If you’re searching for what to eat, or what is open in NYC, NYC Fall 2021 Restaurant Guide is for you!
The pandemic has been a nightmare for businesses all around the globe. More than a year into this mess, NYC has started to settle in with the new normal outdoor dining, takeouts, and deliveries.
Cases of the virus are slowly going down, and restaurant owners and managers are cautiously preparing for indoor dining that’s set to return on September 30 at a 25% capacity. Yes, there is a Delta variant to worry about, but with NYC vaccination up, we are hopeful to be able to return to normal life soon!
Today, let’s all take a look at the list of restaurants in NYC that we should all look forward to eating at this Fall 2021.
First on our list is Sarashina Horii, a ramen restaurant directly from Japan that was originally planning to open up in April. Still, because of the pandemic, it is forced to make its debut in November.
Sarashina Horii is owned by Yoshinori Horii, the ninth-generation steward of the chain of stores originally from Japan. They serve more than 12 hot and cold soba options and have quite a popular one in their clam, duck, and leek sobas.
Although several restaurants in NYC serve soba, this restaurant is quite exciting for enthusiasts because of its uniqueness. They are located at 45 E. 20th St., near Park Avenue South, Flatiron.
This sushi omakase restaurant is owned and managed by Jeffrey Miller, Yoni Lang, and TJ Provenzano. Rosella debuted in New York City as a splashy pop-up at Rooftop Reds in Brooklyn Navy Yard but is eyeing a permanent spot opening by late September.
Miller and Lang used to manage the kitchen at the James Beard, an award-winning restaurant Uchi in Dallas and Houston. They’ve also worked together at Mayonoki, a with-seat sushi bar in Alphabet City, so Rosella is something to look forward to.
Although the menu isn’t final yet, Rosella held a series of 15-course preview dinners that included the likes of clams in uni butter, albacore sashimi with ponzu, and shrimp kimchi rolls. Rosella is located at 137 Avenue A, between 8th and 9th streets.
Em Vietnamese Bistro
This acclaimed Vietnamese restaurant from Bensonhurst is set to open in Dumbo by November. Em Vietnamese Bistro is owned by Patrick Lin and Ly Nguyen, and like some of the restaurants on this list, were set to open at an earlier date but set back by the pandemic.
The new restaurant will offer a limited dinner menu to start and will gradually expand it to include Vietnamese-style seafood tapas and buttery noodles by February. They are located at 57 Front Street, between Main and Dock Streets, Dumbo.
This Chinese restaurant is the brainchild of Connie Chung, who used to work at Eleven Madison Park, one of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants. Milu is a partnership between Milan Sekulic, The Nomad, and Vincent Chao, former director of business development at Eleven Madison Park.
They will serve rice bowls topped with exciting proteins like duck, brisket, Sichuan-spiced cauliflower, and Ala carte and family-style dishes and meals. Milu is located at 333 Park Avenue South, between East 24th and East 25th streets.
Next on this list is Daughter, a community give-back program by Adam Keita, Sarah Elisabeth Huggins, and Dana Heyward. 25% of the profits will be donated towards funding new business ventures in Crown Heights. Aside from the usual coffee shop’s expected menu, they will also free cafeteria-style meals for an hour to those who need it.
Eventually, they will be returning to indoor dining and will be able to seat 50 people. Daughter is located at 1090 st—John’s place, near Kingston Avenue, Crown Heights.
Ursula is a restaurant by Eric See, who recently closed up the Awkward Scone, a Bushwick cafe known for top-notch New Mexico-style breakfast burritos.
Ursula’s menu expands from the initial food from the Awkward Scene infused with Mexico-style cooking influences. It takes it deeper with new dishes like stuffed sopapillas, chile Rellenos, biscochitos, posole, and pastelitos.
Baker Lani Halliday will also be featured inside Ursula, as Brutus Bakeshop’s production facility and Eric See says that diners will be receiving free treats on the menu. Ursula is located on 724 Sterling Place, at the corner of Bedford Avenue, Crown Heights.
So, get ready to visit these restaurants now and don’t forget to follow the new rules in dining!