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Oct 10, 2011 01:26 PM

New Restaurant in Last 2 years?

This is from a former NY'er now living in Southern California. I'll be back for several days in early December. I want to try some places that opened after summer of 2009, which is when I left the city. The only "new" place I have eaten at since then was ABC Kitchen, during a visit earlier this year. Price and location are not issues. Prefer no jacket requirement for men. Fancy or casual. Prefer American or Italian, but any type would be fine. Looking mainly for dinner places, probably for 4 people, but lunch or late-night recommendations would be appreciated as well. Again, this is for any good restaurant that opened in last 2 years.

For reference, the places I plan to re-visit are:
-Eleven Madison Park and Jean Georges for lunch with co-workers
-Katz's for pastrami (I haven't found anything close in LA area)
-Pearl Oyster Bar (always been a favorite of mine, will go if timing works out, hate waiting in line)
-Kati Roll for late night snack

Thanks for any recommendations.

Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

ABC Kitchen
35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I haven't been yet, but I plan to go to Maialino when I visit NYC in Dec. We seem to have similar tastes and experiences so I thought I'd chime in. Also here is a helpful list from the NYT (best restos of 2010):

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: pizzajunkie

      Maialino is a good choice. They are open basically all day and if you can't get a reservation, they take walk-ins in the front room. All my experiences there have been quite good for lunch and dinner; brunch is fine but not amazing.

      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    2. Some new places since summer 2009 (including non-American/Italian):

      Ai Fiori
      The Dutch
      Torrisi Italian Specialties
      Osteria Morini
      Ma Peche
      The Dutch
      Red Rooster
      Kin Shop

      45 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010

      Torrisi Italian Specialties
      250 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

      43 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010

      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

      Empellon Taqueria
      230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: peter j

        Note also that The Dutch is open late.

        DINNER: 5:30 PM TO 12:00 AM SUNDAY – THURSDAY
        5:30 PM TO 1:00AM FRIDAY & SATURDAY

      2. Brushstroke
        Ai Fiori
        La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
        Boulud Sud
        The John Dory Oyster Bar
        Momofuku Ma Peche

        1. If you can swing Pearl for lunch, that is always a good time to go.

          This may help:

          1. In my view, Lincoln

            Perfect fancy without jacket requirement, Italian, and if you like EMP and JG I think this is perfect