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Thursday Opening Report: YourAsian Certified Open, Campo Opens Tonight, Annabelle Two Weeks Out

This is the Thursday Opening Report, a regular feature that provides the precise status of venues reported as open elsewhere. As per standard operating procedure around here, your contributions are so very welcome.


1) Tribeca: Flo Fab reports on the opening of YourAsian, the new Asian fast food joint and plywood vet from Jerry’s Deli owner Jerry Joseph. According to her, the place opened yesterday. She also shares the following info: “The chef, Ten Vong, has worked at Citronelle in Baltimore and at Yumcha in New York. At lunch, customers choose rice or noodles with Japanese, Chinese, Thai or Indonesian seasonings. In the evening, table service expands the geography to include Vietnam." Phone calls confirm it open. Status: Certified Open. 90 Chambers Street; 212-608-1700. [NYT]

2) Midtown: As we’re all aware by now, Alain Ducasse’s Benoit is supposed to open this Monday. TONY checks in this week with some details: “Capitalizing on buzz from his recently opened blockbuster, Adour, chef Alain Ducasse introduces a second New York eatery: This lavish bistro, a spin-off of locations in Paris and Tokyo, opens in the storied space that once housed La Cote Basque." Status: Not open. Opening Monday. 60 W. 55th Street; 646-943-7373. [TONY]

3) Red Hook: TONY checks in with word on the opening of Annabelle’s, a new Red Hook bar in the former Lillie’s space from Chef Neil Ganic (La Bouillabaisse, Petite Crevette). Here’s the lowdown: “An interior restoration of the waterside spot uncovered original tiling and a 30-foot mahogany bar. Six beers are on tap (including the requisite Sixpoint selections, brewed nearby), and true to Ganic’s kitchen background, the full menu transcends typical pub grub. Expect mini po’ boys, ratatouille gratinée and freshly shucked oysters." Status: Not Open. 2 weeks out. 44 Beard Street; Red Hook; 718-643-1500. [TONY]

4) Morningside Heights: Supposedly opening today is uptown trattoria Campo from Jeremy Wladis. Lady Strongbuzz checked in Tuesday with the deets: “The chef is David Rotter, who mastered the art of grilled pizza at Gonzo and will bring them to this rough-hewn trattoria with exposed brick walls, a burgundy painted tin ceiling, a marble topped bar and doors that open to the street." Status: Opening tonight at 6pm. 2888 Broadway; 212-864-1143. [Strongbuzz]

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60 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 646 943 7373