Even though you'll be eating nothing but turkey and stuffing burritos for the next two weeks at least, you should still make some time to eat not-leftovers and get to one of these 21 completely dope spots that opened in NYC this November.

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Florian

Murray Hill
Lobster pizza and that picture are probably all we need to sell you on this place, but other things we totally could use include the fact that this spot comes from Fireman Hospitality (Redeye Grill, Trattoria Dell’Arte, Brooklyn Diner...), has a make-your-own Negroni program, and serves other, almost-as-good-as-lobster-pizza eats like lasagna osso buco and veal chop Parm.
 

Little Park

Tribeca
Located in the Smyth, this new spot from hit maker Andrew Carmellini is doing American seasonal plates like 1/2 lobster in the shell with spaghetti squash, fire-roasted, dry-aged duck with turnips and tangy grapes, and cinnamon toast ice cream. Bonus: there’s a fireplace-equipped bar in the lobby called Evening Bar with a PDT alum at the helm. Double bonus: DUDE THERE'S CINNAMON TOAST ICE CREAM.

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Bowery Meat Co

East Village
This meat-centric restaurant (not a steakhouse) on 1st across from Extra Place Alley comes from Chef Josh Capon and the team behind great Soho spots Lure and B&B Winepub, as well as El Toro Blanco in the West Village. Together, they are delivering old-school sexy with the interior and massive meats with the menu, including 28oz dry-aged prime cote du boeuf from Diamond Creek Ranch, a beastly duck lasagna for two, and one of the best burgers we’ve had this month (/year!) -- a dry-aged patty topped with raclette, red onion jam, tomato, and garlic aioli.
 

Concord Hill

Williamsburg
This spot from a couple folks behind Westville and a former chef at The Pines, Angelo Romano, is a familiar-yet-modern addition to Graham Ave, working up tons of vegetable-forward dishes as well as a great bacon double cheeseburger topped with sesame oil on a sesame seed bun -- it’s completely familiar, yet still very original.

Pier A

Pier A Harbor House

Financial District
The long-awaited conversion and opening of this massive, old landmark building has arrived, thanks to the team from the Dead Rabbit (one of the best bars in the world). It's got a first floor oyster bar, a more upscale restaurant upstairs, and plenty more coming in the warmer months, which you can feel free to starting wistfully thinking about right... about... now.
 

Dojo Izakaya

Alphabet City
On the heels of his massively popular Sushi Dojo, David Bouhadana has opened a casual, less raw fish-focused eatery with goods like uni cream croquette, Japanese-style fried chicken, beef short rib skewers, and all manner of soba.

Chefs Club by F&W NY

Chefs Club by Food & Wine

Nolita
Taking up residence in the Puck Building, a rotating cast of chefs will be featured at this restaurant created by Food & Wine, which's pulling from its roster of Best New Chefs to head the kitchen and serve up eats like pastrami flatbread; a low country seafood pan roast with grits, Carolina roe, and paprika; and Colorado lamb chops with cotechino, endive, and faro.

Almanac NYC

Almanac

West Village
Choose a la carte, or a three-, five-, or eight-course tasting menu at Galen Zamarra's newest, where he creates dishes that have an intense focus on seasonality, down to what part of the season it is (early/middle/late fall for example) and what phase of the moon we're in. Current options include acorn squash with lamb bacon, cilantro pesto, smoked blue cheese, and takana greens; and duck with Swiss chard, sweet potato hash, and date-sage sausage.

Shuko

Shuko

Union Square
Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, both formerly of Neta, have opened this sushi joint that offers daily tasting menus of both fresh-as-hell sushi and dishes cooked in the kitchen.
 

Alidoro

Midtown East
The old school Italian Soho sandwich has opened up a location in Midtown to make your lunch more delicious and filled with cured meats. Also, they have the half-cannoli, half-donut creation called a Donnoli. Yup.

Half & Half

Half & Half

Midtown East
It’s a club. With an arcade in it. Discuss.
 

Brodo

East Village
It may seem a little out there, but when it’s freezing cold and you need something to warm you up, this takeout window serving different broths from Hearth’s Chef Marco Canora will have your back, no matter how you feel about it.

Sisters Brooklyn

Sisters

Clinton Hill
Your new Clinton Hill go-to for top-notch coffee by day, and new American eats by night (get the seared scallop with bay shrimp, beurre blanc, and roasted fennel), this Brooklyn destination also has a back room with DJ sets and musical acts.

Mastro's

Mastro’s

Midtown West
The big deal West Coast steakhouse finally opened up a branch in NYC, and it’s as glitzy and delicious as you’d expect.

The Happiest Hour

The Happiest Hour

West Village
This new West Village bar pairs Florida and California resort vibes with burgers, grilled cheese, root beer floats, and cocktails of all shapes and sizes -- from the Sugar Shack with salted maple syrup, vermouth, soda, and Jamaican rum, to classics like the Sazerac.

The Folly

The Folly

Soho
Small-batch rums, cocktails like The Bender (spiced rum, Averna, ginger beer), and lobster mac & cheese in a cast iron pot are all on hand at this gastropub from the team behind Hill & Dale, and The Brooklyneer.
 

The Little Beet Table

Murray Hill
The fast-casual concept has gone a little more formal with the addition of this full-service, sit-down spot with a gluten-free menu focusing on high quality ingredients that go into dishes like slow-cooked salmon with avocado caponata, pistachio pesto, and black olives; grilled beets with yogurt and pumpkin seed-almond granola; and cavatelli with butternut squash, kale, pecans, and grilled bacon. Yep, bacon is gluten free -- have as much as you’d like.

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Happy Ending

Lower East Side
Located in a one-time massage parlor, this appropriately named bistro now has a Michelin-starred chef serving up hearty French dishes like steak tartare au couteau with "Mediterranean and Japanese flavors", plus lamb two ways: tandoori style and roasted chop.
 

Via Carota

West Village
This bustling spot (thanks to tons of windows looking out on the street) from Rita Sodi and Jody Williams is stocked with a grip of top-notch Italian eats, including meats and cheeses, crostini topped with salt cod or white truffle butter, gnocchi, and a fried rabbit with rosemary and garlic.

Underwest Donuts

Underwest Donuts

Hell’s Kitchen
All the way on the West Side, there’s now a place serving amazing donuts out of a damn car wash.

Sekend Sun

Sekend Sun

Astoria 
Queens welcomed the team from Graham Ave’s Ba'sik, who said, "thanks for welcoming us, here's a beautiful bar with dark woods, a giant neon "Queens" sign, amazing booze creations like the Black Baby Grand (whiskey, China-China Amer, orange flower water, barrel-aged Angostura, sugar cube), and gussied-up bar food like hand-cut tater tots, Buffalo fried oysters with corn pudding, and shrimp and grits".

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1. Florian 225 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003 (Murray Hill)

This Murray Hill spot comes from Fireman Hospitality (Redeye Grill, Trattoria Dell’arte, Brooklyn Diner…), and it has a make-your-own negroni program, and fantastic eats like lasagna osso bucco and veal chop parm.

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2. Little Park 85 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007 (Tribeca)

Located in the Smyth hotel in Tribeca, this spot is doing upscale American seasonal plates AND there’s a bar in the lobby called Evening Bar, which features a fireplace.

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3. Bowery Meat Company 9 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

From Chef Josh Capon and the group behind Lure, Burger & Barrel, and El Toro Blanco, this glitzy modern steakhouse in the East Village takes traditional steak and chops up a notch. The menu offers a nice mix of usual steakhouse mains (the meat comes from butcher Pat LaFrieda) and next-level starters and sides (patatas bravas, crispy polenta, salmon sashimi, to name a few), with pasta dishes and oysters rounding out the sophisticated menu.

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4. Concord Hill 374 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)

This Williamsburg spot is from a couple of folks behind Westville and is a familiar-yet-modern favorite on Graham Ave. It's working up tons of vegetable-forward dishes as well as a great bacon double cheeseburger topped with sesame oil on a sesame seed bun -- it’s completely familiar, yet still very original.

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5. Pier A Harbor House 22 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004 (Financial District)

From the team behind nearby Dead Rabbit cocktail bar, this megaplex in a historic Battery Park building houses separate bars and restaurants on each of its three floors, all of which offer breathtaking views of the New York Harbor. The first floor is home to a casual beer hall and oyster bar that's for group outings, while the more intimate second level includes a clubby cocktail bar and a steakhouse-like restaurant that pays homage to the Hudson Valley. The third floor, reserved for private events, is the most exclusive of the three.

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6. Dojo Izakaya 38 Ave B, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

David Bouhadana (of Sushi Dojo) is the man behind the East Village's Dojo Izakaya, a casual, less-raw-fish-focused eatery with goods like uni cream croquette, Japanese-style fried chicken, beef short rib skewers, and all manners of soba.

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7. Chefs Club by Food & Wine 275 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012 (Nolita)

Located in the Puck Building, Chefs Club, created by Food & Wine, pulls from the magazine's roster of Best New Chefs to head the kitchen and serve up eats like pastrami flatbread; seafood pan roast with grits, Carolina roe & paprika; and Colorado lamb chops with cotechino, endive & faro.

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8. Almanac 28 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Choose a la carte, or from a tasting menu at this West Village spot. Dishes have an intense focus on seasonality -- they even take what phase the moon is in into account when creating dishes.

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9. SHUKO 47 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003 (Union Square)

This sushi joint offers daily tasting menus of both fresh sushi and dishes cooked in the kitchen. Note it's omakase-only.

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10. Alidoro 18 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016 (Midtown East)

The old-school Italian sandwich joint in Midtown makes your lunch more delicious and filled with cured meats. Also, they have the half-cannoli, half-donut thing called a donnoli. Yup.

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11. Half & Half 356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019 (Midtown East)

Like that place with beers and arcade games, except with cocktails and partying and arcade games, Half & Half is a a half dance hall, half arcade drinking destination inside the Hudson Hotel.

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12. Brodo 200 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009 (East Village)

It may seem a little out there, but when it’s freezing cold, and you need something to warm you up, this takeout window serving different broths from Hearth’s chef Marco Canora will have your back (no matter how you feel about it).

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13. Sisters 900 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Sisters is your Clinton Hill go-to for top-notch coffee by day and new American eats by night (get the seared scallop with bay shrimp, beurre blanc, and roasted fennel). This Brooklyn destination also has a back room with DJ sets and musical acts.

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14. Mastro's Steakhouse 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 (Midtown West)

This is the first NYC location of the big deal West Coast steakhouse Mastro's. Spoiler alert: it’s just as glitzy and delicious as you’d expect.

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15. The Happiest Hour 121 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011 (West Village)

Brace yourself: there is no actual happy hour at The Happiest Hour. But don’t fret, the Happiest Burger more than makes up for it, really. The double-patty, double-cheese, California-style burger is better than an In-N-Out Double Double and comes topped with a similar Russian dressing as the West Coast fast-food fave. The bar's resort vibes shine in its cocktail selection, which includes the Frozen Painkiller, a twist on the Tiki classic that pairs rum with crème de Pêche de Vigne liqueur and coconut, lime, and orange juices.

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16. The Folly 92 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012 (Soho)

Small batch rums, cocktails like The Bender (spiced rum, averna, ginger beer), and lobster mac 'n cheese in a cast iron pot are on hand at this gastropub, from the team behind Hill & Dale and The Brooklyneer.

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17. The Little Beet Table 333 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (Murray Hill)

The Little Beet Table offers a gluten-free menu focusing on high quality ingredients that go into dishes like slow-cooked salmon with avocado caponata, pistachio pesto, and black olives, grilled beets with yogurt and pumpkin seed-almond granola, and cavatelli with butternut squash, kale, pecans, and grilled bacon. Yep, bacon is gluten free, have as much as you’d like.

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18. Happy Ending 302 Broome St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Located in a one-time massage parlor, this appropriately named bistro now has a Michelin-starred chef serving up hearty French dishes like steak tartare au couteau with "Mediterranean and Japanese flavors", plus lamb two ways: tandoori style and roasted chop.

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19. Via Carota 51 Grove St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

This bustling spot from Rita Sodi and Jody Williams is stocked with a grip of top-notch Italian eats, including meats and cheeses, crostini topped with salt cod or white truffle butter, gnocchi, and a fried rabbit with rosemary and garlic.

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20. Underwest Donuts 638 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036 (Hells Kitchen)

An unlikely spot for a donut shop, Underwest operates out of the Westside Highway Car Wash, lodged in a nifty little hallway that cooks up all kinds of glazed, sugared, and old-fashioned fried dough confections. The donuts are the work of Scott Levine, a former Chanterelle sous chef, whose father-in-law is part owner of the car wash.

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21. Sek'end Sun 32-11 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106 (Astoria)

If you live in Astoria and have been on the hunt for a neighborhood bar, look no further than Sek'end Sun (pronounced Second Son). The laidback cocktail bar serves riffs on classic drinks, like an amaro Old Fashioned, and seriously good bar bites like chili butter grilled cheese and grilled wings with cilantro, lime, and soy. A giant neon "Queens" sign completes the rustic and industrial decor, proving that the bar scene in the outer boroughs is alive and well.

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