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Global Restaurant Preview: 22 New Hotspots for Fall

From London and Hong Kong to Vegas and Los Angeles, here’s where you’ll want to go.

Summer isn't over yet, not technically, but we're already looking ahead to some seriously delicious meals this fall. From the most exclusive high-end pop-ups around the globe to the best Parisian bookshop cafe, here are 22 of the fall's most exciting openings. You'll want to make sure they're on your radar.

A rendering of sexy fish's interior.
A rendering of Sexy Fish's interior.
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1. Richard Caring’s hotly anticipated, though unfortunately named seafood restaurant, Sexy Fish, will open on London’s Berkeley Square in October. Expect Asian flavors from chef Ben Orpwood (of Sydney’s Daniel San) and seriously flashy design from the business tycoon behind The Ivy, Le Caprice, and Soho House, including installations by Frank Gehry and a massive coral reef tank. LONDON

2. Hoppers is named for the delicious crepe made from a batter of coconut milk and fermented rice, better known as appam, and eaten all over Sri Lanka and southern India. The London restaurant, scheduled to open in October, is the latest project from Karam, Sunaina, and Jyotin Sethi, the family behind the immensely popular Gymkhana, and will serve the eponymous dish alongside fancier things like biryani. LONDON

Bruno's power breakfast, served at grain store.

Bruno's Power Breakfast, a dish served at the London location of Grain Store.

Photographer: Addie Chinn/Courtesy of Grain Store

3. Bruno Loubet’s vegetable-forward Grain Store will open a new location at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal in an effort to make your London layovers less excruciating. The cafe, which is planning a November opening, will be designed by the same team behind the original Grain Store, Savoy Grill, and Quaglino’s. WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND

4. In Bray, Heston Blumenthal has plans to reopen The Fat Duck (which was closed and renovated while the team ran its Melbourne pop-up) later this month. The restaurant will offer a brand-new menu and a new style of service. BRAYENGLAND

5. The famous Parisian bookshop Shakespeare & Company has taken over a space just next door on Rue Bucherie and partnered with Bob’s Bake Shop to open a cafe in October. You’ll find literary-themed snacks (including some gluten-free and vegan items) along with Berthillon ice cream. PARIS 

An illustration that shakespeare & company founder george whitman commissioned of the cafe he one day hoped to open.

A circa 1980s illustration that Shakespeare & Company founder George Whitman commissioned of the cafe he one day hoped to open.

Illustrator: James King/Courtesy of Shakespeare & Company

6. Along Dubai’s glamorous waterfront, English super chef Jason Atherton is expanding his culinary empire with Marina Social inside the InterContinental (Dubai Marina location). The restaurant will served a menu of British-accented Mediterranean small plates from an open kitchen, and promises to maintain a vast selection of whiskey. DUBAI

Marina social's potato gnocchi, girolle, parmesan & sage.

Marina Social's potato gnocchi with girolle mushrooms.

Source: Marina Social

7. Gordon Ramsay, who’s seen success with his Bread Street Kitchen outpost in Hong Kong, will soon open a fourth location. This one will be in Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm, a luxury resort and water park on a strip of beach that’s already home to a Japanese restaurant from chef Nobu Matsuhisa and an Italian restaurant from Giorgio Locatelli. DUBAI

8. Masaharu Morimoto will open his first ramen restaurant, Momosan Ramen & Sake, in midtown Manhattan later this year, which means all those dark, damp fall days will be tempered with Iron Chef-level noodles in meaty broths and a well-curated list of sake and sochu. NEW YORK

A giant clock at fat duck's melbourne pop-up counted down its return to england.

A giant clock at Fat Duck's Melbourne pop-up counted down its return to England.

Photographer: Mia Mala McDonald/Bloomberg

9. The chef once synonymous with New York hits ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, Dan Kluger will soon fire up the wood-burning oven at his own (as yet unnamed) restaurant in Manhattan, just north of Washington Square Park. NEW YORK

Oyster charred in embers at aska.

Oyster charred in embers by Fredrik Berselius, formerly of Aska.

Photographer: Lennart Weibull/Courtesy of Aska

10. Fredrik Berselius, the Swedish-born chef who previously charmed us with his Scandinavian hot dogs and fantastic $65 tasting menus at Aska, will be opening another restaurant in New York after a bit of a hiatus. Berselius is planning a formal, reservation-only dining room along with a casual bar area (that also serves some food) with seats in a back garden. We're expecting brilliance. NEW YORK

11. April Bloomfield already makes one of the best burgers in New York at the Spotted Pig, but this fall she’ll be opening a burger-dedicated restaurant with partner Ken Friedman. Salvation Burger, in midtown Manhattan, will offer veggie burgers, hot dogs, and the English chef’s take on the Filet-O-Fish. For the more classic beefy variety, Bloomfield will bake the potato buns, grind the beef shipped in from upstate, make mustard from scratch, and even brine the pickles. NEW YORK

12. Fresh on the heels of his fried chicken sandwich joint, Fuku, David Chang plans to add another jewel to the Momofuku crown in New York, this time in Chelsea. Details are scarce and expectations are very, very high. NEW YORK

H&F burger's double-patty cheeseburger.

Linton Hopkins's double-patty cheeseburger will soon be available at H&F Burger inside Ponce City Market in Atlanta.

Photographer: Bart Sasso/Ponce City Market

13. If you had the pleasure of eating at Manhattan’s A Voce back when Missy Robbins led the Italian fine dining kitchen, then you know exactly how excited to get about Lilia, her new restaurant coming later this month to Brooklyn, a partnership with Matt Kliegman of The Smile and Black Seed. Robbins promises fresh pastas, fish, and plenty of vegetables cooked in the wood-burning grill. NEW YORK 

14. Argentine hotelier Alan Faena will throw open the doors to his latest luxury property, in Miami Beach, this November with several exciting new restaurants. During Basel next year, plan to feast on Argentine grilled meats at Francis Mallmann’s Los Fuegos (and a yet-to-be-named restaurant from Austin-based chef Paul Qui). MIAMI

15. Atlanta’s ambitious, gigantic food hall in Ponce City Market is coming along nicely. Later this month, you’ll be able to order the exquisite cheeseburger Linton Hopkins serves at Holeman & Finch at his burger stall H&F Burger, along with steamed buns from Hannah Chung’s Simply Seoul Kitchen and lobster rolls at Anne Quatrano’s W.H. Stiles Fish Camp, to name a few. ATLANTA

At chefs club in new york, paul qui and yoshi okai offered a preview of otoko, their soon-to-open chef's counter austin, texas.

At Chefs Club in New York, Paul Qui and Yoshi Okai offered a preview of Otoko, their soon-to-open chef's counter in Austin, Texas.

Photographer: Aaron Arizpe/Courtesy of Otoko

16. Otoko, a 12-seat chef's counter from Paul Qui, will soon be serving Japanese tasting menus in the brand-new South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, the hotel, which just started taking reservations this month, has Central Standard along with a rooftop pool that offers views of the downtown skyline. AUSTIN, TEXAS

Rivea's warm octopus salad at the delano.

Rivea's warm octopus salad, served at the Delano.

Photographer: Pierre Monetta/Courtesy of Rivea

17. In Vegas, on the upper floors of the Delano, Mix and Mix Lounge have closed to make way for French chef Alain Ducasse’s latest. Rivea (which already has locations in Saint-Tropez and London) will serve French and Italian Riviera-inspired fare. Bruno Riou, who has been with the company for more than a decade, will be the head chef. David Kaplan and Alex Day, of Death + Company, will be consulting on the cocktails. LAS VEGAS

18. We’re already looking forward to Roister, a new restaurant from Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, the brainy duo behind Alinea, Next, and The Aviary, even though all of the details are currently under lock and key. CHICAGO

19. Any minute now in California wine country, the talented chef Matthew Lightner, who cooked at Portland’s Castagna before getting heaps of attention for his brand of modern fine dining at New York’s Atera, will be opening the doors to Ninebark in downtown Napa. NAPA, CALIFORNIA

20. One of the most interesting and exciting culinary collaborations in recent history is the one between chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson, who are hard at work on their new fast-food concept LocoL. The chain will aim to be healthy, wholesome, and affordable with two locations to start: Watts, Los Angeles, and San Francisco’s Tenderloin. LOS ANGELES; SAN FRANCISCO

Noma's team of more than 60 cooks and servers, who moved to japan for the opening its tokyo location, will soon head sydney.

Noma's team of more than 60 cooks and servers, who moved to Japan for the opening of its Tokyo location, will soon head to Sydney.

Source: Satoshi Nagare/Courtesy of Noma

21. Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo have snapped up a new space, this time in a Sunset Boulevard strip mall in Los Angeles. It’s early days, but if the success of Trois Mec and Petit Trois is anything to go by, this is going to be fun. LOS ANGELES

22. After a successful run in Tokyo earlier this year, Danish chef Rene Redzepi will ship his traveling band of cooks and servers to Sydney for a 10-week run of Noma in Barangaroo for tasting menus that exclusively make use of ingredients local to the region. The restaurant will open in January 2016, but do stay hyperalert this fall if you want to snag a ticket—they’ll go fast. SYDNEY

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