5 new places to eat in NYC: Seamore’s, Bar Alaska and more


From a Thai eatery trending on Yelp to the latest outpost of a local seafood chain, here are five new places to dine out this month.

Photo: Seamore’s

1- Seamore’s – DUMBO

After opening three locations in Manhattan, restaurateur Michael Chernow’s 100% sustainable seafood spot, Seamore’s, has finally washed ashore in Brooklyn, at 66 Water Street in DUMBO, along with a private dining room and full bar. Try their locally sourced seafood from Greenpoint’s Fish & Lobster Co., which can be found on their tacos, salads and poke. The Dumbo Gumbo Tostada and Watermelon Tuna Poke are among the new dishes created especially for this location.

2) Simple – Boerum Hill

The Manhattan fast-casual cafe, Simple, just soft-opened a few blocks from the Atlantic Avenue subway station. Simple NYC’s (311 Atlantic Avenue) traditional Japanese/Pacific Island dishes such as poke and bento are wildly popular in the Lower East Side, and should attract an equally rabid fan base here.

3) QWNS Café – Astoria

If you’re in the Astoria area for the weekend, you may want to try this new café that is receiving rave reviews on Yelp. QWNS (22-35 31st Street), whose name refers to the Q, W, and N train lines that end right where this café starts, offers vegan baked goods that are made fresh daily, and they work exclusively with Joe’s Coffee Company which roasts in Red Hook. Their recommended dishes are the organic berry tart with house-made Greek yogurt and a roasted head of cauliflower over kale pesto.

Photo: Bar Alaska

4) Bar Alaska – Lower East Side

How many places in New York capture the essence of the country’s 50th— and largest — state? That’s why Bar Alaska (174 Rivington Street) is worth trying. This cocktail spot boasts an extensive vodka list, oysters, and claims to serve “some of the best-priced caviar in the city.” All of its food and drink is a nod to Alaska’s history (it was once Russian territory) as well as its native foods like Alaskan King Crab, served here in tacos.

5) Miss Thailand – Bushwick

Another Thai restaurant in Brooklyn? But Miss Thailand (346 Graham Avenue) has solid reviews on Yelp, and sits on the border with Queens, making it a good spot for residents of both boroughs. Patrons praise this place for having super authentic Thai dishes, and its “boho-chic” atmosphere, despite its small size.

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