As the leaves are changing, so is the New York City dining scene. Plenty of unique new restaurants have already opened or plan on opening in the next couple of months, and we’ve broken down the top ten that are getting a ton of buzz. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of diversity among the cuisines — each restaurant offers diners something new

232 Bleecker

Projected Opening Date: October

Fans of fast-casual restaurant Dig Inn are in for a real treat this fall, as the chain’s parent company Dig Food Group is opening its first-ever sit-down restaurant. Named after its location, the establishment is expected to have an extensive wine list and an array of seasonal vegetables on the menu. 232 Bleecker will also boast a wood-burning stove, perfect for those chilly autumn nights.

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Ciao, Gloria

Open Now

Ciao, Gloria is an Italian café founded by Renato Poliafito, the brains behind the infamous Red Hook bakery called Baked. His new establishment located in Prospect Heights features sweet treats like blueberry almond muffins and citrus-infused cinnamon buns, plus savory sandwiches like the classic Reuben. But the best part? Once a month the restaurant will throw its very own pasta night party. 

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Thai Diner

Projected Opening Date: October

For those who crave an old-fashioned burger just as much as a heaping bowl of Tom Yum Goong, Nolita’s Thai Diner is the spot for you. Created by the owners of beloved downtown Thai restaurant Uncle Boon’s, this new hot spot blends classic American diner cuisine with spicy Thai staples. This innovative hybrid is best illustrated by the restaurant’s Thai disco fries – a basket of French fries topped with curry sauce in lieu of gravy.


Projected Opening Date: October

Chef Myo Moe is setting up shop in Crown Heights with her Burmese and Asian Fusion restaurant Rangoon. What started as a pop-up shop gained some major recognition for its Burmese fare, a cuisine that’s pretty difficult to stumble upon in New York City. With classic plates like “Ohn-no Khao Swe” (chicken coconut noodle soup), diners are sure to develop a hankering for Burmese flavors galore.

Gage and Tollner

Projected Opening Date: November/December

We love a good restaurant reopening, and Gage and Tollner’s 125 years of history sets high expectations for its revamped Red Hook space this fall. Expert restaurateurs Sohui Kim, Ben Schneider, and St. John Frizell are reviving the establishment as a chophouse and oyster bar equipped with a tiki cocktail lounge on the top floor. 

Daily Provisions

Open Now

While Daily Provisions is already a downtown staple for some, the bakery-café has planted its roots on the Upper West Side and is debuting some brand new festive fall treats. Fans of the Danny Meyer restaurant can chow down on widely-adored bacon egg and cheeses or mix things up with the new location’s celebratory pastry: the caramel apple crueler.

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The Riddler

Open Now

Champagne brunch with a side of tater tot waffles? Sign us up! San Francisco restaurant The Riddler has graced The West Village with over 100 types of champagne on the menu and a fabulous raw bar to pair them with. Stop by the Bank Street hangout for some bubbly-friendly bites like pigs in a blanket or “Ritz chicken” — chicken tenders crusted to perfection with Ritz Cracker crumbs as a breading. 


Projected Opening Date: October

Indian food fanatics based in NYC know that Long Island City’s Adda has one of the best Mumbai-inspired menus in town. Adda’s owners are expanding to LES with a new restaurant called Dhamaka, located conveniently in the recently renovated Essex Market. If you’re wary of an overwhelming food hall don’t fret – the restaurant can fit 60 diners and even holds a 10-seat bar.

Canal Street Oysters

Open Now

Raw bar faves accompanied by a craft beer sounds like an ideal post-work night out. Canal Street Oysters has taken Tribeca by storm with its sprawling 200-seat space and sizeable seafood menu. The establishment features a vast selection of raw and cooked shellfish plus a natural wine list.

Catch Steak

Open Now

Catch Hospitality Group is thinking outside the box by expanding from seafood to steak with its first-ever steakhouse. NYC’s multiple Catch restaurants are known to attract celebrities and foodies alike, so fans of the group are pretty excited to dig into a juicy filet curated by the same owners. Similarly to Catch, the steakhouse isn’t exactly cheap. However, if Catch Steak is anything like its sister restaurants, then it’s time to start saving up for the next swanky date night location.