Where to Dine This Labor Day Weekend & Beyond

Take advantage of some great end-of-summer dining

Though Labor Day weekend sadly signals the end of summer, it is the perfect opportunity to go out with a bang. Whether your idea of a relaxing day off means drinks galore, brunching all day or ordering a hot fudge sundae at the bar, there’s a place for you to celebrate — including some of New York’s best outdoor bars and rooftop restaurants. Those best movies on Netflix can wait until winter; here’s where you should grab a meal on Labor Day instead.

Get Ready for Fall Dining

From your favorite NYC restaurants to at-home dining essentials, take a look at some of our favorite restaurants to support as summer comes to an end.

Gitano Island

Gitano Island is a tropical restaurant and beach club on Governors Island, NYC. After four sensational seasons in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, the team behind GITANO has taken on the ambitious venture of transporting the Garden of Love Restaurant to a new 27,000 square foot waterfront setting, just a 5 minute ferry ride from downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

GITANO Island is lined with giant palm trees and hundreds of tropical plants and the dramatic 600 capacity Restaurant and Beach Club includes familiar elements like the iconic black Bedouin Dining Tent with 360 marble bar, the Twin Dining Pergolas and Open Fired Kitchen with the addition of exciting new elements including a Beach Club complete with Sunbeds and Tipis, a new CLUB GITANO members lounge centered around a 40’ water feature and a giant disco ball suspended over the water. GITANO introduced a tented stage and an exciting program of local and international DJs and live artist performances this summer.


Buttero, which means cowboy in Italian, features a fresh array of seafoods and pastas along with an extended prime meat selection. The 85-seat dining room inside adjoins a beautiful private garden outside with an additional 60 seats surrounded by trees and beautiful flowers, with bars in each space to enjoy one of the restaurant’s many smart martinis and craft specials. The building, beautifully designed by Norman Jaffe, features an oversized fireplace and cozy banquets, perfect for summer date nights. Eye-catching menu items include a 38oz Porterhouse for two, a 14oz Berkshire Pork Chop, and the 1.5lb Lobster Linguini with spicy tomato sauce.

The Dopo Restaurant Group was born out of friendship, and a desire to bring authentic Italian cuisine to the Hamptons. Accomplished chef and co-owner Maurizio Marfoglia, along with his wife Holly, partnered with Maria and Larry Baum over 15 years ago to bring their passion of Italy to Sag Harbor. With its popularity, one restaurant became two, two became three, and three became four! The Dopo Restaurant Group, under the watchful eye of executive chef Fabio Gutierrez, believes in a simple formula: create a space that always has excellent food, a great atmosphere, and amazing service.

Silver Lining Lounge at Moxy LES

Crafted by the visionary minds of Dylan Hales and Ronnie Flynn, renowned co-founders of the iconic LES hotspot, The Flower Shop, this hidden gem immerses guests in an intimate and dreamlike ambiance. Guests are treated to captivating performances by a rotating lineup of local piano players and vocalists, including the acclaimed Grammy-recipient vocalist and songwriter, Tim Young. These musical performances will elevate one’s evening to new heights.

In addition to the live entertainment, Silver Lining Lounge offers an array of small bites that one can indulge in throughout the night. Highlights include Spicy Tuna Tartare, Pain Grillé Au Fromage, and table-side caviar service that compliments well with the eclectic menu of specialty cocktails that pay homage to cultural moments such as Benny’s Cinema, Midnight Breakfast, and Violet Underground, adding an additional layer to one’s experience.

Pink Taco

Pink Taco was founded in 1999 by restaurateur Harry Morton, son of Hard Rock Café co-founder, Peter Morton. First established at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the Pink Taco brand has since expanded with restaurants in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington D.C. and Miami Beach, developing a cult-like following along the way. The restaurant’s Mexican-inspired fare is rooted in its California heritage and takes an uncomplicated and innovative approach to LA-style street tacos using local and scratch-made ingredients.


In SoHo’s center at The Mercer Hotel, SARTIANO’s melds Italian heritage with modern fine dining, frequented by A-listers such as Nicky Hilton, Chris Rock, and Zanna Roberts Rossi.

Led by lifestyle architect Scott Sartiano, creator of NYC’s esteemed private membership club, Zero Bond, this chef-driven restaurant combines traditional Naples, Italy roots with innovative global flavors. Culinary Director, 3X James Beard Award Winner Chef Alfred Portale oversees the blend of authentic Italian dishes and contemporary American classics, executed by Executive Chef Chris Lewnes.

Sake No Hana

A modern Japanese concept from TAO Group Hospitality. Set on the Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side, frequented by notables such as Brooklyn Beckham, Heidi Klum, Taylor Lautner, Julia Fox, etc. This elevated dining destination designed by the famed Rockwell Group offers a unique culinary experience with a menu rooted in the purity of Japanese cuisine, paired with playful Western techniques and tastes.

The Press Club Grill

Located at the intersection of Nomad and Herald Square, The Press Club Grill captures the essence of the Mad Men era in New York City, with a reinterpreted expression of Continental cuisine through the use of local, seasonal, high-quality ingredients executed with modern techniques. With its nostalgic design elements and homage to mid-century modern aesthetics, it offers a distinctive atmosphere that transports guests to the charm of old-school New York. Helmed by Chef Franklin Becker, Stephen Loffredo, and Tora Matsuoka, The Press Club Grill is the first premier restaurant venture for the Hospitality Department.

Avra Rockefeller Center

With locations across Midtown Manhattan, Beverly Hills, and Miami — Avra is famed for a daily-changing variety of fresh fish that customers can order by the pound, other Mediterranean specialties served in sunnily-designed dining rooms, and a robust by-the-glass wine program with more than 30 options.

The restaurant is frequented by A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, Nina Agdal, etc. More than 1200 wines including collector and hard-to-find names span across all the restaurants. Avra also offers its own exceptional branded wine selections including an Assyrtiko from Santorini and a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with a new Rosé that launched this month.

The Highlight Room

A stylish garden in the sky floating 16 stories above the Lower East Side, The Highlight Room is a glamorous all-season rooftop bar that evokes a 19th-century garden, with foliage swaying from the ceiling and a majestic tree spreading its branches across the room. Sip on specialty cocktails and enjoy commanding views of the New York skyline and unique vantage points of the bridges and the Empire State Building. The Highlight Room has a wide cocktail and culinary program. Signature and famed items include Crispy Burrata Sticks, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, and more along with the Golden Hour Spritz, Dolly Lava, Shiso Pretty cocktail offerings.

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge at Moxy Times Square which is known for its photo-worthy holiday pop-ups and for a limited time only, experience the Pink Bunny Beach on their famous putt-putt golf course.

For a limited time only, dive into the brand-new Pink Bunny Beach located on our renowned bunny putt-putt golf course including pink lifeguard chairs, beach balls galore, and much more. Pink Bunny Beach is open now till September 17th. Experience pink lifeguard chairs, pink sand, beach balls galore, marvel at surfboards, and accent signage all complemented by a larger-than-life human-sized doll box that allows guests to capture unforgettable moments and bask in the perfect beachy atmosphere.


Peakaboo is an extension of the Peak Restaurant & Bar. Originally opened in March 2020, Peak was quickly forced to close, its staff spending part of lockdown feeding frontline workers before it reopened in October of that year. Specializing in modern American cuisine, the team at Peak focuses on rotating seasonal menus with fresh produce, meat, and seafood sourced from local suppliers — all served in a sleek, windowed dining room designed by David Rockwell with near-panoramic views of the skyline.

Peakaboo’s drink menu offers over 1,400 wine selections, with everything from $12 glasses to bottles of Dom Pérignon available for purchase. Zack Kameron — the beverage director for Peakaboo and Peak, also highlights the lounge’s 300 high-end spirits available, noting that Peakaboo’s selection includes a swanky, limited-edition bottle of Clase Azul Tequila Dia de Muertos listed at $3,000.

Peak’s late night cocktail lounge. Peakaboo is open Thursdays-Saturdays from 10:30pm to 2:00am with DJ sets, creative cocktails, and elevated bar bites.

The Standard Grill

Opened in 2009, The Standard Grill immediately became an icon of the Meatpacking District renaissance, celebrating the flavors and traditions of old New York with a contemporary edge. In those days, NYC’s brasserie culture was in desperate need of a shake-up and The Standard, High Line was the perfect spot to reinterpret a classic.

Many years, cocktails and parties later, The Standard Grill remains a fixture of the downtown dining scene. Unbound by rules and conventions, The Standard Grill has the familiar feel of a neighborhood bistro — remixed with The Standard’s buzzy, international sensibility.

Live entertainment and luxe finishes elevate the timeless atmosphere to new heights. Defined by bold flavors, the finest ingredients and an unmistakable New York attitude, The Standard Grill pioneers New American cuisine wherever it lands.

The Standard Biergarten

Tucked under the trestles of the High Line, The Standard Biergarten is The Standard, High Line’s bustling, street-level beer garden serving traditional German fare. Open-air in the summer, heated in the winter, come enjoy sausages, pretzels, beer and ping-pong, all year long. Perfect for groups so bring your entire crew! Swing by Happy Hour Monday — Thursday (4pm-6pm) & Friday (12pm-2pm). Your Serve! Ping-Pong Tournaments every Tuesday at 6pm (details HERE).

Tavern on the Green

The iconic New York City eatery, Tavern on the Green has been capturing the spirit of New York City since 1934. In 2014, co-owners Jim Caiola and David Salama (previously of Beau Monde and L’Etage in Philadelphia) re-opened Tavern with a completely redesigned space and menu that harkens back to the original landmark featuring warm, celebratory dining spaces, seasonal American fare, classic cocktails, and a robust wine list. Tavern on the Green is located within Central Park at 67th Street & Central Park West, New York, NY 10023.

Twenty Three Grand

As New York City begins to reach the end of Summer, getting outside after work has become a need. Some people believe that, “America Is Becoming a Nation of Early Birds,” and eating out is following the trend.

With an outdoor space and indoor retractable rooftop, SoHo’s newest dining destination, Twenty Three Grand, is serving up seasonal dishes for an elevated al fresco dining experience for early dinner in the city.

Menu Highlights

· Caviar Service inclusive of spicy tuna and homemade tater tots

· Zucchini Tower with crispy chips and tzatziki

· Beef Carpaccio with arugula, mushroom, dijon, and cornichons

· Pastas like the Cherry Pomodoro with angel hair and Sicilian olive oil

· Whole Grilled Branzino with royal trumpet mushrooms and mint salsa verde

· Cauliflower Steak with beluga lentils, red onion, tomato


Caliza’s menu, which is developed by Executive Chef Alfredo Vergara, is a modern take on traditional authentic Mexican food. Vergara, who hails from Mexico City, will be bringing his home roots and culinary expertise to the menu. He has worked in restaurants throughout the world including Michelin starred restaurants in Spain. Caliza signature items comprise of the Coctel De Camarones (Fresh Shrimp, Yuzu-Tomato Broth, Cucumber, Cilantro), Wild Mushroom Quesadilla (Chanterelle, Black Trumpet, Chihuahua Cheese), Whole Roasted Cauliflower (with Mole Blanco), Branzino A La Talla (with Adobo, Ensalada), Denver Cut Lamb Ribs (With Roasted Chilis, Pasilla Mixe Glaze, Salsa Roja), Porterhouse for Two (with Pickled Nopales), plus a “make your own taco” concept and more.

North River Lobster Company

A New York institution since 2014, North River Lobster Company is the only floating lobster shack in New York City. Cruising up and down the Hudson River multiple times per day, North River Lobster Company features the freshest lobster rolls, cold buckets of beer, and refreshing cocktails, amidst breathtaking views of New York City’s skyline. With three decks and full-service bars, the lobster boat holds plenty of room for large groups or sunset cocktails with friends.

Located at Pier 81 on West 41st Street and the Hudson River, North River Lobster Company is easily accessible from several parts of New York City, including Times Square, Hudson Yards, the High Line, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, Columbus Circle, and the Upper West Side.

La Barca Cantina

La Barca Cantina is New York City’s first and only floating Mexican restaurant. A modern tribute to the rich culture, history and textures of Oaxaca, Mexico, La Barca Cantina offers a full menu of authentic Mexican-inspired street food, tequila, mezcal and signature cocktails. The fiesta on the Hudson features an enormous outdoor deck, three bars and two indoor temperature-controlled decks equipped with a sound system that pumps out the hottest Latin pop, salsa, and dance hits.

La Barca Cantina houses over 100 tequila, mezcal, and banacora spirits, curated from the industry’s top producers. Located at Pier 81 on West 41st Street and the Hudson River.


Located on the ground floor of the Arlo SoHo Hotel, Renwick Hospitality’s Foxtail is a speakeasy cocktail bar that embodies the essence of mischief and playfulness. An homage to mid-century glamour, Foxtail channels the days of hidden cocktail dens and a dash of modern mixology magic for late nights of decadent revelry. Foxtail perfects the art of craft cocktails, available by the glass or in party-sized punch bowls and a selection of fine wine, beer, and light fare.


Brought to you by Renwick Hospitality Group, Lindens is a modern American restaurant situated within the Arlo SoHo Hotel. With seasonal tastes and a produce-forward ethos at the forefront of its food and beverage experience, Lindens features the finest fresh ingredients in support of local growers and purveyors.

A curated raw bar complements an inventive cocktail menu, organic wine list, and local craft beers. Design-wise, Lindens is a spirited ode to nature within the city, honoring the Linden trees that line New York’s streets. Lindens welcomes guests into a moody atmosphere draped by mossy hangings within the large dining room and outdoor courtyard.

ART Midtown

Renwick Hospitality’s newly renovated ART Midtown rooftop is perched 26 stories high and offers unparalleled 360 panoramic views of New York City, including Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s West Side, and the Hudson River. Enjoy city garden vibes with a side of the urban skyline, delicious bites, a curated menu of wine, craft beer, perfectly mixed cocktails, and weekly events, including live music/DJ, special food and drink nights, and more.

Maddy Rose

Located inside the group’s flagship property off of the picturesque Hudson River, Liberty House, in what once was formerly known as the Liberty House Restaurant, Maddy Rose aims to reinvigorate the space with a fresh, Mediterranean-inspired concept where guests can revel in both sweeping Manhattan skyline views and an upscale dining experience. Inspired by Landmark Hospitality Co-Founders Frank and Jeanne Cretella’s daughter, Maddy, the new restaurant offers elevated coastal cuisine, craft beverages, and a vibrant atmosphere.

The newly renovated space features unique indoor and outdoor areas including a reimagined dining room, upper and lower patios, two bars, a private dining gallery, outdoor cabanas, and a garden area.

Curated by Chef Anthony Bucco, SVP of Culinary Operations at Landmark Hospitality, the coastal menu features seasonal small plates, shareable dishes, and specialty tableside options, and will be executed by Executive Chef Nick Paller. Standout menu items include:

Maddy Rose Tower | 12 East Coast Oysters, 6 West Coast Oysters, 6 Clams, 6 Jumbo Shrimp, Tuna Crudo, and Crab Ceviche

Summer Heirloom Tomatoes | Balsamic, Compressed Watermelon, Blue Cheese, Garden Herbs

Mediterranean Mezze | Preserved Lemon, Red Pepper Hummus, Labneh, Charred Eggplant, Crudite, Pita

La Pulperia

La Pulperia, which opened in Hell’s Kitchen in March of 2021 aims provide diners with fun, innovative Latin American cuisine and cocktails, showcasing renditions of familiar dishes infused with cross-cultural flair.

The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Miguel Molina, who prides himself on his creativity reimagining dishes from Latin and South American countries like Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico, to create and plate dishes that are totally unique. Chef Miguel hails from Guerrero, Mexico, where he worked at his parents’ small family-run restaurant, helping his mother and father in front and back of the house, learning every facet of the industry. He arrived in New York in 1996 and worked in French and Italian restaurants throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, finding a knack for composing seafood dishes and mixing ingredients.

The menu features classic Latin dishes reimagined and intricately plated showstoppers, which mirror performances on Broadway located just a few blocks away.

The Flatiron Room

An inviting space that embodies quintessential N ew York, The Flatiron Room’s menu incorporates a farm-to-table approach and takes shape around ideals of clean simplicity and fresh produce. Like a dram of good whisky, the dishes bring out different flavors that complement each other, letting the complexity of their ingredients truly take hold. From adventurous offerings, Grilled Spanish Wild Caught Octopus, Charred Cauliflower, Miyazaki Wagyu, and Triple Mac & Cheese.

Since opening its doors in September 2012, The Flatiron Room has reenergized the Manhattan nightlife scene as a singular home for a theatrical New York dining & cocktail experience. From live music to an extensive world-renowned drink list and a lush food menu with adventurous farm-to-table offerings, The Flatiron Room attracts whisky enthusiasts, music lovers and foodies from around the world.

Fine & Rare

Rooted in the creativity by founder and restauranteur Tommy Tardie, Fine & Rare is an upscale Supper Club showcasing world class food, cocktails, and noticeable theatrical elegance. The well-read menu showcases mouthwatering staples that have become iconic staples, including the F &R Burger, Grass-Fed Organic Tomahawk Steak, Chilean Sea Bass, and the 28 Layer Chocolate Cake.

Fine & Rare opened its doors in early 2017 as one of New York’s most notable Supper Clubs, creating a destination for fine food and rare spirits, which pulsates with the passion of rhythmic jazz — a destination where contemporary diners enjoy the timeless sophistication of old New York.

Serafina Express

Serafina, one of New York’s most beloved restaurant groups serving quality Italian fare for decades, announces the forthcoming debut of Serafina Express, a new, elevated Italian fast-casual restaurant concept to meet the needs of busy New Yorkers, in a self-service configuration with a strong emphasis on value, quality, Italian ingredients, speed and easy-to-use mobile technology.

Serving the same contemporary Italian cuisine that has garnered legions of fans, Serafina Express offers a charming setting designed for convenience in a casual and smaller footprint, which allows the restaurant to serve Serafina favorites in new neighborhoods for the first time ever.

The first three Serafina Express’ will open in Manhattan at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village, on the corner of 22nd Street and Park Avenue South in Flatiron, and 30 Broad Street on the corner of the New York Stock Exchange.

BÀO Tea House

Since its exciting opening in June 2023, BÀO Tea House has been crafting a unique bao experience that attracts both locals and tourists. This beloved bao, or bun (a Chinese food staple), is reinvented with a satisfying crunch that reaches out to its NYC audience. While their thoughtfully curated tease offers a refreshing twist for those seeking an alternative to coffee.

Rose Garden at NoMo SoHo

This new dining experience is now in full bloom in the heart of SoHo and we’d love the opportunity to be included in any upcoming coverage you might be working on.

Rose Garden is an outdoor patio that provides guests with a whimsical, romantic place to dine from Mondays to Fridays at 4–7 p.m. The blend of outdoor calm and scene fringed with pink roses, lush greenery and an urban aesthetic combine with the world cultures that surround the neighborhood such as Chinatown, Little Italy and Little Paris.

The dishes guests can experience at Rose Garden are exclusive to the venue including the strong Asian flavors of Eggplant Nigiri and Lamb Kofte created with harissa labne and sunchoke chip. Favorite cocktails can also be found on the menu that capture the garden’s essence in a glass such as the SoHo Spritz rosé and Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro blend La Vie en Rose.

Neat Burger

Located in Urban Space at 230 Park Avenue, the new pop-up location is giving New Yorkers the chance to try London-based Neat Burger’s acclaimed menu items ahead of their first official location opening later this year — all part of the company’s recently-announced rapid expansion plan to launch Neat Burger locations across the US, with the support of strategic investors Leonardo DiCaprio and Lewis Hamilton.

Caviar Russe

Caviar Russe recently debuted an entirely new caviar adorned brunch service at their new raw bar and cocktail lounge, The Bar at Caviar Russe. In addition to their regular selection of caviar, fresh raw bar items, and decadent bar bites, each Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm The Bar at Caviar Russe will offer a prix-fixe brunch menu, including three courses and a cocktail for $85 per person.

The new menu features classic brunch items with a unique Caviar Russe spin including caviar baguette, omelet with comté and caviar, dutch pancakes with caviar, and a smoked salmon sandwich with caviar on a croissant.


Since 2016, KYU (pronounced “cue”), a staple of Miami’s creative and eclectic Wynwood neighborhood, has received numerous accolades including being a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best New Restaurant and TIME’s “Best Restaurant in Florida,” and is now here in downtown, New York City.

On the heels of KYU’s resounding successes in Miami and Mexico City, the restaurant is set for global expansion through a new partnership with the Britain-based firm Reuben Brothers. The Reubens, along with KYU founders Alan Omsky and Jordan Sayfie, will expand the KYU brand across America and Europe.

True to its original Japanese yakiniku wood-fired grilling methods, KYU’s signature dishes include smoked wagyu beef brisket, whole-roasted cauliflower with goat cheese and shishito herb vinaigrette, and its coveted multi-layered coconut cake. Heading KYU’s culinary team is executive chef Chris Arellanes, an alum of Per Se and Eleven Madison Park.

The 5700-square foot restaurant is a multi-function space with an expansive open kitchen. Visitors will notice a harmonious dichotomy: in concrete finishes manifesting modernity juxtaposed against warm Versailles oak-wood floors; in brick-walled columns softened by custom fabric light fixtures; in the glowing twenty-foot brass mesh curtain that divides the lounge and dining space.

KYU offers guests several immersive experiences — a spacious lounge upon entry, a focal point bar, and an open kitchen abutted by a metal-stitched wooden chef’s table for large-party seating where guests can enjoy KYU’s spectacular wood-burning grills and smoker.


Sadelle’s is a modern ode to New York’s classic tradition of all-day dining. Since opening its first location in the heart of SoHo in 2016, the brand has reached iconic status thanks to its urbane, celebratory atmosphere and a menu of hits, including some of the best bagels served anywhere.

Among its many accolades, Sadelle’s was named an essential brunch destination by Harper’s BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan, and its sticky buns were ranked one of the Best Dishes of 2015 by The New York Times. Sadelle’s currently has outposts in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, and Paris, with Dallas to follow. The restaurant is named after MFG Co-Founder Jeff Zalaznick’s great grandmother.

The Royalton Park Ave Rooftop Lounge

Royalton Park Avenue’s dynamic two-floor food, beverage and entertainment rooftop is back with a modern refresh and new offerings to the indoor and outdoor spaces. Embodying a high-end private club feel, the midtown space is adorned with distressed Chesterfield sofas, rich leather club chairs, marble accents and lush details. Signature floor-to-ceiling windows and a wrap around terrace beckon once again, while new small plates and vibrant, seasonal cocktails greet guests with delectable variety.

Outside, the heated pool takes center stage, not to be outdone by unobstructed Empire State Building views. Adjacent is the intimate Ivy Lounge, where an electric yellow piano catches eyes before guests settle into the private outdoor terrace or in front of the cozy fireplace, featuring special music performances on a weekly basis.

Bar Calico

Bar Calico, Authentic Hospitality’s newest concept, now open on the second floor of the historic Freehand New York. The sophisticated and intimate lounge is the newest addition to the hospitality group’s ‘instant-hit’ roster including Pebble Bar, Ray’s, and The Jane.

Bar Calico’s creative and quality-driven cocktail menu was created by Head Bartender, Mike Campbell, and focuses on refreshing, yet ‘arid’ cocktails invoking the unapologetic flavors and tones of the American Southwest. Inspired by the mother of American modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe, and her beloved Southwestern home, Ghost Ranch, Bar Calico is an unpretentious, candlelit space designed by Melissa Bowers who works with some of New York’s buzziest restaurants, bars, and hotels.

RoofTop at Exchange Place

Celebrate summer with your friends at RoofTop at Exchange Place (1 Exchange Place, Jersey City), the newest rooftop bar to hit Jersey City and enjoy the best seats in the house for the dramatic 360° views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River.

Bar Tulix

Bar Tulix, the new coastal Mexican restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Justin Bazdarich (Oxomoco and Speedy Romeo) and restaurateur John McDonald of Mercer Street Hospitality (Lure Fishbar, Bowery Meat Company, Hancock St. and others), opened on March 4th in Soho (25th W. Houston Street, between Mercer St. and Greene St.)

Influenced by his years of traveling throughout Mexico, Justin offers a seafood-forward menu that creatively highlights regional dishes from the coasts of Mexico up through California, ranging from crudos to tostadas, and more.

The brunch menu includes Bar Tulix favorites (like Baja Guacamole with crema, salsa verde, cotija and epazote oil and Sea Bass Agua Chile Negro with cucumbers, avocado, pickled onions and cilantro), alongside new additions such as:

  • Huevos Rancheros Veracruzano with salsa cruda, fried eggs and cotija
  • Masa Pancakes with spiced ganache and cajeta
  • Bacon Egg and Cheese Burrito with fried potatoes and salsa rojo
  • Stuffed French Toast with plantain jam, cotija lime crema and mango puree

Fresh juice like Lemon, Cayenne, Agave and Beet, Apple, Carrot, Mint are available, alongside cocktails like Guava Margarita with blanco tequila, dry curacąo, l’orgeat liqueur, lemon, guava; Paseo with añejo tequila, paradiso aperitif, vermouth rojo; and Tulix Bloody Maria with blanco tequila, tomatillo, serrano and onion.

Brunch is Friday through Sunday 11am to 3pm, and reservations are available on Resy.

Cornbread Farm to Soul

As a black-owned and women-owned business, Cornbread Farm to Soul is a mission-driven restaurant that focuses on serving high quality, authentic food and providing a superior dining experience to its customers, sourcing all ingredients from local farmers and shops.

Since its inception, Cornbread has emerged as an essential community business focused on contributing to the community’s economic health by providing job opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals, investing in people, and developing the communities in which the company operates. With the move to Brooklyn, Cornbread will join the ranks of the few but growing number of independent, black-owned, multi-unit restaurants.

The Grid at Great Jones Distilling Co.

The Grid is a lively eatery offering a modern approach to American cuisine within Great Jones Distilling Co., the first whiskey distillery in Manhattan since prohibition.

The full-service dining destination pays homage to a bygone era of the city’s past and celebrates the best of New York on every plate by using the finest locally sourced ingredients, utilizing classic techniques in innovative ways, and infusing a wide range of menu items with Great Jones Distillery’s own three signature whiskeys.

With a menu comprised of seasonal produce and meats from New York farms such as Churchtown Daily, Cowbella Creamery and Farm One, the restaurant further emphasizes Great Jones Distilling Co.’s commitment to spotlighting products sourced solely within New York state.

Casa Dani at Citizens New York

Casa Dani is a new Spanish Mediterranean restaurant that opened at the culinary destination Citizens New York at Manhattan West in December 2021. The restaurant is a partnership between Spain’s leading Chef Dani Garcia and DRG (Disruptive Restaurant Group), the leading restaurant and nightlife group devoted to the development of visionary concepts and award-winning culinary experiences.

Casa Dani has quickly become the talk of the Hudson Yards area of New York City, serving elevated southern Spanish comfort food inspired by family recipes from Chef García’s childhood. “Casa Dani” means “Dani’s house,” coming from southern Spain’s tradition of naming small family restaurants as if they were the chef’s home.

This is precisely Chef Dani’s García’s intention, to open the doors to his house, offering some of the world’s best cuisine inspired by Spain’s Mediterranean south.


Kintsugi (28 Grand St.) offers an unforgettable 3 tier indoor omakase experience in the heart of SoHo. The 3 tiers of premium omakase along with quality affordable offerings feature: The Classic Experience including a Seasonal Appetizer, [10] Selected Classic and Seasonal Nigiri, Chef’s Choice Hand Roll, Tamago and a Gourmet Miso Soup for $95, The Soho Omakase with a Seasonal Appetizer, [13] Selected Classic and Seasonal Nigiri, Chef’s Choice Handroll, Tamago, Gourmet Miso Soup and a Seasonal Dessert for $135, and The Kintsugi Omakase including a Seasonal Appetizer, [16] Selected Classic and Seasonal Sushi, Chef’s Choice Handroll, Tamago, Gourmet Miso Soup, and a Seasonal Dessert for $175.

The restaurant is open indoors from Tuesday — Sunday from 5:00pm — 11pm.

Isla & Co.

Australian restaurant group Parched Hospitality Group, the team behind New York City’s wildly popular Hole in the Wall restaurants, The Sentry, Daintree and Ghost Burger, is introducing their latest hospitality concept, Isla & Co. which will be housed adjacent to The William Vale in Williamsburg.

Helming the kitchen will be Executive Chef Matt Foley, formerly of two Michelin-starred Marea in NYC, who is best known for his flavor development and visual plating. Foley has crafted a menu that encapsulates specialty dishes inspired by Australian coastal towns by day and a cocktail driven dinner destination by night, Isla & Co. draws influences from Australia, Europe and SouthEast Asia.

The menu encapsulates Australian style cooking — creative brunch dishes and a seasonally driven dinner menu with excellent cuts of meat paired with bright flavors alongside vegetable focussed dishes. Isla & Co. is designed to fit the bill for your morning coffee, a mid-week lunch walk-in, an intimate dinner date or a social gathering spot, providing a convivial eatery boasting healthy, always-fresh, seasonal, high-quality ingredients and dishes, alongside an engaging service.


Located in the heart of South Beach, MILA Miami (250-seat rooftop restaurant) has become the NEW “IT” location in Miami with an energetic setting and new inventive, upscale “MediterrAsian” menu.

Transporting diners on a culinary journey throughout the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan, the restaurant was inspired by the co-owners’ — Gregory and Marine Galy — travels and experiences throughout the years. The chic Bohemian enclave restaurant embraces Miami’s unique vibrancy by pairing an elegant dining experience with a magical, glamorous nightlife.

The star-studded culinary team has attracted locals, international visitors, celebrities and an A-list crowd with menu favorite, including beef short rib ‘kalbi.’


If you’re looking for an all-in-one nightlife experience featuring amazing food, music and entertainment, look no further! Located in the heart of Miami’s artistic Wynwood neighborhood, Mayami is a venue brought to life by Philippe Kalifa, the renowned nightlife guru behind El Patio Wynwood. The 10,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and lounge transports guests to ancient Mayan Civilization, serving elevatedcuisine, uniquely crafted cocktails, and a late-night party atmosphere with aerialists and fire dancers.

The Key Club

The Key Club has launched their newest summer special menu and it one that we definitely recommend that you check out!

Tuesdays — Burgers & Bordeaux — Feeling something classic or a little more trendy, such as Cuban-inspired or truffle-flavored? Indulge in a selection of juicy, delicious burgers and pair with a glass (or two) of their finest Bordeaux.

Wednesdays — Full Throttle Fried Chicken — Celebrate surviving the first half of the week with The Key Club’s Full Throttle Fried Chicken — featuring juicy, breaded chicken deep fried to crispy perfection, and served with the most nostalgic sides, including creamy mac-and-cheese, jalapeño biscuits, and home-made coleslaw.

Thursdays — Martini Frites Happy Hour — From 4PM to 8PM sip on the finest handcrafted martinis [your choice of dry, shaken, stirred or dirty] with bottomless shoestring fries to kick off the start of the weekend. Whether you’re in the mood to be classy, casual, or a little bit of both, The Key Club has got you covered. Talk about the perfect combo!

Fridays — Champagne & Oysters Happy Hour — TGIF! Revel in a luxurious treat featuring a specialty Champagne & Oysters Happy Hour from 4PM to 8PM. Experience $60 Moët Bottles, $2 Oysters, a variety of bites such as their Spicy Tuna Hand Roll and Key Club Sliders, and a great selection of hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and beer.

Sundays — No Sunday Spirals Here — Say goodbye to the Sunday Scaries and take on the new week with a happy (and full) tummy! Try one of The Key Club’s signature pasta plates, such as their hearty and incredibly tasty Pinwheel Lasagna or Wagyu Beef Bolognese, for a reduced price.


Operated by Riviera Dining Group, BÂOLI Miami is the luxury South East Asian fusion concept that transforms into a partying paradise where conviviality reigns amongst celebrities and international jet setters.

The opening of BÂOLI Miami ushered in a new era of nightlife and dining on South Beach’s shores by importing France’s trademark sophistication and seamlessly merging it with Miami’s unique vibrancy and sass.

In March 2023, the iconic restaurant and nightlife venue located on Collins Avenue in South Beach reopened to the public under the direction of Riviera Dining Group (RDG) with a new menu exploring Indonesian, Thai, Indian, Balinese and Nepalese flavors, lush tropical foliage, a massive curated mural from artist Mateo Humano, two back-lit walls ideal for perfect photo moments, gold finishings, and rich wood paneled bars.

RDG is known for operating some of Florida’s most exciting experiential hospitality concepts including Miami hotspots MILA, MILA Omakase, MILA Lounge and MM Club, as well as AVA MediterrAegean and MM Club in Winter Park, FL. BÂOLI Miami is located at 1906 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 and is open for dinner service from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and late night bottle service Wednesday to Saturday until 3 a.m.

Zuma Miami

The chic, local favorite offers an internationally acclaimed style of modern and contemporary Japanese cuisine in the heart of Downtown Miami.

Featuring beautiful outdoor and dockside seating and sophisticated cuisine philosophy that calls for flavorsome dishes (inspired by the informal Japanese dining style called izakaya) — Zuma Miami taught the famed magic city just what luxury dining is.

Klaw Miami

Led by international entrepreneur, Sasha Krilov, and global restaurateur, Misha Zelman, and interior design by world-renowned designer Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, Klaw is the newest concept that opened in Miami last July that now offers guests the epitome of the ultra-decadent land and sea experience. Featuring Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, King Crab straight from the rough waters of the arctic sea and high-quality prime cut meats, Klaw’s culinary and beverage program is redefining elegance.

Osaka Nikkei

Osaka Nikkei, Brickell’s hotspot, is open for guests to indulge in a multi-sensory Nikkei experience. The restaurant blends to perfection the millenary precision of Japanese techniques with the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine. The dinner menu offers a variety of raw, cooked, cold, hot, seafood and meat dishes such as popular ceviches, tiraditos, Peruvian Izakaya dishes and more.


Located in the heart of Miami’s most creative neighborhood Wynwood, Bakan transports guests to Mexico with its earthy, artsy, and modern space, wide variety of authentic regional dishes, expansive mezcal and tequila offerings, and handcrafted tortilla selection.

Every inch of the space conveys a fun, lively, and warm environment to enjoy a true Mexican experience, from the outdoor patio looking out to Wynwood’s lively neighborhood to the open-view kitchen allowing guests to witness the art of handcrafted tortilla making to the four-tiered glass case filled with more than 500 mezcals and tequilas. It is the perfect restaurant to enjoy a beautiful lunch or dinner this summer!

American Social Bar & Kitchen

With an award-winning menu that reimagines American classics with modern twists, unique cocktails, local beer and a high-energy atmosphere with live entertainment, American Social is the place to eat, drink and be social. In a place where conversations flow free and connections run deep, the stage is always set for having a good time. On Memorial Day, AmSo will be offering a limited brunch menu featuring dishes such as Brunch BLAT, Brunch in the Keys, Cinnamon French Toast Crunch and Brisket Fried Rice; and mimosa specials. The restaurant has five locations including 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 690 S.W. First Court in Miami, FL; 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd. in Tampa, FL; 7335 West Sand Lake Road in Orlando, FL; and 327 Plaza Real Suite #315 in Boca Raton.

Joia Beach

Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club is a vibrant day-to-night oasis located near downtown Miami in a hidden enclave on Watson Island. Serving as both a restaurant and a beach club, Joia Beach is the only private beachfront location in Miami where guests can dine with their toes in the sand and offers a European-inspired menu with freshly-sourced seasonal ingredients. Joia Beach’s menu is where classic techniques meet modern Miami influences.

On the weekends, Joia Beach offers a laid back lounge experience during the day and after sunset it transforms into a European-inspired open-air lounge. Joia Beach is open for lunch and dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday & Sunday; from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for dinner; and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The restaurant seats by reservation only but the beach lounge accepts walk-ins on the weekends during the day (evening transitions to bottle service)

Ocean Social

Ocean Social by Chef Tristen Epps is the signature restaurant at the iconic Eden Roc Miami Beach. Perfectly perched where the sea meets the sky, Ocean Social delivers soulful yet elevated coastal cuisine in an unparalleled oceanfront setting.

The seafood forward menu features the freshest locally sourced ingredients and incorporates the flavors of Miami while embracing diverse Caribbean and global influences, a trademark of Chef Epps’ award-winning cuisine. The menu riffs playfully on the idea of “surf and turf” with innovative dishes that are beautiful to behold and even better to eat. For a comfortable yet upscale dinner, oceanfront lunch, sunset cocktails or your next special event Ocean Social by Tristen Epps, delivers unrivaled experiences.

Osaka Nikkei Miami

Osaka Nikkei, Brickell’s hotspot, is open for guests to indulge in a multi-sensory Nikkei experience. The restaurant blends to perfection the millenary precision of Japanese techniques with the unique flavors of Peruvian cuisine.

The dinner menu offers a variety of raw, cooked, cold, hot, seafood and meat dishes such as popular ceviches, tiraditos, Peruvian Izakaya dishes and more. With popular locations in Latin America’s most prominent cities such as Lima, Buenos Aires and Bogota, Osaka Miami will provide the same culinary concept and experience to North America with a Miami twist.

Peacock Garden

A secret garden and local staple that’s been part of the culinary scene for more than 10 years, Peacock Garden is the quintessential Coconut Grove restaurant featuring a stunning indoor/outdoor dining space and modern menu. Upon stepping foot in the restaurant, guests are surrounded by lush greenery, towering tree canopies, a giant oak tree and orchids in full bloom, for an experience as delicious and memorable as it is Instagrammable.



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