Thanks to a swell of imports, comebacks, and new openings from industry veterans, the Big Apple eating and drinking scene is looking as exciting as it’s been in years. Restaurants are thriving—so much so that diners are spilling out into the streets, top reservations are once again hard to come by, and operators have renewed confidence to expand.
Chic Parisian hotel brand Fouquet’s will soon touch down in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, introducing its signature brasserie overseen by French chef Pierre Gagnaire. House, a tiny French-Japanese tasting counter by way of Tokyo, is underway in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, while Italy’s iconic Neapolitan pizza parlor L’antica Pizzeria da Michele is fated for the West Village. And that’s on top of heavyweight returns such as Maialino from Danny Meyer, Major Food Group’s Torrisi, and Sushi Noz’s luxe Japanese fish boutique.