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Book Your Table at the World's 5 Hottest New Restaurants Before it's Too Late

Maybe they haven't collected the fan base or Michelin stars as some of their more experienced competitors, but these five new culinary hotspots are up-and-coming entries into the gourmet marketplace. Get on the reservations list now before it becomes downright impossible.


Son of a Gun, Los Angeles
Concept: The guys behind the meat-driven Animal, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, create an eatery for hip pescatarians.
Vibe: Like a Craigslist cabin rental near the Cape, it's full of maritime knickknacks, and it has a bar made of Maker's Mark barrels and a long communal table for walk-ins.
8370 West 3rd Street, 323-782-9033,


The Dutch, New York City
Concept: With a culinary riff on Charles Kuralt's journeys, Andrew Carmellini updates American regional home cooking in SoHo.
Vibe: Incorporating a dining room, a bar, and an oyster counter, the bistro's design (by Roman and Williams) encourages customers to check out other diners and dishes.
131 Sullivan Street, 212-677-6200,


Next, Chicago
Concept: Chef Grant Achatz bases the menu on a new place and time every three months, launching in April with Paris, 1906.
Vibe: The high-concept cuisine draws inspiration from the past, while the online advance-ticketing system and space-station-like interior evoke a restaurant of the future.
953 West Fulton Market, 312-226-0858,


Dinner, London
Concept: Heston Blumenthal arrives in London with 600 years of quirky British classics like meat fruits and tipsy cake.
Vibe: The clubby space nods to dining halls of yore, while the terrace overlooking Hyde Park is the city's most luxurious spot to eat alfresco.
66 Knightsbridge, +44-0-20-7201-3833


Tickets, Barcelona
Concept: The Adrià brothers serve tapas from simple (Joselito ham) to sublime (artichokes with Idiazábal-cheese serum).
Vibe: Inspired by the multisensory experience Ferran Adrià pioneered at El Bulli, the restaurant is split into six zones, each serving a distinct style of dishes and drinks.
Avinguda Parallel 164,

—By Howie Kahn

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From Top: Courtesy of Roman and Williams/The Dutch; Christian Seel/Courtesy of Next; Courtesy of Tickets Bar. Illustrations by Matt Collins (5).
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