A running list of new restaurants opening in New York City in March 2022
Two years after the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants across the city continue to open their doors, sometimes because their concepts have been able to adapt to the new normal, but more often because their owners have had no choice but to move on. Since March 16, 2020, when the state temporarily shut down indoor dining for the first time, hundreds of new restaurants have opened, including celebrity-backed Pebble Bar, Mexican vegan restaurant Raíz Modern Mexican Kitchen, and sleek new Hörbar Eavesdrop.
Here is a summary of the restaurants and bars that opened in March. This list is updated weekly. If there’s a vacancy near you that we’ve missed, let us know at [email protected]
Health experts consider eating out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; It can pose a risk to those vaccinated, particularly in areas with significant COVID transmission.
Ostdorf: Raíz Modern Mexican cuisine is now open serving Vegan Mexican Food, Grub Street reports. The menu features oyster mushroom and jackfruit birria tacos, as well as tofu-based burritos. Raiz comes from former dirt candy chef Jesus Villafan and Nick Johnson, previously general manager at Japanese-influenced chain Wagamama. 120 First Avenue, near East 7th Street
Green Dot: A new bar for audiophiles loudly opened today grub street. Listen has cocktails, such as those with yuzu and yerba mate, as well as a selection of wine and beer. The menu features chicken meatballs with chili mayonnaise, baked cod with tamari spinach, canned fish, nori popcorn, a miso rice bowl with tofu, and for dessert, a yuzu lemon and ricotta cake. The 36-seat Hörbar comes from Dan Wissinger and Charlie Ballinger, who were previously in the music industry. Appropriately, the space is equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, for which the team will book DJs and other musical acts. According to Grub Street, the bar plans to host bring-your-own vinyl record nights. 674 Manhattan Avenue, near Norman Avenue
Long Island City: Elegant dining hall Jax & co — Home of Kimika team’s fast-casual eatery Lotus and Cleaver and pastry chef star Ghaya Oliveira’s Tunisian-rooted all-day cafe — has added a bar serving beer, wine and cocktails to the premises, according to a rep. 28-17 Jackson Avenue, near Queens Plaza South
Midtown East: According to the New York Timit, Italian luxury resort pheasant is open now The restaurant offers duck and orange ravioli, Milanese veal and osso buco with saffron risotto. The new spot marks the first New York opening for Gero Fasano’s Brazil-based Fasano group and is reportedly set to share much of the same interior design as the Four Seasons reboot it replaces, which closed in 2019. 280 Park Avenue, at 49th Street
Midtown West: Zou Zou’s, a Mediterranean restaurant opened by chef Madeline Sperling in November, now has an attached cocktail bar, according to a representative. Chez Zou has cocktails like the Saffron Gibson (saffron-infused gin, vermouth, and pickles) and the Golden Colada (made with rum and golden raisins) on a menu helmed by Joey Smith, formerly of Nomad. 385 Ninth Avenue, Suite 85 on West 33rd Street, fourth floor
Midtown West: According to a representative Cafe Serafin is open now The all-day Italian cafe offers apricot bombolini pastries, prosciotto paninis, cacio e pepe pasta, and black truffle pizza. The restaurant is owned by the Serafina Group, with outposts across the city. 922 Seventh Avenue, off West 58th Street
Midtown West: three floors pebble bar is open now, after New York Times. The glitzy venue has seafood towers and tartare sandwiches with caviar in addition to its cocktail, wine and beer menu. A collaboration between the team behind Hip Dive Ray’s and seafood joint Grand Army, Pebble Bar counts Saturday night live‘s Pete Davidson and successor‘s Nicholas Braun as investors. 67 West 49th Street, near Sixth Avenue
Tribeca: Neighborhood Blog Tribeca Citizen reports that Sagra pizza bar cheers. The menu features rigatoni bolognese, black truffle mac and cheese, calzones with seafood-like fillings, and pizza like the riff on Cuban sandwiches (pickles, pork, and mustard). It’s a successor to a West Village sibling restaurant of the same name. 225 West Broadway, near White Street
west village: Casual hangout in the neighborhood Silver Spoon Caferun by former restaurant manager Gulzira Jumabekova, opened loudly the New York Times. The space includes a grab-and-go area, a hot buffet counter, and quirkier custom items, including fried foie gras and a salmon burger. 204 West 14th Street, near Seventh Avenue
west village: According to a representative, a second location is from Ramen misoya, a sequel to the East Village original launched in 2011. Expect bowls of broth that take a regional look at miso, with versions like Kyoto-style white miso and Nagoya-style red miso. Customers descend a flight of stairs into the speakeasy-style restaurant helmed by Norimitsu “Nori” Nishida. 535 Hudson Street, off Charles Street
Williamsburg: Montreal-style bagels continue their expansion in New York City with the newest outpost of Black seed bagel. 214 Berry Street, near North Third Street