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The Hottest New NYC Restaurants to Try This Summer

For true foodies, New York’s restaurant scene is unparalleled. Here are our top picks for the summer’s hottest new openings.

New York City is home to thousands of restaurants, serving up every type of cuisine at all different price points there are family-friendly joints, fancy black-tie restaurants, and cafeteria-style food markets. Even if you don’t consider yourself a foodie, exploring the cuisine of New York City is a must-do. These hot new restaurants are taking the city by storm, so loosen your belt and get ready to eat!

1. Made Nice ($)

As the name would suggest, all the food at Made Nice is made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Known for dishes like curry cauliflower and smoked salmon with seasonal veggies, Made Nice also offers heartier meals, like a hanger steak crispy rice salad. Finish off your meal with milk and honey soft serve for dessert. The best part? You can enjoy a high-quality meal at this fast-casual restaurant for around $12.

Made Nice is located at 8 W 28th Street.

2. Empellon ($$$)

The third addition to Alex Stupak’s collection of Empellon restaurants, this location is just a short walk away from our Midtown East hotel, Fifty NYC. Offering a twist on traditional Mexican cuisine, you can find falafel tacos, crab nachos with sea urchin queso, and roasted prawn in this massive 8,000 square foot space.

Empellon is located at 510 Madison Avenue.

3. Canal Street Market ($$)

Canal Street is known for many things authentic Chinese food, not-so-authentic handbags, and rows of outdoor vendors. The Canal Street Food Market Hall is the neighborhood’s newest addition, with 12 vendors perched around the 12,000 square foot space. You’ll find Asian food like ramen and dim sum, as well as ice cream, smoothies, and Mediterranean street food.

Canal Street Market is located at 256 Canal Street.

4. Daily Provisions ($$)

If you find yourself near Union Square, pop into Daily Provisions for a coffee and a pastry before you explore the city. At lunchtime, they offer a variety of delicious sandwiches that make the perfect addition to any picnic. It’s a little cramped inside (in typical New York style!), so it’s better-suited for grab-and-go enjoy your food in the nearby Union Square park!

Daily Provisions is located at 103 E 19th Street.

5. The Grill ($$$$)

If you’re looking to indulge in a glitzy New York City evening, head on over to The Grill inside the iconic Seagram Building (previously occupied by the Four Seasons). It’s also conveniently located by our Midtown East hotel, Fifty NYC. This swanky restaurant offers superb service, the choicest cuts of meat, delectable desserts, and great cocktails, all inspired by dishes from the 1950’s. You might even spot a celebrity or two during your meal!

The Grill is located at 99 E 52nd Street.

6. Babu Ji ($$)

Although this restaurant isn’t technically brand new, it’s so good that it’s still earned a mention on our list. Originally located on Avenue B, Babu Ji has relocated to a more polished space in Greenwich Village. Offering classic Indian dishes with a Western twist, Babu Ji is known for its beautiful presentation. Popular dishes include the Unauthentic Butter Chicken and Colonel Tso’s Cauliflower.

Babu Ji is located at 22 E 13th Street.

7. Atla ($$)

Atla is headed by Chef Enrique Olvera, who is also the culinary mastermind behind Cosme (named one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants). It features healthy Mexican-inspired cuisine, including huevos rancheros and guacamole toast. This bright open space is perfect for a stylish lunch date.

Atla is located at 372 Lafayette Street.

Feeling hungry? We know you’ll want to try every single restaurant on this list, so we’re offering a special Free Nights deal to guests interested in extending their stay. Stay at any of our hotels for four nights at the price of three, or three nights for the price of two. Happy eating!

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