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Denizen, Maui Onion, The Anthony, and More NYC Openings

Vital info on 8 restaurants that recently opened around NYC

[The bar at Denizen]

1) Williamsburg: Denizen is a cheese-focused, small plates restaurant and wine bar that's now open on Roebling Street. It’s a joint project from Liam Seide (a former bartender at The Modern), executive chef John Poiarkoff (The Pines), fromager Emily Lindh (Casellula) and wine director/partner Chris Wilford (Triomphe Restaurant). Alongside a mighty list of domestic and international cheeses are options like a kale Caesar with shiitakes, squash with sage and 'nduja; and French onion toast. Status: Certified Open; 88 Roebling Street, 929-337-6412

2) Upper East Side: The 86th Street space that once housed Italian restaurant Sotto Cinque is now home to Little Frog. Before Little Frog opened last month, chef Xavier Monge spent nearly 10 years in the kitchen at Minetta Tavern. At Little Frog, Monge is offering dishes like lamb meatballs, steak tartare, coq au vin, and a whole Normandy duck. The restaurant is open for brunch Saturday and Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 322 East 86 Street

Photo via Little Frog

3) Cobble Hill: College pals Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware opened the first brick and mortar location of their gumbo pop-up The Gumbo Bros last week on Atlantic Avenue. The guys met while studying at LSU and bonded over Lathan’s grandmother’s gumbo recipe. Aside from gumbo, the menu offers a variety of po’boys, a muffuletta salad, and fried catfish. Status: Certified Open; 224 Atlantic Avenue, 917-909-1471

4) Lower East Side: Yesterday, Soft Swerve became the newest ice cream shop on Allen Street, joining Thai-style parlors Minus Celsius and 10 Below. The fro-yo menu is an ode to New York City with creations like Division Street (black sesame, Reese's puffs, mochi, chocolate drizzle), Astor Place (matcha soft serve, corn flakes, mochi), and Woodside (ube soft serve, mochi, coconut flakes). Status: Certified Open; 85B Allen Street

5) East Village: Al Horno Lean Mexican Kitchen has taken over the First Avenue space that was previously home to Red Koi Sushi, according to EV Grieve. The fast-casual restaurant serves a slew of "healthy" Mexican options including a kale and black bean burrito; a cactus and kale salad; and egg white huevos rancheros. Other menu options include salads, quesadillas, tortas, and a selection of juices. Status: Certified Open; 57 First Avenue

6) Nomad: Maui Onion is New York’s latest addition to the poke craze, for now. Behind the project is restaurateur Donna Kang (Dong Chun Hong, Mapo Galmaegi, Abiko Curry) and Oiji vet Il Ji Jung. The duo is offering twelve different creations that are all available in a bowl, hand roll, burrito, or salad. Status: Certified Open; 35 West 26 Street, 212-377-5120

7) Lower East Side: The Rivington Street space that was previously home to dive bar St. Jerome’s has transformed into Delilah, according to the NY Post. Delilah is the latest project for nightlife veteran Mino Habib who also oversees The DL, The Attic Rooftop, and the now shuttered Veranda. Chef Kevin O’Connell (previously of Veranda and Pop Burger) is in the kitchen of the 110-seat restaurant, and Mulberry Project vet Rael Petit is behind the cocktails. Status: Certified Open; 155 Rivington Street

8) Greenwich Village: New to Bleecker Street is The Anthony — a restaurant, lounge, and nightlife venue. Chef Max Renny is offering dishes to the dinner menu including duck and waffles, banh mi buns, and a tomahawk chop for two. The 60-seat, bi-level restaurant also plans to launch weekend party lunches soon. Status: Certified Open; 183 Bleecker Street, 212-804-7771

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