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Bernheim & Schwartz, Esme, and Others Open Around Town

A turn of the century-style beer hall, a tiny yakitori spot, a new ramenya, check out New York's newest dining spots.

Bernheim & Schwartz is named for a brewery that once stood at 127th and Amsterdam.
Bernheim & Schwartz is named for a brewery that once stood at 127th and Amsterdam.
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1) Morningside Heights: The owners of Heartland Brewery recently opened Bernheim & Schwartz, a turn of the century-inspired 250-seat beer hall near Columbia, reports DNAinfo. Ten beers from Greenpoint Beer Works are on offer, as are chicken tikka masala wontons, fried pickles, and bacon mac ‘n cheese. The beer hall is named for a brewery that opened in 1903 on 127th Street. Status: Certified Open. 2911 Broadway, 212-335-2911.

2) Greenpoint: Newcomer Esme, from the team behind The Exley, is settling into the former Papacito's space nicely. Executive chef Paul Myers, who got a Beard nod for his work at 515 in Missoula, Montana, is serving chicken and buckwheat waffles, borscht "salad," and donuts for dessert. Adam Volk, the former GM at Gwynnett St. is also on board. Status: Certified Open. 999 Manhattan Avenue, 718-383-0999.

3) Upper East Side: Mei Jin Ramen and Dessert Bar, a new ramenya, is selling seven different ramens (three beef, three chicken and one summer ramen). The menu also offers Japanese curry and several appetizers including fish cake tempura and shishito peppers. Status: Certified Open. 1547 2nd Avenue, 212-327-2800.

4) West Village: The Elk, a coffee shop that doubles as a general store, opened its doors this month serving pour-over coffee and Harney & Sons tea, reports Fork in the Road. The owners also operate a location in San Francisco called Beacon Coffee and Pantry. Status: Certified Open. 128 Charles Street, 212-933-4780.

5) Williamsburg: 10 Devoe recently opened in the old Dieci space. For the moment, there are several wood-fired pizzas on the menu, but the team says the restaurant will focus on seasonal American fare once it's running at full steam. Expect brunch in the coming weeks and a more extensive dinner menu. Status: Certified Open. 10 Devoe Street, 718-388-0066.

6) Tribeca: Small plates restaurant Morsi opened last week. The restaurant is named for the Italian word for bites and serves "bites" of sweet potato gnocchi with braised rabbit and chestnut gremolata, duck parmigiana, lobster fra diavolo parmigiana, and veal tonnato. To drink there are limoncello margaritas and negronis with apple butter foam and sage. Status: Certified Open. 22 Warren Street, 212-577-2725.

7) Chelsea: Made to order quick service sushi restaurant Boom Sushi is now open. The menu focuses on temaki, or hand rolls, with options like grilled sardines and yuzu salmon. There are also a handful of vegetarian temaki options. Status: Certified Open. 141 8th Avenue.

8) Tribeca: Owners of Gee Whiz Diner, which has been in business for 25 years, recently opened a new restaurant called Tribeca's Kitchen across the street. The menu is similar to the one at the diner, only items are prepared with local and better quality ingredients. "The concept is to make the fan favorites from the diner menu with even higher quality ingredients," one owner told Tribeca Citizen. Status: Certified Open. 200 Church Street, 212-227-5100.

9) Herald Square: Turkish bagel chain Simit + Smith opened its first Midtown location earlier this month. In addition to the simits (think a lighter bagel with a sesame crust), the location offers coffee drinks and sandwiches, like one slathered with Nutella and another with ricotta, dried figs, walnuts, and honey. Status: Certified Open. 1400 Broadway.

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