21 most anticipated Fall 2019 restaurant openings in NYC

By Time Out New York editors

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We can feel fall is around the corner when everyone starts planning an upstate trip to go apple picking, pulling out their turtlenecks from the back of the closet and setting a calendar reminder to order that pumpkin spice latte (don’t worry, we won’t shame you). For those of us who obsessively stay up-to-date on dining out offerings, autumn is about the plethora of restaurants slated to open throughout the season.

From a new Peruvian Nikkei restaurant by Llama Inn’s Erik Ramirez to an upcoming Thai diner by the Michelin-starred Uncle Boons team, this is our fall preview of the best new restaurant openings in NYC, the buzziest spots that should be on your radar for 2019 and beyond.

Thai Diner

Why we’re excited: Uncle Boons and its more casual to-go spot, Uncle Boons Sister, are two of our favorite Downtown restaurants. Now, husband-and-wife team Matt Danzer and Ann Redding are launching a Thai spin on the American diner in the former site of the short-lived The Sosta. While many new restaurants opening up are evoking diner nostalgia (see: MeMe’s Diner, Gertie, Golden Diner) given their pedigree for excellent dishes, we have a feeling this one will be a stand out. Look out for those Thai disco fries.

Projected opening date: October 2019

Address: 186 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012

Dhamaka at Essex Market

Why we’re excited: We love Adda Indian Canteen in Long Island City for their goat curry and kheer (rice pudding). Now the team is bringing its regional Indian home cooking to Essex Market. The 60-seat restaurant, which includes a 10-seat bar, will serve lunch and dinner, with a possible breakfast menu to come.

Projected opening date: October 2019

Address: 88 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002

Peoples at The Market Line

Why we’re excited: Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske Valtierra already have one wine bar hit with Wildair. With Peoples, you can snack on small plates paired with natural wines by the glass and hit their shop next door to pick up your favorite bottle.

Projected opening date: Fall 2019

Address: 88 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002