Craving something new? We've got you covered.

Whether you're just in need of a change, looking for your new neighborhood spot or want to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the next big restaurant trend, the city is always delivering with new food destinations.

Here's a look at some recent openings that offer a little variety for your dining life.


FryGuys: An all-French fry restaurant on the border of the East Village and the Lower East Side, FryGuys prepares its entire menu from Idaho russet and sweet potatoes hand-cut daily. Get them plain for $6, or add a sauce like sriracha ketchup, maple gravy or basil mayo for a $1 extra. If you choose to take your spuds to the next level, an $8 order of "loaded fries" comes with topping combinations such as bacon, guacamole and queso. Inside, the décor will take you back to the '90s, when Lisa Frank designs covered every school folder. 150 E. Second St.; opened Sept. 26;

La Chula: The second location of this Mexico City-style taqueria — by the chef behind Toloache, Yerba Buena and Coppelia — brings its tacos, ceviches and margaritas to East Harlem. For taco fillings, there’s pastor (rotisserie pork marinated in chilies), sweet potato and chorizo and camaron (spicy garlic shrimp). As an alternative to tacos, go for the ceviche, a Mexican sandwich called a torta, or a “gringa,” an open-faced quesadilla. The cocktail menu features several of chef Julian Medina’s signature margaritas, such as El Barrio (mezcal, roasted pineapple, agave and lime), and a new offering named for the neighborhood (tequila, tamarind, lime and tajin), but there’s also sangria, mojitos, beer and agua frescas to drink. The restaurant decorated with Mexican art seat 35, at tables and a counter. 127 E. 116th St.; opened mid-September;

Broken Coconut: Billed as a "beach to bowl" restaurant, Broken Coconut's founders are targeting "food conscious urban bohemians," according to a news release. The menu is centered around a dairy-free, coconut-based yogurt, but as man and woman cannot survive on coconut alone, the eatery is also serving up smoothies, salads, toast and grain bowls. Its 1,200-square-foot space evokes an ocean-side tropical resort with palm trees, pineapples and a wicker swing. A pink neon sign on one wall reads, "Eat Pretty." 15 E. 4th St., East Village; opened Oct. 5;

Wagamama: The British fast-casual chain, which opened its first New York City location in NoMad last fall, is now serving its “Japanese-inspired” cuisine in the East Village. The menu features Japanese steamed buns and customizable ramen, curry and donburi (rice) bowls. Items range in price from $5 for some appetizers to as much as $17 for entrees. To drink, there’s only soda and water for now, but expect sake and sake cocktails once the outpost obtains a liquor license. The design aesthetic of the restaurant’s interior is sleek and modern, anchored by the chain’s hallmark wooden tables and booths. 55 Third Ave.; opened Oct. 4;


Hwa Yuan Szechuan: The original Hwa Yuan closed in the '80s, and its founder, restaurateur "Shorty" Tang, has since passed away. But Tang's son Chen Lieh is reopening the Chinatown institution that introduced New York to cold sesame noodles next door to the old location, according to the New York Times. The new Hwa Yuan is serving noodles, along with such dishes as scallion pancakes and Sichuan kung pao chicken. The modern space with traditional Chinese accents, such as hand-carved doors, seats about 350 on three floors. 42 E. Broadway, Chinatown; opened Oct. 5; 212-966-6002

Tali: “Top Chef” winner Harold Dieterle is behind this counter-service Italian restaurant and bar in Murray Hill, where the menu is entirely gluten free. Tali is serving up pastas, like a penne with roasted butternut squash, sage, brown butter, pecorino cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds ($13.50); paninis with chicken saltimbocca ($12.25) and wild mushrooms, taleggio and spinach ($11.75); and entrées like eggplant parm ($18.25) and salmon caponata ($21.75). On tap, there's wine, prosecco, cider and dry rosé. A connected bakery, Tali Dolce, is selling coffee, smoothies, house-made ice cream and gluten-free pastries and desserts.  77 Lexington Ave.; opened Sept. 20;

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill: This Miami import inside the Empire Stores landmark building in DUMBO is known for small plates inspired by global flavors prepared in three kitchens: an open-fire grill, a raw bar and a traditional kitchen. Signature dishes here include the bacon-wrapped dates ($14), the Korean-style grilled beef short ribs ($17) and the Hokkaido scallop crudos ($14). Among items unique to this Brooklyn location is a creamy duck and foie gras rice, served with smoked paprika and alliums. At the bar, rum takes center stage in cocktails like a beet mojito and tobacco rum old fashioned. Sugarcane boasts a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio, and it welcomes diners to sit at two large communal tables, if they’re feeling extroverted. 55 Water St.; opened Sept. 18;

Thaimee: On the basement floor of the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg, this Thai restaurant is serving weekday dinner and a weekend Bangkok buffet-style brunch. Guests at dinnertime can choose items like fried pumpkin balls ($10), beef green curry ($20) or a Thai iced tea affogato ($) a la carte, or commit to a nine-course tasting menu selected by chef Hong Thaimee. For brunch, which is said to reflect the chef’s “immigrant love of NYC brunch culture,” there’s a Pad Thai carbonara that comes with your choice of rice or zucchini noodles ($18), a creme brulee French toast with apple compote ($14) and popovers with housemade jam ($12). If you want to see something miraculous happen at Thaimee, order the “magic noodle salad,” which changes from blue to purple with a spritz of lemon. 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn; opened Sept. 21;

Don Angie: The husband-and-wife team who invented Quality Italian’s famous chicken parm pizza now have their own restaurant in the West Village. Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito continue their playful approach to Italian-American cooking and regional Italian fare here, with dishes like a prime rib braciole for two ($116). Handmade pasta for this season include gnochi coated in a white and white poppy seed pesto ($21) and buffalo milk caramelle ($22) made with a two-toned, zebra-striped dough. On the cocktail list, there’s a margherita with Calabrian chili honey and fennel liqueur ($15) and a blend of grapefruit, Campari and prosecco called Nonna’s Little Nip ($4). The 60-seat space features a checkerboard-pattern tiled floor, dark mahogany tables and leather-upholstered corner booths. 103 Greenwich Ave.; opened Oct. 10;


Celestine: Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill isn't DUMBO's only buzzy opening anymore. Celestine is a new concept from Joe Campanale and Grand Army Bar’s Julian Brizzi and Noah Bernamoff. Located on the ground floor of the Brooklyn Bridge Park residential building 1 John St., the eatery boasts waterfront views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges and lower Manhattan. Pair that view with selections from executive chef Garett McMahan’s Eastern Mediterranean-inspired menu, from mezze such as baked hummus ($5) and housemade yogurt ($6) to starters such as grilled delicata squash with kataif ($15) and braised rabbit kugel ($16). Many of the entrees, from the cod ($30) to the lamb for two ($52), are cooked on a wood-burning grill. Campanale oversees the wine, while Grand Army Bar’s Kevin Baird provides original cocktails. 1 John St., Brooklyn; opens Oct. 12;

Bond 45: Make your reservations at this Italian restaurant for a meal before a Broadway show. The original Bond 45, which opened at the site of the historic Bond Clothing Store on 45th Street, has relocated to a two-story space where it's serving signature dishes like fettuccine Alfredo ($19) and fried artichokes ($12), as well as some new menu options. The drinks menu by a Roman sommelier and mixologist assembles wines from around the world, locally brewed craft beers and ciders and cocktails like the $15 Bond Cup (pineapple-infused vodka, lime, passion fruit, yuzu). The ambience here is classic New York style meets Italian details. 221 W. 46th St.; opened Sept. 25;

Aviary NYC: Come here for the cocktails, but enjoy the small plates, too. This 90-seat branch of Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas' experimental Chicago bar has a bird's-eye view of Central Park from its perch in the Mandarin Oriental. Your dining options here are ordering a la carte drinks and bites, a three-course cocktail tasting menu ($90 per person), or a five-course tasting menu of drinks and paired bites ($135 per person). Inventive cocktails on the menu include the Wake and Bake (a mix of rye, coffee- and orange-infused vermouth and coffee liqueur served in a clear plastic pillow filled with the scent of an everything bagel for $24) and Cloche Encounters of the 46 Kind (graham, cinnamon, mocha chai, bourbon, $25). To balance out those sophisticated drinks, order tapas such as heirloom tomatoes with raspberry gazpacho, basil and burrata ($23) and pork belly curry with banana, cashew and iceberg lettuce ($24). 80 Columbus Circle at 60th St.; opened Sept. 27;

Rice & Gold: “Top Chef” alum Dale Talde’s latest restaurant goes back to his Asian roots with a dinner menu of dim sum selections like crispy mapo tofu dumplings ($16 for four) and lobster egg rolls ($8); noodle dishes;  rice bowls; and entrees, such as a whole smoked branzino with caper-ginger relish, citrus ponzu and pea tendrils ($38), and rabbit vindaloo ($35). The breakfast menu at this eatery inside Chinatown’s Hotel 50 Bowery mixes dim sum options and American staples with an upscale twist. For the thirsty, there’s sake, beer, wine and cocktails like the Little Pink Corvette (hibiscus syrup, sake and prosecco). As for the setting, the 180-seat dining room with an overall industrial feel features a colorful graffiti mural and golden, cone-topped cylinders behind the bar, inspired by grain silos. 50 Bowery; opened in Sept.