From San Diego to Atlanta, early 2017 has been stacked with hot new restaurant openings. Here are 15 to check out right now in your spring travels.

San Francisco: China Live

Modern marketplace and culinary stop offering multicourse Chinese fare, casual snacks and artisanal teas in Chinatown.

Must-order: Peking duck; Sichuan “working hands” dumplings; chicken wings; cocktails like the restaurant’s version of a mai tai

Insider tip: The best seats in the market restaurant are the counter options overlooking either the dumpling-making station or main kitchen. – Zagat (04.16.17)