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Monday Opening Report: James, Alloro, and Indian Road Cafe Opening Tomorrow

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

Melissa Horn

1) Prospect Heights: The Strongbuzz reports that James, a seasonal American restaurant and plywood vet is set to open tomorrow in an old Prospect Heights brownstone. Here’s some menu info: “Main courses run the gamut from a juicy grass fed beef burger with Cotswald cheese on brioche with herb fries ($14), to herb crusted east coast halibut with spring vegetables and horseradish cream ($26), poached breast of chicken with roasted thigh, roasted treviso and lemon thyme jus ($20), fava bean ravioli with morels broth and ramps greens ($20), and pine nut and rosemary-crusted rack of lamb with summer bean stew ($22).” Status: Not Open. Opening tomorrow. 605 Carlton Avenue, Prospect Heights; 718-942-4255. [Strongbuzz]

2) Upper East Side: Italian restaurant Alloro, brought to you by Salvatore Corea (Spiga, Bocca, and Cacio e Pepe) is set to open tomorrow as well according to the press release. Details are as follows: “The welcoming and fresh setting - the shiny black bar and tables, with pearly white walls- mirror the creative menu selections. Salvatore has taken classic Italian specialties and transformed them into gastronomical creations that surprise and delight. The menu offers a selection of cheeses and cured meats, alongside pasta, meat and fish dishes; as well as Chef Salvatore's renowned dessert selections.” Status: Grand Opening tonight. Opening for business tomorrow. 307 East 77th Street, 212-535-2866. [Eater Inbox]

3) Inwood: And much further uptown, word that Indian Road Café will be opening its coffee bar tomorrow with a wine bar soon to follow comes from Uptown Flavor. Not much menu info is posted at present but this bar/restaurant/market also features one random bonus detail: “This larger section is furnished with tables and chairs formerly of The Sopranos restaurant set, Nuovo Vesuvio.” (The co-owner worked on the set for the past ten years.) Status: Not Open, opening tomorrow. 600 W. 218th Street, Inwood; 212-942-7451. [Uptown Flavor]
—Kelly Dobkin

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