The Rise of High-End Quick-Casual Restaurants

Gone are the days where Pret and Hale & Hearty dominate the quick-casual market. As prominent chefs are converting their high-end concepts to dining experiences more apt to the informal crowd, there has been an increase in high-quality, fast-casual restaurants in New York City. Here are some of our favorites to open in the past year: Continue reading “The Rise of High-End Quick-Casual Restaurants”

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The Most Anticipated Fall Openings of 2017

Fall is a time for new beginnings and for the New York City restaurant scene, that means lots of new restaurants. From LA transplants to veteran chefs opening new concepts, we’re eager to try the restaurants expected to open in fall of 2017. Here are some we’re most excited about:

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The Ice Cream Renaissance of Chinatown

Be it for Instagram or just to eat, people in NYC flock to dessert spots like little else. In the past two years alone, there has been a massive increase in the number of Asian dessert shops that have opened featuring rolled ice cream, bubble waffles, and ube… everything. Most compelling, though, are the founders behind them. All are young New Yorkers, many with a background in finance who decided that they wanted to pursue something more creative and fulfilling in partnership with their best friends. Ice cream became that channel, but each put a unique and Asian-inspired twist on the classic American dessert.

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8 Spots for the Perfect First Dinner Date

Picking out a restaurant for a first date can be really, really hard. There are seemingly endless choices and selecting somewhere with the vibe you’re looking plus snagging a reservation can be overwhelming. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite date spots for every category (and type of person) to hopefully make the search a bit more manageable.

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NYC Import Restaurants We’re Digging

New York City is known to be home to one of the most global and diverse food cultures, so it isn’t much of a surprise that there are a plethora of offsets of popular restaurants from all around the world that have landed in New York. Here are some of our favorites from just the past year:

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The Best BBQ in NYC

While not as conventional of an NYC staple as pizza or bagels, there are certainly authentic, Southern BBQ places in the city that are worthy of pleasing any ‘cue critics. Whether it be for baby back ribs, brisket, or pulled pork, here are some of our favorite BBQ joints in the city:

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What to Eat if You’re Visiting NYC for 48 Hours

One of the most asked questions we get at EatingNYC is something along the lines of, “I’m coming to New York for the first time in a few weeks, where should I go?” So, here’s our attempt to answer that question the best we can, assuming you only have about 48 hours here. As always, feel free to get in contact if you have any questions, comments or concerns about how to get this all done – we know it’s a lot. Enjoy!

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