As the fall season graces us with its vibrant foliage and cooler temperatures, the anticipation of new dining experiences in the coming months adds an extra layer of excitement. Across America, a diverse array of restaurants is preparing to welcome diners, offering a blend of culinary delights from Ukrainian fare in Chicago to a chic French establishment in Los Angeles. Here are 11 highly anticipated restaurant openings for the fall season:
Anelya, Chicago: In homage to Ukrainian culture, award-winning chef Johnny Clark and chef Beverly Kim are launching Anelya, showcasing dishes like varenyky (dumplings) and borscht with game bird and smoked pears.
Zoe Tong, Austin: Chef Simone Tong, known for Silver Apricot in NYC, is bringing her modern Chinese cuisine to Austin, merging influences from the city into her dishes.
Naks, New York City: The Unapologetic Foods team is venturing into Filipino cuisine with Naks, offering regional dishes a la carte and a tasting menu.
Brasero, Chicago: Renowned chef John Manion, known for El Che, explores the flavors of Brazil with wood-fired cooking, serving dishes like flame-roasted whole chickens and Brazilian fish stew.
Katami, Houston: Chef Manabu Horiuchi, from Kata Robata Sushi and Grill, brings modern Japanese cooking to Katami, emphasizing luxury with ingredients like truffle, foie gras, A5 Wagyu, and caviar.
Che Fico Parco Menlo: The team behind Che Fico in San Francisco is expanding to Menlo Park, offering an extended menu with more pasta and pizza options.
Hiraya, Washington, D.C.: Chef Paolo Dungca is opening Hiraya, inspired by the Philippines and California, starting with an all-day café and eventually featuring elegant tasting menus.
LaLou, West Hollywood: Husband-wife duo Matt and Marissa Hermer introduce LaLou, inspired by the South of France, with seafood-focused dishes and a vibrant atmosphere.
Eastern Standard, Boston: The legendary brasserie is making a return to Boston with its beloved steak frites and renowned bar program.
Peter Luger, Las Vegas: The iconic Brooklyn steakhouse is expanding to Las Vegas, offering its famous dry-aged beef in Sin City.
High Street, Philadelphia: High Street, known for its all-day café, returns with a new concept featuring refined comfort food, classic cocktails, and an American wine list.
Nōksu, New York City: In the heart of New York’s Korean fine dining scene, Nōksu offers a 12-seat tasting counter led by Chef Dae Kim, presenting creative interpretations of Korean cuisine.
With these diverse and exciting restaurant openings, this fall promises a culinary journey through a variety of flavors and culinary traditions. Whether you’re craving Ukrainian pierogies or savoring modern Japanese delicacies, these restaurants offer something for every palate.