1) Flatiron: Former Acme chef de cuisine Ariel Fox is running the kitchen at Harding's, a new restaurant opening tonight in the Flatiron District. The opening menu at the 150-seat American restaurant includes items like steak-and-potatoes, oysters Rockefeller, and pumpkin pie soup. It's open 5:30 to 11 p.m. seven nights a week; the bar opens an hour earlier. Status: Opens Tonight; 32 E. 21st St., 212-600-2105.
2) Tribeca: After Hurricane Sandy added another week of delays to its long-awaited opening, Danish restaurant Aamanns-Copenhagen is also set to open tonight at 5:30 p.m. The 2,000 square foot restaurant features a menu of classic Danish food (think smørrebrød) by Copenhagen chef and restaurateur Adam Aamann. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Status: Opens Tonight; 13 Laight St., 212-925-1313.
3) Midtown: Delmonico's Kitchen, the Midtown spinoff of the downtown old-timer, has opened. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu features many of the steak preparations that the original is famous for, like the steak Delmonico and the filet mignon, plus a raw bar and starters like crab cake benedict and maple bourbon glazed scallops. Status: Certified Open; 207 W 36th St., 212-695-5220.
4) Chelsea: Flo Fab notes that Giovanni Rana Pastificio and Cucina, a restaurant by the owners of the Italian pasta company Giovanni Rana, has opened inside Chelsea Market. It's open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 11 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 75 Ninth Avenue, 212-370-0975.
5) Bushwick: Smorgasburg vets Ian Cronin and Sabra Saperstein have opened their first brick-and-mortar, Skytown, in Bushwick. As Zagat Buzz notes, it's a casual neighborhood spot with food service from the bar and an in-house library. Status: Certified Open; 921 Broadway, 347-921-2911.
6) Kips Bay: Grub Street learns that Kips Bay has a new oyster place called L&W Oyster Co.. Opened by the owners of Almond in the former Bar Breton space, chef de cuisine David Belknap (a Per Se vet) is whipping up a menu with items like a frisé salad with smoked and fried oysters and a "Brooklyn" clam chowder made with Brooklyn Oktoberfest. Status: Certified Open; 254 Fifth Ave., 212-203-7772.
7) Park Slope: One of the better-named bagel shops in recent memory, Beygl, is now open in Park Slope, reports Here's Park Slope. The family-run operation on Fifth Avenue also has soups, salads, sandwiches, and grass-fed burgers for lunch. Status: Certified Open; 291 Fifth Avenue, 718-788-1741.
8) Upper West Side: Baconery has opened a brick-and-mortar on the Upper West Side, reports the West Side Rag. The online bakery specializing in bacon-filled sweet things also opened a kiosk in the Books of Wonder in the Flatiron District back in May. Status: Certified Open; 911 Columbus, 917-675-3386.
[Photo: Michael Covino for Harding's]