New and Upcoming New York City Spots You Need to Know About

From country French cuisine to Jewish comfort food, here are the places you need to check out now

Anisette NYC

A menu favorite, the lamb ragu pappardelle with artichokes and Parmesan. 

Anisette is a “Country French” wine bar, café, and bistro serving up delectably inspired Provencal cuisine. It officially opened its doors last month. Executive chef Mercedes Bautista’s menu is extensive, ranging from small plates and salads, such as zucchini fritters and warm aged goat cheese salad; to charcuteries and shucked oysters; to larger entrées and pastas that include shrimp risotto and duck leg with lamb sausage. House favorites include the house-made chicken liver pot and the papardelle with lamb ragu. They also offer brunch with items that include Pain Perdu with bananas and coconut whipped cream. Anisette’s wine list focuses on regional French wines and plenty of rosé.

Batter & Cream
Who doesn’t love dessert? How about delicious handmade whoopie pies? Check out the new Batter & Cream location at TurnStyle, Columbus Circle’s underground mall. Until now, Batter & Cream has been exclusively an online bakery, but now you can pop in and indulge in hand-made whoopies in decadent flavors that range from the chocolatey (cookie dough, chocolate peanut butter pretzel, cookies and cream) to fresh-fruit flavors (lemon sage, raspberry green tea, and strawberry basil).

Sons & Daughters
Sons & Daughters of NYC is opening this week (at 85 Tenth Avenue) and it's ready to introduce you to “true New York hospitality” (excited to find out what that is!). Executive chef Jon Bignelli’s menu will feature his signature Jalapeño Poppers with bacon bites; P-I-Z-Z-A (his twist on classic New York pizza); a selection of shareable plates that include curry shrimp, miso salmon, and pork skewers, artichoke toast, and salads; charcuterie boards; and larger mains such as Peruvian chicken with fried yucca and a classic cheeseburger. The New York City-inspired cocktail menu includes drinks such as the Concrete Jungle (Kappa Pisco, Aperol, raspberry, grapefruit beer, and salt) and the Highline Park Sour (Elijah Craig bourbon, Lustau Amontillado Sherry, lemon, Grand Marnier, ginger, and campari).

The Latin Beet Kitchen
The Latin Beet Kitchen is a healthy, Latin-inspired eatery serving breakfast and lunch based on high-quality, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO ingredients. Breakfast includes toasts (topped with avocado, eggs, and asparagus; 70 percent dark chocolate, banana, raspberries) and arepas (house-made organic white corn cakes topped with everything from goat cheese and smoked salmon to queso fresco and radish). It also serves lunch in which customers can choose one of the chef-created bowls or customize their own with a base, protein, vegetables, and a topping. The bowl is finished off with a healthy take on traditional Latino sauces.

Samui Restaurant
Opening next month, Samui restaurant will offer elevated homestyle-inspired Thai cooking reminiscent of owner A. Napadol’s grandmother’s tiny, home-based restaurant in Thailand. The symmetrical space, inspired by its namesake, the island of Samui, features detailed to create a high-style and design driven restaurant.

Mile End
Mile End, inspired in equal parts by New York and Montreal, crafts all-natural cured and smoked meats, salami and sausage, seasonal pickles, and wood oven bagels from its sister establishment, Black Seed Bagels. Also on the menu are classics such as bacon, egg, and cheese and the thick-stacked rueben. Mile End also specializes in Jewish comfort foods. It’s now open at Urbanspace Vanderbilt.

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