Maman's Miracle on Centre Street Holiday Pop Up opens Nov. 23 to Dec. 31.
It's been a tough year, and many businesses in New York City were forced to permanently close after the COVID-19 citywide shut-down.
Sadly, several of our favorite restaurants didn’t make it, but as the city slowly reopens, there is room for new restaurants and pop-ups to bring some joy.
There are still plenty of restaurants for the particularly adventurous New York foodie. The holiday season is full of pop-ups too, from new coffee bars and delicious sweet treats at our favorite stores.
As December approaches, we could all use a little holiday cheer. Here are five new restaurants and pop-ups in NYC to check out this winter.
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La Grande Boucherie
145 West 53rd St. | Website
The Boucherie team is excited to announce their latest project, La Grande Boucherie, opening Monday, Nov. 23. With locations already in the West Village and Union Square, their newest restaurant will be one of the largest in NYC, spanning more than 11,000 square feet between their indoor and outdoor seating. The menu will focus on French classics as well as signature meats, like a special prime rib with charcuterie. All dry-aging will be done in house. Reservations can be made online.
5 W 31st St. | Website
The Korean gastropub launches their special pop-up Osamil Pojangmacha, meaning “covered wagon,” Friday, Nov. 20. The pop-up is a throwback to bustling life in Korea in the 1980s and '90s, complete with vintage Korean newspapers and movie posters, with seating under heating lamps. The menu consists of Korean street-style BBQ served in a communal setting. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are available.
237 Centre St. | Website
Maman will ring in the holiday cheer with their “Miracle on Centre Street” Holiday pop-up. From Nov. 23 to Dec. 31, their café will transform into a winter wonderland, with a signature hot chocolate bar and seasonal cookie menu. Some offerings include their boozy Irish coffee, as well as a pineapple-passionfruit and lemon meringue white chocolate cookies. What better way to start celebrating the holidays?
200 Vesey St. | Website
The beloved Sant Ambroeus Italian restaurant chain finally opened a brand-new coffee bar that will soon be a full-fledged restaurant at Brookfield place in the Financial District on Monday, Nov. 9. The coffee bar features pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads and gelato, and of course, a variety of signature coffee drinks. The perfect place to buy an afternoon pick-me-up, no reservation is necessary!
Nordstrom NYC Flagship & Gotham Bar & Grill
225 West 57th St.| Website
The Nordstrom NYC Flagship in midtown partnered with Gotham Bar & Grill for a special holiday chocolate pop-up from now through the end of December. The mezzanine level will contain a specialty chocolate counter with a menu ranging from chocolate bars, to cookies and hot chocolate. Pastry chef Ron Paprocki’s Hazelnut Praline Crunch Bonbons are a highlight of the menu.
Photography by: Courtesy Maman