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Something Curated highlights five of the most exciting new and recently launched restaurants to try in New York this June, taking a closer look at the founders and proprietors behind the promising food offerings.

Crown Shy || James Kent & Jeff Katz

Crown Shy is a collaboration between James Kent, long-time chef de cuisine at Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park and executive chef at NoMad, and Jeff Katz, managing partner of Del Posto. The menu is decidedly international, divided into sections of small dishes, vegetables, grains, and mains. Expect delights like white bean hummus with nduja and puffed bread, and cavatelli with chicken liver ragu and horseradish, as well as charred octopus with red rice and morcilla.

70 Pine St, NY 10005

Win Son Bakery || Trigg Brown, Josh Ku & Jesse Shapell

Win Son Bakery, from Trigg Brown, Josh Ku and Jesse Shapell behind Williamsburg Taiwanese eatery Win Son, will be open for breakfast and dinner with counter service and take-away meals. The breakfast offering is set to include Taiwanese donuts made with millet, house made soymilk, and sweet and savoury pastries, as well as coffee. Dinner comprises milk bun sandwiches and fried chicken.

164 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

701West || John Fraser

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A California native, John Fraser began his culinary career in Los Angeles, while pursuing an anthropology degree. Fraser’s first foray into fine dining was a two-year tenure at The French Laundry under the mentorship of Thomas Keller. For 701West, the signature fine dining restaurant at The Times Square EDITION, there will be a three-course prix fixe menu conceived with the extensive wine list in mind. Curated by Amy Racine, the list of over 500 vintages can be enjoyed at the venue’s cosy dining room and outdoor terrace.

701 7th Ave 11th floor, NY 10036

Three Owls Market || Suzanne Dumaine

An all-day cafe located nearby The Whitney, Suzanne Dumaine’s Three Owls Market takes inspiration from Mediterranean and French pantries, with dishes like lemon stracciatella toast, chickpea panelle and cacio e pepe snap peas on offer. Before embarking on this first solo brick and mortar project, Dumaine was most recently a Director of Culinary Operations at, where she developed 700 recipes over four years, and published a cookbook.

800 Washington St, NY 10014

Morgenstern’s || Nick Morgenstern

Ice cream makers Morgenstern’s Houston Street store is now officially serving alcohol, featuring an eight-seat sundae and cocktail bar, designed to feel like a retro ice cream counter. From 6pm each day, cocktails inspired by some of the shop’s most popular flavours will be served. A daiquiri will come with lemon juice and burnt honey syrup, reflecting the burnt honey vanilla ice cream, and an old-fashioned will come with salted pretzel syrup, inspired by to the salted caramel pretzel desert.  

88 W Houston St, NY 10012

Feature image via Crown Shy

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