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Grand St & Marcy Ave
Williamsburg's latest is a spin-off pizza & sandwich shop hybrid developed by the 'Pizza Loves Emily' team. Emmy squared is still a Detroit-style pizza destination, with pies blazing up in the wood fire grill. The menu has some whimsical highlights as well- have you ever had a chicken parm slider? Thought not.
Clinton St & East Houston
Evidently we live in an age where self-serving stations are on trend. While the joy of pouring your own soft serve ice cream or grabbing your own beers is enjoyable, Paloma Rocket takes things a bit further, providing self-serve craft beers by the ounce. Three out of four walls surrounding the colorful lounge area are covered in craft beer taps of different brews. Sip on a couple of ounces and enjoy or fill up a growler to go.
6th Ave & St Marks Ave
Fiat Cafe is inspired by the simplistic & miniature beauty of the vehicle from which it gets its name. The Fiat remains a prominent decorative feature at the restaurant, which started in SoHo and has expanded to Park Slope. Like the car, the restaurant is compact, cozy but is worth the trip! Italian comfort foods and brunchy classics make up the menu, which also serves some quick bite snacks for the grab & go crowd.
Montrose Ave & Lorimer St
Just in time for spring, another outdoor option arrives in Bushwick. Although The Rosemont bills itself as a tapas restaurant with a wine focus, it is in the backyard that patrons will find themselves most at home, under the stars and rows of lights. Live jazz performances are frequent at this low-key, night out destination, so check out the calendar on The Rosemont website to plan accordingly.
West 47th St & 8th Ave
The neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen has a curious name. Ever wonder how it came to pass? Dutch Fred's has the answer; the new neighborhood pub pays homage to Hell's Kitchen history, offering up knowledge of its humble beginnings in addition to its stellar cocktail & craft beer program.
Wyckoff Ave & Gates Ave
Fair Weather Bushwick has ushered in a lot of development to the sweet spot where Bushwick meets Bedstuy. What started out as a simple coffee shop has since expanded into a bona fide restaurant & bar as the neighborhood made its way up. With a unique approach to food, the partnership between the owner Ebru Brun & Chef John Creger. Stop in on Tuesday for the 12 course sensory tasting menu.
Clinton St & Rivington St
Garfunkel & Tauster, the two New York outlaws that inspired Garfunkel's speakeasy lounge, have also been cited as the influence behind The Burgary. This Lower East Side burger restaurant is nestled in just below the second story loft that is Garfunkel's, and it even features a hidden vault door to access the speakeasy lounge. Inventive burger creations & very animated, graffiti-style murals keep the American vibe a little whimsy.
Vesey St & North End Ave
Amada comes to New York City as the first NYC destination by Iron Chef personality Jose Garces. The concept is centered around Spanish tapas that feature the earthy flavors of the Mediterranean region, taking century-old traditions and giving them his personal signature. Long anticipated, Jose's interpretation of traditional flavors will breaks the mold in financial district's Brookfield place.
3rd Ave & East 9th St
Bluestone's coffee house experience is derived from the coffee culture of Melbourne, Australia, where premium coffee brews are pretty much essential to daily life. Bluestone intends to bring that culture to the US with its outposts in NYC. Instead of sating that fix for caffeine, patrons are encouraged to enjoy their Jo - as opposed to tossing it back and heading to the office. The menu at Bluestone enhances this idea, delivering good-quality eats that are complementary to their coffee selects.
The Roxy Hotel at 2 Ave of The Americas
Jack's Stir Brew is an NYC coffee house with a handful of locations in & around New York City, founded on the principal of creating a sense of community. In Jack's search for the perfect coffee brew it was determined that the ultimate brew is pressed & stirred. The original stirred brew remains the star, and can be found at the new outpost within Tribeca's Roxy Hotel.
Menahan St & Irving Ave
All new "urban tiki" cocktail experience arrives in Bushwick. Cocktails inspired by an imaginative Caribbean paradise compose a fruity cocktail menu, adorned with dramatic garnishes. The interior and exterior have resigned themselves as canvasses for colorful street art, including a wall that pays tribute to the late David Bowie.
42nd St & Park Ave
Culinary entrepreneur Claus Meyer's Nordic roots are all over this brand new Grand Central restaurant, fashioned out of an old commuter barber shop. The menu includes two tasting menu experiences plus a la carte options. The no tipping policy gives you the green light to taste a little bit of everything, and it maximizes the value of the seven course dinner.
Vanderbilt Ave & Dekalb Ave
An evolution of Clinton Hill's ICI Restaurant, Maison May seeks to create a whole new home for neighborhood residents. The cafe is bright and welcoming, and also offers private dinners for special occasions. Bites & drinks are designed to comfort - the menu is made up mostly of soups, salads and tartines.
West 27th St & 11th Ave
La Colombe extends its reach in NYC. This new Chelsea location of the craft-coffee company offers its signature old-pressed coffee concoction on tap plus a selection of pastries in an industrial space, fashioned out of the neighborhood's Terminal Warehouse.
Liberty Place & West St
Retreat from the bustle of Brookfield Place's French marketplace, Le District in this brand new dining concept inspired by the hospitality you would receive at your friend's living room. The menu changes frequently - items of interest are presented on a tasting menu with a handful of selections available as main courses. Relaxing & understated, L'Appart stands for apartment in French, giving the idea particular emphasis.
Graham Ave & Montrose Ave
Win Son opened in east Williamsburg with a fun & whimsical approach to Taiwanese cuisine. American preparations give the plates distinction and a unique point of view - the dining room is simple and casual, letting the hearty dumplings & loaded chicken sandwiches exclusively run the show.