NYGO_Openings_PierA copy Pier A Harbor House will be the first time the building is open to the public in 127 years.

Pier A Harbor House

After being closed to the public for 127 years, Pier A will reopen next month with Harbor House, a three-story foodie playground devised by the team behind The Dead Rabbit. The first floor will be a beer hall and oyster bar; the second floor is fine dining in intimate Gilded Age-inspired rooms; Loft will be a special events space on the third floor. October, 22 Battery Place


Rainbow Room

The restaurant on the 65th floor of 30 Rock will open to the public next month, with no less fanfare than a concert by The Roots. The restoration incorporated an outdoor terrace that leads into the cocktail lounge SixtyFive, which will be open five days a week, while the restaurant is open Sundays (brunch) and serves dinner on Mondays and most holidays. Catch big entertainers on the first Monday of every month and take a spin on the revolving dance floor. October, 30 Rockefeller Plaza


Named after an ancient port in Turkey, this intimate Mediterranean-inspired space will focus on small, seasonal plates and entrees that are locally sourced but inspired by Greece, Spain and Turkey. Sidle up to the 36-foot marble bar for international wines, craft beers and cocktails. September, 53 Irving Place

Petite Abeille

Belgian comfort food and ales dominate this neighborhood spot coming to the Financial District. It’ll be the fourth location but the first to offer an extended menu of ready-made sandwiches, a salad bar, waffle bar and juice station. Coming soon, 4 New York Plaza

Luke’s Lobster

After opening a spacious Midtown branch back in July, Luke’s Lobster is coming to Park Slope on Friday with pies from neighbor Four and Twenty Blackbirds in addition to the usual lobster-and-beer fare. Enjoy your draft brews, a first for the chain, in the restaurant’s backyard. 237 Fifth Ave.

holden & astor restaurant nyc The classics get an update at Holden & Astor.

Holden & Astor

This Meatpacking District spot opened just this week with a modern American menu that is all about revamping the classics (get the salted butter popcorn ice cream before it’s too cold out for it). The atmosphere is comfortable (read: reservations) but lively, and in the kitchen is Carmine Di Giovanni, who was on the two Michelin-starred team at Picholine.409 W. 13th St.

MP Taverna Williamsburg & Untitled

Two new restaurants will share the same Williamsburg space. An as-yet unnamed beer hall, with local beers and wine on tap served with Greek street food like papoutsakia, will also be studio space for up-and-coming Brooklyn street artists. The other will be the fourth location for MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern. Coming soon, 470 Driggs Ave.

Aldo SohmWine Bar

Don’t have the scratch for Le Bernardin? Head next door, where chef Eric Ripert has spun off this wine bar from his lauded restaurant, with Bernardin’s sommelier lending his name (and expertise) to it. The menu is compact but thorough, including charcuterie and paninis. 151 W. 51st St.

Arrogant Swine

Tyson Ho has decided that it’s North Carolina’s turn in the barbecue spotlight. One guess as to the specialty of this Bushwick “church of pork,” which will have a beer garden. 173 Morgan Ave.

Mu Ramen

This pop-up (in a bagel shop!) that began earlier this year — and grew way beyond its means after the NYTimes’ Pete Wells gave it a shoutout — gets a permanent home in Long Island City. Expect rich, French-influenced fare from Joshua Smookler (Per Se) in addition to ramen. Coming soon, 1209 Jackson Ave.

Dirty French

Located in the Lower East Side’s Ludlow Hotel, Mario Carbone’s new bistro takes its cues from France but goes bold with its preparations, incorporating influences from cuisines around the world that have been shaped by French cooking. 180 Ludlow St.


The Spanish restaurant’s third NYC location finds it on the Upper East Side. Eat your way across executive chef Marc Vidal’s native Barcelona through the tapas menu, which has some new additions at this location like mejillones con chorizo (white wine-steamed mussels with chorizo, salsa verde and guindilla pepper). 1460 Second Ave.

Park Avenue

The New American spot traded in its Upper East Side digs and gone more casual with its uber-seasonal concept (the name of the restaurant changes with the season). For autumn, fare includes Kentucky Fried Quail ‘n Sweet Potato Biscuits and Venison Tartare; the Park Ave In-N-Out Burger will also return, with favorites like Broccoli & Cheetos. 360 Park Avenue S.


Astoria has a new casual cantina serving South American dishes meant for sharing (because you shouldn’t eat/drink a liquor-filled pineapple by yourself). Seafood platters and the food of the moment, tacos, will be served alongside a tequila- and mescal-focused drink menu. On the weekends, a DJ will lend a party vibe until 4 a.m. 35-01 36th St.

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