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5 New Restaurants and Bars to Try Now in New York City's Neighborhoods

By Serena Solomon | May 30, 2014 6:37am | Updated on May 31, 2014 7:55am
 A French wine bar and a Jamaican-themed cafe recently opended in New York City's neighborhoods.
5 New Places to Try in New York City's Neighborhoods
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NEW YORK CITY — If you are searching for something new this weekend, try one of these five new restaurants, bars and eateries.

Miss Lily's 7A Café in the East Village

A popular Jamaican-themed restaurant and juice bar in SoHo called Miss Lily's has opened an East Village outpost. The Miss Lily's 7A Café opened almost two weeks ago at 109 Avenue A. The new café pays homage to the location's former tenant, the neighborhood-favorite 7A Café, which closed in January.

Bee's Knees Baking Co. in Kips Bay

The West Village bakery Bee’s Knees Baking Co., which serves up cake-in-a-cup, has opened a Kips Bay location. The spot at 347 Third Ave. near 26th Street is more of a restaurant affair, serving tapas and wine as well as desserts.

Frere de Lys on the Upper East Side

A French wine bar at 1685 First Ave. is scheduled to open to the public Friday after a soft opening Thursday night. The bar, Frere de Lys, is the creation of French brothers Alexis and Thibaut Piettre and will serve a rotating selection of small plates along with wines from France as well as countries such as Italy and New Zealand.

Dairy Queen in Union Square

The ice cream chain Dairy Queen opened its first Manhattan shop on Thursday morning at 54 W. 14th St. Dozens of devoted Dairy Queen fans lined up, some overnight, for a chance to win a year of free Blizzards.

R&D Foods in Prospect Heights

The 31-seat restaurant 606 R&D on Vanderbilt Avenue has expanded its operations two doors down with a more casual eatery. The new spot, R&D Foods, is selling already prepared entrées that can be taken home such as rotisserie-roasted chicken and lamb meatballs. It also has sandwiches, baked goods and coffee.