1) Greenpoint: Earlier this week, Rucola's Henry Rich and Joe Pasqualetto opened Cassette, a casual restaurant serving cuisine inspired by the South West region of France. Pasqualetto's opening menu has pumpkin crostini, roasted peppers with anchovies, fried Brussels sprouts, duck with quinoa, and grilled dorade with fennel. Kickstarter founder Perry Chen is one of the partners. The space has a big bar, plus plenty of two-tops and large windows that look out onto Franklin Street. Cassette is now open for dinner, but Rich and Pasqualetto plan to roll out daily breakfast and lunch in the near future. Check out the menu here, and stay tuned for photos of the space next week. Status: Certified Open; 113 Franklin St., 347-682-4111.
2) East Village: David's Cafe is the new French restaurant from chef David Malbequi, Summit Bar's Hamid Rashidzada, and Crooked Tree's Daniel Rivera. The team has not released a menu, but the website promises "casual French/American" fare made with locally sourced ingredients. Before opening David's, Malbequi worked in Daniel Boulud's group and the BLT restaurants, as well as at La Silhouette. The new restaurant is currently open for dinner, seven nights a week. Status: Certified Open; 110 St. Mark's Pl.; 646-678-3206.
3) Clinton Hill: The menu at Tilda features pastries, sandwiches, and salads from Claire Welle, a chef who previously worked in the kitchens of Per Se and Gwynnett St. Co-owner Samantha Safer previously worked at Pecks in Fort Greene and Meltkraft in Park Slope. Her business partner, Daniel Nusbaum, spent years working in various coffee shops around the New York area. The team from the MP Shift designed the space. Tilda is now open from 7:30 a.m. till 5 p.m. daily. Status: Certified Open; 930 Fulton St., 718-622-4300.
4) Midtown: Actor Chazz Palminteri partnered with the brothers that run the Empire Steakhouse chain on a new Midtown Italian restaurant. The menu (pdf) at Chazz Palminteri Ristorante Italiano includes antipasti, soups, salads, 14 pasta dishes, and a long list of roasted and grilled proteins. Pastas are priced in the mid 20s, and individual meat and fish dishes run from $29 to $49. Status: Certified Open; 890 Second Ave., 212-355-5540.
5) Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Border: The operators of Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg staple Pizza Moto opened their first permanent location of the pizzeria at 338 Hamilton Avenue earlier this week. The space features a wood-burning wall oven that dates back to over a hundred years ago, when this was an establishment called John Grace Bakery. Expect an expanded menu of Neapolitan pizzas, plus dishes like wood-fired mussels, "meatball tartare," and roasted vegetables. Status: Certified Open; 338 Hamilton Ave., no phone yet.
6) Cobble Hill: Speaking of pizza, Neapolitan mini-chain Numero 28 just opened a new outpost on Bergen Street. The menu is similar to what's offered at the other five locations, but Flo Fab reports that this one's got cocktails from Angel's Share veteran Tetsuo Hasegawa. Status: Certified Open; 68 Bergen St., 347-987-4819.
7) East Harlem: And finally, poultry-centric French restaurant Mountain Bird is back in action in the Tasting Room at Tasting Social. Dinner is available every night except for Monday, and the restaurant is also offering brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The menu includes a turkey burger stuffed with Mornay sauce, a cassoulet, ostrich crostini, and chicken schnitzel. After just a few weeks back in business, Mountain Bird landed on Esquire's top newcomers list. Status: Certified Open; 251 E 110th St.; 212-744-4422.