Get Excited About These Bars and Restaurants Opening in NYC This Fall

Don Angie, COTE, Dead Rabbit, and other hotspots are expanding their empires.

Bar Miller
Bar Miller | Photo by Nicole Franzen
Bar Miller | Photo by Nicole Franzen

Fall is that riveting time of year when chefs and bartenders roll out their most ambitious projects. Blame it on that unshakable back-to-school feeling or maybe it's a means to combat end-of-summer dread—no matter the reason, it’s sure to be an exciting season.

Some years bring hot new debuts from out of town, but this fall is all about the expansion of local empires because the teams behind some of New York City’s best restaurants have been acquiring real estate and gearing up to create new favorites. The masterminds behind Pinwheel Lasagna are opening a new restaurant next door, and a beloved Korean steakhouse is getting into the fried chicken game. Bars are getting in on the fun, too, and this fall one of the world’s most popular pubs is setting up shop at the train station so you can down an Irish coffee before exiting the city.

With so many great new bars and eateries set to launch in the next few months, our reservation calendar is getting packed—so here’s a roundup of the fall’s 14 most anticipated restaurant and bar openings.

Lobster Cannelloni au Caviar at Cafe Carmellini
Lobster Cannelloni au Caviar at Cafe Carmellini | Photo by Evan Sung

Restaurant openings in NYC this fall

Bangkok Supper Club
Address: 641 Hudson Street
Opening date: September
Street food takes center stage at this new restaurant from the team behind Fish Cheeks. Bangkok Supper Club’s menu is centered around a roaring charcoal grill, where Bangkok-born chef Max Wittawat will prepare dishes like fried sticky rice-stuffed chicken wings inspired by Hainanese chicken, spicy grilled beef tongue, and a whole branzino with Namn Jim seafood sauce that are all designed to be shared, supper club style.

Bar Miller
Address: 620 East 6th Street
Opening date: September
A new omakase option is coming on the scene courtesy of Jeff Miller and TJ Provenzano, the duo behind Rosella. Bar Miller will offer 15 courses of nigiri, sashimi, and some less traditional dishes that highlight pickled ingredients alongside a bar program with US-made wine, cider, and sake. With just eight seats, it’ll quickly become one of the most exclusive reservations in the city.

Cafe Carmellini
Address: 250 Fifth Avenue, Nomad
Opening date: Late September
Chef Andrew Carmellini—known for his slate of iconic restaurants including Locanda Verde, Carne Mare, and Lafayette—is opening an eponymous restaurant on the ground floor of the luxurious new Fifth Avenue Hotel, which is set to open October 16. The restaurant will mark the chef’s return to fine dining with a menu that features Italian- and French-influenced dishes like Snapper a la Meuniere and Lobster Cannelloni au Caviar.

Address: 201 First Avenue, East Village
Opening date: September
With Dhamaka, Semma, and Adda on their roster, Roni Mazumdar and chef Chintan Pandya run some of the best Indian restaurants in NYC. But this fall, they’ll partner with chef Eric Valdez, the longtime chef de cuisine at Dhamaka, for their first foray into Filipino fare. Valdez hails from the Phillipines and will run the kitchen at Naks, which will offer two styles of dining. Regional dishes will be available a la carte or as part of a Kamayan-style shareable menu where dishes are presented on banana leaves and designed to be eaten with your hands.

Postcard by Nami Nori
Address: 31 Carmine Street, West Village
Opening date: September
After launching three outposts over the past four years, the team behind popular handroll spot Nami Nori is out with a brand new concept this fall. Partners Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee, and Lisa Limb are pivoting into the bakery space with Postcard by Nami Nori, which will offer Japanese tea house treats like pastries, sandos, and bubble tea in a retro space inspired by Japanese vintage postcards and artwork of the Taisho era.

Gotham Burger Social Club
Address: 131 Essex Street, Lower East Side
Opening date: Mid-October
One of New York City’s most sought-after smashburgers is finally getting a permanent home this fall. Built by Mike Puma, Gotham Burger Social Club will swap its pop-up style for a brick-and-mortar on the Lower East Side, right around the corner from one of its regular pop-up spots, Ray’s. Beyond the signature Oklahoma-style burger where the patty is smashed onto the grill atop thinly sliced onions, the menu will offer other homestyle favorites like onion rings, fried pickles, and hot dogs.

Address: 215 Columbia Street, Columbia Waterfront District
Opening date: October
After years as the chef and partner at East Village staple Bar Primi, chef Sal Lamboglia broke off last fall to start his own venture: a homey Italian restaurant called Cafe Spaghetti. The restaurant quickly became a neighborhood staple known for adorable outdoor dining and comforting pasta dishes, and this year he’s back with another new concept called Swoony’s. The restaurant—which is taking over a vacant restaurant space right around the corner from Cafe Spaghetti where his dad once worked—will serve up American bistro fare like burgers, steakhouse classics, and fresh seafood.

Address: 12 E. 22nd Street; Flatiron District
Opening date: November
While laying the groundwork for an upcoming location in Singapore and operating a second offshoot in Miami, the team behind COTE is also making moves a little closer to home. Restaurateur Simon Kim and the team behind Gracious Hospitality Management are set to unveil a new restaurant called COQODAQ, just a few blocks down the street from its original COTE outpost. The kitchen will be run by executive chef Seung Kyu Kim and offer an elevated take on American fried chicken with Korean influences.

TBA restaurant from the Don Angie team
Address: 113 Greenwich Avenue; West Village
Opening date: November
Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito, in partnership with Michael Stillman's group Quality Branded, are taking over the space next door to their famed Italian restaurant this fall. The upcoming restaurant, which has yet to be named, will stick to their playful Italian American style while showcasing dishes like crudo and raw bar items and creative handmade pasta.

Rendering courtesy of Lolita

Bar openings in NYC this fall

Sip and Guzzle
Address: 29 Cornelia Street, West Village
Opening date: Early September
After globetrotting for years opening spots like The SG Club in Tokyo, The Odd Couple in Shanghai, and a Singapore outpost of Employees Only, Shingo Gokan and Steve Schneider are returning to New York City to unveil a new bar this fall. Sip and Guzzle is a bi-level concept where the first floor bar, Guzzle, will have classic cocktails in a high-energy atmosphere, and Sip will be the basement speakeasy. Drinks at both bars will honor Japanese and American bar culture and the izakaya-style food comes courtesy of chef Mike Bagale (formerly Chicago’s Alinea).

Bitter Monk
Address: 68 34th Street Building 6, Industry City
Opening date: October
The duo that opened the popular Harlem cocktail bar Sugar Monk is set to debut a second bar. Bitter Monk will be an ultra-intimate space with just 18 seats where guests can sample cocktails made with New York-made spirits and co-founder Ektoras Binikos’ housemade amari. Down the line, Binikos and co-founder Simon Jutras plan to open a production space next to the bar where they’ll craft amari, herbal liqueurs, and bitters to use in cocktails at Bitter Monk and eventually distribute more broadly.

The Irish Exit
Address: 351 W 33rd Street, Chelsea
Opening date: September
The team behind Dead Rabbit, one of the world’s most beloved Irish drinking dens, is opening a new spot designed for travelers in the newly revamped Moynihan Train Hall. Aptly named The Irish Exit, the bar will offer some Dead Rabbit classics like Irish coffees, perfectly poured pints of Guinness, and more. The 216-seat outpost is the first iteration of Irish Exit, a concept the team hopes to expand to other airports, train stations, and travel hubs in 2024.

Address: 45 West 45th Street, Midtown
Opening date: Early/mid October
The team behind Valerie and Madame George (two spots that have become popular with the Midtown office set) is expanding its reach down 45th street with another new bar opening this fall. Lolita’s bar menu will focus on spirits made from agave and sugar like tequila, mezcal, and rum. Except staples like margaritas and micheladas alongside other creations that run the gamut from tropical flavors to savory concoctions. Drinks will pair with a food menu that takes inspiration from Mexican and greater Latin American fare.

Address: 107 Rivington Street, Lower East Side
Opening date: TBD
The team behind the New Orleans-style oyster and cocktail bar Maison Premiere is opening another new concept in Manhattan. Tigre will offer a mix of classic cocktails and new creations in a space that blends luxe elements like velvet and tortoise shell finishes with a gritty city feel.

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Liz Provencher is an editor at Thrillist. See what she eats on Instagram.