Taco Shop, 30 E. 16th St., Union Square
Today is #nationalTacoDay and Sunday so bring your family and friends to enjoy our great Brunch Special! From 11:30am to 3:30am All You Can Eat! for $20 and Add $16 for unlimited Bloody M, Margaritas & Mexican beer. Only for 1h 30m! Then From 4:00pm to Midnight enjoy our Happy Hour 3 tacos + Margarita or beer for $12!! Enjoy a healthy, nutritious and classical food with the people you love! Share your love for Tacos! #ThetacoshopNYC #mexicanfood #feelingpepe #nyc #nye #nyceats #nyeats #nycrestaurants #manhattan #westvillage #downtownnyc #foodporn #instafood #foodie #newyorkfood #nyfood #nycfood #nycfoodie #cheapeats #nycdelivery #nyctacos #foodpic #food #foodstagram #tacos #pepesgroup #nycrestaurant #ny #nyctakeout
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Open since: November 2015
Type of cuisine: Tex-Mex
You’d be more than happy if you just got tacos at this new Union Square Tex-Mex joint, but why not go a little further and try expand your horizons with some fresh ceviche?
Greek Eats, 1229 First Ave., Upper East Side
Open since: October 2015
Type of cuisine: Casual Greek
Greek Eats serves a wide variety of traditional and modern Greek dishes, including a chicken gyro with fries inside the gyro, skewers and a slew of spreads with pita. You can order at the counter and dine in or take your meal to go.
MáLà Project, 122 First Ave., East Village
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Open since: Late December
Type of cuisine: Chinese dry pot cooking
The new Chinese restaurant focuses on dry pot cooking, which is similar to hot pot cooking, but with boiling water. The new eatery also serves original dishes and small bites.
Frites‘n’Meats, 483 Grand St., Williamsburg
Open since: Mid-November
Type of cuisine: Burgers
The food truck Frites‘n’Meats, which slugs out scrumptious burgers, now has a brick and mortar joint on Grand Street in Williamsburg that opened this November. You can build your own heart-stopping burger by selecting your kind of meat, choice of bun, cheese and toppings, all served up with their double fried Belgian-style fries.
Amity Hall, 982 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
Open since: Late December
Type of cuisine: Burgers and pub food
Craft beer fans will appreciate the wide selection at the new Amity Hall, which has another location in Greenwich Village, and burger lovers will appreciate the signature burger piled with Gruyere, bacon jam and crispy shallots on a pretzel bun.
Spice & Grill, 441 Myrtle Ave., Clinton Hill
Open since: Jan. 3
Type of cuisine: Indian, Himalayan/Nepalese
Bikash Karel brings traditional Nepalese and Indian fare to Clinton Hill with Spice & Grill, which opened earlier this week on Myrtle Avenue at the former home of Mark’s Gourmet Burgers. The restaurant specializes in grilled meats, but also offers plenty of meatless options. Try Nepali specialties like chicken or veggie Momo, a type of dumpling that comes steamed or fried, and Indian classics, including a variety of curries.
Effy's Kitchen, 1567 Lexington Ave., East Harlem
Voyager Espresso, 110 William St., FiDi
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Open since: December
Type of cuisine: Specialty coffee, pastries, smoothies
This specialty coffee shop only uses coffee beans that are newly harvested, for peak freshness. The modern cafe, something of an anomaly in an otherwise sparse underground subway concourse, also serves up a selection of sweets, and a special breakfast smoothie made with banana, baby spinach, plant protein, raw cacao, and, if you like, some shots of espresso.
SVL Bar, 30-18B Astoria Blvd., Astoria
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Open since: Mid-November
Type of cuisine: Greek
A casual Greek eatery whose menu includes souvlaki, kebabs, salads, gyros and “gyro shots” — mini gyros served in a shot glass, the equivalent of hamburger sliders. The owner told DNAinfo in April that they were planning to use organic ingredients and antibiotic-free meats as often as possible.
LOOK Brooklyn, 622 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
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Open since: Dec. 17
Type of cuisine: Thai
A ton of creative noodle and rice dishes are on the menu at this new Brooklyn outpost of Thai favorite Plant Love House in Elmhurst, Queens. The new spot on Washington Avenue advertises “Thai home cooking” and has sit-down and take-out service. Fair warning: it’s cash only.
Wallflower, 235 W. 12th St., West Village
Open since: The restaurant has been open since 2013, but started serving brunch in Sept. 2015 and just launched a new winter menu.
Type of cuisine: “Market-driven” French
Wallflower’s new winter menu includes foie gras mousse with concord jelly ($14), peekytoe crab salad with meyer lemon gelée and fennel ($18), bacon-weapped pork tenderloin with polenta and sour cherries ($30), or a half-dozen oysters ($18).
They also offer a tasting menu for $65, which includes appetizers for the table to share and a choice of one of three entrees and one of three desserts. The brunch menu, which launched in September, is served every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include a roasted half-lobster with creamy grits and sauteed cherry tomatoes ($24) and a bacon quesadilla with a fried egg ($15).