All the New Openings to Know About This June (2024)

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Summer has crept up which means openings are on the horizon. Consider this your guide to all the new restaurants, bars, and cafes, that have opened recently. Here’s a roundup of the restaurants and bars that opened in June 2024. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

June 20

Bushwick: Blue Hour has opened from the owners of Little Flower Cafe, serving halal lamb kebabs and chicken sandwiches out of a BP gas station. It has offered an abbreviated menu since it debuted on June 15, with more options on the menu as of today, the summer solstice. 1525 Myrtle Avenue, near Grove Street

Chinatown: Bánh by Lauren, a Vietnamese American bakery with French influences has opened from Gramercy Tavern alum, Lauren Tran, and her husband, Garland Wong. The permanent location opened on June 15 following a pop-up series that began during the pandemic. 42 Market Street, at Madison Street

Dumbo: The fourth location of cereal-infused ice cream shop, Kith Treats opened on June 15, from the luxury brand Kith, in the Time Out Market. 55 Water Street, near Old Slip

Greenwich Village: Butter Smashburgers is now open, with a menu of single or double cheeseburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, fries, and sundaes. Everything is below $10. 106 MacDougal Street, at Bleecker Street

Lower East Side: From the team behind the Fly, Cervo’s, and Hart’s comes Eel Bar, from Nialls Fallon, Leah Campbell, Taylor Ward, Aaron Crowder, and Nick Perkins. While Cervo’s nods to Portugal, Eel Bar takes its cue from Basque influences, with boquerones and tinned fish from the group’s Minnow brand, along with dishes like rainbow trout with pil-pil, or meatballs with fries. No eel on the menu, alas. 252 Broome Street, at Orchard Street

Lower East Side: Swifties are welcomed at the bar named for one of Taylor Swift’s songs, Champagne Problems, from the folks behind the Bond Group’s Not a Speakeasy on the Upper East Side. 207 Bowery, at Rivington Street

Lower East Side: Sae Ron has opened in the former Stanton Social space, with dishes like “Soondubu in hell”, wagyu hambak steak burger, and skate wing jjim. 99 Stanton Street, near Ludlow Street

Midtown: Veerays has opened from chefs Hemant Mathur and Binder Saini, along with restaurateur, Sonny Solomon. The sister restaurant of Veeray da Dhaba in the East Village, it is an Indian speakeasy, with modern fare, Bollywood tunes, and Prohibition-era co*cktails. 213 E. 45th Street, at Third Avenue

West Village: Romeo and Milka Regalli have opened the first Manhattan location following its Brooklyn flagship of Ras Plant Based, a vegan, Ethiopian-leaning restaurant offering items like tibs, kitfo, injera nachos, and more. 170 Bleecker Street at Sullivan Street

June 13

Bed Stuy: Ma Lillit, a new family-owned Caribbean restaurant opened earlier this month. 352 Malcolm X Boulevard, near Chauncey Street

Chelsea: Glizzy’s has risen for a third time after closures in the East Village and Williamsburg. It now has a stand at the James Beard Foundation-backed food hall. Market 57, at Pier 57

East Village: Café Maud, an all-day cafe and bar is attached to the Rhymers Club, “an Irish-influenced Prohibition-style” bar. 37 1/2 St. Marks Place, at Second Avenue

East Village: After Streecha confusingly stated it was permanently closed, it reopened last week, now under the direction of a new team with different recipes. Streetcha’s former chef of nine years has departed from the volunteer-run, church-affiliated basem*nt-level Ukrainian spot, and has secured investors for a new restaurant. 33 E. Seventh Street, near Second Avenue

Flatiron: The sibling location to Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has opened, following its 10th anniversary, with La Compagnie Flatiron focused on French and American wines. Seasonal snacks and mains include ham-stuffed dates, fish skewers, and steamed clams. According to a press release, “Small and large groups alike will be able to enjoy a robust selection of Champagnes, many of which are available as magnums at a low markup.” 6 W. 24th Street, near Fifth Avenue

Flatiron: New Thai restaurant Kraam serves marinated squid with Asian pear, tuna tartare with puffed rice, and seared scallops with spicy jam. 254 Fifth Avenue, at West 28th Street

Flatiron: Massara from the Michelin-starred Rezdôra crew, has opened, a Southern Italian restaurant serving a pizzette tasting menu and large-format wood-fired dishes like a pre-ordered whole goat. 913 Broadway at East 20th Street

Greenpoint: Mokafe, a Yemeni coffee shop, has opened on Greenpoint’s Manhattan Avenue. Another location, also on Manhattan Avenue, is on the way later this year, Greenpointers reports. 1059 Manhattan Avenue, near Eagle Street

Harlem: Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Victoria has opened in the Victoria Hotel — the tallest building north of Central Park — with chef Melvin “Boots” Johnson of Harlem Biscuit Company at the helm. Look for a menu of gumbo, charbroiled oysters, shrimp and grits, and more. 233 W. 125th Street, near Frederick Douglass Boulevard

Homecrest: Makan House is a new Malaysian restaurant that debuted with beef rendang, curry calamari, and fried chicken with pandan leaves. 1232 Avenue U, at Homecrest Avenue

Jackson Heights: Baht is a new Thai restaurant from the daughters of the owners of Arunee, an area Thai restaurant where the owners grew up working. Husband and co-owner Quin Chen told Grub Street he looked to Italian bakeries like Vesuvio, for inspiration. 78-23 37th Avenue, near 79th Street

Lower East Side: Son Del North, a new burrito spot focused on Sonora-style flour tortillas has opened on the Lower East Side; the kitchen is under the direction of Annisha Garcia, from Tijuana, Mexico, who was the 2021 Chopped Grand Champion, according to a spokesperson. 177 Orchard Street, near Stanton Street

Midtown East: Turtle Bay Tavern has opened, a neighborhood restaurant focused on pub food, 16-ounce brews, and brunch. 975 Second Avenue, near E. 52nd Street

Midtown West: Open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Korean bistro Nari has opened with a menu that includes bibimbap, charcoal barbecue, and sotbap (pot rice). During the day, there’s also its bansang, with a main dish, rice, and three banchan for $20-$30. 43 W. 54th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Morningside Heights: Nan Xiang Express, an offshoot of the soup dumpling spot of the same name, has opened a fast-casual takeout location uptown. 2783 Broadway, at West 107th Street

Nomad: Nomad Tea Parlour brings together dim sum and other modern Cantonese touches in a space that also serves co*cktails, backed by Mandy Zhang who also owns Hunan spot Blue Willow in Midtown and Red Sorghum in Long Island City. Think: Coca Cola chicken wings, lobster spring rolls, soft shell crab, and lychee martini. 244 Fifth Avenue, near West 28th Street

Park Slope: The duck noodle soup is one of several Thai dishes on the menu at new restaurant Prem. 295 Fifth Avenue, near Second Street

Seaport: Another location of Plant Junkie, a fast-casual vegan spot, has landed in Lower Manhattan. 226 Front Street, near Peck Slip

Times Square: Circo is a new clubstaurant. 604 Broadway, 2nd Floor

Upper East Side: Kizuna has opened, an omakase counter with dinner lasting an hour and 30 minutes for $150 for 12 courses. There are also a la carte options. It’s BYOB for now. 341 E. 76th Street, between Second and First Avenue

Upper East Side: Salvo Lo Castro, an Italian chef who claims to have cooked for Pope John Paul II as well as former prime minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, has opened La Voglia. The restaurant serves contemporary Italian food — foie gras with oranges and beet, caviar and lobster amuse bouches — from an ornate space at 1645 Third Avenue, at East 92nd Street. No opening date has been announced.

Upper East Side: Empanada Mama has long been a beacon of late-night dining in New York, with several locations staying open 24 hours, and others open ‘til 2 a.m. The latest is an Upper East Side outpost that opened last week, Patch reported. 1435 First Avenue, near East 74th Street

Williamsburg: The first NYC location of Afuri Ramen and Dumplings opens today, a Japanese chain with locations out west. The shop focuses on a lighter yuzu shio-style ramen; the Brooklyn location also serves as a commissary where they’ll make noodles. 61 N. 11th Street, at Wythe Avenue

June 6

Astoria: Astoria’s Little Flower Cafe opened a satellite location of its coffee shop and bakery at the Museum of the Moving Image, running there until at least October. Ali Zaman, the son of the family behind the beloved neighborhood spot Sami’s Kabab House, first opened his own spot in 2021 where he’s come to be known for pastries like a doughnut interpretation of firni, a rice pudding. 36-01 35th Avenue, between 36 and 37th streets

Chelsea: Seasonal food stands have returned to the High Line, with booths like vegan Sichuan spot, Spicy Moon; Cobble Hill South Asian ice cream spot, Malai; and Evelia’s Tamales, from Corona, returning to the raised Chelsea outdoor public garden. Down below the Chelsea tourist attraction, on West 23rd, is Wildflower, a new restaurant with a garden patio, that opened on June 1, with chicken schnitzel and “French dip poppers,” according to a spokesperson. 505 W. 23rd Street, at 10th Avenue

East Village: The building at 36 St. Marks Place has been home to three pizzerias in the last year. First, there was Funzi’s, which was an instant hit. Then, after a disagreement, the building’s landlord took over the space and ran St. Mark’s Pizzeria. It has also since closed. Cello’s, which opened this week, is the newest — and the last, its owners hope — to open. The slice shop is run by Steve Klein, an owner of the Dough Doughnuts chain, and Larry Kramer, behind the American restaurant Whitmans. A chicory slice, sold by Funzi’s, is on the menu, although it now has bacon. Many of the pizzas use the same tomato sauce as the Rosa’s Pizza chain, which Klein is involved in. 36 St. Marks Place, near Second Avenue

Financial District: From the team who previously ran the Middle Eastern restaurant Zizi Limona in Williamsburg, comes a new, more casual wine bar, Zizi with a happy hour that starts at 3 p.m. 45 John Street, near Dutch Street

Greenpoint: Jackson Heights Mexican seafood spot Mariscos el Submarino has opened a second location in Greenpoint in what formerly was the team’s full-service restaurant called Mitica, later known as Mystica. 222 Franklin Street, near Green Street

Greenwich Village: Perle Wine Bar, from the team behind neighboring restaurant Marian’s, opened this week. The 12-seat wine bar, with a bottle list led by Marian’s somm Lacey Rozinsky, is intended to complement crudo with yuzu kosho, pickled strawberry and rhubarb and fresh wasabi and Korean pear, plus oysters with grapefruit chile sorbet on the side. 22 Greenwich Avenue, at West 10th Street

Lower East Side: Gnocchi on 9th, known for its $10 gnocchi served in takeout containers, has a second location; the first just opened in April and has been making the rounds on TikTok. There’s a pesto exclusive to the Lower East Side outpost. On Friday and Saturday, the business stays open until 2:30 a.m. 158 Orchard Street, near Stanton Street

Lower East Side: Attaboy, the Lower East Side spot known for its speakeasy and world-class bartenders, opened the next-door bar Good Guy’s this week. It’s a spritz spot, with drinks like one with Cynar, passion fruit, lemon, and prosecco, Grub Street reports. Jesse Parnell, a Russ & Daughters alum, presides over the food menu here — boquerones with dill pesto, plus dips and toasts — as he does at the team’s other venture, Temple Bar. 134 Eldridge Street, between Broome and Delancey streets

Lower East Side: In Woodstock, Early Terrible a bucolic bar, that sits on the same property as the team’s wood-fired bagel shop Mud Club. The team brought the bagels down to Manhattan earlier this year, for a test-run at the pop-up space at the front of the old location of Scarr’s. Now, the upstate owners will have a permanent presence in Manhattan, taking over the storefront that up until recently was Canary Club. The restaurant focuses on dishes of the Adriatic coast. An opening menu lists chicken liver with rhubarb, wood-fired octopus, and calamari with parsley mayo. 303 Broome Street, at Forsyth Street

Midtown West: Bonito 47 is aiming to be the upscale Theater District answer for all your kosher needs. 114 West 47th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Midtown West: Sunset Park-born Yafa Cafe is expanding this year, the first up is an outpost inside the People’s Forum, an organization that describes itself as “a movement incubator for working class and marginalized communities.” Yafa Cafe will be in-house caterers and a cafe for the public. They’ve started serving coffee and will soon offer an abbreviated food menu in June. 320 W. 37th Street, near Eighth Avenue

Murray Hill: Utopia Bagels, one of New York City’s best bagel shops, has expanded for the first time since opening in 1981 in Whitestone, Queens. Thinking about how to move the legacy bagelry into its next phase of life, the Spellman family, behind Utopia Bagels, have paired up in Manhattan with Jimmy and Angelo Tsoulos, the sons of restaurateur Nick Tsoulos, of the Avra Group. 120 E. 34th Street, at Lexington Avenue

Seaport: Pier 17 has a new “kinda tropical” bar called Kokos at Pearl Alley. Pier 17, 89 South Street

Times Square: A multi-level complex by Latin music veterans is coming to Times Square. It begins with Palma Verde, now open, and evoking the feeling of a “weekend nightclub,” followed by Circo Restaurant, a “theatrical” dining experience, and a ground-floor Broadway Pizza & Bites, to follow next week. 1604 Broadway, near Seventh Avenue

Williamsburg: Chef Scotley Innis, a native New Yorker and a contestant on Season 18 of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, has debuted Continent in Brooklyn, a version of his Atlanta restaurant of the same. It’s located in the lobby level of Williamsburg’s Hotel Indigo. Look for African, Caribbean, and Asian-leaning dishes like Scotch bonnet fried chicken, escovitch lobster, and oxtail lo mein on the menu. 500 Metropolitan Avenue, at Union Avenue

Williamsburg: Brooklyn now has its own Veselka. The 70-year-old Ukrainian restaurant took over a massive space under the B.Q.E. that opened on Wednesday. The 40-seat dining room serves pierogies, burgers, kielbasa, and borscht. 646 Lorimer Street, near Meeker Avenue

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