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A table set with dim sum at Tim Ho Wan| © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
A table set with dim sum at Tim Ho Wan| © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
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New York City Restaurant Openings January 2017

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NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 9 February 2017
Here’s our roundup of the restaurants opening in New York City this month that we’re most excited about. Check back often as we’re constantly updating this page.

Tim Ho Wan
This Astor Place spot is the 45th location—and the first in the U.S.—of the Hong Kong-based dim sum chain that’s famously the cheapest restaurant to earn a Michelin star. Nothing on the 28-item menu costs more than $5.50. The baked BBQ pork buns are the must-order here, while dishes exclusive to this location include deep-fried vegetable spring rolls and custard-filled french toast.
Where: 85 Fourth Ave., New York City
When: January 18, 2017 (currently in soft opening mode)
Social: @timhowanusa

A table set with dim sum at Tim Ho Wan| © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip
A table set with dim sum at Tim Ho Wan | © Amanda Suarez/Culture Trip

Norman
Chef Fredrik Berselius of the hot new two-Michelin-starred tasting-menu spot Aska has teamed up with Claus Meyers, the man behind Noma in Copenhagen and Agern in NYC, to open an all-day dining spot in an airy, spare, loft-like space within A/D/O, the workspace funded by BMW’s Mini brand. The menu will focus on local, seasonal ingredients.
Where: 29 Norman Ave., inside A/D/O, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
When: January 2017
Social: @a_d_o_nyc

Pig Bleecker
This Greenwich Village spot will offer a more refined take on the barbeque that chef Matt Abdoo, formerly of Del Posto, has been cooking up at Pig Bleecker’s sister restaurant Pig Beach. Expect to see dishes like smoked brisket ravioli in red wine sauce.
Where: 155 Bleecker St., New York City
When: January 2017
Social: @pigbeachnyc

Pretty Southern
As the name implies, the cooking at this casual, brick-walled spot has a decidedly southern bent: think fried chicken and biscuits, mac and cheese, and the like. Many dishes are available gluten- or dairy-free upon request. There’ll be a backyard opening up for dining once the weather warms.
Where: 14 Bedford Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
When: January 5, 2017
Social: @prettysouthernbk

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Fine & Rare
This rare-spirits-centered drinking-and-dining den comes from the managing partner of the whiskey haven the Flatiron Room; the focus at Fine & Rare is on rum, agave spirits, and brandy, while food offerings include charcuterie and cheese plates. Art Deco-inspired decor and live jazz in the evenings contribute to an elegant, refined atmosphere.
Where: 9 E. 37th St., New York City
When: January 2017
Social: @fineandrarenyc