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New restaurants opening in New York City this spring and beyond

If you’re hungry for more dining options, 2018 won't disappoint. Here are the upcoming restaurant openings we have our eyes on this spring, organized by the unifying trends we're seeing:

Food hall fever continues

The city's fervor for food halls isn't quitting
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

The city's fervor for food halls isn't quitting any time soon. This year, more are opening across the city, from North End in Washington Heights (4300 Broadway) to MRKTPL at Empire Outlets in Staten Island (1 Richmond Terrace) to another midtown food hall from the Urbanspace team (570 Lexington Ave.). There's also North 3rd Street Market (103 N. Third St.), notable for its inclusion of famed pizza place Di Fara among its 15 vendors when it opens in late January/early February in Williamsburg.

Fast-casual debuts

Does the city really need another fast-casual spot?
Photo Credit: Stan Lee

Does the city really need another fast-casual spot? Maybe if it's backed by Danny Meyer. Tender Greens (pictured), which has more than two dozen locations in California, is making its New York debut in Flatiron this year. The salad-focused spot, which Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group invested in a few years back, is slated to open in February at 900 Broadway. Israeli celeb chef Eyal Shani is also bringing his fast-casual global chain, Miznon, to NYC. The popular pita spot is coming to the Chelsea Market (75 Ninth Ave.) this winter.

Pet-friendly dining

Calling all pooches. A dog-friendly coffee shop is
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Calling all pooches. A dog-friendly coffee shop is slated to open this month in the East Village. At Boris & Horton -- part cafe, part retail shop at 195 Avenue A named after the owners' dogs -- pet parents can snack on the all-vegetarian menu and sip on coffee from City of Saints and shop plenty of swag for themselves and their four-legged friends.

Eating with the fishes

At this unique eatery, you can catch your
Photo Credit: Zauo

At this unique eatery, you can catch your own fish, then eat it. Zauo, a chain throughout Japan, is slated to open its first location abroad in New York this March. Catch your fish in the restaurant's pool -- or let the staff do it -- then enjoy it fried, grilled or as sashimi. The bi-level space, which will also have an omakase sushi bar exclusive to the Manhattan location, is opening in Chelsea at 152 W. 24th St.

Neighborhood power couples

Ellia and Junghyun Park, the husband-and-wife team behind
Photo Credit: Nicholas John Stevens

Ellia and Junghyun Park, the husband-and-wife team behind the acclaimed Korean restaurant Atoboy in NoMad, are bringing another spot to the neighborhood. Atomix, slated to open this spring at 104 E. 30th St., will also focus on Korean fare, with the first floor a cocktail bar and the lower level for fine dining. Over in Bushwick, Kevin and Deb Adey of the Michelin-starred Italian spot Faro (pictured) are also opening a second project nearby. General Debs, slated to open in February at 24 Irving Ave., will focus on Sichuan cuisine.

New breweries with cred

Nomadic brewery Grimm Artisanal Ales -- which has
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Nomadic brewery Grimm Artisanal Ales -- which has been making its stouts and IPAs in friends' breweries since launching in 2013 -- will finally have a home. Its East Williamsburg brewery is slated to open soon at 990 Metropolitan Ave., with a taproom on-site to try its cult beers. Long Island City will also have a new spot to add to its brewery crawl, when craft beer bar Alewife NYC starts brewing its own beer on-site, at 5-14 51st Ave., likely this year.

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