When it comes to going out in New York, we're all about having a neighborhood joint. We love the idea of knowing your bartender personally, and having a menu fully memorized. Yes, we dig a nearby spot where everybody knows your name (or at least your large skim cappuccino order)but with so many incredible new restaurants popping up around town, you're doing yourself a disservice by ordering that same ol' cacio y pepe every Friday night.
That's why we've put together this short list of incredible new spots that'll serve as the perfect break from your go-to order, and frankly, leave you dreaming of abandoning that roast-chicken-and-whatever routine once again. With inventive new finds like a clean-cut Danish outpost that feels like a veritable mini-vacation to the French bistro that's arguably serving the best entree in New York City right now, there's never been a better time to put that relationship with your regular restaurant on hold.
So, whether you're looking for the next great place to round your pals up at or the perfect sit-down for a business dinner, consider this your culinary "to do" list right before (oh yeah) learning how to cook.