moved to Wburg and so many great new places I'm looking forward to exploring! Any word on when it'll be open?
perfected the art of eating
Will be excited to check this out when it opens up. So many excellent spots opening up in the Burg!
Midwest girl, love to cook and dine out in NYC!
This looks dope, thanks for the tip Shawn!
Culinary Creative, El Bulli Foundation
L’Antagoniste opened about a year ago pretty deep in Bed Stuy. It is a small French restaurant, and it does that very, very well. Great selection of wine, updated French classics, knowledgeable hospitality, delicious sorbets and coffee. The owner, Amadeus, is a wise sweetheart, and Chef Frederic is a G. Opentable or walk-in, you will be taken care of in this neighborhood gem.
With a line out the door, bleeding onto the bustling streets, aromas of smoky saline, and savory brined herbs filled the air. Steam was rising off fresh Corned Beef Brisket stacked generously between thick soft, and lightly toasted Challah bread. The menu boasts affordable classic Jewish cuisines, like Reuben sandwiches, Matzoh Ball Soup, Whitefish Salad, Lox, and an assortment of delicious hand-rolled bagels.
The Frankel brothers, Alex and Zach, teamed up with an all-star roster including Chef Ashley Berman and other investors from the Music and Entertainment world: Despot, EL-P, Henry Joost, Ariel Shulman, Andrew Raposo, Nick Milhiser and Ava Warbrick. Paying homage to Russ and Daughters, ‘Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing’ is a long awaited and welcomed addition to the Williamsburg/Greenpoint Brooklyn community. Expect longevity, because Frankel’s has brought the fix of excellent traditional Jewish cuisine to the epicenter of Brooklyn culture.
All the early reviews of this restaurant have led me to believe that its definitely one of those restaurants (like Estela) that will quietly take over the New York food scene.
This is definitely the place I'm most excited to try on this list, I've heard nothing but rave reviews!
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