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Otarian, Beba, Kitchen Reis Now Open, Prime Ko Next Week

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1) Soho: Beba a new Mediterranean restaurant has opened in the ill-fated FR.OG space at 71 Spring. Chef Tom Papoutsis serves a menu of cocktails and tapas in the front bar and lounge area and a more extensive menu of apps and larger plates in the back dining room and the lower level loungey space. Status: Certified Open; 71 Spring St., 212-343-2322.

2) Upper West Side: It's not all shutters on the Upper West Side these days. TONY reports on the opening of Prime KO, a new kosher steakhouse and sushi spot from the owners of Solo in Midtown: "Expect familiar options like miso-glazed black cod, plus more imaginative dishes like kobe-beef ravioli." Status: Not open, opening on April 26; 217 W 85th St. 212-496-1888.

3) Greenwich Village: Otarian, the first in what will be a chain of new carbon footprint-conscious restaurants, opens today on Bleecker near Thompson. On the menu find veggie burgers, flatbrads, salads, wraps, and more. Status: Certified Open; 154 Bleecker St., 212-614-6834.

4) Hell's Kitchen: TONY also files on the opening of B Koffie, a spinoff coffee shop from the owners of South African Braai and Xai Xai on West 51st Street: "Customers can choose among Ethiopian, Kenyan, Rwandan and Tanzanian beans, which are then freshly ground and brewed by drip or French press." Status: Unclear, no answer to calls; 370 W 51st St., 646-330-5515.

5) Park Slope: The owners emailed in over the weekend to report that Kitchen Reis, a new small plates restaurant from the owner of Bar Reis next door, a Jimmy's No. 43 alum, and a former wine director at Gottino, is open. It's BYOB for now. Status: Certified Open; 375B 5th Ave., Brooklyn, 718-207-7874.

Otarian

154 Bleecker St., New York, NY

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