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Kingsley, Kurry Qulture, Surfish Bistro, and More Open

Indian food star chef Hemant Mathur helped design the menu at Astoria restaurant Kurry Qulture.

Kingsley opened in the East Village.
Kingsley opened in the East Village.

1) East Village: Kingsley, a seasonal French-American restaurant, opens for dinner tonight with a wide-ranging menu that includes malted cauliflower soup with salmon roe, mushroom noodles, and bacon-cured sweet breads. Chef and owner Roxanne Spruance has worked in the kitchens at places like Blue Hill and Alison Eighteen. Status: Certified Open; 190 Avenue B, 212-674-4500

2) Astoria: New York Indian food star chef Hemant Mathur helped design the menu at Kurry Qulture, a new seasonal Indian restaurant in Queens. The winter menu includes several curries, a lamb-stuffed tandoori chicken, and grilled lambs. A prix fixe meal costs $33. Status: Certified Open; 36-05 30th Ave., Queens, 718-674-1212

3) Gowanus: The owners of Park Slope Peruvian restaurant Surfish Bistro opened a new, bigger location further south in Brooklyn last week. The new place has two levels and serves a menu similar to the one offered at the old location. It has tapas, ceviches, and paella. Chef Miguel Aguilar, who trained under Bobby Flay, opened the original location in 2011. Status: Certified Open; 550 Third Ave., Brooklyn, 718-832-8200

4) Upper East Side: Steakhouse Blu on Park, which opened Tuesday, takes up three stories of a renovated 1920s residential brownstone and offers a menu of steaks, shellfish, and a raw bar. The first floor has a bar and lounge, while the third floor is available for bigger parties and private events. Status: Certified Open; 116 East 60th St., 212-256-1929


Blu on Park's renovated dining room

5) Midtown: Amorino Gelato — known for the flower petal look of its scoops — now has a third New York location near Times Square. For the colder weather, the international chain is offering several hot chocolate options, plus waffles and crepes. Status: Certified Open; 721 Eighth Ave., 212-445-0101

6) Upper East Side: Bar and restaurant Treadwell Park opens its doors Wednesday night. Owner Abraham Merchant also has a hand in Philippe Chow, Clinton Hall, and Industry Kitchen. His latest restaurant offers a beer and cocktail list and a menu featuring options like smoked beef brisket sandwiches, chipotle barbecue chicken wings, and beer floats made with ice cream flavors like blue cheese, and bacon & chocolate. Status: Certified Open; 1125 First Ave., 212-832-1551

7) Astoria: Cocktail bar The Ditty debuted last week on Ditmars Boulevard, with a menu that has Buffalo pork belly sliders, carrot arepas, fried chicken, and short rib pastelitos. Despite the address, owner Steve Duran says the place is named after "a short, simple melody or tune." Status: Certified Open; 3505 Ditmars Blvd., Queens

8) Prospect Heights: Riverdel Fine Foods, a vegan cheese shop, offers sandwiches on Bien Cuit bread. The menu currently includes a grilled cheese and a baguette sandwich with vegan cheese, chutney, and greens, and more options will be added soon. Status: Certified Open; 820 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, 718-928-7702

9) Bed-StuyZabka Cafe serves coffee, pastries, and small plates with a taste of Poland. Offerings include kokosanki, a coconut maroon, and poppy seed cheesecake. Status: Certified Open; 616 Halsey St., Brooklyn, 929-400-7906