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4 New Restaurants Coming to NYC in 2023

by Aoife O’Riordan

Aug 30, 2023

bar56 © Michael Grimm


In the city where it’s claimed you can eat at a different restaurant every day and it would take almost 23 years to hit the same place twice, New York City constantly sees new and exciting food and beverage openings. This month is no exception, with three new eateries and experiences awaiting both residents and travelers to the Big Apple.


taste56 © Michael Grimm


In Brooklyn, you’ll find brand-new taste56, a wine store and interactive tasting room situated in a building dating back to 1892. Within, guests interact with sommeliers with decades of experience, each of whom work the floor daily to offer guided tastings of 56 highlighted wines. Whether you opt to shop the full wine selection, walk in at any time for a tasting, go solo or experience with friends, each visit is visually organized by Palate Character.


bar56 © Michael Grimm

This is an intuitive organization system that groups wines together based on characteristics of the wine rather than grape varietal or geographical location. The store’s sister restaurant and wine bar, bar56, also recently opened next door, allowing guests to enjoy a full day of food and beverage delights.


A new and exclusive omakase experience comes to New York City with the opening of Tsubame in Tribeca, with chef-owner Jay Zheng at the helm. Zheng created a kaiseki-inspired omakase experience to honor Japan’s rich traditions. In Japan, kaiseki refers to a traditional, multicourse meal built around the best seasonal ingredients. Tsubame, open for just 10 guests at the chef’s counter at a time, offers an eight-course tasting progression highlighting varied culinary techniques, seasonal Japanese ingredients and Western flair like caviar and truffle. The restaurant also boasts a growing sake list sourced from World Sake Imports and will soon feature a wine program, too.


© Shasha Leonard


This new food and beverage brand connects people to Mexico, all from the heart of New York City’s East Village. This taqueria is the first counter-service-only location with the Master Taqueros at the forefront of the restaurant. Perfect for those on the go, Tacombi offers a communal standing table, where guests can dine on dishes from a menu different from what is found at other Tacombi taquerias. Highlights include Tacos de Suadero, a traditional, slow-braised beef taco from Mexico City; Tacos de Longaniza, ground pork seasoned with garlic, dried chiles, achiote, cumin and clove; and drinks like Margarita Clásica and Sandia Santa (watermelon, lime and tequila).

Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza

East Williamsburg recently welcomed Lala’s Brooklyn Apizza, a rooftop dining destination serving classic Brooklyn pies with a view. Concocted by husband-and-wife duo Lauren and Joe Grimm, the same pair behind award-winning Grimm Artisanal Ales and Physica Wines, this new restaurant features specialty summer pizzas like Hot Pepperoni (tomato sauce, pepperoni, serrano chilis and honey); Clam (local little neck clams, aged mozzarella, garlic, Physica Riesling butter sauce and fresh parsley); and Squashed (summer squash medallions, squash blossoms, egg yolk drizzle, ricotta and cracked black pepper).




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