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.