If there's one thing to love about New York (at least on the foodie front), it's that on any given night, in any given season, there's always a fancy new restaurant in town that turns "grabbing dinner" into a momentous event. Swanky interiors, world-renowned chefs, and acclaimed fine fare make these recently-debuted spots the ultimate in see-and-be-seen dining. Come for the food, stay for the bragging rights of managing to get a reservation.

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