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The Holler, a new New Orleans-inspired bar in Bed-Stuy
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September 19

Greenwich Village: The Jane Hotel’s sunny first floor is now home to Old Rose, an all-day cafe and restaurant from Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of The Smile. In the morning there’s a mushroom bowl and egg sandwich before moving onto evening dishes like baked clams, pizzas, and meatballs. 113 Jane Street, 212-255-4143

East Village: Neighborhood newcomer Bali Kitchen opened last week from Indonesian fashion designer Jazz Pasay. The “house special” is a plate of satay, lawar, mata sauce, fritter, balado egg, peanuts, jasmine rice for $15. 128 East Fourth Street, 646-678-4784

Meatpacking: The owners of Den Hospitality and LDV (The Garret) have opened Blue Light above their other Meatpacking project, The Lately. It’s an intimate cocktail lounge only open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. 357 West 16 Street, 2nd Floor, 212-206-1096

Bed-Stuy: The team behind Crown Heights Cajun restaurant Catfish has opened The Holler, a New Orleans-inspired bar. There are beer and shot deals, 10 rotating taps, and cocktails like a sazerac, hurricane, and French 75. 348 Franklin Avenue, 917-966-5723

Midtown: Taking over the long vacant Tudor City restaurant space — an apartment complex near the border of Turtle Bay and Kips Bay — is Tudor City Steakhouse. Expect traditional steakhouse options like tartares, shrimp cocktail, and onion soup. 45 Tudor City Place, 212-682-4000

NoHo: Scott Sartiano, the co-founder of celebrity hotspot 1Oak, has opened a healthy restaurant named Broken Coconut. According to the Post, the East Fourth Street space opened yesterday. There are bowls, eggs, salads, and smoothies on the menu. 15 East Fourth Street, no phone

Bed-Stuy: Brown Butter Craft Bar & Kitchen is a daytime cafe new to Tompkins Avenue, serving a slew of bowls, salads, and sandwiches. Owner Myriam Nicolas has a goal of offering healthy and wide-ranging options to the neighborhood. 413 Tompkins Avenue, 718-532-8668

East Village: The replacement for EV bar Croxley Ales is called The Hairy Lemon. It serves traditional Irish bar food and boasts 20 TVs for sports viewing. 28 Avenue B, no phone

Upper West Side: Neighborhood standby Vai Restaurant has turned into the more casual Spuntino Bar. Owner and chef Vincent Chirico (Daniel) tells DNAInfo that he wanted something to appeal to a wider range of residents. The menu is vegetable-heavy. 429 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-362-4500

Essential Miami restaurant Sugarcane opened yesterday in Dumbo’s Empire Stores complex.

The duo behind The Wayland and Good Night Sonny opened a third East Village/Alphabet City bar dubbed The Lost Lady.

The wait for Alan Cumming’s Club Cumming is finally over; the East Village performance space opened over the weekend.

TV personality and chef Jordan Andino opened Flip Sigi on the Upper East Side, a counter-service Filipino taqueria.

The latest addition to a wave of new Roman restaurants is Camillo, now open in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

Meat temple Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak opened inside the former Kat & Theo space in Flatiron.

Last week, Thaimee at McCarren began serving upscale Thai food in Williamsburg.

Fung Tu officially transformed into dim sum spot Nom Wah Tu over the weekend.

Chinatown poke restaurant Chikarashi now has a Nomad outpost.

September 12

Greenwich Village: Aunt Jake’s, the Italian spinoff from Mulberry Project, has opened its second location less than two years after opening the Mulberry original. Expect the menu of create your own pasta with sauces like carbonara, broken meatball, and pesto. Status: Certified open; 47 West 8th Street, 212-253-9333

Chinatown/Soho: The newest vendor inside Canal Street Market is Calito, a Cal-Mex stand serving hand pressed tacos. Tacos are $3.87 and other items include nachos, quesadillas, and plates like pollo asado. Status: Certified open; 265 Canal Street, Canal Street Market, no phone

Lower East Side: According to Bowery Boogie, the LES has a new Asian restaurant, this one dubbed Sushumai. It opened last week serving sushi, dim sum, and noodles. Alcohol is not available yet. Status: Certified open; 112 Stanton Street, no phone

Flatiron: In the basement of a Flatiron building is The Dessert Bar at Patisserie Chanson, a new all-dessert tasting menu spot. The space is flanked by a 16-seat dessert bar and also includes booths and tables. A six-course dessert tasting is $68. Status: Certified open; 20 West 23 Street, lower level, 929-423-8880

East Village: Ahead of the colder months, a noodle shop dubbed Just for Fen has opened on First Avenue. The restaurant’s Instagram boasts dishes like string bean pork rice noodles, marinated beef rice noodles, and lamb rice noodle soup. Status: Certified open; 229 First Avenue, 646-692-3433

East Village: Coffeehouse favorite The Bean opened its fifth New York location last week, and its third in the East Village in what had been St. Mark’s Bookshop. Will the neighborhood hang out here for coffee, tea, and pastries? Status: Certified open; 31 Third Avenue, no phone

Greenwich Village: The latest in fast-casual poke is Poke Rice over on West 4th. In addition to poke bowls there’s a sushi donut and poke burrito. Status: Certified open; 162 West 4th Street, 212-300-4578

Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer flipped their Soho restaurant Hundred Acres into Shuka last week.

Danny Meyer’s latest, a casual Roman cafe dubbed Caffe Marchio, opened on Monday.

Very popular ramen shop Ippudo opened its third location in NYC.

Per Se vet Douglas Kim opened Jeju Noodle Bar this week in the West Village.

September 5

Bed-Stuy: The daytime cafe trend continues with weeks-old Golda now open on Franklin Avenue. It’s open for breakfast and lunch, serving a menu of roasted carrots with burrata, a trout and egg sandwich, and lots of pastries like a poppy seed cake with hibiscus glaze. It comes from Danny Nusbaum, who used to own the now-closed Tilda All Day. Status: Certified open; 504 Franklin Avenue, 718-484-7065

Chinatown: The Forgtmenot, Kiki’s, and Monroe clan continues its downtown takeover with Sherman’s, a fast-casual Greek restaurant on Division Street and essentially a Kiki’s spinoff. It has taken over a former shoe store to serve dishes like a chicken pita, rotisserie chicken, and pork souvlaki. Status: Certified open; 121 Division Street, no phone

East Village: The latest Australian cafe added to the mix is Saltwater, which opened at the end of August. The former S’mac space is now drenched in white and outfitted with a neon sign. It opens at 7:00 a.m. during the week and 8:00 a.m. on weekends. Status: Certified open; 345 East 12th Street, 917-881-2466

NoHo: Aussie cafe Coco and Cru now hosts an outpost of pizzeria LES Pizza outside its corner NoHo space, Bowery Boogie reports. There’s personal pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, all coming from the now shared Coco and Cru kitchen. Status: Certified open; 643 Broadway, 212-614-3170

Greenwich Village: Ever expanding coffee chain Blue Bottle has slid into Union Square, with the company’s tenth New York location. The petit outpost donated all of opening day’s proceeds to the International Rescue Committee. Status: Certified ppen; 101 University Place, no phone

Ariel Arce opened Tokyo Record Bar last week, a downstairs bar underneath Arce’s Air’s Champagne Parlor.

Ravi DeRossi’s vegan cocktail bar Ladybird re-opens tonight, this time in the East Village.

Ugly Baby is a new 20-seat Thai restaurant from a Kao Soy vet.

Two Union Square Cafe vert opened Claro in Gowanus last week as a shrine to mezcal and Mexican food.

Like Claro, Popina in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront comes from Danny Meyer vets.

Pastrami favorite Harry & Ida’s Meat and Supply Co. opened this week in FiDi as Harry & Ida’s Luncheonette.

August 29

Theater District: A vet of Ravi DeRossi’s Avant Garden is behind weeks-old PS Kitchen, now open near Times Square. Chef Gary Barawidan, a devoted vegan, is serving small plates like a fennel tartine, a mushroom bao, and a spinach and artichoke dip. Barawidan has partnered with the people behind Terri, a plant-based fast casual restaurant in New York. Status: Certified Open; 246 West 48 Street, 212-651-7247

Crown Heights: Sliding into the space that used to be Super Wings is Brooklyn Wing House, a new wing-crazed restaurant serving over 10 varieties, including a Ciroc-infused version and one with a Doritos crust and pineapple glaze. In addition to wings, the menu offers a catfish sandwich, chicken and waffles, and mac and cheese balls. Prices start at $8 for a traditional six piece. Status: Certified Open; 1218 Union Street, 718-259-4647

Nomad: Touted as New York’s longest bar, Oscar Wilde opened on August 16 near the Ace Hotel. The Victorian themed bar is nearly 6,000 square feet, featuring a fireplace from the 1840s, and an elaborate inlay from an Irish castle. Its owners are Tommy Burke and Frank McCole, who also own Lillie's Victorian. Keep an eye out for a list of more than 300 whiskeys, as well as 32 beers on tap. Status: Certified Open; 45 West 27 Street, 212-213-3066

Greenpoint: The macaron providers of Woops Bakeshop have a new, franchised outpost in the former Lunchbox sandwich shop space in Brooklyn. Woops has more than 30 locations across the United States, including a few mall kiosks. Status: Certified Open; 120 Norman Avenue, 646-345-1958

Nolita: The bright neon sign at the rear of Project Cozy — a new coffee shop on Broome Street — reads “cozy as fck.” It’s sure to be Instagrammed, as are the bright pink smoothies like the “just beet it.” The Cozy team has partnered with Midtown's Bibble & Sip, which is providing the baked goods. Status: Certified Open; 398 Broome Street, 646-682-7613

Lower East Side: Four years after opening the first Taqueria Diana, owner Matthew LaRue has opened his third outpost. The LES iteration opened earlier in August and is serving its usual menu of tacos, burritos, and nachos. It’s open 4:00 p.m. until midnight daily. Status: Certified Open; 69 Clinton Street, no phone

Long Island City: Just as summer is “ending,” the Ravel Hotel has opened Profundo Pool Club, a rooftop pool with views of Manhattan. Visitors can access it by purchasing a $50 day pass or by reserving a pool cabana. It comes from the same people as Hotel Chantelle and serves a menu that includes tuna poke, a burger, and lobster rolls. Status: Certified Open; 8-08 Queens Plaza S, 718-289-6101

Midtown: Healthy cafe Dr. Smood has a fourth Manhattan location. The Miami-based mini chain is making cold pressed juices, smoothies, detox juices, and sandwiches like one with avocado, prosciutto, and tomato. Status: Certified Open; 485 Lexington Avenue, no phone

WD~50 alum John McCarthy opened a Japanese izakaya earlier this month dubbed Oka.

August 22

Williamsburg: Local coffee chain Think Coffee opened a 3,000-square-foot cafe, bakery, and roastery in Williamsburg on Tuesday. It has outdoor seating, in-house baked goods, and the typical roster of espresso drinks available at other locations. While the cafe opens today, owner Jason Scherr won’t start roasting in the space until the end of September. Status: Certified open; 10 Devoe Street, no phone

Sheepshead Bay: The first of three brasseries called Karver from chef Lisa Brefere opened on Saturday in Brooklyn. It’s a whopping 4,800-square-foot space, with basic brasserie fare like bouillbasse, steak frites, and French onion soup from Spotted Pig alum chef Rostislav Kemelman. The other two locations will be in Chelsea and Downtown Brooklyn. Status: Certified open; 1809 Emmons Avenue, 718-531-2777

East Village: Fast-casual pizzeria Martina is now open to the public. It’s Danny Meyer and chef Nick Anderer’s counter-service spin-off of Roman restaurant Marta. Thin-crust pies here all cost under $13, and people who want to stay have the option to buy champagne. Options range from a classic margherita to a capricciosa, a pizza packed with artichokes, ham, mushrooms black olives, mozzarella, and a sunny side up egg. Status: Certified open; 198 East 11 Street

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens: A coffee shop and bar called Erv’s on Beekman now also offers food during dinner, via a Vietnamese restaurant called Quynh. Chef Fred Hua will make summer rolls, rice noodle dishes, Vietnamese crepes, and more. Lunch and breakfast may come later. Status: Certified open; 2122 Beekman Place

Lower East Side: Prospect-Lefferts Garden bakery I.M. Pastry Studio reopened as a vendor in the Essex Street Market. Owners Tiffany Washington and Tamika Young make cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and cookies, with all the flavors named after people like Oprah, Katy Perry, and Beyonce. Status: Certified open; 120 Essex Street

East Village: The owner of Ngam expanded with a fast-casual Thai restaurant called Thaimee Box. Chef Hong Thaimee offers a base of three different kinds of rice, which can be topped with dishes like beef krapow and panang curry. Status: Certified open; 244 East 13th Street

Chelsea: The raw cookie dough store trend continues, this time with a ‘90s hip-op-themed Gansevoort Market vendor named 2 Dough Boyz. Flavors like a chocolate chip cookie dough with Reese’s and M&Ms have names such as “Nuttin’ Butter G Thang,” and each one comes in three sizes: Lil’ Wayne, Fat Joe, and Big Pun. Status: Certified open; 353 West 14th Street

Sunset Park: Industry City’s growing food hall added two more restaurants: a location of Bangkok B.A.R. and Ejen Korean Comfort Food. The former sells Thai dishes like pad thai, while Ejen has a menu of dishes like pork bulgogi and beef bibimbap. Status: Certified open; 254 36th Street

Bushwick: Princeton, New Jersey restaurateur and chef Koji Kitamura opened a location of his ramen and sushi restaurant on Knickerbocker Avenue. Ajihei serves chirashi, poke, sushi, and tonkatsu ramen, as well as sake. Status: Certified open; 156 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn

August 15

Times Square: An NYC pizza institution has opened in Times Square. It’s the fourth location of Joe’s Pizza, following the original in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Williamsburg. It’s the same menu but a spiffier interior. Status: Certified open; 1435 Broadway

Upper East Side: Le Bilboquet has quietly opened the doors to its new cafe, Cafe Bilboquet, at 26 East 60th Street, in the spot that formerly housed Gene's Coffee Shop. Though it officially opens in September with a kitchen that will turn out breakfast and lunch including omelets, and Croque Monsieurs, it is starting with coffees, teas, salads, sandwiches, and pastries. Customers can choose to eat in or take out from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Status: Certified open; 26 East 60th Street, 646-869-8660

Kips Bay: Local Leaf started serving its lettuce wraps, lettuce cups, and salads on Monday. The restaurant — which declares lettuce “not just a meal, it’s a lifestyle” — offers base options with that can be customized with different grains and toppings, such as rice, steamed broccoli, and beef short rib. Each one costs $8.95, with meats and seafood costing extra. Status: Certified open; 440 Third Avenue, 917-261-5782

Bushwick: The newest restaurant addition to this neighborhood is Calavera’s, a Mexican restaurant with a particular penchant for skulls (“calavera” means skull in Spanish). It’s a simple menu with tacos, quesadillas, and gorditas. Status: Certified open; 234 Starr Street, 718-484-2110

Dumbo: Love & Dough pizzeria has a new ramen shop. Ramen Bar is now open with seven different types — shoyu, miso, tonkotsu, spicy, and more — plus gyoza, buns, and salad. Status: Certified open; 140 Plymouth Street, 917-966-6050

Lower East Side: Former Meatball Shop manager Matthew LaRue has opened a new location of Taqueria Diana serving nachos, tacos, elotes, among other already popular items. Status: Certified open; 69 Clinton Street

Upper West Side: A Japanese restaurant called Izakaya Ida has opened, serving a broad menu of Japanese fare like ramen, yakitori, and sushi rolls. Status: Certified open; 141 West 72nd Street; 212-580-1600

August 9

FiDi: Online bakery Feed Your Soul launched its first storefront last week on Wall Street, dubbed Feed Your Soul Cafe. The pastry offerings are pretty extensive and include choices like a brown sugar blondie, ice cream sandwiches, and white chocolate snickerdoodle cookies. Founder Mya Zoracki first opened the online-version of the bakery in 2005. Status: Certified Open; 14 Wall Street, 212-732-9868

Long Island City: Juwon Song, a Cafe Boulud and Danji vet, is behind Kini — a new casual Korean restaurant in Queens. Everything on the menu checks in under $11 and includes Korean fried chicken, bibimbap bowls, and a bulgogi burger. Status: Certified Open; 42-27 35th Avenue, 718-361-9222

Midtown: The Bromberg brothers are expanding their footprint again, this time by opening Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar inside Rockefeller Center’s underground concourse. There’s an 11-seat sushi counter, and a grab-and-go portion, sure to be popular with nearby Midtown workers. Status: Certified Open; 30 Rockefeller Plaza, no phone

Harlem: Nick Larsen and Petrushka Bazin Larsen opened Sugar Hill Creamery today on Lenox Avenue, bringing the ice cream they developed with Lafayette sous chef Joey Stallings to Harlem. Status: Certified Open;

Upper West Side: The newest Japanese restaurant on the UWS is Izakaya Ida, taking over the former Communal space. The menu spans to include ramen, sushi, and yakitori, according to West Side Rag. Status: Certified Open; 141 West 72 Street, 212-580-1600

August 1

Midtown: The team behind New York bars like Tanner Smith’s and Dutch Fred’s have opened Vida Verde — a Mexican restaurant and cocktail bar in Midtown. The bi-level, double bar restaurant has room for up to 104 according to Gothamist, in a space featuring graffiti from artists Victor Marka. Expect dishes like loaded guacamole with shrimp and pork rinds, shrimp flautas, and seafood ceviche, along with a heavy after-work crowd. Status: Certified open; 248 West 55 Street, 646-590-2034

Upper West Side: Full-of-buzzwords Kureiji is now open on Amsterdam Avenue, serving kosher sushi, poke, and rolled ice cream. Note: Closed Saturdays. Status: Certified open; 506 Amsterdam Avenue, 646-649-5561

Forest Hills: The latest addition to a list of restaurant that have succumbed to the color pink is Pink Forest, a new coffee shop in Queens. In addition to coffee and teas the shop is serving jian bing, banh mi, and crepes. Since opening in July, it’s been a popular hangout for locals with laptops. Status: Certified open; 72-01 Austin Street, 718-575-4086

Upper West Side: Noi Due Carne has opened in the space that used to be Spanish restaurant Andanada, according to West Side Rag. Dishes on the menu include vegetable cavatelli, roasted branzino, and a tuna steak. Status: Certified open; 141 West 69 Street, 212-712-2222

East Village: Just before the weekend, the East Village gained its latest novelty shop: a cream cheese cafe dubbed Becky’s Bites. The very petit storefront is serving a Dunkaroos-like dip with cookies, bagels, and a ton of other things with cream cheese. Status: Certified open; 122 East 7 Street, 212-420-9200

Downtown Brooklyn: Gerry Rooney is behind Circa Brewing Co., a hybrid brewery and restaurant. Head brewer Danny Bruckert is a Sixpoint alum who is brewing up to 12 different beers on site, served alongside wood-fired pizzas — from Bruckert’s twin brother Luke. It’s a behemoth, taking over a 6,000-square-foot space. Status: Certified open; 141 Lawrence Street, 718-858-0055

East Village: In other East Village dessert news, Stuffed Ice Cream is serving doughnut ice cream sandwiches called cruffs. Status: Certified open; 139 First Avenue, no phone

Specializing in okonomiyaki, Dokodemo opened last week in the East Village. The first in a series of openings for the chain hopeful.

Gelarto gave the world ice cream sushi.

July 25

Greenwich Village: Middle Eastern meat-stuffed dumplings kubeh are the star of a new Village restaurant with the same name. In addition to five types of kubeh, Kubeh — the restaurant — is serving Persian lime chicken, Jerusalem cous cous, and lentils with squash. The 50-seat spot has room for 10 at the bar, and plans to open for lunch and brunch soon. Status: Certified open; 464 Avenue of the Americas, 646-448-6688

Crown Heights: Daniel Branover, owner of the popular Kingston Avenue kosher restaurant Basil, has opened a new kosher bakery dubbed Bakerie. According to DNAinfo, the bakeshop has been in the works for over a year, and the hype made Bakerie sell out of all its baked goods on the second day of business. Status: Certified open; 252 Albany Avenue, no phone

NoHo: According to EV Grieve, Darkstar is a new coffee and espresso bar nestled between Broadway and Lafayette Streets. It shares space with In Living Stereo. Status: Certified open; 2 Great Jones Street, no phone

East Village: The operators behind 99 Favor Taste have opened a brand new outpost on St. Mark’s Place, according to EV Grieve. All-you-can-eat hotpot and barbecue cost $22.99 and $25.99 per person respectively. Status: Certified open; 37 Saint Marks Place, 212-256-0480

Midtown: Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant Dill & Parsley is opening a second location, in a prime spot surrounded by Midtown financial offices. The menu design is very similar to other fast-casual restaurants: Pick a style, pick a base, a protein, spread etc. Status: Certified open; 425 Madison Avenue, 646-595-1610

July 18

East Village: The Second Avenue space that was one home to Wylie Dufresne’s Alder is hosting its third tenant in two years: Yuan Noodle. According to EV Grieve, the restaurant is now in soft-open mode with a menu that includes barbecue pork stir-fry, seafood siu mai, braised chicken, and pork buns. Status: Open with limited menu and hours; 157 Second Avenue

Forrest Hills: Queens natives Rohan Aggarwal and Suraj Patel are behind Queens Bully, a new gastropub in their home borough. The menu from Chef Arim Isabel is rather eclectic, and includes dishes like shrimp and grits; corn elote; and a shrimp burger named after Rockaway Beach. The space has room for about 100 and is detailed with subway tiles. Status: Certified open; 113-30 Queens Boulevard, 718-520-8600

Fort Greene: In the name of a wave of all-day restaurants, Hudson Jane has introduced itself to Brooklyn’s Myrtle Avenue. Chef-partner Megan Johnson is serving dishes at the hybrid restaurant like corvina ceviche, Dutch baby pancakes, fermented beans, and guacamole, reports Grub Street. Status: Certified open; 360 Myrtle Avenue, 347-987-3881

Tribeca: Trendy Italian chain Serafina is opening its newest location today in Tribeca, and the largest yet for the brand. The original Serafina opened 20 years ago on Madison Avenue. Expect all the usual menu items. Status: Certified Open; 95 West Broadway, 212-358-9800

Upper East Side: Ritzy UES residence The Hanley Building now has its own outpost of Sant Ambroeus called The Coffee Bar at Hanley. It’s smaller than those on the UES and Soho, with paired-down menu that includes pastries in the morning and lunch items like panini and salads. Status: Certified open; 1136 Third Avenue, 646-503-5813

Lower East Side: At the corner of Pike and Division Streets with the same moniker as the address, 1 Pike is a coffeeshop by day and a wine bar at night. However the shop is still awaiting liquor license approval so it’s just coffee and pastries for now, plus savory items like a turkey sandwich, avocado toast, and kale salad. Status: Certified open; 1 Pike Street, 646-669-7069

Upper West Side: Those artisanal doughnuts that are celebrity-approved are now available uptown. It’s dubbed Sugar Factory Artisanal Doughnut and Coffee Bar and the first of several doughnut shops said to open across the city. Status: Certified open; 1991 Broadway, no phone

Chinatown giant Jing Fong is currently open on the UWS with limited hours; it opens full next week.

Critically popular steakhouse Quality Eats is now open near the Upper East Side museums.

Super luxe sushi is now available in Midtown East at Mifune and Sushi Amane.

July 12

Jackson Heights: Tashi Lama is the chef and owner of Potala, a weeks-old Tibetan restaurant in a neighborhood dubbed Himalayan Heights. According to DNAInfo, Potala has taken up a former barbershop and is serving a small menu of momos and laphings, which are available with vegetable, beef, and chicken. Status: Certified Open; 74-0-74-6 37th Road, 347-649-4550

Midtown: Last week, Maki Maki joined the Midtown lunch scene and started offering sushi rolls and hand rolls. It’s an affordable option amid endless choices in its neighborhood. The most expensive menu item is a bluefin tuna sushi roll for $14. Status: Certified Open; 1369 Sixth Avenue, 212-245- 4550

Flatiron: Mediterranean fast-casual chain Cava has opened a second outpost in New York, with two more locations set to open soon in Nolita and Rye Ridge. For the uninitiated, the soon to be mega-chain is trying to be the Mediterranean version of Chipotle. Status: Certified Open; 325 Park Ave South, 718-360-1815

Bowery: The constantly-changing Bowery location of Whole Foods has turned its beer shop into a location of Allegro Coffee. The coffee shop opens daily at 7:30 a.m. and is a subsidiary of the market chain. Status: Certified Open; 95 East Houston Street, no phone

Midtown West: Global burger chain Umami Burger opened inside the Hudson Hotel on Monday, its fourth location in New York. Now, burgers like the Manly Burger with beer-cheddar cheese, lardons, onion strings, and a few other things are available a stone’s throw from Columbus Circle. Status: Certified Open; 358 West 58th Street, 212-554-6217

East Village: Vegetable fiend chef John Fraser added Narcbar to his Narcissa space inside The Standard East Village last week. Think of Narcbar as an extension of Narcissa’s vibe and feel, but with a more casual setting and menu. Status: Certified Open; 25 Cooper Square, 212-441-3555

A new FiDi food hall features stalls like Vanessa’s Dumplings, and vegan-friendly restaurants Beyond Sushi and Cinnamon Snail.

The perfect cookie people at Levain opened a new UWS outpost near the original, hoping to ease the lines.

June 27

South Slope: Agern BOH vet Brad Willits is the chef and owner of Camperdown Elm, newly opened on Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn. Named after a tree, Camperdown Elm plans to keep a theme of sustainability and environmental practices like donating money from all bottled water purchased. Look for charred mackerel with avocado, lamb with carrots, skyr, farro, and pine nuts, and key lime pie — made with sea buckthorn, just because. Status: Certified Open; 441 Seventh Avenue, 347-294-4786

Nolita: Neighborhood gem Mothers Ruin and its owners have opened a second project dubbed Loverboy, already embracing the high-low style Mothers has perfected. The menu offers cocktails and beer, and will begin serving pizza once the gas turns on. And yes, there’s a slushy machine. Status: Certified Open; 127 Avenue C, no phone

Midtown: Stone Street Mexican restaurant Mad Dog & Beans is now serving a whole new work crowd with an outpost on 38th Street. The new location touts itself as allegedly the only place in New York with tequila on tap. Status: Certified Open; 5 East 38 Street, 646-998-5722

Midtown: Tom Colicchio has planted a new flagship for his quick-serve chain ‘Wichcraft inside a Midtown office building. A recent menu redesign has ushered in a sandwich called the Italian Job with broccoli rabe, anchovy-garlic dressing, sweet tomato jam, and mortadella. Status: Certified Open; 1407 Broadway, 212-780-0577

Morningside Heights: Students of Columbia University and folks residing in the neighborhood, have a new option for Chinese noodle bowls and bings at a new location of Junzi Kitchen. The restaurant first opened in 2015 in New Haven from a group of Yale grads. Status: Certified Open; 2896 Broadway, 917-261-2497

Lower East Side: The neighborhood’s Sixty Hotel re-opened its rooftop Tiki bar Tiki Tabu earlier this month. This year the bar plans to do a monthly guest bartender program. Status: Certified Open; 190 Allen Street

Last Friday, the El Atorodero team began serving tacos at Parklife in Gowanus.

June 20

Inwood: A 500-gallon aquarium marks the walkway at Seawalk, a new seafood restaurant on Dyckman Street. Executive chef Fernando Mayers is a DB Bistro Moderne, and Ristorante Morini vet who is serving endless seafood as well as a few pasta dishes. The funky space is lined with mirrors meant to evoke an underwater illusion. Status: Certified Open; 261 Dyckman Street, 212-568-9014

Murray Hill: Murray Hill is now home to a new Shanghainese restaurant named Little Alley. Shanghai native chef Cheung Yuchun has been serving dishes like silken egg tofu, baby eel with ginger sauce, and pineapple fried rice since May. Status: Certified Open; 550 Third Avenue, 646-998-3976

Nomad: Washington DC pizza chain &Pizza just opened its first New York location today at lunchtime, and number 22 for the chain on the east coast. &Pizza co-founder Michael Lastoria has raised a whopping $40 million since opening the first &Pizza in 2012. Some of that money was used today to offer free tattoos to folks who would get one year of free pizza in return. Status: Certified Open; 15 West 28 Street, 646-968-4634

Long Island City: Queens boutique hotel the Ravel added a new tower to its complex bringing with it a 24,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor restaurant space. The Estate Garden Grill sits just underneath the Queensboro Bridge and is serving a menu that includes grilled meats and seafood, sushi, and an oyster bar. Touted as more of a beer garden, Estate Garden Grill is offering over 15 types of beer. Status: Certified Open; 8-08 Queens Plaza South, 718-289-6118

Lower East Side: The unfortunate souls of Hell Square now have a local location of Black Tap, that burger and obnoxious milkshake place. There’s burgers, milkshakes, and more bar good in a space covered in street art. Status: Certified Open; 177 Ludlow Street

David Chang’s Fuku opens in FiDi today.

Sam Buffa and chef Jean Adamson of Vinegar Hill House opened an all-day cafe in Dumbo dubbed VHH Foods.

Iron Chef Cat Cora flung open Fatbird, her southern diner in Meatpacking.

At long last, DeKalb Market Hall opened last Friday.

June 13

Flatbush: The family behind Brooklyn’s Plant Love House has sprouted Mondayoff, a new restaurant specializing in Thai food. According to Grub Street, chef Sureerat Patthana is a native of Thailand’s Isaan region who is focusing on dishes like pineapple fried rice with shrimp, grilled beef salad, and tamarind-leaf soup with pork ribs. The vibe here is pretty Insta-hungry, with hanging plants and a pink neon sign that reads “All day I dream of Mondayoff.” Status: Certified Open; 752 Coney Island Avenue, 718-941-2022

Nolita: The latest in speciality shops is Milk & Cream Cereal Bar, a brand new cereal and ice cream shop hybrid serving the Nolita neighborhood. The menu is pretty simple: Visitors pick either a bowl of cereal, an ice cream and cereal swirl, or an ice cream milkshake (with a choice of cereal naturally). The cereal lineup includes all the usual suspects like Apple Jacks, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruit Loops, and Cap’n Crunch. Status: Certified Open; 159 Mott Street, no phone

Bowery: JGV’s Public Kitchen inside Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel opened over the weekend. Less than one week into being open, the hotel is already a major scene, and often swarmed by the fashion crowd. It’s possible snagging a table is already tough, but the full menu is served at the bar. Status: Certified Open; 212 Chrystie Street, 212-735-6000

Lower East Side: Regina’s Grocery is a newly minted Italian sandwich shop and deli in the LES. The current menu is made of 14 sandwiches, all named after family members that can’t all be real. Think cousin Vinny, cousin Anthony, uncle Anthony, and lil Phil. Status: Certified Open; 27 Orchard Street, no phone

Bushwick: Hoboken-based food truck Molly’s Milk Truck now has a brick and mortar location down the street from Maria Hernandez Park. Owner Hoda Mahmoodzadegan brought on chef Joseph Nierstedt (Per Se) to make a menu that lists a hot fried chicken sandwich, kale salad, and cheeseburger. Status: Certified Open; 214 Knickerbocker Avenue, no phone

Midtown: Rockefeller Center is the latest hub to have a Juice Press slide in. Status: Certified Open; 30 Rockefeller Plaza (Concourse Level), no phone

Michelin-worthy Korean barbecue is now available at Cote.

June 6

Chelsea: Gaurav Anand is the chef and owner at aRoqa, a day-old Indian restaurant on Ninth Avenue, next to Chelsea’s branch of Meatball Shop. The 54-seat restaurant also has a rather large bar towards the front serving drinks from Il Buco vet Stephen Thomas. Oh and forget everything you, it’s pronounced roh-kah since apparently the first a is silent. Status: Certified Open; 206 Ninth Avenue, 646-678- 5471

Upper East Side: In other Indian restaurant opening news, Imli also sprouted open this week. The chef is Manuel Butler, a veteran Indian chef who consulted for the opening of Curry Hill’s four-star Sahib. The restaurant is ambitiously open every day from noon until 11:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 1136 First Avenue, 212-256-0073

Hamilton Heights: Ok so New York’s other new Indian restaurant is Mumbai Masala Indian Grill, from restaurateurs Salim Rahman and Ruhel Amin. The menu is classic Indian, and amazingly the most expensive dish on the menu checks in at $17.95. Status: Certified Open; 1768 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-368-0100

Photo: Mumbai Masala

Nolita: The Poke Spot, that poke spot with the cartoon otter as its mascot, has opened its second location. Status: Certified Open; 25 Cleveland Place, no phone

Kew Gardens: Across from the Kew Gardens cinema is a new bubble tea shop dubbed Mr. Wish, whose owner also oversee nearby Fresh Tortillas. According to DNAInfo, the opening is part of a Taiwan-based franchise of the same name. Status: Certified Open; 80-62 Lefferts Boulevard, no phone

Casa Publica opened last week in Williamsburg, too.

May 30

Midtown: The people behind London-founded chain Pret a Manger opened a third location inside Penn Station. But, bonus(?), this Pret also has Pret Bar, the company’s first location to serve booze. The new space, located near the 34 Street and Seventh Avenue escalators near the LIRR corridor, is 5,968 square feet and has space for seating for 99. The bar has seating for 12. The food will be the same as all other Prets, and the bar menu will serve a rotating list of beers and wine. Status: Certified Open; Penn Station, no phone

Financial District: New York mini chain Westville opened its sixth location over the long weekend, 14 years after opening its first location in the West Village. The 74-seat space is certainly more corporate-y then the other locations in the group, that tend to have a much cozier feel and vibe. Whenever a Westville opens, the neighborhood tends to flock to it. Status: Certified Open; 110 Wall Street, 212-741-4780

East Village: Earlier this month, Tramonti sprung open and began the East Village’s newest Italian restaurant. Chef Giovanni Tagliafierro, a Mezzaluna vet along with his co-owner Diego Matute, is focusing on the traditions of Tramonti, Italy, a small town behind the Amalfi coast. The cozy, 25-seat space has all the touches of a neighborhood Italian spot: brick walls, marble tables, old Italian photos, and a wood-fired oven. Status: Certified Open; 130 St. Mark’s Place, 212-260-1441

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Hudson Square: Teahouse specializing in matcha, Chalait, has opened a new location in that recently bustling neighborhood Hudson Square, providing a whole new destination for taking photos of green latte art. The Instagram-favorite with somewhat of a cult following also has locations in Nomad and Chelsea Market. Status: Certified Open; 299 West Houston Street, no phone

Rockaway: Super Burrito opened last week in Rockaway, serving Mission-style burritos to beach-goers and locals. According to Grub Street, owners Eugene Cleghorn (Spotted Pig) and Sam Neely spent their childhoods in the Bay Area before moving to New York, eventually running pop-ups at nearby Rippers. The concession stand is sure to be a popular post-beach visit. Status: Certified Open; 97-01 Shore Front Parkway, no phone

Anne Burrell opened Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge; Michael Chernow opened a second location of his Nolita seafood restaurant Seamore’s in Chelsea; the Smorgasburg crew opened 180 Tenth inside the High Line Hotel.

May 23

Gowanus: Summertime hangout Pig Beach returned for the season last week, ushering in new menu items and plenty more seating options to the 13,000 square-foot space. Settle up to one of the many umbrella-shaded picnic tables for solid barbecue fare like chicken wings and ribs. Status: Certified Open; 480 Union Street, 718-737-7181

Soho: The Soho Grand Hotel on West Broadway unveiled its beach-y outdoor restaurant Gilligan’s earlier this month. Whether in the shade or underneath rows of bistro lights, it’s a fine place for a frozen watermelon margarita. The crowd here is a mix of fashion-minded locals and tourists. Status: Certified Open; 310 West Broadway, 212-965-3000

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Batter Park City: Upper East Side beer hall Treadwell Park welcomed a sister location last week on South End Avenue. The space offers floor-to-ceiling windows, plus an outdoor garden for when it’s just too nice to be inside. Beverage director and Cicerone (beer sommelier), Anne Becerra are offering 20 rotating draught beers and ciders. Status: Certified Open; 301 South End Avenue, 212-945-0528

Inwood: Memphis-style slow-cooked barbecue has arrived in Inwood at newly opened Fat Pig. Restaurateur Jairo de la Paz, who also owns Marcha Cocina, is behind the 1,000 square foot space that also just unveiled a sweeping outdoor garden. Status: Certified Open; 120 Dyckman Street, 646-490-4555

East Village: Fat Cat Kitchen is a new East Village bakery and sandwich shop, according to EV Grieve. Former Dean & Deluca sous chef Björn Holm is behind the casual storefront. There are a few stools for dining-in but your best bet is to take your food to a nearby East Village park or Greenstreet. Status: Certified Open; 223 East 14 Street, no phone

Financial District: Long-time Upper East Side bakery William Greenberg Desserts has a new standalone kiosk inside World Trade Center’s Oculus, right in front of the Apple Store. The petit stand will serve classics like black and white cookies, plus new items like cake balls. Status: Certified Open; Oculus first level, no phone

Financial District: Following a recent investment from Danny Meyer, Joe Coffee opened last week inside the Westfield World Trade Center mall. Some of the hundreds of thousands of commuters WTC sees everyday are sure to pay a visit to this local favorite. Status: Certified Open; West Concourse Balcony Level directly next to the lobby for Tower 1, no phone

Fast-casual poke reared its head at newly opened Oceana Poke; Model/chef Franco Noriega opened a second location of Baby Brasa; and Grand Central upped the swank with the opening of cocktail bar The Campbell.

May 16

Fort Greene: Lupa and Bar Bolonat alum Tomer Blechman is the chef owner or Miss Ada, a new Israeli restaurant in Brooklyn. Blechman, joined by Spice Market vet Idan Bitton who is running the front of house, is serving appetizers like a lamb shawarma salad, stracciatella, and octopus with eggplant puree. Metta’s pastry chef Rebecca Eichenbaum consulted on the dessert menu. Status: Certified Open; 184 DeKalb Avenue, 917-909-1023

Chelsea: Local Mexican mini chain Mexicue opened a location yesterday on Eighth Avenue. The 75-seat space is serving menu items new to the Mexicue brand including rock shrimp nachos, a vegetable hash, and ceviche tacos. Hawaiian poke is also on the menu. Status: Certified Open; 160 Eighth Avenue, 516-778-6394

Bowery: Owners Kevin King and Cordell Lochin have taken over the space that was once Bacchanal to open Esther and Carol, in homage to their mothers. The menu includes grilled pork chops, a burger, and a grain bowl. There’s also a recording studio downstairs from the restaurant that’s open to the public. Status: Certified Open; 341 Broome Street, 646-355-1840

Lower East Side: Queens-based butcher shop slash barbecue restaurant Butcher Bar now has a Manhattan location. Fans of Butcher Bar can expect menu items from the Astoria and LIC locations including a chopped brisket sandwich, barbecue chicken tacos, fried pickles, and a bone-in ribeye. Smoked meats from the butcher include turkey, pulled pork, brisket, and pork belly. Status: Certified Open; 146 Orchard Street, 212-842-8000

Lower East Side: As of yesterday, Ramen Ishida has officially taken over the Zing’s Awesome Rice space that closed at the beginning of the year. By the looks of the menu, vegetarians can eat well here. Status: Certified Open; 122 Ludlow Street, no phone

And in case you missed it, Canal Street Food Hall is now open.

May 9

Williamsburg: Louisiana-style cocktail bar Loosie Rouge has a new attached cafe aptly dubbed Loosie’s Cafe. On the bakery menu is a chocolate doughnut, pain au raisin, and Nutella beignets. Lunchtime dishes include a BEC biscuit and a grain bowl. Loosie’s is also apparently offering free coffee from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. every day. Status: Certified Open; 93 South Sixth Street, 718-384-2904

Soho: The owners behind Soho’s Savore closed the restaurant after 22 years to open Altesi, a downtown version of the Upper East Side Italian restaurant. Last week, owner Paolo Alavian officially began serving pastas artichoke cavatelli, a risotto of the day, and wood-fired, oval-shaped pizzas. Status: Certified Open; 200 Spring Street, 212-431-1212

Greenwich Village: Fast-casual poke bowls are newly available at Raw Mkt. In addition to poke, Raw Mkt is offering hand rolls and acai bowls. Status: Certified Open; 61 East 8 Street, 646-657-0962

Upper East Side: Popular sceney Mexican restaurant La Esquina opened its newest outpost on 72 Street last week, just in time for the Fifth of May. The fourth location of the mini chain is serving tacos, tortas, and corn elotes, minus the exclusive restaurant downstairs. Status: Certified Open; 1402 Second Avenue, 646-861-3356

Upper East Side: Newly opened inside The Lowell Hotel is Jacques, the hotel’s Moroccan-inspired bar. Snacks include caviar and blinis, chickpea croquettes, and a burger. Status: Certified Open; 28 East 63 Street, 212-838-1400

Staten Island: Franchise owners Brian Terry and Matthew Jones have opened the first Staten Island location of Jersey Mike’s Subs. Cheesesteaks and all other Jersey Mike classics will be available. Status: Certified Open; 2714 Hylan Boulevard, 718-509-6553

Kips Bay: Boozy ice cream makers Tipsy Scoop have opened a brick and mortar location serving the liquor-infused treat in scoops, sandwiches, and cakes. Each month, the team will work with a different wine and spirit company for a collaboration flavor. First up is Patron for a margarita flavor. Must be 21 and over. Status: Certified Open; 217 East 26 Street, 917-388-2862

Lower East Side: Well, there’s a new shop specializing in thrice-cooked fries dubbed 375 Fries. Status: Certified Open; 124 Ludlow Street, 546-371-7281

And in case you somehow missed it, The Grill is now open.

May 2

Midtown: Hudson’s is a floating restaurant and rooftop lounge opening today on Pier 81. The three-story yacht previously known as Fish Bar will take cruises along Manhattan’s West Side, offering views of the Staute of Liberty. Mediterranean dishes will be served with beverage options like the Sailor’s Delight, a rosé four ways flight. Status: Certified Open; Pier 81 (41 Street and 12 Avenue), 212-630-8840

Financial District: Midtown Australian-run coffee shop Hole in the Wall opened a second Manhattan location late last month. While the original served coffee and food like sandwiches and doughnuts, downtown outpost will serve brunch items like eggs Benedict, and a full cocktail and beer menu. Status: Certified Open; 15 Cliff Street, 212-602-9991

Bowery: The latest vendor to join Bowery Market is Parantha Alley, which opened yesterday inside the pint-sized food hall. The popular Smorgasburg regular serves Indian flat bread with a variety of fillings. Status: Certified Open; 348 Bowery, no phone

Union Square: Fast-casual sandwich shop Sandwicherie opened a second Manhattan location last week. Like it’s Midtown East location, the shop is serving lunch options like a cranberry and turkey sandwich, a Reuben, and a tuna salad sandwich. Non-sandwich items include pastas, smoothies, bowls, and salads. Status: Certified Open; 127 Fourth Avenue, no phone

Williamsburg: California-based juice shop Pressed Juicery has opened yet another New York location. Status: Certified Open; 166 North Seventh Street, no phone

Gramercy: Moroccan-Israeli chef Meir Adoni opened Nur last week with his partner Gadi Peleg. Status: Certified Open; 34 East 20th Street, 212-505-3420

Tim Meyers of Charlie Bird opened the doors on seafood restaurant Out East, and Wylie Dufresne graced us with doughnuts at Du’s.

April 25

Lower East Side: This week, former Casa Mono sous chef, Diego Moya is opening Hemlock — a new restaurant inside the former Miller’s Near & Far space. Moya is serving dishes like lamb breast with pistachios, bluefish with lotus leaf, and black bass with horseradish and radishes. For dessert, there’s burned oat ice cream and dried peaches. Status: Certified Open; 65 Rivington Street, 646-649-2503

Hell’s Kitchen: Babu Ji’s former executive chef Charles Mani has opened Badshah along with Abishek Sharma of Surya and Swagat. The restaurant opened with a bit of a cauliflower controversy. Status: Certified Open; 788 Ninth Avenue, 646-649-2407

Lower East Side: On Friday, vegan Mexican restaurant Jajaja opened its doors on an East Broadway corner. According to DNAInfo, menu items include turmeric cauliflower rice with black beans, and a hearts of palm ceviche with avocado and plantain chips. Currently the restaurant is open for dinner, with plans to start lunch and brunch soon. Status: Certified Open; 162 East Broadway, 646-883-5453

Lower East Side: Yokoya Ramen has opened on Allen Street, joining fellow noodle shop Mr. Taka Ramen, according to Bowery Boogie. The menu offers shoyu, shio, and jigoku ramen. Status: Certified Open; 201 Allen Street, no phone

Greenpoint: Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber, who met while working in the kitchen at Cafe Altro Paradiso, have opened Chez Ma Tante in the former Jimmy’s Diner space. According to Grub Street, dishes on the opening menu include poached chicken with carrots, steak tartare, and marinated mussels and clams. Status: Certified Open; 92 Calyer Street, 718-389-3606

Midtown East: Fast-casual healthy restaurant Mulberry and Vine has opened a third Manhattan location, joining outposts in Nomad and Tribeca. The menu includes dishes like turkey chili, braised chicken with capers, and a beef stew. Status: Certified Open; 155 East 44 Street, 212-810-2880

John DeLucie reopened Chelsea icon Empire Diner, the EMP team officially graced us with Made Nice, Scarpetta alum Scott Conant opened Fusco in Flatiron, and Jose Garces debuted Ortzi inside the Luma Hotel in Times Square.

April 18

Lower East Side: Matt Rojas (Eleven Madison Park) and Edward Ya opened Char Sue on Saturday, a casual Asian restaurant on Essex Street. Menu items include spiced duck wings, mapo pork belly, pork sausage lettuce cups, and barbecue pork ribs. Status: Certified Open; 119 Essex Street, 646-484-9241

Greenwich Village: Sasha Petraske apostle Becky McFalls-Schwartz is behind the drinks at Bar Moga, a new cocktail bar from the Saka Mai crew. The cocktails on the menu are all Japanese-inspired. Status: Certified Open; 128 West Houston Street, 929-399-5853

East Village: Pop-up vendor Che Cafe opened its first brick and mortar location last week. The petite space is serving chechenitas (round empanadas) in options like cheesesteak, spinach with feta, and grilled chicken with sun dried tomatoes. Status: Certified Open; 86 East Seventh Street, 212-420-1250

Carroll Gardens: East One Coffee Roasters is a new all-day cafe and roaster on Court Street, according to DNA Info. Owners Tom Cummings and Morten Tjelum are joined by chef by chef Will Ono who is serving breakfast items like malted pancakes and a fry-up with eggs, sausage, bacon, and beans. Status: Certified Open; 384 Court Street, 347-987-4919

Times Square: The Time New York Hotel on 49 Street recently opened a coffee shop dubbed Goldfinch. The shop is located near the hotel’s main entrance and is offering savory dishes like a prosciutto sandwich, a shrimp salad with hearts of palm, and sweets like an apple tart. Goldfinch is serving Stumptown coffee. Status: Certified Open; 224 West 49 Street, no phone

West Village: Popular and affordable sushi restaurant Sushi Katsuei opened in Manhattan last week. Status: Certified Open; 357 Sixth Avenue, 212-462-0039

April 11

East Village: Black Market owners officially turned their popular neighborhood burger restaurant into Sister Midnight. A menu posted in the window lists items like oyster chowder, sea urchin crostini, grilled artichoke, and deviled eggs. Status: Certified Open; 110 Avenue A, 212-614-9798

Upper East Side: Last week, Donna Margherita began serving 14 different pizzas to the neighborhood including one topped with mozzarella, ricotta, radicchio, and walnuts. Non-pizza options from chef Rossana Di Michelle include lasagna, spicy penne, and eggplant parm. Status: Certified Open; 1304A Second Avenue, 212-772-1169

Flatiron: Fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant Bonmi opened a second New York location last week. Like the UWS outpost, the new Bonmi is serving quinoa bowls, sandwiches, and noodle bowls with fillings like pulled pork, pork belly, chicken, and tofu. Everything on the menu is under $11. Status: Certified Open; 119 East 23 Street, 646-895-9232

Prospect Heights: Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Patina Restaurant Group (Lincoln) are opening Yellow Magnolia Cafe today, a vegetable-focused restaurant serving an all-day menu during the week and weekend brunch. Admission to the garden is required to enter the cafe. Status: Certified Open; 1000 Washington Avenue, 718-307-7136

Belmont: Hip beer hall and courtyard Clinton Hall has expanded to the Bronx, opening a second outpost of the restaurant near Fordham’s campus. The new location is serving Clinton Hall IPA on draft, options from Bronx Brewery, and food like a doughnut grilled cheese. Status: Certified Open; 601 East 189 Street, 718-220-6400

West Village: A few doors down from Cafe Clover, the team is opening Clover Grocery — a grocery store and private event space. Starting today, the space is serving items like hummus, smoothies, and soups, and selling products for salad dressing, sauces, and much more. Status: Certified Open; 259 Sixth Avenue, 212-255-5383

Greenwich Village: Anne Thorton is the head chef at 33 Greenwich, a new Southern-inspired restaurant from owners Danny Volk (The Upsider) and Brian Fitterer. Status: Certified Open; 33 Greenwich Avenue, 646-609-3615

Midtown: Bevy opened inside the five-star Park Hyatt Hotel. Status: Certified Open; 153 West 57 Street, 212-897-2188

April 4

Greenwich Village: Ai Fiori vet PJ Calapa is behind the menu at The Spaniard, a new restaurant from the team behind Bua and Wilfie & Nell. On the menu are options like duck wings, a chorizo roll, lobster toast, and a roast chicken club. The restaurant’s kitchen is open daily until 2:00 a.m. Status: Certified Open; 190 West Fourth Street, 212-918-1986

Upper East Side: Merchants Hospitality — which oversees a mix of restaurants including Industry Kitchen, Art Bar, and Oaxaca Mexican Grill — recently opened Sugar East, a speakeasy-style lounge and bar. Cocktails like the Beet (gin, mezcal, beet juice, rosemary, lime oil) are served alongside food items like an Oaxacan cheese flatbread, chicken wings, and a lobster arepa. Status: Certified Open; 1125 First Avenue, 212-832-4610

Flatiron: Fast-casual Greek restaurant Grk opened its third New York location last month, a flagship location for the mini-chain. The restaurant serves lamb chops, lentil soup, chicken gyros, and orzo bowls. Status: Certified Open; 304 Park Avenue South, 646-647-833

Midtown East: On March 30, the team behind The Flying Cock opened The Horny Ram. Options on the menu include a lamb shepherds pie, a Philly cheesesteak, and pork belly bao buns. The restaurant offers happy hour every day from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 951 Second Avenue, 212-832-2021

Gramercy: Street Taco opened its doors today, offering casual Mexican food for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Taco options include al pastor, carne asada, blackened fish, and cauliflower. Status: Certified Open; 358 Third Avenue, 646-791-5413

Union Square: Pokeworks opened its fifteenth location this year (and second in New York). A third New York location of the poke restaurant is set to open in May. Status: Certified Open; 21 East 15 Street, 646-395-9884

East Village: The space that was previously Edwin and Neal's Fish Bar is now Tableside, according to Ev Grieve. The Italian restaurant is serving dishes like orecchiette with sausage, roasted pork chop, and a veal chop. Status: Certified Open; 345 East Sixth Street, 646-852-6498

March 28

Midtown: Le Bernardin and Contra vet Diego Garcia is helming the kitchen at Gloria, a sustainable seafood restaurant in the former Co Ba 53 space. Garcia is joined by Phil Johnson who is acting as general manager at the 40-seat restaurant. Menu items include lionfish tartare, squid with yuzu butter, Jonah crab with bouillabaisse, and skate wing with tomatillo. Status: Certified Open; 401 West 53 Street, 212-956-0709

Upper West Side: Rob McCue of Hell’s Kitchen Season Eight, opened The Fat Monk last week on Columbus Avenue. Expect menu items like crab tater tots, foie gras bratwurst, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. Status: Certified Open; 949 Columbus Avenue, 212-837-2334

Chelsea: Mad Men meets Twin Peaks bar The Lately officially opened over the weekend. The cocktail bar from hospitality groups LDV and Den took over the former No. 8 space, LDV’s nightclub/restaurant. The 3,400-square-foot space is serving cocktails created by Den’s Grant Wheeler, and bites including hush puppies, falafel gyros, and a ham sandwich. Status: Certified Open; 357 West 16 Street, 212-206-1096

Tribeca: Downtown boutique hotel The Roxy recently opened The Oyster Bar, a raw bar that’s open to the public. The menu includes crudos like scallop, fluke, and razor clams, and dishes like lobster rolls and an oyster omelette. Status: Certified Open; 2 6th Avenue, 212-519-6661

Upper West Side: Zivko Radojcic is the chef behind Marlow Bistro, a new Mediterranean-leaning restaurant on the Upper West Side. Radojcic is serving dishes like black tagliatelle with squid, chicken for two with mushrooms, and squash farro with ricotta. Marlow Bistro is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Status: Certified Open; 1018 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-662-9020

East Village: Healthy food brands Pure Green (cold-pressed juices) and Greecologies (Greek yogurt) opened a joint storefront today in the East Village. Like your average Ken Taco Hut, the Pure Green/Greecologies mashup will feature menu items from both. Status: Certified Open; 152 Second Avenue, 212-653-8830

Midtown: Sushi burrito concept Sushirrito is opening a second location today, this one in Times Square. Note: Sushirrito Midtown is closed Saturday and Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 1450 Broadway, no phone

Union Square: Pressed Juicery opened its tenth New York location last week. Status: Certified Open; 7 East 14 Street, 646-657-0841

March 21

Upper East Side: Restaurateur Charles Masson (La Grenouille) opened Majorelle last week inside the landmarked Lowell Hotel. Menu items include foie gras with warm apple, roast chicken potato mousseline, couscous with baby vegetables, and grilled shrimp skewers with saffron rice. Status: Certified Open; 28 East 63rd St., 212-935-2888

The patio at Majorelle

Greenpoint: Owner Alexandra Siwiec has transformed her recently shutted bar Nights and Weekends into One Bedford, an all-day restaurant and cafe. Starting at 7:00 a.m. during the week, the team is serving pastries filled with whipped mascarpone and glazed with options like lemon, raspberry orange blossom, and dulce de leche. The dinner menu includes options like seared octopus, a petit filet, and a seafood flatbread. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 1 Bedford Ave., 718-383-5349

Lower East Side: Similar to the many barbershop and coffeeshop hybrids of New York, Chillhouse is a nail salon and massage parlor that doubles as a cafe. The multidimensional storefront is a collaboration between Cyndi Ramirez and Den Hospitality (The Garret, The Lately). The cafe serves a variety of coffee and tea drinks as well as pastries from Maman. Status: Certified Open; 149 Essex St., 646-678-3501

Greenwich Village: Tfor (as in, “T is for tartare”) is a new restaurant specializing in raw foods. The menu includes beef tartare, beef carpaccio, swordfish carpaccio, and tuna tartare. The restaurant has taken the place of owner Tommy Roncari’s previous restaurant, Da Tommy Osteria. Status: Certified Open; 14 Bedford St., 212-675-9080

Williamsburg: Vegan nearly mega-chain By Chloe has expanded to Brooklyn, according to Gothamist. Expect a menu similar to all other outposts of the vegan restaurant. Status: Certified Open; 171 North 3rd St., no phone

Lower East Side: Bay Area coffee giant Blue Bottle opened its tenth New York cafe. The storefront features a glass facade that will open up in the warmer months. Blue Bottle LES is open daily from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 71 Clinton St., no phone

Midtown: Good Seed is a new fast-casual restaurant serving salads, grain bowls, and plates. Signature salads include one with raw beets, baked falafel, tomatoes, feta, and baked beet chips; an avocado Caesar; and a Thai-inspired salad with carrots, cabbage, and mango. Status: Certified Open; 213 West 35th St., 347-379-4855

Midtown: The poke trend once again grips its claws around New York with the arrival of Poketeria. Status: Certified Open; 3 East 36th St., 212-689-8985

March 14

Lower East Side: The team behind a family of LES restaurants that includes Kiki’s Forgtmenot and Little Chair is opening its latest project, Monroe. The Mediterranean-leaning restaurant is serving dishes like ratatouille, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti bolognese, and chicken paillard in a space that is filled with hanging plants. Status: Certified Open; 49 Monroe St., 646-882-7052

Greenwich Village: The folks behind Delancey taco shop Goa Taco opened a new outpost on MacDougal Street, next-door to a location of Kati Roll Company. Options on the menu include lamb shoulder tacos, tofu banh mi tacos, and a chicken and chorizo taco. Status: Certified Open; 101 MacDougal St., 347-276-5103

Soho: Piccola Cucina Estiatorio is a seafood-focused restaurant from Sicilian-born chef Philip Guardione (who also owns Piccola Cucina Enoteca and Piccola Cucina Osteria). Guardione is serving a rotating menu of seafod items like branzino, red snapper, dorado, swordfish, and bluefin tuna. Other menu items include prawns, spaghetti with sea urchin, and wild boar meatballs. Status: Certified Open; 75 Thompson St., 212-625-3200

Koreatown: Korean chicken restaurant Bb.q Chicken now has a New York flagship. The restaurant — known in Korea for only frying in olive oil — serves options like garlic wings, fried chicken wings, chicken breast steak, and a fried chicken sandwich. There’s a $13 dinner special, too. Status: Certified Open; 25 West 32nd St., 212-967-8093

Nomad: Sugarfish spinoff and fellow LA import KazuNori opened last week. Guests can order people can pick from four different set menus or an a la carte menu of only hand rolls and sashimi. A set of three costs $13 and a set of six costs $28. Status: Certified Open; 15 West 28th St., 347-594-5940

Cobble Hill: Having closed in Alphabet City in 2014, Elsa has reopened in Cobble Hill. Named after 20th-century fashion icon, Elsa Schiaparelli, the new location features steel and mirror backbar, brass and marble tables, and crystal pendant lights. Expect a menu of 20 cocktails and seasonal specials, wines by the glass, and beers, “funneled through an ancient sewing machine.” The owners also own and operate Ramona in Greenpoint, which, like Elsa, was designed by Oliver and Evan Haslegrave's Home Studios. Status: Certified Open; 136 Atlantic Ave., 917-882-7395

March 7

Prospect Heights: Melissa and Emily Elsen, the sisters behind the wildly popular Gowanus pie shop Four & Twenty Blackbirds, opened their second shop today. Pies new to the shop include brown-butter apple streusel, a green tea custard, coffee custard with a buckwheat crust, and a peanut butter and chocolate pie. The duo is also offering natural wines, local beers, and cider for pairing. Status: Certified Open; 634 Dean St., 718-499-2917

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Lower East Side: The Eldridge Street space that was previously Fontana’s is now The Flower Shop — a bi-level restaurant and bar with a decor that weighs heavy on a 1970s living room. Menu options include maitake mushrooms with beluga lentils and an egg; ricotta agnolotti with crispy sage; a 10-ounce rib eye; and a burger served on a Martin’s bun. Status: Certified Open; 107 Eldridge St., 212-257-4072

Hell’s Kitchen: Ramen mastermind Ivan Orkin opened Corner Slice this week inside Gotham West Market, the chef’s second outpost inside the food hall. The menu includes pizzas with topping options like roasted onions, fennel sausage, and anchovy. Status: Certified Open; 600 11th Ave., 212-496-2100

Flatiron: The brothers behind Bay Area-style Mexican mini-chain Dos Toros are opening their 13th location today. As always, the team will celebrate with $1 burritos. Status: Certified Open; 668 6th Ave., no phone

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Astoria: On his travels, Robert Sietsema came across Rio Grande, a new Brazilian restaurant and barbecue. Sietsema writes: “The restaurant offers rotisserie meats and a buffet of South American salads, starches, and composed dishes, at $8.99 per pound. The meat offerings this past Saturday included skirt steak, sirloin, roast beef, and chunks of light and dark meat chicken. On the salad bar among two dozen choices was the national dish of feijoada, several green salads, stuffed and baked tomatoes, shredded kale. The gleaming dining room is well lit, with accommodation for 50 or so. Status: Certified Open; 3905 29th St., 718-361-1707

Greenwich Village: Degustation vet Nick Licata is helming the kitchen of Villanelle which opened last week. The menu highlights ingredients purchased from the nearby Union Square Greenmarket and includes options like raw scallops with apple; fried octopus, and beef with polenta. Status: Certified Open; 15 East 12th St., 212-989-2474

Hell’s Kitchen: The seventh location of The Meatball Shop opened last week, bringing with it an adjacent cocktail bar known as Sidepiece. The 52-seat restaurant will serve dishes new to the brand (think meatball fondue), as well as favorites from all other locations. Status: Certified Open; 798 9th Ave., 212-230-5860

Park Slope: Cooks & Captains is a new American, farm-to-table restaurant in Brooklyn. Dishes on the menu include chicken fried rabbit, whole roasted oxtail, sea urchin carbonara, and charred octopus with cabbage. Status: Certified Open; 254 5th Avenue, 347-721-3801

Astoria: Lemonia Cafe is a breakfast-heavy cafe serving options like omelettes, bagels and other baked goods, and egg sandwiches. Status: Certified Open; 3502 Astoria Blvd., 347-396-5669

Chelsea: NY Gyro Xpress is a new fast food restaurant serving chicken and beef gyros. Status: Certified Open; 154 8th Ave., 646-484-6072

Bed-Stuy: The team behind LES cocktail den Attaboy unveiled Diamond Reef in Brooklyn. Status: Certified Open; 1057 Atlantic Ave., no phone

Union Square: In case you missed it, Jean Georges’ AbcV finally opened. Status: Certified Open; 35 East 18th St., 212-475-5829

February 28

Greenwich Village: Former Smith & Wollensky executive chef Victor Chavez opened Greenwich Steakhouse last week next-door to Tapestry. The 40-seat restaurant will serve a menu from Chavez that offers items like a three pound dry-age porterhouse, roasted lamb chops, and a roasted veal chop. Status: Certified Open; 62 Greenwich Ave., 212-535-5000

Soho: A veteran chef of Taiwanese chain Din Tai Fung is the chef behind the newly opened Pinch Chinese on Prince Street. Soup dumplings in pork, chicken, and seafood varieties grace the menu, as well as dan dan noodles, cumin ribs, and Cantonese-style cod. Status: Certified Open; 177 Prince St., 212-328-7880

Greenwich Village: The people behind Belgian-style mega chain Le Pain Quotidien opened a brand new location inside a corner space on Bleecker Street (previously home to American Apparel). The new location (the company’s second on Bleecker Street) will serve a menu similar to all other LPQs, as well as offer grab-and-go options. Status: Certified Open; 205 Bleecker St;, 646-350-3328

Lower East Side: Japanese soba noodle shop Cocoron relocated from its 61 Delancey St. location last week. The bigger space offers 50 seats and a menu that includes dishes from all of Cocoron’s locations past and present. Expect dishes like pork kimchee, kashiwa, and yuba soba. Status: Certified Open; 16 Delancey St.;, 212-477-1212

East Village: Barnyard Cheese now has a sister establishment and next-door neighbor known at Brix Wine Shop. Status: Certified Open; 168 Avenue B, 212-777-0691

Chelsea: Lafayette Street staple Excellent Dumpling House now has a second outpost. The restaurant offers a variety of dumplings both steamed and fried, as well as hot pot options, lo mein, and fried rice. Status: Certified Open; 165 West 23 Street, no phone

Greenwich Village: Popular California-based boba providers the Boba Guys opened a second New York location last week. In addition to boba, the new space is offering bento boxes from Bessou, OddFellows boba sundaes, and Balthazar pastries. Note: The shop is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Status: Certified Open; 11 Waverly Pl., no phone

East Village: Juice Go is now open on Ninth Street, according to EV Grieve. The space is offering salads, sandwiches, juices, and breads baked in house. Status: Certified Open; 333 East Ninth St., no phone,

Upper West Side: The Fat Monk joined other Upper West Side meat-centric restaurants White Gold Butchers and Maison Pickle last week. Status: Certified Open; 949 Columbus Ave., 212-837-2334

East Village: Ikinari Steak, the Japanese chophouse without seating, opened last week in the East Village. Status: Certified Open; 90 East 10 St.; 917-388-3546

Lower East Side: A popular Roman street food is now available in New York, at Trapizzino. Status: Certified Open; 144 Orchard St., 212-475-2555

February 21

Long Island City: Unico Tacos, a fast-casual, globally-inspired taco spot, opened Monday, a collaboration between the duo behind Tapestry in the West Village: chef Michelin-starred chef, Suvir Saran — of the now-closed Devi— and Roni Mazumdar, whose family owns The Masalawala. Look for a menu of citrus shrimp tacos with jicama mango slaw, marinated beef tacos with kimchi and gochuchang, and adobo-style pork tacos with grilled shallots. Status: Certified Open; 31-31 Thomson Ave. 718-433-3888

Prospect Heights: The Talde team opened Atlantic Social over the weekend, a vast space with a menu of General Tso’s wings, thick pan pizza, lobster dinners, and 14-ounce rib-eye. Status: Certified Open; 673 Atlantic Ave., 718-623-2852

Greenwich Village: Australia natives Nick Duckworth and Josh Evans recently unveiled their bright Village cafe, Banter. The duo, who met while working at Aussie cafe Two Hands, are serving options like a sweet potato smash, a pulled pork baguette, and a chicken salad sandwich. Banter is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Status: Certified Open; 169 Sullivan St., no phone

Soho: Pinch Chinese is now open Soho, serving dumplings, dan dan noodles, Sichuan-style cumin ribs Cantonese-style cod, and more. Status: Certified Open: 177 Prince St., 212-328-7880

Flushing: The newest tenant at Flushing’s months-old food hall Queen’s Crossing is Wonjo Tofu House. The restaurant serves Korean dishes such as a tofu pot, seafood pancakes, bibimbap, and gal-bi soup with braised short rib. Status: Certified Open; 136-17 39 Ave., 718-713-0880

Park Slope: Dan and Shanna Hildebrandt opened a Brooklyn outpost of their East Harlem-based roasting company Uptown Roasters earlier this month. The cafe serves pastries from Balthazar and East Harlem's Hot Bread Kitchen in addition to coffee drinks and bags of Uptown's roasted coffee. Status: Certified Open; 355 Seventh Ave., 347-844-9292

East Village: Southern Cross Coffee is a new coffeeshop now open on Fifth Street, according to EV Grieve. Status: Certified Open; 300 East Fifth St., 646-649-3463

Upper East Side: Yesterday, the juice people at the Juice Press opened their 60th store nationwide, and their eighth location on the Upper East Side. Status: Certified Open; 1154 Lexington Ave. 212-777-0034

Chinatown: The team behind Xi’an Famous Foods opened a dumpling restaurant. Status: Soft Open; 67 Bayard

February 14

Gowanus: Taheni Mediterranean Grill is a new family-owned Palestinian restaurant. The restaurant, managed by Anas Deib (whose mother is in the kitchen), is serving dishes like stuffed falafel, chicken shawarma, and a shawarma burger. Status: Certified Open; 224 Fourth Ave., 718-522-2083

Lower East Side: Greenwich Village coffeeshop O Cafe now has an outpost on the Lower East Side. The shop is actually in the same space as L’estudio, a boutique selling owner Fernando Aciar’s pottery. The cafe is selling dishes like plantain soup, whitefish toast, salads and sandwiches, and breads from Bien Cuit. Status: Certified Open; 61 Hester St. (for both), no phone

Elmhurst: Summer is a new Grand Avenue storefront selling banh mis, noodle soups, and a few marinades. There is bubble tea, too. Robert Sietsema included Summer in his guide to Elmhurst. Status: Certified Open; 85-36 Grand Avenue, no phone

Chelsea: Cocoa V is a chocolatier that is opening its doors for the first time today, Valentine’s Day. The menu includes a slew of treats like bon bons, bars, bark, brittle, and pastries. Everything at Cocoa V is dairy-free, gluten-free, and kosher. Status: Certified Open; 174 Ninth Avenue, 646-998-3130

Greenwich Village: A new Milk Bar was unleashed upon New York last week. This one features a sprinkle wall. Status: Certified Open; 74 Christopher Street, 347-577-9504 ext 11

Washington Heights: Golden Girls-themed cafe, Rue La Rue Cafe, is now open complete with palm tree wallpaper. Status: Certified Open; 4394 Broadway, 917-521-0820

Lower East Side: The Hideout is a new shop specializing in homemade chai. All tea varieties are provided by Bay Area tea company, Samovar. Status: Certified Open; 42 Rivington Street, 646-649-5868

Astoria: Transportation-themed pub The Trestle is now open with the chef of Midtown’s Bar Bacon at its helm. Menu items include fish tacos, a burger, an a selection of craft beers. Status: Certified Open; 34-02 Broadway, 347-808-0290

Garment District: Chef Charlie Palmer officially took over the David Burke Fabrick space with the opening of Charlie Palmer Steak last week. The 90-seat restaurant inside The Archer Hotel will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Status: Certified Open; 45 W 38 Street, 212-719-4100

Midtown: Clubstaurant impresario the Tao Group opened Fishbowl inside the Dream Hotel in Midtown over the weekend. It’s billed as a “retro adult playground.” Status: Certified Open; 210 West 55 Street, 646-756-2077

February 7

Tribeca: Chelsea cafe Perpetuum now has an outpost in Tribeca, on Church Street. The coffeeshop serves coffee from Toby's Estate, tea from Palais Des Thes Tea from Paris, and pastries from Ceci Cela, Amy's Bread, and Balthazar Bakery. Status: Certified Open; 200 Church Street, 212-233-8962

Nolita: The Ken & Cook space on Kenmare morphed into De Maria, now open for breakfast and lunch daily. The restaurant is run by Grace Lee and Camille Becerra (a season three contestant on Top Chef). Becerra’s menu includes an endive and chicken salad; tumeric bone broth; and pastries like a lemon-vanilla-black salt focaccia. Status: Certified Open; 19 Kenmare Street, 212-966-3058

East Village: Mandolino is a new restaurant and pizzeria from chefs Agostino Cangiano and Alejandro Ferrer Fuenmayor. The duo are serving dishes like grilled octopus with artichokes, porcini risotto, and chicken milanese. Status: Certified Open; 137 East 13 Street, 212-477-1535

East Village: Malcriada (Spanish for poor-mannered) is a new Latin restaurant on Avenue C. The restaurant’s menu includes options like pulled pork tacos, chorizo quesadillas, and a platter that comes with a protein choice and sides like guacamole, pico de gallo, queso blanco, rice and beans, and soft tortillas Status: Certified Open; 185 Avenue C, 212-253-9966

Astoria: Vintage Wine Bar, this week, with Paul Serelis selling coffee, pastries, and snacks during the day, with beer, wine, and small plates in the evening. In February, the bar will donate a portion of its wine sales to PS 122, which is across the street Status: Certified Open; 51 35th St., 23-14 Ditmars Blvd.

Williamsburg: Felipe Mendez — chef/owner of BK taqueria, La Superior — opened La Milagrosa earlier this month. La Milagrosa is attached to Mendez’s other restaurant, Cerveceria Havemeyer, and is broken into two spaces: A Mexican deli serving items like chorizo, dried chiles, and mole; and an agave bar accessed through a freezer door at the back of the deli. The menu at the agave bar includes a list of house made ceviches. Status: Certified Open; 149 Havemeyer Street, 718-599-1499

Crown Heights: Zalmy Mochkin opened Dean Street Cafe last month, a coffeeshop that serves Mockin’s own coffee brand: Crown Heights Roasting Company. The 25-seat shop will also have snacks like pastries, grilled cheese, and avocado toast. A full kitchen is currently under construction. Status: Certified Open; 87 Utica Avenue

Industry City: There’s never been a better — and apparently more expensive — time than now to drink coffee in NYC. As Florence Fabricant reported in the New York Times last week, new coffee shop Extraction Lab has opened in Industry City in Sunset Park as the headquarters of Alpha Dominche, the company behind the ultra-fancy “steampunk” machine. The new shop produces an $18 cup of coffee — yes, you read that right. That means NYC officially has the country beat in highest coffee price, with the last reported most-expensive cup as $16 in San Francisco. Status: Certified Open; 51 35th St., weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenpoint: Sam Talbot’s Southern restaurant Pretty Southern officially opened earlier this year. Talbot — who helmed the kitchen at Montauk’s Surg Lodge — is serving dinner items like a crispy chicken sandwich, green bean casserole, collard greens, and biscuits with topping options like bourbon butter and coconut cinnamon honey. Status: Certified Open; 14 Bedford Avenue, 718-349-2967

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January 31

Lower East Side: River Coyote is a new coffee bar and wine bar on Ludlow, where owner Jay Nir is serving coffee and wine all day; coffee starts at 8:00 a.m., wine starts at 11:00 a.m. The day menu includes pastries from Dough and cheese from Saxelbys. An evening menu from chef Alberto Parra (Public) includes items like branzino, ceviche, tempura broccolini, and homemade gnocchi. Status: Certified Open; 121 Ludlow St., 212-477-0100

Flushing: Asian-American dessert cafe, Spot Dessert Bar officially has a new location. Fans of the dessert shop will find favorites like a chocolate green tea lava cake, coconut monkey bread, and pistachio-covered chocolate mousse. Spot offers a dessert omakase menu, too. Status: Certified Open; One Fulton Square (39-16 Prince St., no phone)

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Midtown East: The coffee roasters at Irving Farm unveiled a new cafe last week. Chef Danielle Dillon (La Vara) is offering menu items like a tuna sandwich, sweet potato arepas, and Peruvian-inspired grilled chicken. Status: Certified Open; 135 East 50 St., 646-649-3263

Greenwich Village: , a new sweets shop is serving a variety of cookie dough flavors including cake batter, sugar cookie, peanut butter snickerdoodle, and oatmeal with M&M’s — available by the scoop, in a milkshake, or as part of an ice cream sundae. Other treats include ice cream sandwiches, brownies, and fudge. (There is also an off-the-menu, dog-friendly cookie dough treat.) Status: Certified Open: 550 LaGuardia Pl., 646-892-3600

FiDi: Fancy chicken strip restaurant Sticky's Finger Joint opened its fourth Manhattan outpost recently. The restaurant is offering signature menu items like a chicken sandwich, buckets of chicken, and chicken tender options like pretzel, and honey barbecue. Status: Certified Open; 21 Maiden Ln., 917-639-3837

Midtown East: A group of restaurant vets with experience — including Strip House, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, and Il Monello — opened Royal 35 last week. The menu lists classic steakhouse items like a porterhouse steak for two, bone-in rib-eye, a New York strip steak, and a slew of seafood specialties. Status: Certified Open; 1 East 35 Street, 212-804-7276

Greenwich Village: While We Were Young is a new, very cute cocktail bar and restaurant on West 10 Street. The seating is velvety and pink, and the cocktail list includes ingredients like vanilla bean butterfly pea flower. Status: Certified Open; 183 West 10 St., 917-675-6272

Midtown East: Quinoa automat Eatsa opened its second New York location last week. The restaurant is serving its regular menu of quinoa bowls and salads. Status: Certified Open; 666 Third Ave., STE 110, no phone

Downtown Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s newest food hall opened last week inside Gotham Market at the Ashland, a spinoff of Manhattan’s Gotham West Market. Food vendors include Mason Jar, Boqueria, and Egg at the Bird. Status: Certified Open; 590 Fulton St.

Midtown: The Frankies Spuntino empire opened a vendor stand inside the newly opened Whole Foods Bryant Park. Menu items include a meatball sandwich, cavatelli with spicy sausage, and a Sicilian salad. Status: Certified Open; 1095 Avenue of the Americas

Clinton Hill: Cocktail bar Until Tomorrow officially opened last Wednesday. Chef Dave Ralston (Blue Hill, Luksus), is offering menu items like a fried chicken sandwich, honey mustard pretzels, and a cheeseteak. Status: Certified Open; 507 Myrtle Ave., 347-987-4181

January 24

Lower East Side: Factory Tamal officially opened its doors this week, taking over the LES space that was previously home to Cabalito. Fernando Lopez (a vet of Cabalito) is a offering homemade tamales with options like mole poblano, salsa verde, and bacon and cheese. There are also a few breakfast sandwiches, salads, and pressed sandwiches like one with pastrami and Swiss cheese. (Everything is under $8.) Status: Certified Open; 13 Essex St., no phone

Hell’s Kitchen: The group behind Midtown restaurants Molyvos and Oceana has opened Ousia, a Mediterranean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. Chef Carlos Carreto is offering menu items like a cannellini beet spread, edamame pistachio dip, and a flat bread with Greek sausage and mozarella. Status: Certified Open; 629 West 57 St., 212-333-2000

Astoria: New York creperie Bonjour Wine & Crepes opened an Astoria outpost earlier this month. The casual restaurant serves both sweet and savory crepe options, plus waffles, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Status: Certified Open; 34-10 30 Ave., no phone

Bed-Stuy: The Japanese-Korean restaurant Sandobe debuted earlier this month. The restaurant, which also features several karaoke rooms, serves sushi, poke burritos, and donkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet). Status: Certified Open; 918 Broadway, 718-574-1915

Chinatown: Chinese Tuxedo duo Eddy Buckingham and Jeff Lam opened a vegan coffee shop this week next-door to their Chinese restaurant. The Good Sort is offering a variety of sweet and savory congees, the rice porridge commonly consumed in China for breakfast. There’s one made with poached pears, a turmeric-and-coconut congee, and a breakfast congee with fruit and granola. Status: Certified Open; 5 Doyers St., 646-895-9301

Midtown: Faux-retro chain Johnny Rockets is now open at One Penn Plaza, according to DNAInfo. Status: Certified Open; One Penn Plaza, 212-564-1617

Lower East Side: New Territories is a new dessert and ice cream shop from owners Peter Mei and George Tang. Ice cream from Van Leeuwen is available in a milkshake, egg-waffle cones, and a play on an affogato made with Thai tea instead of espresso. Status: Certified Open; 190 Orchard Street, no phone

Hell’s Kitchen: Cupcake Wars winner chef Huascar Aquino opened his bakery Huascar & Co. Bake Shop earlier this month on 54th Street. Treats include peanut butter & jelly and tiramisu cupcakes; pistachio flan; macarons; and specialty cakes. Status: Certified Open; 453 West 54th St., 212-933-1041

Midtown: Fast-casual restaurant Two Forks opened last week near Bryant Park. The project from Dave Oz of Bathtub Gin and chef Michael Kaplan delivers a menu of meats and vegetables available in a bowl or a bun. The restaurant features signature dishes, too. Status: Certified Open; 119 West 40 St., no phone

East Village: Earlier this month, Make Sandwich began serving sandwich options like steak and salsa verde; zucchini and falafel; and turkey and gouda. Status: Certified Open; 135 Fourth Ave., no phone

January 17

Elmhurst: Tenzin Choepe is a self-trained chef who recently opened Lhasa Liang Fen, a Tibetan street food restaurant in Queens. Options on the menu include momos, pork salad, and lhasa baozi — Tibetan-style Chinese dumplings filled with meat. Lhasa Liang Fen offers take-out. Status: Certified Open; 81-15 Broadway, 646-684-7208

Midtown: Simon Indian Palace has replaced the now shuttered Yuva Indian Grill on 58 Street. Chefs Jalal Bhuiyan, Miraj Bhuiyan, and Shohag Alam (who, combined, have worked at Baluchi’s, Mahal Kita, and Curry Kitchen) are serving dishes like saag paneer, tandoori vegetables, chicken chettinad, and a selection of biryanis. Status: Certified Open; 230 East 58 St., 212-826-2519

Flushing: Since opening on New Year’s Eve, Sodam has been serving Korean dishes to the Flushing neighborhood. Dishes on the menu include fried chicken wings, spicy rice cakes (ddukboki), kimchi fries topped with cheese, and spicy snails with noodles. Status: Certified Open; 156-50 Northern Blvd. 718-866-1616

East Village: Starr Restaurant alums Sara Leveen and Ben Lowell opened Hanoi House last week in the St. Mark’s space next door to Mexican restaurant Five Tacos. The Vietnamese restaurant is serving clams and congee, a braised beef stew with coconut, and beef pho. Status: Certified Open; 119 St. Mark’s Pl., 212-995-5010

East Village: Brothers Tomer and Itay Zilkha opened a Manhattan location of their Engelwood-based bakery Patisserie Florentine earlier this month, according to EV Grieve. Unlike the Jersey bistro, the tenth street bakery will be limited to baked goods and coffee. Status: Certified Open; 280 East 10th St., 212-995-0300

East Village: Madame Vo has opened at 212 E. 10th St. offering lunch and dinner with a menu of ban xeo ($13), green papaya salad with beef jerky ($10), ga kho gung —braised chicken in a clay pot ($15), and beef pho ($16). Status: Certified Open; 212 E. 10th St., 917-261-2115

Astoria: Greek staples like souvlaki, halloumi, hummus, and laukaniko (leek sausage) are all available at Koroni Souvlaki and Grill, now open on Newtown Avenue. The fast-casual restaurant is also serving a variety of salads, soups, and vegetables. Status: Certified Open; 29-37 Newtown Ave., 718-489-8820

Greenpoint: The team behind Brooklyn restaurants The Commodore and El Cortez recently unveiled a new project: A restaurant and dive bar called The Drift. Mamie-Claire Cornelius’s food menu includes a smoked chicken sandwich, a pimento cheese plate, and a sandwich made of chopped ribs known at the Hangry Man. The drinks menu nods to sister establishments with The Commodore’s frozen piña colada, and a tequila, mint, grapefruit blend known as the El Cortez. Status: Certified Open; 579 Meeker Ave., 718-504-7776

January 10

Fort Greene: The space 30 Dekalb Avenue is now home to The Wei, a fast-casual Chinese restaurant. The former pawn shop has been serving dishes like mapo tofu, cold sesame noodles, and sautéed noodles since opening in December. Status: Certified Open; 30 Dekalb Ave., 718-260-8888

BedStuy: Nana Ramen opened on January 2 in a 650-square-foot space on Malcolm X Boulevard. The restaurant is offering $13 ramen bowls with options like black tonkotsu (pork and soft-boiled egg) and spicy miso (pork, corn, and baby bok choi). Other menu items include octopus, grilled mackerel, and squid tempura. Status: Certified Open; 330 Malcolm X Blvd.

Prospect Heights: Late last month, Live on Air opened on the Prospect Heights/Park Slope border. The Louisiana-inspired restaurant is apparently New York’s first live broadcast restaurant. It streams nightly on Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope. Menu items include a fried green tomato salad, a cajun steam, and chicken and waffles. Status: Certified Open; 335 Flatbush Ave., 718-618-0156

Park Slope: Mis Grill, a Turkish restaurant and cafe opened on Christmas Day in Brooklyn, replacing Juventino. Expect menu items like lamb shish kebabs, gyros, and homemade baklava. Status: Certified Open; 370 Fifth Ave., 718-788-4500

Long Island City: The latest restaurant to open in the midst of a never ending poke craze is Pokelicious in Hunter’s Point (emphasis on the ‘LIC’ in its name, naturally). The restaurant’s signature poke bowl is Seoul poke with chojang, a sweet and spicy chili pepper sauce. Status: Certified Open; 5-37 51st Ave., 917-741-1004

FiDi: The cold-pressed juice people at Pressed Juicery opened a new location this month, this one inside Fulton Center. Status: Certified Open; 200 Broadway, Suite LL9235, 646-838-5984

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