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Monday Opening Report: Bar Breton, Seäsonal, Se Ja Meh Certified Open, Brookvin Two Weeks Out

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1) Flatiron: Cyril Renaud’s breakfast spot Bar Breton will finally open this week after some delay according to NYMag and DailyCandy. The former writes: “You may be tempted to call what Cyril Renaud is serving at his new Bar Breton crêpes, but you’d be wrong. These specimens are made, in the style of Renaud’s native Brittany, from buckwheat flour, which qualifies them as galettes. The casual offshoot of Renaud’s elegant Fleur de Sel traffics in galettes for breakfast, and eventually lunch, dinner, and takeout...” Status: Certified Open. 254 Fifth Avenue; 212-213-4999. [NYM; DailyCandy]

2) Park Slope: Former wine salesman Aaron Hans will open wine bar and eatery Brookvin this week according to NYMag. They write: “The selections are as eclectic as his store’s inventory and range from $6 to $14 a glass, including an $8 proprietary house red custom-blended by Sonoma’s Jake Hawkes. Chef Dave Townsend, a Savoy alum, makes his own sausage, cures salumi on premises, and offers a selection of seasonal small plates...” Status: Not Open. Opening “probably after Christmas.” 381 Seventh Avenue; Park Slope; 718-768-9463. [NYM]

3) Midtown: Thrillist reports on the opening of Seäsonal, a new German resto whose name harbors some gratuitous punctuation. They write: “The NYC debut from two vaterland resto vets, Seäsonal's a white-walled curvilinear sleeve rocking a sleek mahogany bar and sparkling, latticework-like 'light branches' on the ceiling -- all in, like a getaway nook on the cruise ship from The Fifth Element (oh, great, Space Germans). Modern twists on Bavarian classics include Fledermaus (flat iron steak w/ bone marrow horseradish ragout and oxtail consomme), Kaisergulasch (braised milk-fed veal cheek in red ginger broth w/ quark chive spatzle), and the ravioli/trompettes/peas dish unfortunately known as Schlutzkrapfen.” Status: Certified Open. 132 W. 58th Street; 212-957-5550. [Thrillist]

4) East Village: Grub Street reports that Seoul Station from last week's plywood report, is now open: “Seoul Station, run by a first-time operator, is still getting its legs (they’ll be serving OB beer as soon as the license comes in, plus cinnamon and rice drinks), but the sandwich we tried yesterday (packed with a mouthful of veggies including pickled daikon and shiitake mushrooms as well as egg and your choice of meat or tofu on a toasted roll) held its own as a Korean alternative to the ones at Nicky’s Vietnamese.” Status: Signs point to open. 81 St. Marks Place; 212-979-9300. [GS]

5) FiDi: Speaking of Korean, a tipster reports that Se Ja Meh, a new Korean BBQ joint is now open downtown. He writes: “Se Ja Meh restaurant is now open in the financial district. Korean barbecue and sushi bar with BYOB until liquor license is approved. Seven days a week, dinner only on Sundays.” According to Chow, it just moved from its John Street location. Status: Certified Open. 114 Greenwich Street; 212-766-5825. [Eater Inbox]

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