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Whether you are a Manhattan native or are just in the city for the weekend, choosing a place to eat could be one of the most dizzying obstacles you encounter. This is not only because of the sheer size of Manhattan as a whole, but because of the rate at which new restaurants pop up in any given month. Plus, it is never easy to determine which restaurants are the best, especially if they are new, as they likely do not carry many public reviews.

With that in mind, let us take some of the guesswork out of your time in the Big Apple by taking a look at the best new restaurants in the area:


Located in Noho, this eatery is led by Enrique Olvera, who has successfully brought his familiar Mexican cuisine to a polished and minimalistic space. Alongside Olvera is the esteemed Daniela Soto-Innes, who worked diligently to ensure their menu consisted of healthy, vegetable-based dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner alike. So, if you find yourself in the mood for healthy Mexican food, be sure to stop by Atla first and foremost.

Old Monk

In spite of how new this location is, it is already being hailed as one of the best Indian soul food restaurants on Avenue B. Featuring a laid-back ambiance and a menu of rich dishes like butter chicken, chicken tikka, and goat cheese naan, it should come as no surprise that Old Monk is already a massive hit in the eyes of the surrounding neighborhood.


The newest member of the ABC restaurant empire, AbcV recently opened its doors for patrons to taste its entirely vegan menu, which was curated by acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Paulette Cole. Boasting an atmosphere that is both laid-back and reminiscent of one’s local modern furniture boutique, it has already become a hit amongst the health-conscious masses.

The Office

Not to be confused with the hit television show, this intimate speakeasy is the brainchild of the brilliant creators of Alinea in Chicago. In spite of its reservation-only policy, this warm and inviting space makes patrons feel right at home as they recline and unwind with a craft cocktail amongst friends.

Plus, this restaurant is not only known for their drinks, but for their classically-inspired and complementary cuisine as well — something that makes for a pleasant experience and the potential to bring in more loyal, regular patrons.