This is the Monday 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.
Apertivo, via The Gowanus Lounge
1) Upper East Side: NYMag checks in today on the opening of Savarona, a new haute Turkish restaurant they report will open this week. Here's the lowdown: "Their chef, Tevfik Alparslan, has interspersed his Istanbul experience with stints at La Tour d’Argent and Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s; his food marries tradition and innovation in dishes like Ottoman-style “wedding” soup with beet foam, and lobster-stuffed artichoke with coriander-lime sauce." Status: Not Open. "Either Thursday or Friday." 420 E. 59th Street; 212-371-6300. [NYM]
2) Gramercy: Steve Hanson's Wildwood opens this week according to NYMag, in the old Barça 18 space on Park Ave. As we're all aware, Lou Elrose ditched Hill Country for the place a few months back. Here's the deets: "Elrose categorizes his multiregional ’cue as either “wet” (Memphis-style baby backs, Carolina pulled pork) or “dry” (lamb spare ribs, “falling-off-the-bone” beef short ribs), the backbone of a menu that explores the parameters of white-trash cuisine with notions like beer-battered fried jalapeños and spaghetti with barbecue Bolognese." A PR rep checks in on the ambiguous opening status. Status: Not Open. "Hopefully by the end of the week." 225 Park Avenue South; 212-533-2500. [NYM]
3) Park Slope: Gowanus Lounge posts today with updates on multiple openings throughout BK. Among them, the once plywooded Aperitivo, of which he writes: "The new Italian offering on Fifth Avenue from the owners of Seventh Avenue's Sotto Voce, is open. We found it jammed on Friday night and open to the beautiful spring night air. Chalk it up as an instant smash hit." Shilly, but we'll take it. Status: Signs point to Open. 275 5th Avenue, Park Slope; No phone listed. [Gowanus Lounge]
4) Park Slope: Gowanus Lounge also reports on the opening of a second Thai Tony's in Park Slope. He writes: "An outpost of a Thai restaurant in Kensington has opened on Seventh Avenue between 15th and 16th in place of a Thai restaurant called Nick. Nick, in turn, occupied the spot vacated by Brawta Outpost. And so it goes." Status: Unknown, no phone listed. 447 7th Avenue, Park Slope; No Phone listed. [Gowanus Lounge]