New York City
Tapestry: Devi alum Suvir Saran is back in New York and blending influences from around the globe with Indian ingredients in dishes like risotto garnished with tarka and puffy bread poori made with cornmeal. Look out for fried chicken, too, but in a graceful space. Find Tapestry here, or in our DINE app.
Cherry Point: Julian Calcott, who logged time in the kitchen at The Spotted Pig, has a new place in Greenpoint where you'll find everything-seasoned nuts, beet-cured arctic char, guinea hen mushroom terrine and koji-rubbed steak frites au poivre. The space was a butcher shop in the 1930s, and some of the old touches, like well-worn wood, have been kept around. Find Cherry Point here, or in our DINE app.
2nd City: There are plenty of Filipino-inflected dishes to try at this casual spot. Go for the pancit noodles or something the team's calling the Adobo Rito, which is soy-braised chicken rolled into a burrito with kimchi fried rice and romaine. And because poke is apparently the dish of the moment, there's a Poké Me Bowl with sushi-grade tuna, coconut rice, wonton strips and miso dressing. Find 2nd City here, or in our DINE app.
Knuckle & Claw: Channel Martha's Vineyard at the new outpost of this seafood spot in Santa Monica. There are lobster rolls, of course, and lobster grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as salads and oysters on the half shell. Find Knuckle & Claw here, or in our DINE app.
Din Tai Fung: There may be no dumpling emporium in the entirety of the United States more popular than Din Tai Fung. The xiao long bao specialists are masters of the myriad beautiful folds required to make the perfect dumpling. The new location in Santa Clara is likely to be busy at all times, so be prepared for a line, but with excellent dumplings at the end of it. Find Din Tai Fung here, or in our DINE app.
Fénix: What was once the home of TBD is now a cheery and bright Mexican restaurant (complete with playful and very Instagrammable tiles adorning the walls). Look out for dishes like house-made tortillas, queso fundido with poblanos and root vegetables roasted in banana leaves. Find Fénix here, or in our DINE app.
Circa: Restaurants in boutique hotels tend to be a destination in and of themselves, and The Gwen's all-day spot proves this theory to be true. The food is familiar and comforting with an upscale edge, exemplified by the ramp kimchi that accompanies a plate of deviled eggs or the short rib ragout slathered on a thick beef burger. Find Circa here, or in our DINE app.
Kimski: Take note—Korean-Polish just might be the new Tex-Mex. At least that's what you'll find at the latest location from Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar. Bask in the sunshine on the patio as you eat pierogi-potsticker hybrids and make sure to grab a jar of kraut-chi on your way out. Find Kimski here, or in our DINE app.
Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: One shop was clearly not enough for this pie-slinging favorite, as the comfy and beloved spot has now added a Ravenswood location. Don't worry, all the mile-high biscuit sandwiches and seasonal pies you love from Logan Square have successfully made the trip to the North Side. Find Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits here, or in our DINE app.
Morningstar: Colorful doughnuts are always a sign of good things to come, so future breakfasts are looking up, thanks to triple-raspberry and Uji matcha treats at this new daytime spot. It may be tough, but branch out beyond the sweets and try the crispy rice bowl with kibbeh and pistachio pesto. Find Morningstar here, or in our DINE app.
All-Purpose: The Red Hen team is bringing back old-school pizza cooked in a deck oven. There are six pies on the menu, including the Cossimo (named after an Italian restaurant in Jersey) with roasted mushrooms, taleggio, scallions and truffle sauce. There's also the Buona with pepperoni, mozzarella, chile honey and basil. Those looking for non-pie options will find both hot and cold antipasti. Find All-Purpose here, or in our DINE app.
GoGo's: Gold Cash Gold alum Adam Verville is cooking dishes from Hawaii like musubi (yup, Spam makes an appearance, but you can also opt for tempeh if you like) and manupua, a steamed bun with a soy mustard dipping sauce, and a few holo dogs with topping options including Spam chili. Bonus: Prices top out at $12. Find GoGo's here, or in our DINE app.
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