As Marie Antoinette famously said, "There is nothing new except... these 15 NYC restaurants that opened during October and are totes worth checking out, especially the one with the kimchi bacon fried rice." Speaking of which...

Korilla BBQ

Korilla

East Village
The hit Korean fusion food truck has finally plopped down some awesomely tiger-striped, brick-and-mortar digs in the East Village and it's slinging the same pork belly-, steak-, and kimchi bacon fried rice-filled Korean tacos that made it one of the 21 best food trucks in America in 2014.

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Park Avenue Autumn

Murray Hill
Filling a massive space that was once the Hurricane Club, Park Avenue Autumn is a restaurant whose decor and menu change seasonally, though hopefully not too much -- 'cause right now they're doing In-N-Out-inspired burgers, day-after-Thanksgiving toast, and a cocktail served in a squash.

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Upland

Murray Hill
After much buzz and anticipation, this spot from Justin Smillie and Stephen Starr has finally opened up its doors -- walk through them and you'll be inundated with awesomeness like ricotta gnudi and Block Island swordfish with walnut cream and puntarelle.

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Church Street Tavern

Tribeca
Located right above the Bandit鈥檚 Roost speakeasy, this new raw bar and American eatery makes for a great date spot, thanks to a dark, shimmering interior, great cocktails, and eats like dry-aged steak tartare, crispy fried rock hen, and a grilled whole branzino.

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Empell贸n Al Pastor

East Village
This is the place for an al pastor taco right now, so if you like pork roasted on a vertical spit, semi-street meat-style, go there.
 

Kappo Masa

Upper East Side
If you鈥檙e into sushi, you know Masa. Well, this is the less formal and less (but still very) expensive option, compared to the Time Warner Center mothership, and it's got both an omakase option as well as a la carte goodness like pasta made from 100% fish (huh?), uni risotto chanterelle with white truffle, and the Masa "Toro Toro" roll.
 

Proper West

Midtown
This bi-level Midtown social club is all at once a party spot and a sports bar, with eats like sweet chili wings, Parmesan truffle fries, and three cheese mac & cheese to go along with DJs and TVs.

Gansevoort Market

Gansevoort Market

Meatpacking District
The latest in a now medium-long list of food halls that you actually want to go to (see: Gotham West and Chelsea Market), Gansevoort鈥檚 got vendors like Ed鈥檚 Lobster Bar, Tacombi, and The Pig Guy.

Cosme

Cosme

Flatiron
Offering big-deal Mexican from big-deal Mexican chef Enrique Olvera, Cosme's creative eats count scallops with wasabi, cucumber, and jicama; octopus with purple corn atole; and a lobster pibil sope with chorizo and black beans.

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King Bee

East Village
This rustic, homey, Acadian-inspired spot is flexing its Louisiana French Canadian muscles with eats like pork cracklings with cane caramel and malt vinegar powder, Gulf shrimp barbecue, and a ribeye with beef vinaigrette and fried garlic potatoes.

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Arrogant Swine

Bushwick
This beer hall and home of all things pig from chef Tyson Ho is bringing a boat load of traditional North Carolina BBQ to the city along with enough whiskey and beer to float said boat on.

Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room

Midtown West
This iconic spot in 30 Rock is back and has brought with it live music on Mondays with eats like oysters Rockefeller (duh!), beef Wellington, and herb-roasted Pennsylvania lamb, plus a top-notch adjoining bar.

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La Barbona

West Village
Located beneath De Santos, this speakeasy-esque spot is very, very quietly serving top-notch margaritas and flights of mezcal. They've also got bites like ceviche, tacos with slow-roasted pork or chicken and green pumpkin sauce, and oyster shooters with mezcal, habanero, and red onion.
 

Forrest Point

Bushwick
The owners of Boulton & Watt and Ella have finally taken over the corner of Flushing Ave and Forrest St (after an extended soft opening period), and they've brought with them porchetta sandwiches, cast iron cheese burgers, cast iron s鈥檓ores (whoa), and a roster of specialty milk punches.

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Tacuba

Astoria
If you like booze-filled pineapple, lots of different empanadas, carnitas, and mariscada en molcajete with shrimp, octopus, clams, and tilapia, Julian Medina鈥檚 new spot has everything you like, plus one thing you don't know you like (yet): booze-filled watermelons.

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1. Korilla 23 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

The hit Korean food truck is finally a brick-and-mortar that's painted up in tiger stripes, so you don鈥檛 have to chase down their vehicle to get your hands on Korean tacos filed with pork belly, steak, and kimchi bacon fried rice.

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2. Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer 360 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (Murray Hill)

No two dining experiences at Park Avenue are ever alike, because the menu and interior change with every season. Locals enjoy stopping by throughout the year to taste inspiring new breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch dishes in a redesigned space, but the main draw is the California-style burger (served two to an order!), which is thankfully available all year.

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3. Upland 345 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (Murray Hill)

Stephen Starr, a Philly-based restaurateur who entered the New York scene with splashy hits like Morimoto and Buddakan, is behind this airy brasserie on Park Avenue South that takes its name from the California town where chef Justin Smillie grew up. The menu, which rallies around the seasonal themes of California cuisine, features oval-shaped pizzas topped with vegetables and flavorful cheeses; pasta dishes ranging from the traditional cacio e pepe to the entirely unique chicken liver estrella; grilled, smoked, and roasted meat and seafood plates; and a fairly affordable wine list.

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4. Church Street Tavern and Bandit's Roost 313 Church St, New York, NY 10013 (Tribeca)

Church Street Tavern is a dark, sexy, candle-lit affair that's serving cocktails, raw bar offerings, and modern American plates from a chef who's worked under David Bouley, Gordon Ramsay, and Daniel Boulud. Also notable -- there's a membership-only speakeasy underneath it called Bandit's Roost.

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5. Empell贸n Al Pastor 132 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

Alex Stupak鈥檚 East Village Mexican is all the proof you need that New York knows its tacos. Across the street from Tompkins Square Park, the counter-order spot is more laid-back that Stupak's other Empellon ventures thanks to its simple focus on tacos, margaritas, and Micheladas. The menu keeps things simple: there are tacos (the eponymous al pastor is a must), chicken wings, nachos, and guacamole. The crowd is cool and casual, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when Empellon is open until 2am -- consider your late-night taco cravings fulfilled.

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6. Kappo Masa 976 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075 (Upper East Side)

This Upper East Side sushi spot is the slightly more modest offshoot of the Time Warner Center's Masa. Look out for an omakase option, as well as numerous items a la carte.

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7. Proper West 54 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018 (Midtown)

This bi-level Midtown social club is a terrific party spot and sports bar, with eats like Sweet Chili Wings, Parmesan Truffle Fries, and mac & cheese to go with DJs and TVs.

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8. Gansevoort Market 353 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014 (Meatpacking)

After a few years on Gansevoort Street, Gansevoort Market decamped a few blocks away to 14th Street in the middle of 2016 (its original building will be the site of Keith McNally's Pastis). The 14th Street location is home to a mix of vendors: Luzzo's Pizzeria, Bangkok Bar, The Meatball Guys, Big Gay Ice Cream, Luke's Lobster and more. Though it's definitely a food hall first, the market hosts various live music and family-centric events, and showcases local artists.

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9. Cosme 35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010 (Flatiron)

The brains behind the traditional yet unique and modern Mexican restaurant, Cosme, is superstar chef Enrique Olvera, who is aiming to change the way Americans eat and think about Mexican food. What makes the menu so contemporary is the absence of familiar Mexican cuisine markers. While you won't find enchiladas on the menu anytime soon, the core flavors are Mexican, and many of the ingredients are sourced locally.

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10. King Bee 424 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

This rustic, homey, Acadian-inspired spot is flexing its Louisiana French Canadian muscles with eats like pork cracklings with cane caramel and malt vinegar powder, Gulf shrimp barbecue, and a ribeye with beef vinaigrette and fried garlic potatoes.

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11. Arrogant Swine 173 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (Bushwick)

This beer hall and home of all things pig from chef Tyson Ho brings a boat load of traditional North Carolina BBQ to the city along with enough whiskey and beer to float said boat on. The space is pretty sparse with ten small tables and a large bar, but when it gets warmer there's a patio where you can chow down. One of their specialties is the Western North Carolina Outside Brown, or pork shoulder. But probably their most unique offering is their mac and cheese waffle, which is exactly what it sounds like.

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12. Rainbow Room 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10036 (Midtown West)

This iconic spot in 30 Rock is back and has brought with it live music on Mondays with eats like oysters Rockefeller (duh!), beef Wellington, and herb-roasted Pennsylvania lamb, plus a top-notch adjoining bar.

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13. La Barbona 139 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Located beneath De Santos, this speakeasy-esque spot is very, very quietly serving top-notch margaritas and flights of mezcal. They've also got bites like ceviche, tacos with slow-roasted pork or chicken and green pumpkin sauce, and oyster shooters with mezcal, habanero, and red onion.

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14. Tacuba Mexican Cantina 35-01 36th St, Astoria, NY 11106 (Astoria)

If you like booze-filled pineapple, lots of different empanadas, carnitas, and Mariscada en Molcajete with shrimp, octopus, clams, and tilapia, this spot has you covered, also if you like booze-filled watermelons.

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15. Forrest Point 970 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (Flushing)

Forrest Point is the kind of restaurant that could only exist in a gentrified, hipster neighborhood like Bushwick. The indoor-outdoor spot sits on a triangular block between Forrest St and Flushing Ave; the outdoor patio, gated-in like a city park, seats more than 50 at its mismatching tables, while the interior is decorated to resemble a well-worn dive bar. Expect mezcal cocktails, boilermakers, and milk punch to drink, and comfort food like a cast-iron cheese burger (made with Pat LaFrieda beef) and fish tacos to eat.

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