Autumn 2023 introduces new spots from beloved chefs like Angie Mar, April Bloomfield, and Marcus Samuelsson, European imports from as far off as Monaco, and restaurants specialised in things like soba and Indian street food. Here is our list of the best new restaurants opening in the city’s five boroughs this autumn.
This is the second location of the iconic Monte Carlo restaurant, a longtime celebrity and monarchy favourite. Located across from Lincoln Center, Rampoldi New York has identically reproduced the entire menu of the Monaco original, and the grand dining room mirrors the original decor, down to the Italian Rosso lmperiale marble, Murano glass chandeliers, and custom leather banquettes.
Serving Monegasque food in what he says is the only restaurant outside the principality to do so, Executive Chef Antonio Salvatore garnered Michelin recognition with the original outpost. Modern Monegasque food is a mash-up of Italian and French cuisine with a touch of international influence, cooked with fresh ingredients and accented by loads of luxury touches like foie gras and caviar.
Due to Monaco’s Mediterranean seaside location, seafood and fish are popular ingredients; a classic Monegasque dish, for example, is a seafood bouillabaisse and the one at Rampoldi is made with rockfish, clams, mussels, squid, potatoes, saffron, and star anise. Other highlights include the beef tartare, which is prepared tableside; a handmade crab ravioli topped with branzino, clams, garlic, parsley and bottarga; filet de boeuf ‘Rossini,’ which is Argentinian Angus beef topped with red wine sauce, black truffles, and seared foie gras served alongside a truffle potato puree; and Salvatore’s excellent version of Vitello tonnato.