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The 5 Best New Restaurants In New York City

October 19, 2011 1:09 PM

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Whether you’re looking for a new place for a hot date, special occasion or just to try something new – we’re here to help you break out of your city dining rut. According to the Zagat survey, these are the five best new restaurants in New York City.

Ai Fiori

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400 5th Ave.
New York, NY
212-613-8660
aifiorinyc.com
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If you find yourself looking for Italian food in the theater district, be sure to check out Ai Fiori in the Setai Hotel. The restaurant is the latest project of the well-known chef Michael White, who uses tastes inspired by the French to enhance the creative Italian menu.

La Silhouette

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362 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY
212-581-2400
la-silhouettenyc.com

When you step into La Silhouette in Hell’s Kitchen, you’ll immediately feel like you’ve been transported to old-world Paris because of the food and atmosphere of this French-American restaurant. The menu offers a combination of not only French favorites but also new and creative approaches to traditional, American favorites.

Mehtaphor

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130 Duane St.
New York, NY
212-542-9440
mehtaphornyc.com
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Mehtaphor—which is creatively named for head chef Jehangir Mehta—gives customers a new take on Asian fusion by taking on a new, global cuisine. The menu offers a wide variety of “small plates” for those who are looking to try everything the restaurant has to offer, and a meat-free menu for vegetarians.

Riverpark

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450 E. 29th St.
New York, NY
212-213-5725
riverparknyc.com
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The view of East River from the garden plaza is reason enough to visit Riverpark, but the delicious take on American classics will likely have you coming back for more. Additionally, all the fresh produce comes from the Riverpark Farm at Alexandria Center—an on-location farm offering the freshest produce in New York City.

Rubirosa

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235 Mulberry St.
New York, NY
212-965-0500
rubirosanyc.com
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Rubirosa is perfect if you’re looking for family-style Italian food that you can enjoy with your entire family. While Rubirosa has made a name for themselves with their thin-crust, one-of-a-kind pizza, there’s an entire menu of Italian favorites. Not to mention, Rubirosa has a gluten-free menu, so anyone can enjoy.

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