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Maman Brings Southern France to Soho, Chris Jaeckle's Pet Project Opens, and More

Six new restaurants that have opened recently.

Maman's a French-inspired charmer.
Maman's a French-inspired charmer.
Kat Odell

Soho: Michelin starred chef Armand Arnal, Benjamin Sormonte, and Elisa Marshall recently opened their charming cafe Maman. All of the recipes are influenced by the South of France, where Arnal grew up. The vegetable focused menu items will change daily but a preview included red rice salad, beet hummus, and a dulce de leche bar. Coffee comes from Toby's Estate. Status: Certified Open. 239 Centre Street, 929-250-8192.

Chelsea: All'onda chef Chris Jaeckle's pet project these days is the healthy fast casual sushi spot Uma Temakeria, where hand rolls are freshly prepared for guests. Early reports are mixed. Status: Certified Open. 64 7th Avenue, 646-360-3260.

Greenpoint: Lambs Club vet Jake Eberle recently opened a neo-French bistro Le Fond (which happens to be #1 on the Brooklyn Heatmap). The chef honed his recipes for dishes like cheese beignets, rabbit terrine, and hake with sherry caper vinaigrette and black lentils, over two years while hosting a supper series in his home. Status: Certified Open. 105 Norman Avenue, 718-389-6859.

Bushwick: Darin Rubell of Boulton & Watt and Ella recently opened Forrest Point, a mural covered bar across the street from 983, which he also owns. The space seats 60 people inside and another 70 outside. Dustin Olson of Ward III crafted the cocktail list which includes several milk punches. To eat, there's a small 12-dish menu that includes seared tuna with duck fried rice and a red quinoa salad. Status: Certified Open. 970 Flushing Avenue, 718-366-2742.

Tribeca: Church Street Tavern has officially opened in the old Bisutoro space. The menu features fried oysters with hollandaise and shaved truffles, plus Manhattan fish soup with saffron and vegetables, reports Gothamist. Status: Certified Open. 313 Church Street, 212-804-7766.

FiDi: American Bistro Dina Rata opens today in the Andaz Wall Street building. The 56-seat restaurant is serving three meals a day with a focus on farm fresh American fare. Dinner options are broken down into small and large bite categories, which include a lobster salad, oven roasted chili shrimp, pomegranate glazed short ribs, and roasted pork belly bites. Status: Certified Open. 75 Wall Street.

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