5 Summer Restaurant Openings in NYC to get Excited About

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5 Summer Restaurant Openings in NYC to get Excited About

There is a little doubt that NYC is home to some of the world’s finest restaurants. With new establishments creeping out to of the woodwork regularly, we’ve highlighted five that you should really keep your eye on over the coming months, they are the eateries that EVERYONE will be talking about.

DeKalb Market Hall

I could be eating dinner right now, but you playing… #Brooklyn #NYC

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Where – 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn
Opening – Friday June 16

We’ve already covered this HERE, but with some of the finest vendors in the city finding a place in this impressive market hall, it quite rightly deserves a place at the top of this list. When the legendary Katz’s Deli is opening its first satellite operation outside of the Lower East Side you know DeKalb Market Hall is going to be a big deal. Find a full list of vendors HERE.

Smorgasburg SoHo

Ready to dig into some serious comfort food this weekend. ???? #winterflea #smorgasburg ?: @nicholasmhindle

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Where – 76 Varick Street, Manhattan
When – August

Remember the ramen burger? The majority of NYC’s viral foods were born at the infamous Smorgasburg, now they are coming to Manhattan. Smorgasburg SoHo will occupy a  22,000 square-feet location allowing for an indoor and outdoor market.

The Aviary

When your cocktail includes mace, its the most epic cocktail ever! Yarrrrr. #latergram

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Where – Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle, Manhattan
Opening – Towards the end of the summer

The Aviary is Chicago’s most famous cocktail bar, and they’ll soon be gracing NYC with their presence on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental. Chicago’s “The Aviary” is widely believed to be one of the best bars in the world. They treat cocktails as if it were a fine-dining experience. All cocktails are prepared by “liquid chefs” (bar tenders and ice sculptors) in their kitchen, then brought to your tables like a plated meal.


Why pick only one ? when you can have five? ? Photo: @johnroth4 #morepizzathebetter #pizza

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When – 198 East 11th Street, Manhattan
Opening: September

If you’ve ever been to Marta, the pizzeria in Midtown’s Martha Washington Hotel, then you know what to expect here… a little Marta… well, a Martina. The place will open just before Labor day and feature a sidewalk cafe and intimate 13 tables for dining.

An as-yet-untitled Jose Andres project

Would I let anyone miss the paella?! Join me in November for the Culinary Getaway @doradobeachreserve! #linkinbio

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Where – Inside the SLS New York, 444 Park Avenue South
Opening – Late summer
The celebrated DC-based chef Jose Andres is bringin an offshoot of his popular modern spanish restaurant “The Bazaar” to New York. SLS New York, the 190-room luxury hotel will be home to the “(unnamed) Bazaar restaurant”

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