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JS Editors’ Favorite NYC Restaurants and Dishes for Fall

Here at Jetsetter, one of the only things we love more than a great trip is amazing food. Luckily, NYC is full of top-notch restaurants, both new and trendy and older classics. Below, our editors spill the best eateries in town—and the tastiest fall dishes at each hotspot.

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Locanda Verde Dark Chocolate Budino
Locanda Verde dinner spread
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Locanda Verde, TriBeCa: Pumpkin Tortelli with Sage and Almonds

“I don’t usually hang out after hours in TriBeCa, but it’s always worth making the trek for a meal at Locanda Verde. Celebrity sightings aside, Andrew Carmellini’s rustic Italian menu is excellent—and the perfect antidote to fall’s dropping temps. I love all of their pastas, but the pumpkin tortelli with sage and almonds is my current go-to.”

Lindsey Olander, Editor

Saraghina tapas bar
wood oven pizza

Saraghina, Bed-Stuy: Fall Ortolana pizza

“One of my favorite restaurants is a (somewhat) hidden gem in Bed-Stuy called Saraghina. This charming Italian joint is known for their Neapolitan pizza from a wood-burning oven, but it’s the atmosphere that puts it at the top of my list. In the summer, sit in the backyard where the patio is dripping with greenery and vines, and in the fall and winter cozy up inside to enjoy the rustic but homey feel. For dinner I love starting with olives and burrata or a seasonal vegetable dish, and you can’t go wrong with the pizzas—the seasonal Fall Ortolana is my favorite.

Gretchen Dorosz, Photo Director

Tim Ho Wan, East Village NYC
Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan, East Village NYC

Tim Ho Wan, East Village: Baked BBQ Pork Buns

“There’s nothing more comforting than tucking into plates of dumplings. I recently discovered Tim Ho Wan, and I’ve been dreaming about it ever since. Specifically, I need about three dozen baked bbq pork buns—they’re outrageously delicious with a slightly sweet and crackly topping, which gives way to soft roll filled with sweet and savory bbq pork. The best part: it’s a super inexpensive little luxury!”

Kerry Sainato, Product Manager

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pan roasted monkfish at Gloria, NYC

Gloria, Hell’s Kitchen: Pan Roasted Monkfish

“I’m obsessed with this new pescatarian restaurant, Gloria, in my neighborhood. The menu features sustainably-sourced fish and veggie dishes, plus lots of creative cocktails. The pan-roasted monkfish with celery root, delicata squash, and cider sauce perfectly captures the flavors of fall.”

Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

the bar at Tiny's NYC
Tiny's Pumpkin Risotto
bar at Tiny's NYC
Interior at Tiny's in NYC

Tiny’s, TriBeCa: Pumpkin Risotto

“Okay, I couldn’t pick just one favorite spot—I’m pretty new to NYC, so I’ve been trying out as many restaurants as possible. Tiny’s is an adorable little space in TriBeCa with a super cozy dining room and to-die-for menu. I tried the pumpkin risotto with molten leeks, dried sheep's ricotta, and butternut squash chips, and I truly don’t think I’ll ever have a better fall meal.”

Jackie Homan, Editorial Assistant

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Roberta's Take-Out and Delivery Space, Brooklyn, NY; Beesting pizza in a to-go box. (Photograph by Deidre Schoo)
Roberta's Pizza
Roberta's Pizza

Roberta’s, Bushwick: Bee Sting Pizza

“It may be a little clichéd at this point, but a meal at Roberta’s is truly incredible. Skip the long wait inside and opt for the heated outdoor bar, where you can grab a pitcher of local craft beer and to-go pizzas next door. I always get the Bee Sting, which has tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy sopressata, chili, basil, and a touch of honey. Don’t forget to carbo-load and grab some of their freshly-made bread and house-churned butter. It’s absolutely worth the trek into Bushwick.”

David Hattan, Photo Editor

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Red Farm, West Village: Pork & Crab Soup Dumplings

“Nothing warms you up for fall like steaming dumplings from Red Farm. It’s hard to pick between the 10+ dumplings on the menu, but I can’t leave without the Pork & Crab soup dumplings. A delight!”

Molly Steinkrauss, Marketing Manager

chickpea pappardelle from Misi

Photo by Gary He for Eater New York


Misi, Williamsburg: Chickpea Pappardelle

“Any pasta at Chef Missy Robbins’ new restaurant, Misi, in Williamsburg. The restaurant is a follow up to Lilia and is phenomenal. I thought about her chickpea pappardelle for days.”

Clara Sedlak, Executive Editor

Authentic Mexican chimichanga burrito with sour cream jalapeno and cilantro

Los Pollitos, Clinton Hill: Chicken Burrito

Los Pollitos III in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, is easily one of my top spots to eat in the fall. In my eyes, this quaint Mexican restaurant is ideal during any season, but something about their enormous chicken burritos and margs perfectly hits the spot in the autumn chill.”

Tyler Schoeber, Photo Intern

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