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Acme Bar & Grill, Wolfgang's, Funini, and More Open

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1) Noho: Acme Bar & Grill, the Cajun/Creole staple in Noho that closed after 25 years in business, quietly soft opened earlier this week under the auspices of the Indochine team. The space underwent a fairly substantial but tasteful facelift (though the awning an exterior remain the same) and a tipster who's been in to dine writes that the food is "potentially pretty serious, NOT typical dumbed down bistro fare at all." The dishes still have a slightly Nordic accent and are affordable for the neighborhood's standards. Status: Certified Open; 9 Great Jones St.

2) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie reports that a new panini shop called Funini is now open on Ludlow St. Status: Certified Open; 143 Ludlow St.

3) Midtown: Zagat notes that a new branch of Wolfgang's Steakhouse is now open in the New York Times building in the former Montenapo space. It's the steakhouse's fourth location. Status: Certified Open; 250 West 41st St, 212-921-3720.

4) Nolita: Prince Street Pizza, the new pizza spot that replaced the original Ray's pizzeria on 27 Prince Street, is now open. They serve square pies (named after streets in the neighborhood), calzones, and "fun" starters. The restaurant seats just 12. See photos of the menu here. Status: Certified Open; 27 Prince St., 212-966-4100.

5) Lower East Side: Bowery Boogie reports that a new coffee shop called Home Espresso Bar is now open at 250 Broome Street. Status: Certified Open; 250 Broome St.

6) Upper West Side: Canteen 82, an UWS Chinese restaurant, has reopened about a year after it initially closed. It has the same owners but now has a bar. Before it was BYOB. Status: Certified Open; 467 Columbus Ave., 212-595-4300

7) Greenwich Village: Fork in the Road notices that Village Taverna has opened at 81 University Place and is serving a comprehensive menu of Greek specialties, including skordalia, taramosalata, tzatsiki, grilled octopus, fried calamari, meatballs, pastitisio, and lamb shanks. Status: Certified Open; 81 University Place 212-982-3457.


9 Great Jones Street, Manhattan, NY 10012 (212) 203-2121 Visit Website

Acme Bar & Grill

9 Great Jones St., New York, NY

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