IT LIST- Most Anticipated Restaurants Fall 2016


Here is a list of the restaurants that are destined to be the MUST EAT AT this fall in NYC!! In diners terms that means impossible waits and impossible to get reservations. Of course if you are #ONTHELIST we can get you in. Email us of RESERVATIONS

 Le Coucou is the new Soho restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr and acclaimed chef Daniel Rose. The extravagant space, designed by the firm Roman + Williams, features oak tables, white tablecloths, an antique triple French door, and a huge mural depicting the countryside.

 Wagamama The first NYC outpost of a popular U.K.-based chain specializing in Japanese comfort foods — including ramen, donburi, curries, and teppanyaki. The chain currently has over150 locations worldwide, and a second NYC outpost is already in the works.210 Fifth Avenue, Nomad Mid-October

TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserrie a popular, 30-year-old Japanese chain specializing in udon noodles made in-house. They just opened their first US restaurant in the former Union Square Cafe space, and since opening day, it has been met with daunting wait times. The menu, restricted during the soft opening, will eventually feature as many as 40 udon varieties, including non-traditional options like the signature mentaiko udon made with cod caviar. 21 East 16th St.

New Union Square Restaurant– Danny Meyer’s iconic Union Square Cafe has been out of commission for several months while the team moved the glassware, plates and that iconic neon sign a few blocks away to the restaurant’s new home, which has a larger kitchen, room for a dedicated bakery, a private dining room and an adjacent space called Daily Provisions that will sell coffee, breakfast, rotisserie chicken and salad, and ultimately transition into a dining room where chef Carmen Quagliata will offer a nightly tasting menu.235 Park Ave. South, Gramercy (Late October)

Fowler & Wells: The Financial District isn’t generally thought of as a dining destination, but that’s starting to change with the help of chefs like Tom Colicchio, who is opening a restaurant and bar in the refurbished 1883 building on Beekman Street. Colicchio and executive chef Bryan Hunt are taking inspiration from the fine dining restaurants from New York’s past—think beef Wellington and lobster thermidor made for the 21st century. The team is also operating The Bar Room, a cocktail bar at the base of the building’s nine-story atrium.   

Augustine: King of the New York brasserie Keith McNally is opening an all-day restaurant in the Beekman downtown. The restaurateur has remained tight-lipped about the project, but the hotel’s website promises French classics made a touch lighter—think rotisserie and grillades. McNally’s a master of bringing France to New York, so expect a seriously French vibe. Beekman Thompson Hotel Nassau Street (October 2016) Atla

Alta: A casual counterpart to Cosme on the ground floor of a Morris Adjmi-designed building in Noho. Earlier this year, Santiago Gomez remarked: “We are looking forward to [further deepening] our roots in New York and create a space where people can gather around, grab a delicious bite and enjoy a nice cold michelada.” 372 Layfayette St ( November 2016)

 abcJean-Georges Vongerichten and Neal Harden  An all-day vegetarian spinoff of ABC Kitchen in the ABC Carpet and Home Building. Breakfast will roll out before dinner, and the restaurant will have a juice bar and a to-go counter. The morning menu will likely include congee, dosas, crepes, and a lentil-and-rice dish called kitchari. The lunch and dinner menus will feature plenty of salads and roasted vegetable dishes, but no veggie burgers or mock-meats. Vongerichten is working with chef Neal Harden, formerly of Pure Food and Wine and Maimonide of Brooklyn. 38 East 19th St., Union Squa (Early October)

Cut  Wolfgang Puck An all-day location of the celebrity chef’s acclaimed Beverly Hills steakhouse in the new Four Seasons Downtown. Expect wagyu galore, plus Puck’s signature bone marrow flan. Wolfie has opened countless restaurants around the world, but this will be his first sit-down establishment in NYC.99 Church Street, FiDI (Late September)

Pasqaule Jones At this casual Italian restaurant from the Charlie Bird crew, chefs Ryan Hardy and Tim Caspare are using two wood-fired Stefano Ferrara ovens to make pizzas, roasted vegetable dishes, steaks, fish, and game birds. 89 Kenmare St


Chumley’s A luxe revival of the classic speakeasy, which closed nine and a half years ago following a wall collapse. Borgognone, the proprietor of Sushi Nakazawa down the block, never went to the original, but he promises that this will be like “Chumley’s on steroids.” Blamey, the former chef de cuisine at Atera, will cook a menu of seasonal American fare.(86 Bedford St., West Village Late September)