Say Sayonara to Summer At These Fall Restaurant Faves

Don't tell the other seasons but fall is the best time to be in New York. The dog days of summer have moved on, the cold weather is still waiting in the wings, and the fall harvest means that local chefs have the top pick of the season's best ingredients. 

All that means it's the perfect time to pull up a seat at one of these ten restaurants and feed your face. There's something on this list for everyone. For example, if you're in denial that the days are getting shorter, check out newcomer Dez in Little Italy. The interior's decked out in bright colors, the food's great, and your meal is highly Instagrammable so you can make your friends jealous with how well you're living. 

Or, if you're totally ready to hunker down and welcome cooler days, make your way to The NoMad where you can tuck into some luxurious eats like the foie gras stuffed chicken and cozy up with a bottle of bold red. 

Either way, you'll find 10 hotspots below that'll make you happy it's fall in the Big Apple. 



Really, all anyone wants in the fall is to sit outside on the patio and pretend the outside weather in New York never ends. There's not many places better to do that than Seamore's. Helmed by the same dude who owns The Meatball Shop (Michael...  Read More

Sunday in Brooklyn


Sunday in Brooklyn is what you hope your future apartment looks like when you have enough cash to actually decorate it well. The food at Sunday in Brooklyn is what you hope your future spouse will be able to whip up in the kitchen. All in all,...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Dez


Just down the street from Seamore's is newcomer Dez. A nod to Israeli cuisine with a fun flair (tahini ice cream and shawarma burgers, anyone?) the inside of Dez looks like a non-stop party, which is exactly what we want when we're bidding adieu...  Read More

Flatiron District


Dark, brooding, and mysterious, this place will get you giddy about cozy fireplaces and red wine. With plush velvet chairs and polished tables beneath a vaulted ceiling, it's the perfect place to welcome fall over a shared chicken for two. The...  Read More



We hate to break it to you, but ice cream season is all but over, which is a perfect excuse to stuff yourself silly with Van Leeuwen. What started as a pale yellow ice cream truck has now set up permanent shop at numerous locations in NYC. Each...  Read More

Vinegar Hill House
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This joint made our list for best spring eats, and it's so good that we're bookending the warm weather season by adding it here as well. Located in an unassuming area near the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this quaint, old-timey restaurant is equally...  Read More

Flatiron District


Here's the scenario: you're near Madison Square Park and it's winter, summer, spring, fall. Ok, just kidding. It's fall and you're suddenly realizing that your outdoor eating time is limited. Kick back in the greenery with a trip to Shake...  Read More

Flatiron District
ABC Kitchen


It basically always feels like spring in here, which is a good thing when you're staring down the barrel of soon-to-be snow-pocalypse season. Grabbing a table here this fall means you can ignore what's imminent and tuck into a plate of housemade...  Read More



Another pasta joint that'll make you swear off swimsuit season? Lilia, where Missy Robbins is doing beautiful things with dough. Born into a family of hosts, travelers and cooks, Missy Robbins brings the best of Italy to Williamsburg where...  Read More

Kings Co Imperial
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Kings Co Imperial is the perfect gateway drug into colder weather. The food is spicy, the cocktails are on-draft, and it's got that cozy feeling that doesn't make you feel like the impending winter is quite so soul-crushing. Not to mention, the...  Read More


Meet Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien was bitten by the travel bug from an early age, and has lived in New York, Seattle, Cleveland and Sydney, Australia since 2007.

When she's not traveling or planning a trip, you'll...  More About Andrea