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The Hottest Restaurant Openings of the Summer, 2017 Edition

Ah, summer…the season of rosé, al fresco brunches, and the hottest restaurant openings of the year (in our professional opinion). And as your dutiful full-service dining intel source (recommendations, reservations, and all), we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile an official hot list for your gustatory pleasure. Happy dining!


The Crown (pictured)

Dale Talde’s brand new rooftop bar at Hotel 50 Bowery is as pleasing to the palate as the view is to the eye. Enjoy Asian-influenced cocktails and bar fare from 21 floors above the buzz of Chinatown.

50 Bowery between Canal and Bayard Streets (inside Hotel 50 Bowery)

Made Nice

This fast-casual concept from the team behind Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad is finally open, bringing fresh protein-forward dishes to the foodie masses from an artistically-inclined space right next to The NoMad Bar.

8 West 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue

De Maria

Tucked quietly on Kenmare Street, De Maria is an all-day café, bar, and restaurant is already beloved by the Instagram and general aesthetic-loving crowds. Come for the chickpea fritters and stay for the craft cocktails.

19 Kenmare Street between Bowery and Elizabeth Street


Tetsu | June/July

Chef Masa Takayama will be opening yet another fan favorite (ok, maybe we’re being presumptuous, but it’s a pretty safe bet) in the form of a bi-level Japanese restaurant in the heart of TriBeCa.

78 Leonard Street between Broadway and Church Street

Mas (farmhouse) | Summer

After an unfortunate kitchen fire that resulted in its closing last year, Mas (farmhouse) will return valiantly in the same space under the guiding hand of Chef Galen Zamarra. Guests can expect the same hearty, exciting French-American fare for which its previous iteration was so well known.

39 Downing Street at Bedford Street

Unnamed Gjelina Project | Summer

This hush-hush project from acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant Gjelina is rumored to be opening sometime this summer. And that’s about all we’ve got…more to come!

Address not yet available

The Sosta | Summer

by CHLOE vet Samantha Wasser is teaming up with Chef Ali LaRaia to open this seasonally-driven and tons of great homemade goodies like mozzarella, pasta, and gelato, because who cares about swimsuit season anyway?

186 Mott Street at Kenmare Street

SaltBrick Tavern | Summer

Himalayan salt brick-aged steaks, anyone? The team behind David Burke Kitchen and JIMMY at The James will take to Brooklyn this summer to bring all kinds of meaty goodness to the local foodie scene. There will also be an outdoor patio.

Address not yet available

Vida Verde | June/July

Fans of Tanner Smith’s rejoice: the newest location from the team, Vida Verde, is on the brink of opening. Look forward to Mexican-inspired fare and cocktails.
248 West 55th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue

Featured image via UrbanDaddy

Contact your LIVunLtd concierge for reservations (where applicable), private dining or party requests, and updates on this summer’s openings.