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Little Canal, Atoboy, Faun, Chuck & Blade, The Tang, and More Open

The East Village gets a new location for Gotham Pizza, plus more openings

Serena Dai

1) NoMad: Atoboy is now offering modern Korean fare just off Park Avenue. The chef is Junghyun Park, formerly of Jungsik, who partnered with his wife Ellia Park for the project. A selection of three dishes is served with a bowl of rice for $36 per person. Choices on the menu include littleneck clams with avocado and rice cracker; squid with pork and shrimp; and chicken with spicy peanut butter. Status: Certified Open; 43 East 28th Street, 646-476-7217

2) Chinatown: Yesterday, Little Canal opened on its namesake street serving breakfast sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and salads. The cafe is owned by local photographer Jereme Barnas who is currently awaiting Little Canal’s liquor license approval. Status: Soft Open; 26 Canal Street

3) Prospect Heights: Faun opened over the weekend with chef Brian Leth of Vinegar Hill House at the helm. The restaurant is focusing on American cuisine with strong Italian roots. Dinner menu options include octopus with cucumber, falafel, and yogurt; spaghetti with shell beans and chanterelles; and hake with corn, polenta, and summer truffles. Faun is a gratuity-free restaurant. Status: Certified Open; 606 Vanderbilt Avenue, 718-576-6120

4) Flatiron District: Setting up shop on West 24 is Latin Beet, a healthy fast-casual restaurant with Latin inspiration. Latin Beet is taking the front space of Raymi Peruvian Kitchen, owned by the same team. Breakfast options on the menu here include fried eggs with avocado and asparagus; dark chocolate toast with banana; and goat cheese with salmon on toast. Status: Certified Open; 43 West 24 Street, 212-929-1200

Photo via Latin Beet

5) Greenpoint: Amami Sushi is the latest restaurant for chef Nick Wang, who also oversees Ako Sushi in Williamsburg. The menu for Amami is broken into sections like yakitori, sashimi, ramen, and signature rolls. Yakitori options include pork belly, chicken wings, shrimp, and squid legs. There is also a vegetarian section with choices like mango salad, vegetable gyoza, and dashi tofu. Status: Certified Open; 57 Nassau Avenue, 917-909-1568

6) Chelsea: After settling into the former Prova space, Chuck & Blade is Chelsea’s newest steakhouse. The restaurant serves various cuts of beef with different sauces as well as a raw bar. Chuck & Blade’s oyster happy hour offers East Coast oysters for $1, and West Coast for $2. Status: Certified Open; 184 8th Avenue, 646-370-3494

Photo by Nick Solares

7) East Village: New to First Avenue is The Tang, a Chinese noodle bar with New York influenes. The NY Lil' Noodles comes with spicy chicken broth, shredded chicken breast, and cabbage. The Tang also serves a variety of small plates like smoked duck egg, beef short ribs, and sesame tofu. Status: Certified Open; 120 First Avenue, 646-678-3092

8) East Village: New York pizza chain Gotham Pizza opened an East Village location on Friday on the corner of Third Avenue and 12th Street. A regular slice starts at $2.75, and a pepperoni slice costs $3.50. Status: Certified Open; Third Avenue and 12th Street, 212-228-8788