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New York City: The Most Anticipated Restaurant Launches In 2024 (& What To Wear When You Get A Reservation)

Just in case you needed another reason to visit NYC this year, we’ve gone and found five more reasons. With a slew of new players set to join the city’s already bursting dining scene, here are the top restaurant openings you won't want to miss — along with our style guide on what to wear for each occasion. Save this for when you take date-night up a notch.


Bar Contra

Early 2024

Address: 138 Orchard Street, near Rivington Street, Lower East Side

Renowned chefs Fabián von Hauske-Valtierra and Jeremiah Stone are back with a bang, transforming the former Contra space into the vibrant and dynamic Bar Contra. Shedding its tasting menu format, the establishment is set to embrace a more casual atmosphere, focusing on delectable bar snacks and expertly crafted cocktails. 

What To Wear:

Opt for the chic-yet-relaxed VIOLETTA One Shoulder Satin Top and matching VIOLETA Satin Maxi Skirt and pair with the BRANDY Ankle Strap Heels.


Din Tai Fung

Spring 2024

Address: 1633 Broadway, between West 51st and 50th Streets, Midtown

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary sensation as Din Tai Fung makes its highly anticipated debut in New York City. Hailing from Taiwan and boasting a constellation of Michelin stars, this global phenomenon is set to delight patrons with its renowned dumplings and authentic flavors. 

What To Wear:

Opt for dressed-up casual with the TINA Mom Jeans paired with the KELLY-ANNE Denim Halter Top.


Le Veau d’Or

Spring 2024

Address: 129 E. 60th Street, near Lexington Avenue, Upper East Side

Steeped in history and culinary tradition, Le Veau d’Or is poised to reclaim its rightful place as an Upper East Side gem. Under the stewardship of Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson, the restaurant promises a revival of classic French cuisine with a modern twist. 

What To Wear:

Match haute styling with your French haute cuisine in the JOSIE
Off Shoulder Mesh Maxi Dress
 paired with the LORETTE Faux Leather Heel.


Strange Delight

Spring 2024

Address: 63 Lafayette Avenue, near Fulton Street, Fort Greene

Embark on a culinary journey to the vibrant streets of New Orleans with the launch of Strange Delight in Brooklyn. Helmed by Momofuku alum Anoop Pillarisetti, this eclectic eatery promises a fusion of bold flavors and innovative creations. From sumptuous oysters to inventive sandwiches, embrace the spirit of the Big Easy with laid-back yet stylish attire.

What To Wear:

Capture the essence of Southern hospitality in casual separates, like the JOLENE Contrast Button Up Knit Top and matching JOLENE Contrast Rib Knit Midi Skirt.


Bánh by Lauren

Spring 2024

Address: 42 Market Street, at Madison Street, Chinatown

Elevate your senses with the delectable offerings of Bánh by Lauren, the brainchild of pastry virtuoso Lauren Tran and her husband Garland Wong. Drawing inspiration from Vietnamese American flavors, this bakery promises a symphony of sweet and savory delights that celebrate culinary craftsmanship. 

What To Wear:

Opt for chic ensembles adorned with vibrant accents to reflect the bakery's playful atmosphere, such as the KARLEY Floral Satin Top and the matching KARLEY
Floral Satin Midi Skirt.

Whether you're indulging in dumplings in Midtown or savoring French delicacies on the Upper East Side, date nights are definitely looking a little different this year.