Best New Restaurants in Lower Manhattan

A seemingly endless supply of new restaurants open each week in the city. Giving each a new eating establishment a shot, as much as you may want, simply is not feasible. Here is a breakdown of a few of the most critically acclaimed Manhattan restaurants for the month of October courtesy of the folks at Eater.

Shao Kao Shangri-LaLocated in the heart of the Lower East Side, Yunnan BBQ is the product of the transformed Yunnan Kitchen from Erika Chou and Doron Wong. The revamped Yunnan BBQ now focuses on family-style fish and meat dishes. The menu features items such as half-fried chicken, noodles, tea-smoked duck, and pork ribs. Their signature dish, pictured below is the Shao Kao Shangri-La.

Also gaining a loyal foodie following in the Lower East Side is Wildair from the up-and-coming chefs, Fabian von Hauske and Jeremiah Stone. They take a highly inventive approach in their dishes. Try the beef tartare, littleneck clams on toast, or the fried squid. The food is equally as good at the chefs’ other restaurant, Contra, but with a more down to earth ambience.

Michael Chernow, from Meatball Shop, has opened Seamore’s in Little Italy. Seamore’s is some of the best, affordable seafood in Manhattan today. As the case was with Chernow’s previous establishments, diners at Seamore have the ability to mix and match the daily catch with a few different tasty sauces.

Bruno Pizza, located in the heart of the East Village, offers delicious wood-fired oven baked thin-crust pizzas as well as an assortment great pasta and crude plates.

Superiority Burger represents another affordable option in the east village. Chef Brooks Headly from Del Posto offers, as the name would suggest, fantastic burgers. For our vegetarian friends, the “hippy wrap” (vegan sloppy joe) is also a great option. Many foodies enjoy their sides just as much as they do the namesake burger.

Other restaurants to try include Gabriel Kreuther, Babu Ji, Parm Restaurant, and o ya.