New York’s Top 5 New Restaurants

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Several new restaurants open in New York every week, and many of them don’t last a year. Five of 2012’s brightest young things are almost certain to buck the odds and remain prominent on the map for a good long while.

1 Blanca

Roberta's has become one of the biggest and most unlikely NYC restaurant stories of the past five years, and its spinoff has quickly caused as big a stir: 12 seats, 25 courses, $180 and reservations that if snagged--only by phone on the 1st of the month--will make your friends green with envy.
261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206

2 Calliope

A stealth winner in the age of preemptive internet hype. Calliope looks like a fairly generic French bistro, but reviewers from the New York Times and New York Magazine have applauded its innovative presentations of French classics and under-the-radar crowdpleasers.
84 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

3 Mission Chinese Food

Believe the hype, even considering that this San Francisco import is arguably the most hyped opening of 2012. Danny Bowien's forward-thinking spin on authentic Chinese classics has resulted in persistent lines out the door and a string of critical raves for this frenetic Lower East Side foodie destination.
154 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

4 The Nomad

This slightly dressed down version of Eleven Madison Park is sure to make many critics' year-end best-of lists. Hearty classics run the gamut from steak to seafood towers to fried chicken, and Daniel Humm and Will Guidara created a lively, unpretentious series of rooms in which to enjoy them.
1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

5 Rosemary's

Bobo's Carlos Suarez and Wade Moises have gone as far as any other restaurant team in bringing local fare to the city--they even built a rooftop farm atop this buzzing Greenwich Village eatery with an airy Hamptons vibe and young, fashionable crowd.
18 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
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