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Bob's Steak and Chop House, Misirizzi, Hart’s, Good Stock, and More NYC Openings

Vital info on 11 new restaurants

Nick Solares
Bareburger Chelsea
Nick Solares

1) Noho: Misirizzi is a brand new Italian restaurant and the first for owners Siria Morselli, Matias Sagaria, and Alessandro Arseni. The white, exposed-brick space (designed by Sagaria) officially took over the former Aroma Kitchen and Winebar space when it opened last month. On the menu are options like ricotta ravioli, duck pappardelle, oxtail risotto, and a vegetarian kale cavatelli. Status: Certified Open; 36 E 4th Street, 212-375-0100

2) Bed-StuyHart’s is a new Mediterranean restaurant from chef/owner Nick Perkins (Diner, Marlow & Sons), and Nialls Fallon (Maiden Lane). The 30-seat space was built and designed by Perkins and his brother Russell. Fallon, who previously owned Maiden Lane and helped open Ops in October, is overseeing Hart’s beverage and service programs. From the all-induction kitchen, Perkins is cranking out dishes like a lamb burger, and a slew of roasted vegetables and seafood. Status: Certified Open; 506 Franklin Avenue

3) Midtown: The newest addition to Urbanspace Vanderbilt is Good Stock, the purveyors of over 15 Southern-inspired soups. Owner Ben LeBlanc is a Louisiana native who was most recently popping up at West Elm Market in Dumbo. At the Vanderbilt outpost, LeBlanc is serving options like fried chicken gumbo, roasted sweet potato and apple, parsnip, and red bean chili. Good Stock is joining veteran vendors Roberta's, Mimi’s Hummus, and Delaney Chicken. David Santos, formerly of Luoro, is Good Stock's consulting chef. Status: Certified Open; 230 Park Avenue

4) Midtown: Texas-based chain Bob's Steak and Chop House is now open inside the Omni Berkshire Place. The 210-seat restaurant located on the ground-floor of the hotel is lined with vintage photography, and filled with leathered furniture. The menu at Bob's at the Omni is similar to all 13 other locations. Entrees include rack of lamb, roasted duck, veal chops, and pork chops. Seafood dishes are available, too. Status: Certified Open; 19 East 52 Street, 212-754-5011

5) East VillageDivya’s Kitchen opened last week in the East Village. Chef/owner Divya Alter is behind the project which enlists the  ayurvedic principle, focusing on the principle of serving food that balances your mind, body, and spirit. The sit-down restaurant is lined with plants and other greenery as well as nature-inspired art and will be serving dishes like jicama-avocado salad, spinach-cheese cutlet, and carrot risotto. Status: Certified Open; 25 1st Avenue, 212-477-4834

6) Tribeca: The original downtown location of Marc Forgione's American Cut is now featuring a burger pop-up during the week. The brisket, short rib, and ribeye burger was previously an off-menu only item available for dinner. Other lunch menu items include a rotating soup, fried chicken sandwich, and salads. The limited menu is available Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 363 Greenwich Street, 212-226-4736,

7) East Village: Across the street from Tompkins Square Park is newly opened Three Seat Espresso and Barber, a cafe and barbershop. The whitewashed space is broken into a cafe with window and table seating, and a three-seat barbershop in the back. On the daytime menu are items like a bagel sandwich, sardines on toast, and sweet and savory crumpets. Three Seat plans on serving beer and wine soon, too. The barbershop is walk-in only. Status: Certified Open; 137 Avenue A

8) Woodside: Popular food cart service Karu Cafe opened a brick-and-mortar recently, bringing its empanadas to a permanent home in Queens. Karu was previously only selling its empanadas out of a cart outside the Falchi Building in LIC (the cart will remain open). Both Karu’s are owned by Zuny Llano and her husband Augusto Acevedo. At the new sit-down restaurant, the duo is serving more than 10 new varieties of their arepas and empanadas, as well as salads, soups, and desserts.Status: Certified Open; 5321 Roosevelt Avenue, 347-396-5996

9) ChinatownLanzhou Ramen is the new tenant at an East Broadway space that has sat empty since a fire in 2009. Located just off Pike Street, Lanzhou Ramen is sandwiched between a Fairfield Inn, and a market. Status: Certified Open;107 East Broadway

10) Astoria: Long Island City-based pizzeria Slice opened a second location recently in nearby Astoria, one year and a half after the original. Aside from both locations of Slice, the team of owners also oversees Blend on the Water in LIC. The new Slice is serving a menu just like the LIC original in a similar, white-washed interior. The space offers 12 seats as well as a patio in the back. Status: Certified Open; 37-08 30th Avenue

11) Chelsea: The team behind organic burger mini-empire Bareburger recently opened a location at Stonehenge Gardens, a residential building in Chelsea. The new location is number 24 for the company and will serve a menu similar to all other locations. Burger options include wild boar, elk, turkey, lemon chicken, and a black bean burger. Sandwiches, shakes, and salads are available, too. Status: Certified Open; 103 West 14th Street, 646-596-7980

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