Spend any amount of time in New York, and the high turnover in the restaurant game becomes impossible to ignore. Runs are often short in this city. The best new place is always just around the corner of a neighborhood you haven't explored. With spots springing up so regularly, it helps to have a guiding hand.

These are the 25 best new NYC restaurants of 2012 (so far). Get familiar.

Words by Chris Schonberger (@cschonberger) and Ross Scarano (@RossScarano)

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