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Now Open: Oriole in Chicago, Le Coq Rico in NYC and More

16 new restaurants to add to your must-try list
Dessert at Oriole | Photo: Timothy Flores
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New York City 
Le Coq Rico: Antoine Westermann, who formerly held three Michelin stars, is bringing his very French concept of poultry to New York City. On his menu, various birds ranging from guinea fowl to brune landaise are listed alongside the number of days it takes to raise the bird. They're served with a salad for a table of up to four people. There are also sides and pâté, but it's really all about the bird here. Find Le Coq Rico here, or in our DINE app.

Studio Kraut: Joining the small group of German restaurants in NYC is this Chelsea spot, which serves German classics like schnitzel, braised pork shank with potato pancakes and a bratwurst plate. The walls are covered in graffiti and hodgepodged photos of icons ranging from Bowie to Howard Stern. Find Studio Kraut here, or in our DINE app.

Dinnertable: Tucked behind The Garret East is this new restaurant from the same team. The menu changes and doesn't really fit into a specific category, but at the moment, there are mussels with pepperoni rice, garlic pretzels with cheese and lasagna for two. Keep your party small; the space allows for only groups of four or fewer. Find Dinnertable here, or in our DINE app.

Los Angeles 
Trejo's Tacos: After heaps of delays, Trejo's is finally serving tacos on its sweet outdoor patio. The restaurant is still in soft-open mode, so there's an abbreviated menu for the moment, but soon there will be black pepper tofu, fried chicken and brisket tacos, alongside shrimp tostadas, guacamole topped with pistachios and house-fermented hot sauce. Find Trejo's Tacos here, or in our DINE app.

Golden Road Brewing: The brewery's stand at Grand Central Market is up and running, pouring beers and serving a whole lot of pierogi in flavors like duck confit with kabocha squash and cranberries, bacon and cheddar, and soyrizo. Find Golden Road Brewing here, or in our DINE app

ShanDong Dumplings: As you walk up to this restaurant, there's no doubt that it's all about the dumplings. You can watch the more than 12 varieties being made throughout the day through the window. There are other dishes on the menu like noodles and soups, but the house speciality are the dumplings, particularly panfried soup dumplings. Find ShanDong Dumplings here, or in our DINE app.

San Francisco
Relish Gastro Lounge: After closing in September last year, the 40-year-old restaurant Sent Sovi is now refurbished as a restaurant with a more casual vibe and plenty of craft beer. The menu still seeks influence from around the world—you'll find both beer-battered shrimp and Marsala zabaglione—but is refreshingly approachable. Find Relish Gastro Lounge here, or in our DINE app.

Noodle Theory Provisions: After more than half a year of anticipation, the second location of the popular Oakland Asian resto is now open. Expect the same distinctly Californian noodles and dumplings, but this one also has a full bar, three times the real estate and soon-to-come new menu items. Find Noodle Theory Provisions here, or in our DINE app.

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Chicago
Imperial Lamian: This Chinese food chain runs 24 deep in Singapore, but the latest branch is right in River North. Sure, there are plenty of dumpling options, but there are also hand-pulled noodles and steaming wok-smoked jasmine tea ribs. Find Imperial Lamian here, or in our DINE app.

Oriole: You won't be getting a menu at the Senza team's latest venture, but you will get 16 courses from Michelin-starred chefs, mesmerizing views of the open kitchen and the element of surprise. A sample menu shows signs of pretzel lavash, Iberico consommé and egg yolk gelato. Find Oriole here, or in our DINE app.

Aloha Poke Co: The poke trend has now hit the Chicago French Market, where you can get quick-service bowls of raw ahi tuna. Make your own creation or go for a signature bowl like the all-green Jade, bursting with avocado, scallion, edamame and cucumber. Find Aloha Poke Co. here, or in our DINE app.

Washington, D.C. 
Kapnos Kouzina: Prolific restaurateur Mike Isabella's first Maryland restaurant leans Greek with lots of spreads and mezze like taramosalata and dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves, and swordfish kebabs. All of the mains, including fried chicken, lamb shank and a whole bronzino are for the table. Find Kapnos Kouzina here, or in our DINE app

Espita Mezcaleria: The team here is dedicated to bringing Mexico up north. Masa, sourced from the South of Mexico, is ground daily for tacos like ones filled with lamb barbacoa, maitake mushrooms or pork jowl. There are also seven moles including a negro made with lamb neck, hoja santa and Mexican oregano. Be prepared to drink your fair share of mezcal. The bar's selection is vast. Find Espita Mezcaleria here, or in our DINE app

Bar à Vin: This wine bar comes from Eric and Ian Hilton, who own Chez Billy Sud. Here, sommelier Andrew Wooldridge is focusing on Old World wines. To go with them, there are lamb rillettes, meat and cheese platters, and wild boar sausage. Find Bar à Vin here, or in our DINE app

Houston
El Tiempo: Domenic Laurenzo's family has been a mainstay of Houston's Tex-Mex scene for decades (they opened the original Ninfa's on Navigation). Here, Laurenzo brings his knack for homey food to the Katy neighborhood for his eighth El Tiempo location. Drop by for classics like fajitas, tacos and a few margaritas. Find El Tiempo here, or in our DINE app

Miami
1111 Peruvian Bistro: Joining the ranks of Peruvian restaurants in Miami is 1111, which has an Asian inflection to it. Chef Diego Munoz (an El Bulli alum) has created a menu of ceviches and an enticing duck prune terrine, along with traditional Peruvian anticuchos, or beef skewers. Find 1111 Peruvian Bistro here, or in our DINE app

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