Nothing changes more frequently in New York City than the ever-rotating selection of hot new restaurants you have to visit. Each season, hopeful chefs (both aspiring and seasoned) open their doors with ambitions to become the next best culinary thing. But out of the vast number of eateries added to the city's repertoire, only a handful make a serious impact.
With 2015 in full force, we sifted through all the openings that have happened so far this year and found 16 restaurants definitely worth fighting to get into (because with overnight popularity comes two-hour waits, right?). From a completely revamped Ramen Lab with a rotating selection of Japanese noodles to some seriously authentic Italian fare in the heart of Bushwick, these new New York gems are guaranteed to satiate every craving. Just do us a favor and be sure to wear comfortable heels when you check them out.