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Two Saints Bar Comes to Crown Heights; Per Se Vet Opens Hawaiian Noreetuh

11 new restaurants and bars to check out in NYC.


Crown Heights: Michael de Zayas, who's behind popular neighborhood spots Little Zelda and Nagel's Bagels, just opened his cafe by day, bar by night Two Saints. The space has a retro vibe, notes Gothamist. Expect coffee from Toby's Estate and pastries from Ovenly, Colson and Dough during the day, and a Caribbean-inspired cocktail menu in the evenings. Status: Certified open. 753 Nostrand Avenue, 917-880-9276.

East Village: Noreetuh, a casual Hawaiian restaurant helmed by chef Chung Chow recently opened in the East Village, notes EV Grieve. The former sous chef at Per Se and Lincoln Ristorante incorporates lots of traditional Hawaiian ingredients like hearts of palm, tuna, and taro in his menu. Status: Certified open. 128 First Avenue, 646-892-3050.

Bushwick: 25-year-old Phuoc "Johnny" Huynh formerly of An Choi, just opened his own restaurant called Lucy's Vietnamese Kitchen. According to DNAinfo, the restaurant is named after his grandmother and will serve classic Vietnamese dishes like pho and banh mi. Status: soft open. 262 Irving Avenue, 347-921-4062.

Financial District: Denver-based burger chain Smashburger is opening an outpost in the Financial District. New York specific creations like the New Yorker burger — cheddar, garlic grilled onions, spinach, tomato and peppercorn garlic aioli — will be available. Status: Certified open. 136 William Street, 646-666-0814.

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Greenwich Village: Joe Coffee just opened its 10th outpost in the city. This is the first Joe to offer a rotating selection of house-baked cookies. Status: Certified open. 37 E. 8th Street, 212-466-2800.

Greenwich Village: Madman Espresso brings artisanal coffee, free wifi and Dough doughnuts close to the NYU campus, per DNAinfo. This is the cafe's fourth location, which is known for signature coffee drinks like the Sarahbella, a latte with honey and cinnamon. Status: Certified open. 54 University Place.

Alphabet City: Villacemita, a new Pueblan restaurant, opened yesterday in Alphabet City. reports EV Grieve. The menu includes Tex-Mex dishes like chimichangas and fajitas as well as the obligatory cemitas. Status: Certified open. 50 Avenue A, 646-964-4528.

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Hudson Square: Adoro Lei, a new Italian restaurant has just opened in the Hudson Square area. Menu-wise think upscale pizza party — chianti kale salad, Giulano pizza with roasted octopus, fingerling potatoes, rosemary, and pecorino, and house cocktails. Status: Certified open. 287 Hudson Street, 646-666-5096.

Upper East Side: Bangkok Cuisine has opened in the former Bistro Nora location. This is the second outpost of a Forest Hills that opened in 1974. Expect the usual suspects like larb, tom kha, pad thai, etc. Status: Certified open. 1586 2nd Ave, 212-475-1400.

Flushing: Cheng Du Bo Bo Ji brings Chong Qing spicy chicken anointed with sesame, garlic and plenty of Sichuan peppercorns to Flushing, according to Chopsticks + Marrow. Status: Certified open. New World Mall Food Court, 40-21 Main St.

Midtown: Casa Nonna, the Hell's Kitchen Italian joint, has started selling pizza inside Radio City Music Hall. Gothamist reports that there currently just two Neopolitan pies on offer — cheese and pepperoni — that sell for $10 a pop. Status: Certified open. Radio City Music Hall.