The weather is changing, and so are the menus at some of New York City’s best restaurants, lounges, and pop up markets. Here are five of our favorites serving up fall-inspired dishes. By Carly Petrone.
118 Greenwich Ave.
Stop into Rossopomodoro for some traditional and comforting Neapolitan cuisine. Chef and owner Simon Falco is busy serving up dishes that are simple, seasonal, healthy, and filled with flavor. The fall menu includes plenty of highlights, like Burrata e Prosciutto, Brocooletta Pizze, Chitarra Cacio e Pepe, Linguina All’Astice, Tagliata di Carne, and Salmone e Piselli. Of course, it’s hard not to start out with an antipasta when there’s items like Calamaro e Patata (calamari, potato, basil) and Arancina e Suppli (fried rice, mozzarella, ragu) on the menu. Make sure to stop by on the weekend to test out their delicious brunch menu.
349 Amsterdam Ave.
Head uptown to TESSA, the Michelin-recommended and modern-Mediterranean restaurant located on the Upper West Side. Executive Chef Eric Cope will warm you up with some of his not-so-traditional rice and pasta dishes. Fall favorites include the new corn risotto with crispy duck confit, vanilla, pickled blackberry, and shaved grape and lime zest, as well as the TESSA Linguini – a take on cacio e pepe. This dish features Tasmanian pepper & lemon, parmigiana basil crunch, and parmigiana foam. Seafood lovers will enjoy the Lobster Spacatelli with chanterelle, snow pea, chorizo, beurre blanc, lobster civet, and chive, while meat eaters can nosh on Rabbit Cavatelli – rabbit and pancetta ragu, smoked onions, lovage, and chives. Vegetarians will be happy to see a refreshing Vegetable Zucca on the menu. This delicious dish made with spring onion, chayote squash, baby heirloom tomato, and basil pesto. Bellissimo!
Urbanspace Garment District
Broadway from 37th to 38th St.
Can’t figure out what you’re in the mood for? Make your way to Urbanspace Garment District on Broadway from 37th to 38th St. This fall culinary market has lots to offer, from established brick and mortar restaurants, to budding chefs hoping to wow you with their cuisine. Whether you’re craving a bowl of meatballs with freshly-made Italian sauce from Meatball Obsession, or a loaded-up hot dog from Coney Shack, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Jicama is really revving it up with their Salty and Sweet Pork Doughnut Slider, a “sandwich” made with pulled pork, fresh kale, roasted beets and red cabbage sauerkraut, nestled between two maple doughnuts. Gluten-free and vegan eaters can nosh on their creamy Coconut Curry Squash Soup. If you’re up for it, end your culinary stroll with an ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery.
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer
529 Broome St.
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer and The Bagel Store have teamed up this fall to bring you The Bagel Burger! This magical creation is available on Sundays only, and is made with a black + white swirled truffle oil bagel, a Pat LaFrieda beef patty, bacon, egg, cheese and truffle mayo. This insane burger comes with homemade fries and if you’re really up for it, you can pair your meal with an even crazier signature Black Tap milkshake. In fact, in celebration of the one-year anniversary since launching their signature “Crazy Shakes,” the restaurant will bring back one of their greatest hits. The best part? You get to choose it! Place your vote here by October 10 and find out which flavor wins on October 24. Choose between the Birthday Cake Shake, Blueberry Pie Shake, or the Black and White Shake.
54 W. 21st St.
If you’re looking for a place to grab some good grub and watch football then stake your claim at Slate in the Flatiron district. Executive Chef Darryl Harmon has created a fall-inspired menu that takes traditional bar food to another level. Nosh on bacon egg and cheddar Deviled Eggs, Southern Chicken Littles (mini chicken sandwiches with Granny Smith apple relish and apple vodka spiked barbecue sauce), Mac N’ Cheese Spring Rolls (served over tomato soup), Cheesesteak Beignets, NY Pigs in a Blanket, Open Faced Reuben Wontons and a variety of sliders. You might not want to leave until you try the 21+ Waffle – a warm Belgian waffle with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream, banana Jameson syrup and whipped cream. There’s even a surprise on top! It’s also easy to catch the game thanks to the 40+ TVs surrounding the lounge.