What to Eat in NYC This January

It's a new year! And while you may have resolved to live a healthier life in 2020, new restaurants and tasty dishes in the city are likely to tempt you to go astray. To make sure you splurge on food that's worth the calories, we've rounded up everything we can't wait to eat and drink this month – from a new tiki bar to a virtual restaurant.

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Dishes from the Spanish Diner at Mercado Little Spain.

Hudson Yards: Three of the city's top critics named Mercado Little Spain and Kawi in Hudson Yards as their favorite new restaurants of 2019. Pete Wells of the New York Times noted that the food at Mercado Little Spain is "so much better than what we’re used to that [it] might as well be the only Spanish restaurant in New York."


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The exterior of Tiki Chick

Tiki Chick: From the restaurant group behind Upper West Side favorite Jacob's Pickles comes a brand new tiki bar right next door. It may not feel like summer outside, but after a few traditional Mai Tais, you can imagine you're sunning yourself on an island paradise.


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Aerobanquets RMX (credit: Mattia Casalegno)

Aerobanquets RMX: You don't just eat your food at this James Beard House pop up; you experience it. The prix fixe meal is a "multi-sensory journey that combines virtual reality, food, and fantasy." Tempted? The experience only runs through the 26th so be sure to buy your tickets in advance.


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A mood from Veronika

Veronika at Fotografiska: After its success of Electric Lemon in Hudson Yards, Stephen Starr's restaurant group has opened another new venture in the new photography museum, Fotografiska. Inspired by "moody qualities of the medium in its earliest forms," Veronika will serve "traditional fare and show-stopping, fine-dining classics."


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Dumplings from Wild Ink.

NYC Restaurant WeekIt's back! Now is your chance to try hundreds of the city's top restaurants – including many in Hudson Yards and the Time Warner Center, like Porter House, Wild Ink, Queensyard and Estiatorio Milos – which will be serving a special prix fixe menu from January 21 - February 9.

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Foie Gras (credit: Nikodem Nijaki) Foie Gras: Ever since the New York City Council banned the fatty delicacy in November, New York diners are reportedly ordering it more than ever before, with restauranteurs claiming they've seen a 20 to 30 percent increase. “It’s almost a political statement to politicians — stay off of my dinner table,” Georgette Farkas, owner of Rotisserie Georgette, told the New York Post. The ban is set to go into effect in 2022.

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