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NYC’s Upcoming Restaurant Openings

All the exciting spots slated to open in winter 2022.
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Having trouble getting a table at the city’s newest restaurants? We’ve got the intel on all the exciting upcoming NYC openings, so you can set your Google alerts now.

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Ace's Pizza

After a successful December pop-up at 30 Rock, Ace’s Perfect Pizza is now getting set to open a brick-and-mortar spot in the same location. You’ll be able to pick up Detroit-style pies (some of the best in NYC) from their Midtown outpost sometime in February.


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Dim Sum Go Go East Village

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Soon, you’ll be able to get one of our favorite Chinatown dim sum deals in the East Village. Dim Sum Go Go is opening a second location on First Avenue, and you should stop by for a $15.95 sampler with 10 different dumplings.


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After Del Posto closed in 2020, the former executive chef Melissa Rodriguez announced that she and her team would be opening three new concepts in the same space. One of those is finally (almost) here: Mel’s, a restaurant specializing in sourdough pizza, is slated to open in February.


Al Coro

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Al Coro, an Italian fine dining spot, will be the second restaurant opening in the old Del Posto space.


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Laser Wolf

Philly import Laser Wolf just pushed the opening for their Williamsburg location at The Hoxton to early February. The trendy Israeli restaurant is worth keeping tabs on–it’s one of the hardest reservations to get in Philly, and word will spread quickly.


Hags

The much-anticipated queer-founded and queer-forward restaurant HAGS will open on the LES this spring. It’ll be a small 20-seat operation with a Southern-leaning set menu.


Wenwen

Wenwen, the second restaurant from chef Eric Sze of the buzzy Taiwanese spot 886, is slated to open in Greenpoint later this month.


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For All Things Good Williamsburg

A second location of Bed-Stuy’s For All Things Good will be opening in Williamsburg next month. It’ll have the same menu (more or less) during the day—but at night there will be wine, quesadillas, cumbia, craft Mexican beers, and micheladas.


Kono

Kono, a 14-seat restaurant with a kappo-style yakitori omakase, is coming soon to Chinatown. It will have a semi-private dining area as well as a counter where the chef will prepare the chicken for you. If you’ve sat at the “select counter” at Yakitori Torishin–where chef Kono previously worked–you can expect a similarly luxurious experience with seasonal vegetables and special cuts of meat.


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Last year, we named Pecking House one of our Best New NYC Restaurants, effectively declaring it fried chicken royalty. The chicken shop recently said farewell to their Queens location, and they’ll be opening in Brooklyn on January 19th. Check their IG for updates.


Pine & Polk

The owners of Pine & Polk are bringing Bay Area energy to Soho with a San Francisco-inspired retail space and cocktail bar that they describe as "provisions-focused." We assume that’s Oregon Trail language for “artisanal general goods store.” The cocktail bar, opening sometime in April, will also be serving food.


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Greenpoint Mexican spots Oxomoco and Xilonen are getting a third sister restaurant in Soho. Bar Tulix will open in early 2022 with a coastal Mexican seafood menu.


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