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The 25 Best New York Restaurants for Fall 2014

Obicà Mozzarella Bar in the Flatiron District

The Best New York Restaurants to Eat at Right Now

Fall is a time of pleasant change for New York. The hot and humid summer weather has left, as have the hordes of tourists, and restaurants across the city are changing over their menus for the new season. While the dining options are endless, we've whittled down our list to 25 must-visit eateries from Brooklyn to the Bowery. From hearty fall fare at Monument Lane and Paulaner, to elevated Malaysian cuisine at Pasar Malam, these dining hot spots are sure to make for an interesting autumn. Presented in alphabetical order, here are GAYOT's 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.


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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.

Au Za'atar — East Village

The dining room and bar of Au Za'atar in the East Village

Dishes based on family recipes at this French-Lebanese spot in the East Village are winners on the palate.

Recommended dish: Spicy lamb merguez sausage.

Review and rating of Au Za'atar restaurant in the East Village


Bait & Hook — Gramercy

The dining room of Bait & Hook in Gramercy

You'll get hooked on Top Chef alum Dave Martin's seafood-leaning eatery on the border of Gramercy and the East Village.

Recommended dish: Kung Pao calamari.

Review and rating of Bait & Hook restaurant in Gramercy


Bar Bolonat — West Village

The dining room of Bar Bolonat in the West Village

Cooking up the cuisine of the Jewish diaspora throughout the Middle East, chef Einat Admony churns out impressive fare in a sleek West Village setting.

Recommended dish: Shrimp in a tangy coconut milk-based Yemenite curry.

Review and rating of Bar Bolonat in the West Village


Café El Presidente — Flatiron District

The dining room of Café El Presidente in the Flatiron District

The owners of Tacombi in Nolita have moved uptown a bit with this large taco-centric eatery.

Recommended dish: Black bean and sweet potato taco.

Review and rating of Café El Presidente in the Flatiron District


Cata — Lower East Side

The dining room of Cata on the Lower East Side

A hot Catalonian restaurant that has imported the Spanish trend of imbibing all manner of gin and tonics (there are over twenty varieties offered here).

Recommended dish: Bone marrow-encrusted baked oysters.

Review and rating of Cata restaurant on the Lower East Side


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