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The arrival of autumn in New York is a heady time. There are new theater productions, new art shows, must-catch live music events, and even some new retail shops to check out. But best of all? There are lots of new eateries to try. Rather than attempting to cover the entirety of Gotham, we’ve decided to focus on new places to try that are close to home: specifically, in our West Village neighborhood. Here are 10 excellent new restaurants in the West Village to try this fall, as the temperatures drop and we head indoors for something delicious and memorable, including Libertine, Cecchi’s and Gab’s.

10 excellent new restaurants in the West Village to try this fall

1. Gab’s, 76 Carmine Street

Gab’s opened at the start of the year, promising “a focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients” from Chef Nate Ashton. A women-owned business, the menu is tightly edited and sounds scrumptious.

Hours: Sun: 10am-4pm
Tue-Thurs: 5pm – 10:30pm
Friday: 5pm – 11pm
Sat: 10am – 11pm

Ten of the best new restaurants open in the West Village in New York City to try this fall, including Libertine, Cecchi’s and Gab’s.

2. Libertine, 684 Greenwich Street

Libertine is a buzzy new French bistro helmed by Cody Pruitt and chef Max Mackinnon on a charming corner of Christopher Street. Hailed in early reviews as “the French bistro we’ve been waiting for,” the standout dishes include include the Saucisse puree: a handmade pork sausage draped over buttery whipped potatoes that tastes as if it were transported directly from Paris.

Hours: 5 pm – 12 am, seven days a week.

3. Donna, 7 Cornelia Street

Donna, is a Pan-Latin tropical bar originally opened in 2012 in Williamsburg. Forced to close in late 2020, the beloved establishment has new home in the West Village. Now a worker-owned cooperative, the bar features a wide array of house craft cocktails and a curated dinner menu featuring small plates, tostadas, roasted fish, pork shoulder – and churros for dessert.

Hours: Sun: CLOSED
Monday-Thursday: 5pm – 12:00am
Friday-Saturday: 5pm – 1:00am

4. 9 Jones, 9 Jones Street

9 Jones, the supper club opened last November, is described as “Mykonos meets New York: a Greek fine-dining restaurant meets exclusive social club.” With a powerhouse ownership group that includes Carmelo Anthony, the semi-private space features a lush dining room. And a secret private VIP room, natch.

Hours: Sun: CLOSED
Monday: 7pm – 11:30pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 6pm – 1:00am

5. Cecchi’s, 105 West 13th Street

Famed Manhattan maître d’-turned-author Michael Cecchi-Azzolina’s first eponymous spot, Cecchi’s, revives a vintage-modern aesthetic in the West Village. The new restaurant, which took over the old home of Café Loup, has a supper club atmosphere. Small tables draped in white tablecloths are crowded together in a low-lit dining room, with upholstered booths for larger groups. The restaurant calls itself an American bistro. And the early reviews proclaim its burger “one of the best in town.”

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 5–11 PM
Friday-Saturday: 5PM–12 AM

Ten of the best new restaurants open in the West Village in New York City to try this fall, including Libertine, Cecchi's and Gab's.

Ten of the best new restaurants open in the West Village in New York City to try this fall, including Libertine, Cecchi’s and Gab’s.

6. I Sodi, 314 Bleecker Street

Rita Sodi, one of the owners of Via Carota in the West Village, opened the Italian restaurant I Sodi in 2008. She moved her iconic eatery to this new address, around the corner, this summer. So while it’s not technically a new restaurant, it’s a new space that should be on your list of must-visit eateries this fall.

Hours: Open seven days a week, 4:30–11 PM

7. Sushi Lin West Village, 33 Greenwich Avenue

Park Slope’s beloved sushi bar, Sushi Lin, has expanded to the West Village. Resy reports that “you have your choice of both omakase and a la carte options, with dishes like tuna truffle and yaki salmon with fried leeks.”

Hours: Sun: 10am-4pm
Monday-Thursday: 5pm-10:00pm
Friday-Sunday: 12pm-3:00pm and 5pm–10:00pm

8. Southern Charm, 523 Hudson Street

Southern Charm  “encompasses all the best parts of the South: namely, biscuits, country ham, and more than 12 compound butters in this cozy spot. By day, it’s a breezy walk-in brunch or lunch spot, but by night, you’ll want to come for the ever-changing, family-style menu where you might feast on fried chicken, baked crab dip, or red beans and rice.”

Hours: Open seven days a week, 8:00am-4:00pm, and 5:00pm–11 pm

9. Justine’s on Hudson, 518 Hudson Street

At the new wine bar Justine’s on Hudson, the eponymous owner, Justine Rosenthal and Chef Jeanne Jordan (previously chef de cuisine at the now-closed Mas (Farmhouse)) aim to express both French and Filipino influences in their cuisine. Oenophiles, take note: the exceptional wine list is curated by Rosenthal’s father, prominent wine importer Neal I. Rosenthal, and includes some offerings from his personal cellar.

Hours: Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 5–10:30 PM

10. The Golden Swan, 314 West 11th Street

The aim of the new Golden Swan restaurant in the West Village is serving “classic New York cuisine in an iconic townhouse, reimagined to bring elegance and nostalgia back to life.” The restaurant has two dining areas: the Wallace Room is an “emerald-hued, more casual answer to the more formal, lightly gilded Dining Room upstairs.”

Hours: Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 5–12:00 AM

10 excellent new restaurants in the West Village to try this fall

That’s our list of the new restaurants we’re keen to try in our West Village neighborhood in New York City this fall. Which of these rings your chimes, dear reader? Maybe we’ll see you there.

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.