New York City is steeped in history, with architectural dreams set in stone centuries ago and massive trees that predate the construction of the storied city. Even the department stores have been around since the 1800s. But while there are plenty of well-established eateries that have become mainstays in certain NYC neighborhoods, the food-and-drink scene changes faster than you can order an Appletini. Here’s some fresh new fare to look forward to this Fall. These are the top NYC restaurant openings for Fall 2016.
Cava Grill | 145 4th Ave
If you’ve visited DC or LA, you may have already fallen in love at first dip with Cava’s. Eggplant + Roasted Red Pepper dip and Crazy Feta are just a few favorite flavors. Now, the casual Mediterranean eatery is opening a location in New York City. The menu also features grain bowls, spicy lamb meatballs and falafel—all of which are customizable and made from fresh ingredients from Border Springs Farm. Cava Grill is scheduled to open in late Summer or early Fall.
Mimi Cheng’s NoLita | 380 Broome Street
For the most authentic, upscale Taiwanese-Chinese dumplings in the city, New Yorkers will soon have two locations to choose from. The Cheng sisters opened the Second Avenue eatery in July of 2014 and are opening a second spot in NoLita this Fall. Their signature dumplings are handmade from scratch each day with local, organic and artisanal ingredients and are served with Mimi’s Secret Sauce.
Chuck & Blade | 184 8th Ave
Located in Chelsea, not too far from the meatpacking district, it’s fitting that Chuck & Blade serves up a variety of beef cuts with specialty sauces. The recently opened restaurant also boasts a raw bar and hosts an oyster happy hour, offering East and West Coast oysters for $1 and $2, respectively. They also have some out of this world milkshakes that’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
Did we miss any? Let us know which NYC restaurant openings you are anticipating in the comments below.