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NYC’s 12 Best New Restaurants of 2021

At this time last year, we didn’t know which exciting, surprising, and splashy spots would emerge as 2021’s best new restaurants. But back then, we didn’t know a lot of things. We didn’t know when indoor dining would return, what would be required to partake, or whether our favorite “temporarily” closed venues would ever come back. Neither, of course, did the hospitality professionals who took a chance on a return to something, or at least the notion of this new normal that keeps being bandied about. 

These are the best restaurants that opened in New York City in 2021. 

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The 20 Best Day Trips from New York City…

The best day trips from New York City are how seasoned city dwellers escape and blow off steam. A change of scenery—whether a road trip, a weekend getaway or a shorter day trip—is a great way to clear your head and feel revitalized. But our list does something more: all of the highlighted destinations is not only excellent places to relax but offer an abundance of activities for both the adventurous and cultural set. Ready to get traveling?

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Fire Pits, Igloos And Blankets: The 11 Best Winter Rooftops In NYC

Some bars are only decorated for the holiday season, but there are quite a few that keep the magic up all winter long. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran at rooftop partying, or just want to see them all decked out for winter, check out these beautiful heated NYC rooftop bars. You’ll find everything from fireplaces and blankets, to fire-pits and igloos.

PHD Terrace has transformed into a Midwinter’s Night’s Dream for the season with a gorgeous garden and 10,000 twinkling lights. There’s a new gorgeous flower tunnel, throw blankets, and deliciously themed cocktails and desserts! Try their Dream in Roses red velvet cake with cream cheese cream and rose cake pops.

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Martini Menus are NYC’s Biggest Fall Drinking Trend…

Earlier this year, frozen drinks were everywhere, most notably at some previously unlikely locations. A little later, espresso “martinis”, which cling to that moniker mostly due to familiar glassware, made a curious reemergence. 

Now, we’re starting to see dedicated martini menus—rosters of cocktails with varying volumes of gin, vermouth, and, fine, sometimes vodka—at some of 2021’s best new restaurants. The most frequent explanation we’ve heard? These new restaurants and bars, however, varied their design and geography maybe, just seem to be speaking martinis to their operators. 

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The 25 best new restaurants in NYC

While we were busy catching up with all of New York’s best restaurants, a whole new slew of excellent dining destinations started popping up to further complicate our reservation schedules and meticulously orchestrated walk-in efforts. While we’re always delighted to revisit those old favorites, everyone knows that sometimes only something shiny and new will do. 

How new? This perpetually updated list includes the best new restaurants that have opened over the past six months. That means Victor, Pig & Butter and Kuxé depart this edition, and October’s joiners include vegan soul food, hard-to-find mole, the buzzy followup to a popular downtown spot, a 2019 opening’s excellent second act, and the new restaurant at Manhattan’s only bourbon distillery.  

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Incredible immersive experiences to do in NYC right now

New Yorkers, as much as they love their city, want to be transported to another space and time — at least that’s the trend museums, companies, and artists are capitalizing on. Immersive exhibits, events, and experiences are popping up all over NYC these days.

From “cocktail experiences” featuring beloved themes and stories with theatrics to trippy digital art taking over massive spaces, there’s no shortage of ways to be immersed in a different reality.  

With so many ways to be immersed, we decided it was high time to round up all the cool, immersive events, exhibits, and experiences happening in NYC now and coming up soon so you won’t miss the chance to experience something new and potentially mind-blowing.

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Edge NYC To Debut ‘City Climb’ Aerial Experience At 30 Hudson Yards

Edge NYC at 30 Hudson Yards is set to open City Climb, a new attraction for the supertall observatory in Hudson Yards. Billed as the “highest external building climb in the world,” the experience will invite guests to ascend a set of stairs along the precipice of the Kohn Pederson Fox-designed skyscraper’s slanting crown more than 1,200 feet above street level, and even lean out from a platform at the tip of the building.

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The 38 Essential Restaurants in New York City

It’s the simplest and most difficult question to answer: “Which restaurant should I check out in NYC?” The type of cuisine, price point, outdoor dining options, the neighborhood, and occasion are just a few factors to consider. Luckily, there are countless options in the five boroughs — and Eater New York’s map of 38 stellar restaurants to dine at now..This curated list of venues now includes street carts, food trucks, and one heralded pizzeria in New Jersey.

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The Best Broadway Shows You Need to See!

The best Broadway shows attract millions of people to enjoy the pinnacle of live entertainment in New York City. Every season brings new Broadway musicals, plays and revivals, some of which go on to glory at the Tony Awards. Along with star-driven dramas and family-oriented blockbusters, you can still find the kind of artistically ambitious and original offerings that are more common to the smaller venues of Off Broadway. All Broadway productions were closed in March 2020, but most of them are now scheduled to return in the fall or spring, and you can buy tickets for them now. Here are our theater critics’ top choices among the shows that are currently playing on the Great White Way. 

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The Best Bars in Harlem

By: Hannah Albertine & Bryan Kim

Like most post offices and the last four chain bookstores in NYC, most bars in Harlem are located on the big avenues. So if you were feeling particularly reckless, you could just walk up and down Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X Boulevard and hope you find a good place to drink. But if you want to know about the best options for your specific situation, just read this guide. It has everything from cocktail bars with open mics to spots to brag about how much you know about IPAs, and plenty of places to gather both the first and second tiers of your friends. There are also a few jazz bars, including the one where bebop was first invented. So no matter what type of place you’re looking for, use this guide for 13 great options in the neighborhood.

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90 Days – Is Love Greater than Our Secrets?

“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 10 (Click here.)”

SYNOPSIS

A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple’s relationship and their life altering decision after ninety days of dating.

Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast of actors led by Teyonah Parris and Nic Few, 90 DAYS  is a groundbreaking cinematic piece of art that confronts the human experience of overcoming one of life’s greatest perceived challenges.

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The Experience Harlem 2017 – Shop Harlem Gift Guide

“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 8 (Click here.)”

 

There’s no place like Harlem, and with scores of local entrepreneurs, small businesses, artists and artisans, there’s no better place to shop for all of your holiday needs. While you’re doing that, ring in the season with rich cultural events for family, friends and neighbors, all infused with the energy that has made Harlem an iconic community. Ho! Ho! Ho! from us at EXPERIENCE HARLEM —Harlem doesn’t have a St. Nicholas Avenue for nothing, you know.

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In Harlem, a chef starts small – to go big

“Featured on the Love the Way You Live Podcast with Charlie Lewis on Episode 6 (Click here.)”

Darryl Burnette brings hospitality—and great food—to New York City’s Harlem

This is the latest installment of The Pursuit, a series in which small business owners share insights on how they build their enterprises—and follow their dreams.

Like many chefs, Darryl Burnette has long dreamed of owning a restaurant. He hadn’t anticipated that it would be quite so small as Belle Harlem, the 275-square-foot sliver that he and his wife, Melissa, opened in October 2016.
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‘Marcus B&P’ from Marcus Samuelsson Imminent in Newark

Late last year, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson announced that he would be opening a new restaurant in Newark, and some new details have emerged as to what exactly might be in the works with the project.

Samuelsson, a Sweden-born James Beard winner who has published several cookbooks and appeared on programs like Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Chopped, is partnering with Ron Moelis of L+M Development for the Newark venture. The two became business partners at Harlem’s acclaimed eatery Red Rooster back in 2013 and will be opening their Brick City restaurant in 2,250-square-feet of space in the Hahne & Co. building.
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Taste of Lower Manhattan Food Festival

The evening (November 16, 2017 at 6:00pm-9:00pm) tasting event will allow attendees to sample a selection of hors d’oeuvres and food styles from restaurants and vendors all over New York complemented by a variety of wines, spirits and other craft beverages.

Features Include:

BITES: New York’s top downtown chefs and mixologists will be sampling their signature dishes and cocktails
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9th Annual Top of the List 2017

Discover your perfect pairing!

The Wine & Spirits (W&S) Top of the List Tasting presents the Annual Restaurant Poll issue in dynamic form, transforming print into reality. The Annual Restaurant Poll issue reports on America’s Most Popular Restaurant Wines by region and varietal category, as determined by the responses of top restaurateurs and wine directors to our Poll. This tasting celebrates the featured wineries as well as the chefs and sommeliers who contribute to the Poll’s ongoing success.
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REBNY’s 2016 Uptown Open House Expo

Explore Exclusive Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood Residential Listings at REBNY’s Uptown Open House Expo

— All-access, free and public event on April 10 & 17 unlocks doors to the neighborhoods’ hottest co-ops, condos, and townhouses on the market —

NEW YORK, NY – March 9, 2016 Calling all New York City house hunters! On Sunday, April 10 and 17, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and its Upper Manhattan Committee will host its 2016 Uptown Open House Expo – an all-access, free and public event where potential home buyers can conveniently view dozens of the hottest uptown Manhattan residential listings during this two-day event.READ MORE

Caribbean Flavor, New York Style: Welcome to Solomon & Kuff Rum Hall

Karl Franz has done it again! The owner of 67 Orange, a speakeasy in Harlem, has opened his second restaurant.

Soloman & Kuff Rum Hall, formerly a meatpacking factory, was transformed into a 5,000 square foot industrial space featuring a loft-style dining area along with lounge seating, two elevated wooden DJ booths and two extra-long full bars stocked with over 100 international rums, artisanal cocktails and craft beers.
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Head Uptown for Restaurant Week

#WHIN&DINE

#WHIN & DINE is the official Washington Heights & Inwood restaurant week in which participating restaurants offer discounted prix fixe dinners of $26.95 starting November 2nd until November 20th, 2015.

This program is the perfect way to showcase the culinary treasures located in Northern Manhattan between 155th street and 220th Street. No tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply visit as many participating restaurants as they like during “#WHIN & DINE” restaurant week and enjoy what they have to offer from their prix fixe menu.
For more info, click here!

Washington Heights & Inwood, NY
November 2 – 20, 2015

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s

#GoldRushAwards

The #GoldRushAwards are back in Brooklyn! The evening will include a special Rush Philanthropic 20th Anniversary retrospective featuring artist Renee Cox, music by DJ MOMA and AzMarie Livingston, open bar, a selection of works available for sale for one night only at $500 and more! All proceeds will support Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s arts programming and its support of thousands of emerging artists and curators. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here!

Gold Rush Awards
October 24, 2015
Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 112175
Phone: 212-663-8333

NYC Wine & Food Festival

The annual NYC Wine and Food Festival is finally here, taking place from October 15th through the 18th. If you are looking to fill your weekend with interesting, diverse and delicious activities, this is the weekend to do so! The NYCWFF features several celebrity chefs from all over the world and has different events happening all over Manhattan!

To enjoy it to the fullest, don’t forget your checkbook! There are a few events under $100 but most range from $100 to $300.

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets (while they last!) to whatever event tickles your fancy.

NYCWFF
Various Locations, NYC
October 15-18, 2015

Open Market NYC

OpenMarketNYC is a weekend-long celebration highlighting the district’s diversity of businesses with free events, exclusive tours, public art, in-store activities, installations and shopping discounts.  Enjoy the savings for the latest in fashion/design, arts/culture, technology, and food/hospitality. With this festival, the Meatpacking District is an open market for all to enjoy.

Every neighborhood is starting to create their own festival.  I love the fact that they have included art, culture, wellness, guided tours, and not-overpriced-celebrity-chef meals like some of the others – it appears to be more inclusive.  If it can maintain this model, it will be a great addition to the NYC festival scene.READ MORE

What’s Hot Now

The Cecil has been voted one of the top 20 restaurants in the city. This is where African- and Asian-Americans meet. Alexander Smalls, the executive chef and celebrity chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson, the resident chef, are curating flavors that you won’t find – or enjoy – anywhere else in the city. This is what makes this place stand out the most. On October 2nd, come by The Cecil to catch the magical pairing of Chef JJ Johnson and Chef Pedro Alcor for Puerto Rico Meets NYC. See details.

The Cecil
210 West 118th Street,
NY, NY