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2019's Hottest New Openings Across New York

We’ve gathered intel from far and wide, using the best of our TVR abilities to discover 28 of New York's hottest new venues, hotels, restaurants and cafés that have opened from last spring till now, and some that have yet to open their doors too. You might find hotels in your own neighborhood you had no idea existed. You might even find a few places you’ve been busting at the seams to host an event with. There's a stunning Scandinavian-inspired wedding and event venue in a Hudson. There's a new mid-century modern hotel opening at the TWA terminal at JFK. There's plenty of new restaurants embracing color and cozy cafés perfect for spending the day in. 

No matter the size of your gathering – from coffee for a couple to a fête for five hundred – there's something on this list in New York to fit your next event, big or small. 

See 2019's Hottest New Openings Across the Globe →
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Looking for the new new spots in New York to toss confetti, teach a workshop, plan a pop-up or say I-do? These hot new venues from NYC to Hudson Valley are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have a spectacular celebration with your favorite people.
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Foxfire La Colina

Mt. Tremper, New York
Foxfire La Collina feels more like an old Spanish hacienda than a getaway that’s as close as the Catskills. The property sleeps 16 guests in a mix of cabanas and a large main house. Good for: there’s a real romantic courtyard that’s perfect for intimate events and you can easily arrange a tent for the lawn if you’re planning a wedding. The space is equally amazing for retreats, photo shoots, workshops, weekend getaways and the like.
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Gather Greenelearn more

A collection of 17 timber-and-glass cabins sit along the country hills of this upstate NY property along with a towering open-air pavilion with 28-foot-tall ceilings. Views include both the Catskill and Berkshire mountain ranges, and there’s a shale quarry pond on the property that doubles as both ceremony grounds for weddings and a haven for quartz crystal collectors. Good for: hosting a party or wedding, but equally fab for a weekend getaway with friends or a more organized retreat or reunion. 
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The Hoxton, Williamsburglearn more

The first Hoxton on American soil, this Williamsburg hotspot opened in fall 2018 with 175 guest rooms, multiple restaurants and plenty of outdoor space including a terrace, courtyard and rooftop bar. For events, check out Upstairs at Klein’s, a private space with a full bar and warm, lively atmosphere. Good for: post-wedding brunch, cocktail parties, birthday gatherings.
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The Sablewoodlearn more

Nestled in the Catskills mountain region of New York, The Sablewood is a barn venue that’s just the right blend of rustic and modern. Pale wood wraps the space while tall ceilings and ample windows keep the space feeling light. Good for: weddings with an oh-we-just-stumbled-upon-this-countryside-barn feel.
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The Bordone LIC

Long Island City, New York
For the best backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, head to this LIC rooftop and penthouse party spot. The Bordone offers two levels of penthouse, rooftop and outdoor terrace that are fully set up for events of up to 500 guests. Good for: weddings and events where you can bring in your favorite catering team, event design team and more. Photo shoots, corporate events, product launches, seminars, holiday parties, cocktails parties, birthday bashes also welcome.

Wrens Roost Barn

Naples, New York
Set in a big, open grassy field beside a pond in the Finger Lakes region, Wrens Roost Barn is the kind of classic barn venue you’ll love if you’ve been conjuring up thoughts of a rustic wedding with modern finishings. Exposed wood beams, concrete floors and whitewashed walls complete the space and you can easily pop a tent up on the lawns if you want to break up the party into a few different spaces. Good for: weddings with lawn games, gorgeous views and dancing under the stars.
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TWA Hotel at JFK

New York, New York
If ever you’ve flown into New York’s JFK airport, you probably recognize the iconic Eero Saarinen terminal that was in operation from 1962 to 2001. The terminal has recently undergone an extensive restoration and is set to open in mid-May as a 512-room hotel with a Sunken Lounge and Paris Cafe by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. But wait, there’s also plenty of event space for those who are down to party 1960s style. Ballrooms, meeting spaces, skyboxes and cocktail lounges are all options for events of as many as 1,600 guests. Good for: award ceremonies, corporate events, conventions, movie premieres, galas, trade shows, weddings with an authentic 1960s feel.
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Bento on Hudsonlearn more

Newsflash: You can now rent out an entire loft space in NYC’s Meatpacking District and throw one next-level party. Bento on Hudson is a long, triangularly shaped space with beautiful wood beam ceilings, white walls and wood floors. Natural light pours in through wrap-around windows and you can book an event of up to 125 guests comfortably. Good for: art exhibitions, pop-up shops, workshops, cocktail parties, intimate dinner parties, corporate holiday parties, photo shoots, birthday and anniversary parties.
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Meadow Ridge on Hudsonlearn more

19th-century dairy barn and farmstead sits along the banks of the Hudson River at this secluded private estate. With views of the Berkshire and the Catskill mountain ranges, this spot feels worlds away from city life. Good for: weddings of up to 400 guests, holiday parties, extended dinner parties, fundraisers.
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The Maples Estate

Schoharie, New York
This historic property dates back to the mid-19th century, when the main Colonial style home was built. Today the sweeping property also includes a big barn, a pond and multiple verandahs and gardens. The Maples Estate is currently undergoing a facelift and plans to reopen by summer with new event space and accommodation updates. Good for: weddings, retreats, reunions, group getaways, workshops, filming, photo shoots.
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Looking for New York's new new spots to host a retreat, getaway with a group or frolic on a friendcation? These hot new hotel openings are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have a spectacular getaway with your favorite people.
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Moxy Chelsea

New York, New York
Located in the heart of the flower district, this new Moxy property opened on Valentine’s Day. Guests enter through a Putnam & Putnam flower shop before making way up to a three-story glass atrium filled with plants. There are 35 stories of modern, light-filled guest rooms and there’s a Roman style café, an Italian restaurant and snack bar, a garden terrace, and a rooftop lounge.
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The Hoxton, Williamsburglearn more

Set on trendy Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, this new Hoxton hotel opened with 175 stylish guest rooms, multiple restaurants and indoor and outdoor spaces in fall 2018. Good for groups: lots of options for grabbing a drink or a bite with friends, inside or out. If you head up to Upstairs at Klein’s, you can book a private dinner party for a group of about ten guests. There’s a modular space known as The Apartment that’s a collection of rooms that can fit a group of up to 120 party people too. 
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TWA Hotel at JFK

New York, New York
The iconic mid-century Eero Saarinen terminal at JFK will be ready to reopen in mid-May as a sprawling hotel with multiple restaurants and venue spaces. Ballrooms, meeting spaces, skyboxes and cocktail lounges are all options for events of as many as 1,600 guests and the dining program at Paris Cafe and Sunken Lounge are headed by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Good for: award ceremonies, corporate events, conventions, movie premieres, galas, trade shows, weddings with an authentic 1960s feel.
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Sister City New York

New York, New York
The Ace Hotel’s newest spot on the Bowery just opened earlier in March. Located next door to the New Museum and in the heart of the Lower East Side, the 200-room hotel known as Sister City is within walking distance to countless shops, bars, restaurants and more. Good for groups: there will be a ground floor restaurant with a patio outside and a rooftop bar, both of which have potential to be great for gatherings.
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Looking for the new new spots to host a dinner party, bottomless brunch or night out on the town with your culinary crew? New York's hot new restaurant openings are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have a spectacular gathering with your favorite people.
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Legacy Records

New York, New York
Set in NYC’s Hudson Yards, Legacy Records is a who’s who of the restaurant scene, boasting a four-time James Beard award nominee and the best sommelier in the world at the helm. With celebrity designer Ken Fulk curating the spaces, this place delivers a warm, collected atmosphere in addition to some seriously good eats and drinks. Group Dining: The drawing room is a bright, warm, private space with both a lounge zone and dining area that works well for a group of up to 14 guests. Ada’s Place, on the second story, lends well to cocktail parties of up to 150 guests. There’s a test kitchen area that seats from 10 to 34 guests comfortably. And, lastly, you can dine with smaller groups in the main restaurant space of Legacy or inquire about a buyout.​
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Atomix

New York, New York
This Korean tasting menu restaurant in Murray Hill has two parts: upstairs is the Atomix bar with an a la carte snack menu and cocktail service; downstairs is the utilitarian space in which the chef’s tasting menu is served to 14 guests at a time. It’s this section that’s gotten Atomix listed as a semifinalist for a James Beard award for Best New Restaurant. Group Dining: The communal tasting experience would be fun to do with a small group, while the Atomix bar is walk-in only and best for casual cocktails with a group.
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Broken Shaker

New York, New York
Fresh-pressed juices and interesting elixirs make the cocktails the main draw card at this fabulous bar at the Freehand hotel in NYC. There’s a snack menu that’s great for sharing small plates, and happy hour here runs daily from 6 to 8pm. Group Dining: For groups of 15+, this spot does a fabulous cocktail hour event. For something less private, stop in any time for drinks and lounging with friends. Get the full story here →
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Klein’slearn more

It’s all-day dining indoors and out at Klein’s in Williamsburg. Part of The Hoxton Hotel, the space is modern, casual and approachable while the menu is very much the same with its sandwiches, salads and mains. Group Dining: There’s a private dining space that’s perfect for a small, intimate crowd celebrating something like a birthday, engagement, work milestone, or mini networking setting that inspires collaboration and conversation.
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Manhatta

New York, New York
Yet another stunner of a restaurant from Danny Meyer’s group, Manhatta serves seasonal, soulful food with a whole lot of Burgundy on the wine list. As for ambience, the floor-to-ceiling windows on the 60th story of the 28 Liberty Building allow the NYC skyline to steal the show from an otherwise stark, contemporary space. Group Dining: There’s a private dining room at Manhatta that seats up to 50 guests (or 65 standing) and looks out to Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and the surrounding bridges, buildings and waterways.
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Undercote

New York, New York
The secret cocktail and champagne bar that sits under sister restaurant Cote, (aptly named) Undercote is great for grabbing a quick drink with friends or hanging out for an hours-long gab session. Expect interesting wine selections and inspired cocktails in a moody, plant-rich setting. Group Dining: For private events, you’ll want to book out the whole space.
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Sans

Brooklyn, New York
This Carroll Gardens restaurant was founded under the principle that indulgent plant-based fare can appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike. And judging by the rave reviews garnered by the Michelin Guide and various other media outlets, Sans could have serious staying power beyond its one-year pop-up ambition. Group Dining: The restaurant seats only 30 guests, so it’d be a tough space to take over with a huge crew, but reservations can be made for 6-8 people.
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Adda Indian Canteen

New York, New York
Authentic, familial, shareable Indian curries, biryani, saag paneer and more have New Yorkers trekking all the way out to industrial Long Island City for what’s being praised as some of the city’s best Indian fare. Adda, open since September 2018, is a semifinalist for a James Beard award nomination as Best New Restaurant. Group Dining: For dining with 6 guests, there’s a communal table that’s just the right size set in the front window.
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Hudson Yards Dining Collection

New York, New York
Opening March 15th, Hudson Yards will be home base for 25 eating, dining, drinking and snacking spots. Thomas Keller and David Chang are just a couple of the celebrity chefs with outposts at this massive West Side hub. Group Dining: Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project in US history, logging in at twice the size of The World Trade Center. Within these walls will be various event options and possibilities for private functions or group outings and meals.
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Looking for the new new spots to have a cup of joe, meet up with an old friend or sip tea with your longtime besties? These hot new café openings across New York are pulling out all the stops to ensure that you have a spectacular gathering with your favorite people.
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Devoción Coffee Flatiron District

New York, New York
Colombian coffee brand Devoción is known for creating beautiful coffee shops and their latest opening in NYC’s Flatiron District lives up to that reputation. The vintage vibe lends well to sipping pourovers or cold brews with friends or colleagues.
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Stumptown Coffee Cobble Hill

Brooklyn, New York
The beloved Portland brand Stumptown opened its first Brooklyn shop over the summer in a beautifully renovated mid-19th century firehouse. The Cobble Hill shop is serving the expected list of coffees, including cold brews on tap and pour overs, in addition to Lalito’s food menus. Hot tip: try the banana tahini bread!
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Felix Roasting Co.

New York, New York
A fearless use of color collides with a fearless production style around the cocktails at Felix Roasting Co. Here, you’re as likely to find yourself grabbing a flaky croissant and a latte on your way to work as you are to meet friends in the back lounge and sip a Deconstructed Espresso Tonic — espresso, tonic water, hibiscus-amaro reduction, Meyer lemon juice; accented with a spritz of rosewater and bright sprig of fresh lemon balm. Regardless of your choice of beverage and company, the Ken Fulk designed space is a beauty.
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Hole In The Wall

New York, New York
This Australian café has been killin’ it in the FiDi for years, slinging their flat whites and soft buttery scrambled eggs. And now they’re adding a Murray Hill zip code to their roster with the opening of Hole In The Wall in the brand new American Copper Building this May. It’ll be an all-day dining spot with highlights from the FiDi menu by day in addition to a solid dinner menu and lots of natural wines from around the world.
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West~bourne

New York, New York
New Yorkers feeling homesick for California, listen up. This SoHo café brings decidedly healthy vegetarian food and some of LA’s best artisanal products to a space that’s cozy and comfortable. Buyouts are available for events of 30-50 guests if you’re planning something rad and want to be able to serve natural California wines. ​Read the full story here →

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