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Eighty Four, Desmond's, Moomba, and Lingua Open

1) West Village: The former Mixx Lounge on 84 7th Avenue South has a new tenant, simply calling themselves Eighty Four. The bright and airy boutique restaurant serving Modern European and New American cuisine opened their doors on February 25th. The owner, Natalie Maroufi and Executive Chef Aaron Fitterman (formerly of Public) are excited to bring modern updates to classic food. The menu includes appetizers such as Tea Smoked Brook Trout with Pickled Onions and Mache with a Fresh Horseradish Dressing and entrees like Fennel Crusted Pork Loin with Poppy Seed Spaetzel and Apricot Relish. In celebration of their move to the neighborhood, they are currently offering a complimentary glass of champagne with every food order between 6PM and 8PM. Status: Certified open; 84 7th Avenue South, 212-255-7150.

2) Upper East Side: A former bank on 60th Street near Lexington Avenue will open their doors as Desmond's tonight. A press release calls the space "suave and clubby" and the menu features items like roasted bone marrow ($14), ‘La Goulue’ tuna tartare ($14), veal cheeks with mashed potatoes and onion rings ($26), and chicken pot pie ($25). Status: Opening tonight; 153 East 60th St., 212-207-4949.

3) East Village: The New York Times brings word of another restaurant opening tonight, Lingua. Very few details on this one other than the chef/owner, Pierluigi Saccheti, formerly owned La Cantina Toscana and Cipolla Rossa. Status: Opening tonight; 111 First Ave., 646-429-9243.

4) Williamsburg: Free Williamsburg welcomes Moomba to the neighborhood. Opening in the former Vertuccio’s space, Moomba will feature a large menu of pizzas, small plates, tapas and wine. The space will also be a venue for local musicians. Status: Certified open; 232 North 12th St., 718-486-3900.
—Jackie Goldstein

EightyFour on Seventh

84 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014 (212) 255-7150 Visit Website

Eighty Four

84 7th Avenue South