New restaurants pop out every few weeks or so in crowded places like Manhattan, making it difficult to choose which ones to try.

Luckily for you, we’ll list five new restaurants you should visit in this video.

1. Mel’s

For the first restaurant on this list, Mel’s is one of the top newcomers in Manhattan. They replaced Del Posto, an upscale pizza place, with a relatively more affordable restaurant and more options.

Their wood-fired pizza is arguably better than Del Posto’s, but their grilled New York Strip Steak is an underrated choice we recommend to everyone who loves steak.

2. Cafe China

Back after temporarily closing down for a couple of months, Cafe China is better than ever. Their Sichuan-influenced cuisine with dishes like tea-smoked duck, steamed fish, and some dim-sum makes for a complete meal.

3. Charles Pan-Fried

Known for their unique approach to frying chicken, Charles Pan-Fried’s name literally says all you need to know. Instead of frying in a deep pool of oil, Charles fries their chicken in a large skillet—which for some reason, has made their chicken taste surprisingly better and gained them a long line of customers daily.

Other dishes like their pulled pork and smothered chicken are worth trying too.

4. Rowdy Rooster

If you’re looking for a restaurant that already feels like a classic, even if they only opened up recently, Rowdy Rooster is the best one for that criteria.

They’re considered one of the best new restaurants in America of 2021, and they’re continuing on this streak with a branch in Manhattan. Definitely a must-try.

5. Le Rock

Last but not least is Le Rock, a restaurant you’d probably only visit once a year, but it’s still worth visiting, especially this year when they just opened.

They’re a high-profile restaurant in Rockefeller Center focusing on French bistro and seafood.

What about you? What new restaurant are you looking forward to trying? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section – we’d love to hear them!

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Author: Carol