The Dish reports on recent restaurant openings around town. While we continue the endless wait for Radegast Hall & Biergarten to open, let's see what else has opened up in Billyburg in the past few weeks, shall we? All photos by Eater photographic correspondent Will Femia.
1) Mizu: A Plywood vet, this Japanese eatery on Bedford Avenue (between N. 6th and N. 7th) opened its door in late October. The color here is that it's not related to the Mizu in the Flatiron District, but does add to what's already quite a stretch of Asian eateries in Williamsburg. 192 Bedford Ave., between N. 6th/N. 7th, phone unavailable.
2) Blackbird Parlour: Nearby on Bedford, we have the new coffee haunt Blackbird Parlour. Color from Gowanus Lounge: "The menu is mostly coffee, tea and dessert, with about a dozen sandwiches and other dishes... It is the third storefront to change at this intersection in the last two months. The bodega on the southwest corner closed, and is currently in the process of being remade into a new shop. Also, the Toll Brothers North8 office on the southeast corner closed and was replaced by Uva." 197 Bedford Ave., at N. 6th, (718) 599-2707. [Gowanus Lounge, INSIJS]
3) Lokal: Another Plywood vet, Lokal is the new restaurant in the space that formerly housed Monsignors. Judging from the temporary menu, they are here to LOKALize you!!! with paninis and other simple Mediterranean eats. 905 Lorimer Street, at Nassau Ave., (718) 384-6777. [Plywood, Cutlets]
4) Miranda: Finally, across from Silent H at Berry and N. 9th, we have Miranda, a very soon-to-open restaurant that promises to mashup Latin American and Italian cuisine. Good times.
Reports from those who've dined at these establishments already welcomed below.