Tsismis New York City's NYC food circuit
Tsismis NYC officially opened in June and has since earned praises from customers and the attention of the New York press. Credits to Tsismis NYC.

Tsismis NYC, a Filipino American restaurant and wine bar situated in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is a rising star in New York City’s food circuit – judging by the positive customer feedback and several press acclamations it has received since it launched last month.

The New York Times recommended Tsismis NYC for its “innovative Filipino dishes,” while Eater NY hailed the new restaurant as a “playful, casual Filipino bistro.” CBS New York also found the restaurant newsworthy and gave it airtime.

The name of the restaurant is itself intriguing. “Tsismis” in the Philippines literally translates to “gossip” or “idle talk” but the restaurant that officially opened in June turned the meaning into “a place where open conversation is paired with seasonal flavors and fine wines—then of course, there’s coffee, tea and dessert.”

Tsismis food circuit New York
Pinoy Kamayan feast is available at Tsismis NYC by reservation. Credits to Tsismis NYC.

The dining space features original mural art from Filipino graphic artist Lei Melendres and touches of reclaimed materials and wood, complementing its unique offering of “an eclectic menu promoting the use of local and sustainable ingredients.”

Tsismis NYC joins a growing community of Filipino-inspired restaurants in New York that includes Maharlika Bistro and Jeepney Gastropub.

Tsismis NYC is helmed by Reggie Aguinaldo and Stephen Young, with Philippines-born fine dining Chef Jappy Afzelius.

Tsismis NYC is located at 143 Orchard St., between Rivington and Delancey streets, and is open for brunch and dinner.

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