Bikini season — glad that's over. Full permission to indulge granted. We scoured the city with a foodist's delight for the newest restaurants to help us forget Summer Fridays and get pumped for fall. With awesome ambience, next-level people-watching, and food to match, our list of NYC's 18 super-chic eateries is pretty much lock, stock, and barrel-guaranteed to tempt your taste buds.
From a just-opened Italian joint that grows its own produce on the roof to a swanky sushi spot in the Trump Soho to the reincarnation of the Beatrice Inn (we die!), these places are already getting name-dropped left, right, and center. Promise — this dining cheat sheet will soften the blow of shorter days. Dinnertime will come earlier, after all.