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March 12

Soho: New York-based ice cream company Mochidoki arrived in Soho this afternoon with its first retail store. In addition to a seasonal menu of flavored mochi, which will cost $3 each, the adorably named ice cream company is selling more elaborate creations, including one version made with mochi, black sesame paste, and an edible cup made of dark chocolate. The menu here has been designed in coordination with Michael Laiskonis, the former pastry chef of big-splurge restaurant Le Bernardin, so don’t be shocked if Mochidoki’s matcha lattes come topped with gold leaf. (They do.) The ice cream shop will also sell cold brew, matcha, matcha lattes, and hot teas. 176 Spring Street, between Thompson and West Broadway

Ridgewood: There’s a new cocktail bar hidden in the back of Evil Twin Brewing’s stunning greenhouse bar and taproom, which opened last October in Queens. Details about Selma’s Bar are still scarce, but we do know that the new project is helmed by Selma Slabiak-Casner, formerly of Mother of Pearl and Dear Irving. 1616 George Street, near Wyckoff Avenue

West Village: The West Village’s swanky new cocktail bar, Mad Morton, is landing in the West Village with stone archways, a wrap-around bar, live plants, and a series of custom light fixtures that give the room a flattering purple-orange glow at night. In short, it’s a whole mood. This restaurant and bar technically had its soft opening in late February but tonight marks its first evening of dinner service, which leans on chef Mike Maitrel-Burgard’s background working in the French Caribbean. 47 Seventh Ave South, at Morton Street

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: At Brooklyn’s newest cocktail bar, called Any Thing, the aesthetic is “retro, but make it outer space.” Come summertime, the backyard at this open-door bar will be the home to a rotating cast of local artists, musicians, and DJs. Chef and partner William Garfield will be supplying Any Thing with a limited bar menu from Mo’s Original, a Japanese-Carribean restaurant located next door. 455 Rogers Avenue, at Lincoln Road

Flatiron District: Flatiron hasn’t always been the liveliest neighborhood for happy hours, but a new bar from the team behind rowdy East Village bar Bua hopes to change that. Sunday’s Well is operating out of the former Mad Hatter space on Third Avenue, which was briefly occupied by Stay Gold. 360 Third Avenue, between East 26 and East 27th Streets

Nomad: Murray Hill gets a new craft beer vendor and taproom this week. In addition to a rotating selection of 16 draft beers, Craft + Carry will sell roughly 350 different canned and bottled beers. 440 Third Avenue, between East 30th and East 31st Streets

Chelsea: Chef Jarett Brodie has worked at high-end NYC restaurants like Tom Colicchio’s Craft and Jean Georges’s Mercer Kitchen, but this week he’s branching out on his own with Loulou. The focus at this spacious two-level restaurant is French bistro fare, with dishes like steak frites, duck leg confit, foie gras, and salad nicoise. 176 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street

March 4

Long Island City: Taking over the space vacated by waterfront restaurant Riverview, American Brass is a sprawling new venue that seats 140 people inside and 100 people outside, offering up views of the Manhattan skyline. The restaurant comes from the team behind neighborhood Italian spot Maiella, but the menu here veers all over the place with dishes like duck quesadilla; massive servings of mussels that come with French, Thai, and Italian flavorings among other options; and steaks. The seating is a mix of leather-clad banquettes and wooden chairs, all settled into a space with white-tiled walls and futuristic light fixtures. It’s a typical New American restaurant, albeit with some solid views. 2-01 50th Ave, along Center Boulevard

Greenpoint: Yet another listening bar has opened in NYC, this time in Greenpoint. Good Bar, located across from McCarren Park, comes from the team behind neighborhood nightclub Good Room. Expect a selection of craft beers, cocktails, and comfort foods like burgers and fries. Happy hour, which runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. everyday at the restaurant includes a burger, fries, and beer combo for $15. The bar takes over from the former Five Leaves spinoff Nights and Weekends, which closed in 2017. 1 Bedford Avenue, at Nassau Avenue

Long Island City: Ama is the new restaurant from Randall DeFalco, who was previously the executive chef at the Rockefeller Center restaurant, the Sea Grill. The all-day restaurant, part of a co-living space in the neighborhood called the Collective Paper Factory, features an eclectic menu with dishes like seafood dim sum, fried chicken with mashed potatoes and buttermilk biscuits, and shakshuka. There’s also a large selection of beer, wine, and cocktails at this spacious establishment. 37-06 36th Street, along 37th Avenue

Nomad: Another standard American brunch and dinner spot has opened, called the Tillage. It has spicy fried chicken sandwiches, fancy mezcal margaritas, and an Urban Outfitters-style industrial design. 251 W. 30th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

East Williamsburg: Williamsburg’s crowded dining scene gets an eclectic new entrant this week from Ricardo Cardona, best known for his work as chef to the New York Yankees, and Carlos Letona, formerly of Jean-Georges and Per Se. The Cuban-Asian fusion restaurant, called Aura Cocina, is inspired by Cardona’s recent visits to Thailand and Japan. 315 Meserole Street, between Waterbury and Bogart Streets

Cobble Hill: Fumihiro Kanegae previously worked as the ramen master at cult favorite chain Ippudo, where he created more than 600 types of ramen and helped catapult the brand to international acclaim. Now, he’s branching out on his own with a “ramen diner” in Cobble Hill called Karazishi Botan. 255 Smith Street, between Douglass and Degraw Streets

Chinatown: Right next door to Joe’s Shanghai is Chinatown’s Canal Arcade, a narrow alley that connects Bowery and Elizabeth Streets. This week, the walkway got a new, somewhat hidden sushi restaurant and bar called Nakaji, which customers must ring a doorbell to enter. 48 Bowery Street, between Canal and Bayard Streets

February 26

Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Heights is the latest neighborhood to be visited by the growing listening bar movement in New York City, a Japanese import where diners listen to albums as they eat and drink. At Bohemien Bar, Shawn Schwartz, formerly of Brooklyn’s Halcyon record shop, pumps music through custom floor-to-ceiling speakers, curated from the bar’s collection of over 500 records. If music is the heart of Bohemien, the soul is the restaurant’s central horseshoe bar whose white marble and gold trim might call to mind a Baz Luhrmann film. In addition to dishes like baked camembert, crispy chicken sliders, and bratwurst, the Brooklyn Heights listening bar is serving a drinks menu with riffs on classic craft cocktails. 97 Atlantic Ave, between Henry and Hicks Streets

East Village: The second act from 29-year-old restaurateur Yudai Kanayama opened in the East Village this month under the same name. The new Izakaya is a “cuter version of the first,” says Kanayama, where popular dishes like the restaurant’s addictive cabbage are reimagined in miniature form — and made with brussels sprouts. Five years after the opening of his first restaurant, Kanayama’s second location borrows from the greatest hits of the original and brings in new Japanese-style Chinese dishes, like ponzu jalapeno fried chicken and eggplant wrapped in barbecue duck. There’s no liquor license for now, but Izakaya is currently running a promotion called the “Izakaya Bar Crawl,” in which diners who eat at one of the Izakaya locations can receive 20 percent off the bill at the other. 215 East Fourth Street, between Avenue A and B

Harlem: There’s a new light-filled coffee shop called 9 Tails, located on the ground floor of a historic Harlem brownstone. The sizable, all-white space — named for the East Asian fox spirit — is equipped with communal tables, wooden benches, hanging plants, and an unceasing aroma of freshly-made pastries. Changes to the menu are coming soon, including an expanded list of housemade sandwiches, but there’s one thing about 9 Tails that owner Josh Cho says won’t be changing in the future: there’s no free wi-fi. 34 W 126th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard

Flatiron District: A former bartender of the Standard High Line Hotel and Saraghina sets out on his own tonight with a sustainable cocktail bar in the Flatiron. At his new, low-waste bar, called Thyme Bar, Colin Stevens is sourcing sustainable spirits and repurposing waste from nearby restaurants, like coffee grounds from the Chanson dessert bar upstairs. The new spot — which features lesser-seen ingredients like bael fruit, bird’s beak chile, and orange shaved ice — is located in the cellar of a space that once served as a Prohibition era gambling hall and speakeasy. 20 West 23rd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Midtown: The Garment District’s Archer Hotel gets a chic new restaurant and lounge this week from hospitality group the Charlie Palmer Collective. The centerpiece of Ava Social is a sizable rectangular bar, where diners can order a hodge-podge of small plates that are meant to be shared, like pork and chive soup dumplings, an oversized $22 calzone, and soft serve ice cream. 45 West 38th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Greenpoint: The much-anticipated, all-day Japanese restaurant from the team behind Williamsburg’s cult-favorite breakfast spot Okonomi is finally here. For now, Rule of Thirds is only open for dinner with small shareable plates like its panko-breaded pork shoulder, which comes with a variant of tonkatsu sauce, mustard, and cabbage. 171 Banker Street, near Norman Avenue

Williamsburg: New York City’s rich Vietnamese dining scene gets an exciting new addition this month with Bolero. Chef Matt Le-Khac says the restaurant aims to be a casual place that employs fine-dining standards, with a goal of showcasing Vietnamese food beyond “just pho and banh mi.” 177 Bedford Avenue, between North 7th and North 8th streets

Hell’s Kitchen: Don Wagyu, purveyor of the $180 wagyu sandwich that generated a frenzy of can-you-believe-this headlines in 2018, found a new home at Gotham West Market this week. The restaurant is sharing a space with the fifth location the affordable and generally well-liked Sushi on Jones chain. 600 11th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets

Union Square: Nusret Gökçe, the Turkish butcher-slash-Instagram celebrity otherwise known as Salt Bae, has opened up a burger restaurant on Park Avenue South called Salt Bae. The restaurant has since gone viral for its rather bizarre food menu, which includes a free-veggie-burgers-for-women promotion and a $99 golden shake. 220 Park Avenue South, near Union Square Park

February 19

Chinatown: Boka Korean Fried Chicken is going to “take over the nation,” says owner Maz Karnaby, but first he’s starting with Manhattan. The new location of the Korean fried chicken restaurant in Chinatown is from the team behind Boka, the hit East Village eatery that won the hearts of New Yorkers with crispy, glazed chicken wings and watermelon soju cocktails served out of an actual baby watermelon. At Boka Chinatown, the idea is to take the restaurant’s popular glazed fried chicken and supplement it with an arsenal of Korean staples, like barbecue short ribs over kimchi fried rice and stone bowl bibimbap. Going forward, Karnaby has big plans for the Boka brand. He tells Eater that weekend specials are on the way, including a whole rotisserie chicken stuffed with crispy rice and a fried chicken sandwich that will blow his unnamed “corporate competitors” out of the water. There’s a third location in the works for the Upper West side later this month, right above Sushi Nonaka, a sushi speakeasy that his partner James Lim opened earlier this year. 23 Pell Street, between Mott and Doyers Streets

Jersey City: Cajun-style seafood spot The Boil has opened a third location in Jersey City, just in time for crawfish season (typically beginning in March or April). The popular New Orleans-inspired restaurant and bar — which also has locations in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side — is now boiling king crab legs, blue crab, and crawfish by the pound that guests can customize with their choice of spice blends and heat levels. 8 Erie Street, near Bay Street

Chelsea: Mayhem Sandwiches has set-up a counter in the Chelsea Market with four sandwiches to start. The Manhattan-based sandwich maker, which also runs a flagship location out of the Urbanspace Vanderbilt food hall, has been known to wreak havoc on New Year’s resolutions with tall sandwiches and cheesy sides, like the restaurant’s spin on a pastrami sandwich: a stack of smoked beef on rye with mustard and slaw. 75 Ninth Avenue, between West 15 and West 16th Streets

East Village: There’s a new coffee shop on Avenue A courtesy of three self-described product engineering “nerds” who have designed a brewing method called “roast2cup technology.” Brooklyn Bean Roastery got its start selling coffee pods at Walmart and on Amazon, but this snug coffee shop with a stained wood storefront marks the owner’s first physical presence in New York City. 23 Avenue A, near East Second Street

Flatiron District: A neighborhood Italian restaurant opens this week in Flatiron with a menu that’s mostly imported from Italy, including the restaurant’s prosciutto, parmesan, truffle sauce, and tomatoes. Pizza forms the heart of the menu at Tramonti Fifth Avenue, and here it’s made using filtered salt water from the Mediterranean Ocean. 2 W. 28th Street, near Fifth Avenue

Upper West Side: Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is headed uptown this week with the same flavor and flare that made its four downtown locations a hit. 518 Columbus Avenue, at 85th Street

East Village: Fast-casual chicken restaurant Fields Good Chicken is opening its sixth location this afternoon on East 12th. 24 East 12th Street, at University Place

Soho: The much-anticipated sequel to Uncle Boons opened this week for breakfast and lunch. In addition to traditional Thai dishes, Thai Diner serves American diner classics served with a Thai twist, like its Thai tea babka french toast. 186 Mott Street, at the corner of Kenmare Street

February 12

Bed-Stuy: Tompkins Avenue gets a new Roman-inspired bar and restaurant this week — and, if it’s anything like its predecessor, it could be a big win for Bed-Stuy. Bar Camillo is an offshoot of popular Prospect Lefferts Gardens restaurant Camillo, which Eater critic Robert Sietsema deemed “spectacular” in a rare four-star review. Like its namesake, Bar Camillo will serve pinsas, an ancient style of Roman flatbread that resembles pizza but tastes closer to pasta, in addition to baked pasta dishes and Roman-inspired small plates. This 75-seat, multi-level restaurant features a cozy dining room, a seasonal backyard, and a drink menu with nine different spins on the Negroni — including one version with mezcal. 333 Tompkins Ave, between Gates Avenue and Monroe Street

West Village: The team behind Cafe Clover has opened a new modern American restaurant on Greenwich Avenue. At Cafe Clover, restaurateurs Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, David Rabin, and Jeff Kadish drew inspiration from healthy, seasonal ingredients — occasionally to a fault. But at American Bar, the focus is on continental classics like their take on a tavern burger, topped with onion jam and sharp cheddar; panko chicken schnitzel with medjool date mustard; and a chicken pot pie for two. 33 Greenwich Avenue, between 10th Street and Charles

Midtown: A new restaurant inspired by Asian and South American cuisines debuted in Midtown this week. By day, Boketto is a fast-casual spot that has infused Asian street food — like bao and donburi — with Peruvian and American flair. After 4 p.m., Boketto transforms into a full-service, sit-down restaurant with cocktails, happy hour specials, and shareable plates like Peruvian causas topped with tuna and crab; nachos with salmon and jalapeno mayonnaise; and nori tacos wrapped in seaweed. 1001 Sixth Avenue

East Village: A new Japanese hot pot restaurant opens in the East Village this week, specializing in motsunabe, a rich broth made of beef or pork intestines that comes from the Fukuoka prefecture of Japan. Hakata Zen’s hot pot varieties include pork belly with chile, chive, and tofu; pig collagen with chicken, pork belly, and tofu; and chicken meatballs with intestine. 31 Saint Marks Place, near Second Avenue

Midtown: The team behind the East Village’s Fat Buddha Bar has opened their sequel, a contemporary izakaya in Midtown Manhattan called Omomo. At the helm are chefs Charles Cho and Brian Ogawa, who have teamed up to create a menu of robatayaki, or Japanese meats cooked over charcoal, and sushi options including a pork tsukune that can be dipped in quail egg and a $100 tasting menu with nigiri. 11 W. 36th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

East Village: Second Avenue is now home to the first outpost of the Midwest’s Strings Ramen, which won a spot on Eater Chicago’s best-of ramen list last year. In addition to house made egg noodle dishes and oden (a Japanese winter street food), Strings advertises what it calls a Monster Hell Ramen Challenge, which involves eating an entire bowl of scorpion- and ghost pepper-infused ramen in 20 minutes with just one glass of water. 188 Second Avenue, at 12th Street

Midtown: Midtown’s Luxe Life Hotel, home of the now-defunct Life magazine, gets a modern American addition this week with the Marilyn. The restaurant, named for executive chef Scott Hawley’s late grandmother, will serve a selection of house-made pastas, breads, and seasonal vegetable, meat, and seafood plates. 19 W. 31st Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue

East Village: A fast-food burger restaurant based in Turkey opened its first U.S. location on East Sixth street this week. Lovenburg, which debuted in Antalya, Turkey back in 2018, is rolling into the East Village with a similar menu, including Middle Eastern-ish dishes like a haloumi burger, parmesan truffle fries, and crispy fried chicken balls. 328 E. Sixth Street, between First Avenue and Second Avenue

Long Island City: A mother-son duo have opened an Argentinian restaurant, called R40, along Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. The restaurant, named for the roadway that runs the length of Argentina, will feature a menu of grilled meats and seasonal offerings, including shareable plates like filet mignon empanadas and house made sweetbreads. 47-16 Vernon Boulevard, at 47th Street

Harlem: Belgian chef Johan Halsberghe has moved his Brooklyn chocolate mousse operation to East 100th Street in Harlem. Mojo Dessert Mousse Bar, as it’s now called, includes a small dessert counter up front, where he sells chocolate mousse in dark, white, and hazelnut flavors. Mousse can be purchased by the scoop like ice cream ($3 for one scoop, $5 for two). 177 East 100th Street, near Lexington Avenue

Tribeca: One of New York City’s most renowned Indian chefs is heading up the kitchen at Tribeca newcomer Paisley, a 70-seat spot focused on pan-Indian food. For the menu, chef Peter Beck pulls from his experience working in restaurants in New Delhi, Mumbai, and NYC with dishes like Konkan fish curry, a popular dish from the western part of India, and laksa, a type of Southeast Asian soup that’s served with shrimp, calamari, and a coconut milk broth. 429 Greenwich Street, between Laight and Greenwich Streets

Greenwich Village: Michael Toscano — an acclaimed chef known for his work at shuttered Italian restaurant Perla — has opened a new Italian restaurant called Da Toscano. The Italian restaurant, a partnership with his wife Caitlin, is an amalgam of his cooking from his days at Perla, which gained two stars in the Times, and the couple’s Charleston, S.C. restaurant Le Farfalle, which has also been well-received. 24 Minetta Lane, at Sixth Avenue

Upper West Side: Dos Toros Taqueria heads to the Upper West Side with a small, eight-seat location. 2911 Broadway, between 113th and 114th Streets

February 5

East Village: An eclectic new Korean bistro and bar comes to the East Village this week courtesy of the owner of Tang Hotpot and the Tang on the Upper West Side. With neon lights, reflective tin ceilings, and a drink list named “Bad Decisions,” owner Yu Li is looking to make an impression on the East Village with his latest, Doma Food and Drinks. Li, who is not Korean himself, turned to chef Jackie Kim to build out the restaurant’s menu, which infuses Korean staples like budae-jjigae, a sausage stew; and anju (late-night small plates) with Japanese, Spanish, Peruvian, Italian, and American flare. Li and co-owner Minn Hur are trying to make Doma a late-night spot: The restaurant is open until midnight on Sundays through Wednesdays; until 1 a.m. on Thursdays; and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 120 First Avenue, at East 7th Street

Flushing: Queens-born Kung Fu Tea and Taiwanese chain TKK Fried Chicken teamed up to open their second dual-concept restaurant in Flushing’s Queens Crossing. Diners can now find the platonic ideal of a lunch pairing in Queens with both bubble tea and Kwa Kwa Bao, a sticky rice dish with mushrooms and pork stuffed in fried chicken skin. 136-20 38th Avenue, between Main Street and 138th Street

Soho: Citizens of Soho is the newest coffee import from Australian hospitality group Citizens. With their fourth location in New York City, owners Andrew Giesel and Justin Giuffrida are inching towards their goal of “taking over the American brunch scene” with sourdough toast, Super Fun Happy Bowls, and all-day breakfast options. 201 Lafayette Street, at Kenmare Street

East Village: The new East Village outpost of Factory Tamal is now open. This is the second location for owner Fernando Lopez, who got his start on the Lower East Side back in 2017 with a menu of homemade tamales, egg sandwiches, and panini. 63 East Fourth Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery

Lower East Side: The team behind playful East Village bars Mister Paradise and Paper Daisy opened a third spot this week on the Lower East Side. Pretty Ricky’s is a casual bar and restaurant with 20 beers and cocktails on tap, ranging from a $6 Pacifico to a $90 pint of Brut Des Flandres. The bar and restaurant also serves updated versions of New York City classics, like roasted oysters and portobello patty melts. 101 Rivington Street, at Ludlow Street

Williamsburg: A year-round backyard bar from the team behind Dolly’s Swing & Dive and Guatemalan favorite Claudia’s reopened this week following a renovation of the space and menu. The new Midnights is shifting focus towards its menu of signature, seasonal, and tap cocktails with a pared-down food menu, but the restaurant’s brunch service will continue as usual. 149 North 6th Street, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street

Soho: The team behind Lower East Side late-night gem the Flower Shop are leveling up with a new restaurant in Soho. Little Ways features more of the new American-style food on the menu at the Flower Shop but in a grander setting and in more elaborate dishes. 343 West Broadway, near Grand Street

East Village: A playful new Korean-ish tapas spot opens in the East Village tonight from the owners of East Village hit Thursday Kitchen. The new restaurant, called Mokyo, specializes in small plates that borrow from Peruvian and Spanish cuisines. 109 Saint Marks Place, between Avenue A and 1st Ave

January 30

Sunset Park: Sunset Park’s all-Japanese food hall and grocery, Japan Village, gets a kid-friendly addition this week with Wakuwaku (literally, “fun and excitement”). This tavern-style izakaya is currently open for lunch, with plans to offer dinner service in the near future. Food here is prepared in a large open-air kitchen, with multiple lunch sets and children’s options available from $7 to $9. The restaurant also has private tatami mat rooms, which can accommodate large groups and families. 269 36th Street, at Third Avenue

Harlem: Brothers Rahim and Mohammed Diallo have opened a new all-day cafe where they’re making their own ginjan, a traditional West African beverage made from cold-pressed ginger, pineapple, and lemon juice. Ginjan Café also serves coffees, teas, pastries, and crepes. 85 East 125th Street, Park and Madison Avenues

Forest Hills: A laid-back French bistro is skewering chickens, slathering them in butter, and serving them rotisserie-style in Forest Hills. This vintage, counter-service spot, dubbed La Rotisserie du Coin, serves sides like ratatouille and French fries in addition to crepes, soups, salads, and desserts. 107-10 71st Road, at Austin Street

Midtown: There’s a much-needed happy hour option in the neighborhood this week with Under the Volcano, an unpretentious neighborhood bar that closed back in 2008 but has now reopened in the exact same location. In its second iteration, Under the Volcano offers craft beer and cider, a short list of organic wines, and a menu of traditional bar food. It’s closed on Sundays for now. 12 East 36th Street, between 5th & Madison Avenues

Midtown: A popular Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant has relocated to Times Square. Nisí, which focuses on regional dishes from Greece and Italy, works with local farmers and producers to develop its rotating menus. 250 West 47th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues

Lower East Side: Kissaki the much-anticipated omakase restaurant from chef Mark Garcia — opened this week on the Lower East Side. Chef Garcia’s somewhat unconventional spin on sushi shines in dishes like the bluefin tuna with plum soy sauce and broiled Kinmedai, a bright-red fish, served with a crispy, honey-infused radish garnish. 319 Bowery, at Bleecker Street

Midtown: Quality Bistro landed in Midtown this week with 18-foot-high ceilings, a French-ish menu, and lots of gold accents and trees. This sprawling 180-seat spot from the Quality Meats team spans two levels and might be better described as a series of ballrooms, atriums, and French salons. 120 W. 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Flatiron District: Jua, an upscale new Korean restaurant from the team behind Her Name is Han and Take 31 has opened after some delays. 36 East 22nd Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South

January 23

Astoria: Hand-pulled Chinese noodle spot La Mian Lounge opened over the weekend. The restaurant serves traditional Chinese dishes made exclusively using halal quality meat. “Astoria has a large muslim community,” owner David Kong, who also operates dumpling restaurants the Bund and nearby Bund on Broadway, tells Eater. “People kept coming to me complaining that soup dumplings were always made with pork, which they couldn’t eat.” The result is the beef-based menu at La Mian Lounge, which revolves around beef broth ramens and barbecue skewers. 25-12 Broadway, between 29th and Crescent Streets

Lower East Side: Eastern Japanese restaurant Sanpoutei kicks off service tonight in the East Village. The restaurant — which has 55 locations across Japan, Singapore, and Canada — specializes in shoyu ramen, where the dashi broth is made from baby sardines and thus considerably lighter than the fatty tonkotsu ramens of western Japan. Sanpoutei also serves up inventive small plates including Sichuan peppercorn edamame, Niigata sake-drunken chicken, and matcha soy black sesame flan. 92 2nd Avenue, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Financial District: Amelie Kang, the owner of MáLà Project, teamed up with chef Yina Huo to turn her homey, fast-casual restaurant Tomorrow into a full-service Chinese bistro. The informal northern Chinese restaurant, dubbed Chubby Princess, serves a list of food and drinks that are just as playful as its name, including noodles, bao, and tomato and egg stir-fry. Chubby Princess serves takeout lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and a counter-service and table service mix the rest of the time. 200 Water Street, between John and Fulton Streets

Midtown: Late night slice shop Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opened its doors in Midtown this morning. The newest location, just a few blocks from Times Square, is the company’s twelfth in the city. 1410 Broadway, at 39th Street

Nolita: An unconventional vegetable-heavy, fast-casual restaurant made a splash in Nolita this week. October, which serves vegetarian lunch bowls, grows its own herbs and greens in-house using hydroponic gardens, which diners can see through small windows in the floor of the restaurant. 384 Broome Street, between Mott and Mulberry Streets

Williamsburg: The 40-seat Masti Indian Grill & Chaat Bar debuted in Williamsburg, inspired by the Famous Curry Bazaar in London. It has an on-site tandoor oven. 184 Havemeyer Street, between South 3rd and South 4th Streets

Midtown: Fast-casual chicken restaurant Fields Good Chicken celebrated the opening of its fifth location this week. The new 31-seat location in Midtown brings back old classics, like their whole roasted chicken, and a rotating roster of new favorites, including seasonal chicken wings. 599 Lexington Avenue, at East 53 Street

January 15

Washington Heights: Havana Heights opened its doors last Friday — taking over the space of neighborhood staple Galicia Restaurant, which shuttered nearly two years ago due to rent hikes. Gabriel Estevez, whose family has owned grocery stores in Washington Heights for close to four decades, runs the upbeat Cuban restaurant, and it’s already attracting a crowd of locals. It leans on international influence, with a sprawling menu of whole fish, Puerto Rican mofongo, and Spanish pinchos, all served with a Cuban twist. 4083 Broadway, at West 172nd

Bed-Stuy: The trio behind Bushwick’s jerk chicken restaurant-slash-tropical-themed bar Sally Roots opened their second joint project in Bed-Stuy this week. Sally’s features Caribbean ingredients in Asian packaging, such as wontons filled with oxtail and jerk-seasoned pigeon peas, and bao covered in a garlicky Cuban mojo sauce. The bar and restaurant comes from James Freeman, Johnny De Piper and Matthew Maddy, the latter of which also helped design Lilia, LaLou, and Celestine. 151 Tompkins Avenue, at Willoughby Avenue

Noho: A Japanese green tea specialist debuted its second location in the Bowery Market this week. Kettl, which opened in Williamsburg in 2016, is best known for importing green tea directly from partner farms in Japan. In addition to serving tea-based ice creams made for Kettl by Il Laboratoria del Gelato, the Manhattan branch will be brewing tea for purchase, which is not currently offered at its Brooklyn shop. 348 Bowery, at Great Jones Street

Williamsburg: Brooklyn has no shortage of casual wine bars, but one that doubles as a “low-key night club” might be a first. Sauced — which comes to Williamsburg from the team that runs popular neighborhood restaurant and cocktail bar Loosie’s Kitchen and Loosie Rouge — specializes in small bites, natural wine, and karaoke in the back room. 331 Bedford Avenue, near South Third Street

Lower East Side: I Love Panzerrotti gets its third location on St. Marks this week, bringing the crescent-shaped, always-stuffed dish from Apulia to the Lower East Side. The new 20-seat location will also serve Neapolitan pizza using the wood fired brick oven of former tenant Tramonti Neapolitan pizza. 130 St Marks Place, near Avenue A

Lower East Side: Omar Hernandez, the restaurateur and founder of nightclubs Omar’s La Ranita and Omar’s at Vaucluse, is opening (yet another) nightclub and a dining club concept restaurant. From Wednesdays to Saturdays, Omar’s La Boîte will offer a four-course tasting menu with entertainment for $200. 302 Broome Street, between Eldridge and Forsythe

Upper West Side: The Upper West Side gets an Italian-American addition tonight from La Tavola Delle Nonne, loosely translated as “Grandmother’s Table.” 208 W. 70th Street, between Amsterdam and West End

East Village: Fast-casual salad bowl behemoth Sweetgreen opened another splashy location in the area on Tuesday. The new location comes after two nearby openings on Astor Place and University Place in recent years. 347 Bowery Avenue, at East 3rd Street

Chelsea: The chef behind Lower East Side hit Pig & Khao is bringing an irreverent new restaurant to the border of Chelsea and Koreatown. Piggyback NYC, which markets itself as pan-Asian, serves up cross-cultural creations like a cheese-slathered pho French dip sandwich with Thai basil and onion spread. 140 West 30th Street, near Seventh Avenue

Noho: Yakitori legend Yoshiteru Ikegawa made his Manhattan debut this week with the 17-seat restaurant Torien. Ikegawa’s one Michelin-starred Tokyo restaurant Torishiki is nearly impossible to get into, with tables booking up as soon as they appear for the month. The NYC offshoot will feature the exact same menu as Torishiki, focusing on chicken skewers and vegetables. 292 Elizabeth Street, at East Houston

Upper West Side: The Upper West Side is getting a taste of the creative, nontraditional omakase from chef Don Pham of Sushi Ishikawa. The omakase’s new location may be half the size of the Upper East Side original, but it still attempts to channel the same energy, which might be best described as “chaotic good” for serving whacky, over-the-top courses like nigiri bites topped with gold flakes. Ishikawa’s seasonal menu is offered at two price points: $125 for the 15-course menu, and $155 for the 16-course menu. 207 West 80th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues

January 8

East Village: Foods from Xinjiang have been the focus at Jiang Diner, and now the restaurant has a second location close by. The restaurant opened at East Fifth Street last year, and Eater critic Robert Sietsema described it as a “magnetic entry into NYC’s Chinese dining scene.” The new location is also going for a cafe vibe like the original and will continue to serve its popular items like the big tray chicken, lamb stuffed shumai dumplings, and the steamed lamb ribs served with two kinds of dips. Sietsema says “the greatest strength of Jiang Diner lies in its introduction of dishes we hadn’t really seen before in New York.” 104 Second Avenue, at East Sixth Street

Bed-Stuy: Natalie Hernandez craved homestyle Mexican food in New York, and after running a successful pop-up has now opened a brick-and-mortar by the same name on Madison Street called Boca Santa. The cozy space features dishes like mole tacos with roasted potatoes and caramelized onions; black bean quesadillas with watermelon radish and charred tomato salsa; and charred vegetable tacos. Nothing on the menu costs more than $12, and it leans on vegetarian dishes, but there are options like the deep-fried pork belly quesadilla. 480 Madison Street, at Marcus Garvey Boulevard

Harlem: French baguette sandwiches are now being served up at the second location of East Village sandwich shop Le Petit Parisien, now in Harlem. The baguettes come from legendary NYC bakery Orwashers, and sandwiches on the menu have names like Charles de Gaulle (cured ham, blue cheese) and Cousteau (smoked tuna, goat cheese, olive oil, and thyme). The shop also sells French pastries like croissants and macarons, and egg sandwiches with brioche. 151 Malcolm X Boulevard, between West 117th and 118th Streets

Midtown West: Southern California-style taqueria and juice chain Taco Dumbo has opened its eighth location. The newest outpost will be located on West 52nd Street, close to an existing location. The fast-casual spot has tacos with a variety of fillings like spiced cauliflower, vegan chorizo, and roasted fish; as well as salads, bowls, margaritas, and other cocktails. 31 W. 52nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Long Island City: Vietnamese restaurant Bia has been replaced by a Chinese hot pot spot called Yin Traditional Hot Pot. 23-10 Jackson Avenue, between Davis and Pearson Streets

Midtown: Garment District Italian bakery Angelina has opened a second location just south of Central Park. The bakery will continue to offer goods like golden cornetti, which are Italian croissants, and bomboloni, Italian-style doughnuts that Angelina stuffs with fillings like Nutella, pistachio, and green tea. 1425 Sixth Avenue, near West 58th Street

Upper West Side: Neighborhood staple Calle Ocho has moved to a new location on Broadway. It’s the third time the restaurant has relocated since it opened on the UWS in 1998. 2756 Broadway, at West 106th Street

Midtown West: Greek restaurant Ariston Bistro has been replaced by Carnegie Diner and Cafe, serving classic American diner fare. 205 W. 57th Street, between Seventh Avenue and Broadway

Midtown: Sophisticated Australian FiDi cafe Black Fox has opened a new location in Midtown. 45 E. 45th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues

Two Bridges: Food from the Basque region of Spain is the focus at Ernesto’s, a new Spanish restaurant from chef Ryan Bartlow, who has had past stints at Chicago’s Alinea and Frenchette in Tribeca. 259 E. Broadway, at Montgomery Street

Gramercy: Photography museum Fotografiska has a new Stephen Starr restaurant called Veronika that’s inspired by grand European cafes. 281 Park Avenue South, near East 22nd Street

Midtown: Yet another Urbanspace fancy food hall has opened in the neighborhood, this time on the west side. 152 W. 52nd Street, near Seventh Avenue

January 2

Midtown: Luxe department store Bergdorf Goodman has opened its newest restaurant, Goodman’s Bar, a cafe that’s located on the second floor of the men’s department store. Eleven Madison Park alums Austin Johnson and Dustin Wilson are consulting on the food and drink menus respectively. Johnson was most recently the chef at Frenchie in Paris and London, and for Bergdorf’s he’s helped create dishes like seared scallops served with celery root; tagliatelle with white truffle and parmesan; and gougères stuffed with bacon and cheddar. Cocktails include the Goodman’s manhattan (rye, Carpano Antica, bitters) and an Oaxacan bloody mary made with mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico. The decor is reminiscent of grand European restaurants with a marble-topped bar, gold accents, a hand-painted mural, and backgammon tables. Bergdorf’s also has two other restaurants in the women’s store; Goodman’s Bar is open during regular store hours. 745 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Fl., between East 58th and 57th Streets

Astoria: Adding to the robust list of Greek restaurants in Astoria is Anassa, an offshoot of Midtown Greek restaurant, Anassa’s Tavern. Dishes include zucchini fritters served with Greek gruyere, feta, and fresh mint; grilled fish with a lemon and olive oil sauce; and lobster spaghetti that comes with a sauce made with tomato, ouzo, and herbs. Cocktails and a selection of wines from around Greece are also on the menu. The space features wooden tables, exposed brick walls, and airy ceilings, and is open daily. 28-10 Astoria Boulevard, near 28th Street

Hell’s Kitchen: Oaxacan-inspired food is the focus at Casa Del Toro, a sister restaurant to the brasserie located next door, Le Privé. Menu items include tlayuda, a toasted tortilla topped with refried beans, meat, lettuce, cheese and salsa; and lengua taco, made with beef tongue, chicharron, salsa verde, and radish. 626B Tenth Avenue, between West 44th and 45th Streets

Lower East Side: Tsismis owners Reggie Aguinaldo and Stephen Young have opened a cafe next door on Rivington Street that does small plates, coffee, and high tea. Taste Cafe will sell clothes and accessories alongside the food. 83 Rivington Street, between Orchard and Allen Streets

East Village: The home of a shuttered ramen restaurant has produced a brand new ramen establishment called Gorin Ramen. Details are scarce but the restaurant opens tonight. 351 East 14th Street, at First Avenue

Hell’s Kitchen: East Village’s popular Chinese crawfish boil, Le Sia, has quietly opened a second location in Hell’s Kitchen. 651 Ninth Avenue, between West 45th and 46th Streets

East Village: Korean fried chicken establishment Koko Wings has opened a second location. The first one is located on the Upper West Side. 192 First Avenue, between East 11th and 12th Streets

Upper West Side: The team behind UWS favorite Jacob’s Pickles has debuted a tiki bar, Tiki Chick, on the same block. 517 Amsterdam Avenue, at West 85th Street

December 26

Harlem: Chilean food has very little representation in NYC, but Harlem’s newest entrant is Dulceria, a bakery that specializes in five kinds of alfajores, a type of sandwich cookie that’s filled with dulce de leche. The small space seats seven on red barstools placed against the wall, and the large glass window and door bring in a lot of light. Started by Harlem residents and couple Marco and Daniel Minzer with help from pastry chef Daniele Canete, a childhood friend of Marco’s from Chile, the bakery also sells chocolate crepe cakes, lemon meringue tarts, honey cake, and amor, a dessert that’s made with combining raspberry preserves, chantilly cream, and dulce de leche. 2220 Frederick Douglas Boulevard, between West 119th and 120th Streets

Greenpoint: East Williamsburg coffee shop Eleva Coffee has opened a second location in Greenpoint, part of a large upcoming waterfront development called Greenpoint Landing. The 25-seat cafe serves coffee sourced from Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ethiopia that’s roasted in a nearby Queens facility. In terms of food, there’s vegan banana bread from Dank’s Brooklyn and cookies from Long Island City bakery This Chick Bakes. Other food items include soups made in house, hand pies made with phyllo dough, and salads. 7 Bell Slip, at Commercial Street

Nomad: Pan-Asian restaurant Norikoh has opened a second NYC location following its first in Midtown. The new outpost will continue to serve dishes like ramen, crispy calamari with peanut sauce, bento boxes, and sushi. 43 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Flatiron District: The team behind popular Sunnyside Mexican restaurant Cemitas El Tigre has opened a new Baja-style Mexican restaurant on East 23rd Street called Summer Salt. The menu features items like California-style burritos, Baja fish tacos, and carne asada fries. 30 East 23rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenues

East Village: Chef Greg Rales, formerly of Soho cake shop Flour Shop, took a wholesale business from his home and transformed it into a full-fledged bakery called Red Gate Bakery. He serves original creations like cannibal cookies, or caramelized sugar cookies packed with house-made Oreos; white chocolate and grapefruit cookies; and a cake made with caramelized white chocolate and stout. 68 East First Street, between Second and First Avenues

Upper West Side: Longtime neighborhood Indian restaurant Sapphire was forced to close its West 60th Street location because the building it was in was being demolished, but it’s now re-opened at a new location in the neighborhood. 2014 Broadway, near West 69th Street

Upper West Side: Dishes like bahn mi, pho, and crispy spring rolls are served at new Vietnamese restaurant Two Wheels. 426 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 80th and 81st Streets

Sunset Park: The team behind one of NYC’s most beloved speakeasies, Angel’s Share, has opened a Japanese cocktail bar, Oldies, at Industry City’s Japan Village. 269 36th Street, between Second and Third Avenues

Midtown: High-profile ex-Momofuku chef Tien Ho is leading up the kitchen at new cocktail bar Bergamo’s. 26 Vanderbilt Avenue, near East 43rd Street

Upper West Side: Japanese barbecue chain Gyu-Kaku has opened its fourth NYC location. 620 Amsterdam Avenue, between West 90th and 91st Streets

East Williamsburg: Bed-Stuy institution David’s Brisket House has been selling its Jewish deli classics from Lebanese staple Wafa Express. The restaurant will soon rebrand as Pastrami Masters. 812 Grand Street, between Bushwick Avenue and Humboldt Street

East Village: Tiny counter-service spot the Dip is now serving a variety of sandwiches, most notably a French Dip-style sandwich. 58 St. Marks Place, between First and Second Avenues

December 18

Soho: Ken Addington, formerly the chef at Greenpoint favorite Five Leaves, is now heading up the kitchen at Soho Diner, a new 24-hour American diner at the Soho Grand Hotel. Addington will serve classics like avocado toast, a smoked salmon platter, an egg salad sandwich, a burger, and a tuna melt, while twists on traditional fare include pancakes made with semolina, blintzes filled with burrata, and a “stinky” cheeseburger that comes with red wine onions and French dressing. The restaurant also has a selection of cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks including iced coffee, kombucha, and an oat milk drink. The 146-seat space blends old-school NYC diners and modern design with a breakfast counter overlooking an open kitchen, booth seating, terrazzo floors, and a coin-operated jukebox. 310 West Broadway, between Canal and Grand Streets

Bushwick: Long Island City Mexican restaurant Gordo’s Cantina, which closed this year, has now re-opened in a new space in Bushwick. They’ve added new items to the menu including a yellow mole with fish and tlayudas, where a large baked tortilla is topped with chile de arbol, lettuce, tomato, onion, cilantro, and Oaxaca cheese. The restaurant’s most popular items — grilled corn tortillas stuffed with tiger shrimp, pico de gallo, and cheese; and a bacon-wrapped hot dog — make a return. 140 St. Nicholas Avenue, at Stockholm Street

Columbus Circle: British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat has opened a second NYC location at the Turnstyle Underground Market and will sell more of its pricey chocolate goods there. 1000 South Eight Avenue, near West 57th Street

East Village: South Florida chain Kavasutrapreviously accused of sexism and transphobia — has opened a second NYC location selling drinks made from the root of the Kava plant, native to the Pacific Islands. 45 East 1st Street, between First and Second Avenues

Hamilton Heights: Wine bar L’Argot has been replaced by L’Artista, a restaurant specializing in Northern Italian fare. 142 Hamilton Place, between West 143rd and 144th Streets

East Village: After a two-year hiatus, Tex-Mex neighborhood icon San Loco has re-opened at a new location. The restaurant was originally open from 1986 to 2017, and helped build the East Village’s reputation as an eclectic dining destination. 111 Avenue C between Seventh and Eighth Streets

Carroll Gardens: French-Canadian food takes center stage at a sleek new bistro, Bar Bête, by the chef behind former neighborhood favorites Battersby and Dover. 263 Smith St. at Degraw Street

Greenwich Village: Popular fast-casual lunch chain Dig (formerly Dig Inn) has opened its first full-service restaurant, 232 Bleecker, led by Untitled and Gramercy Tavern alum, Suzanne Cupps. 232 Bleecker Street, at Carmine Street

Midtown West: NYC’s newest food hall, the Deco, brings food from around the world to the Garment District. 231 West 39th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues

Flatiron: Vegan fast-casual chain Veggie Grill debuted its first NYC location with dishes like zucchini noodles with “sausage,” a patty melt, a hot fried “chicken,” and kale salad. 12 W. 23rd St., near Fifth Avenue

Lower East Side: After a rocky tenure and a three-year closure, Colors has re-opened with new chef Sicily Sewell-Johnson at the helm. 178 Stanton Street, between Clinton and Attorney streets

Chinatown: One of the city’s best Henan restaurants, Taste of Northern China, has returned after being closed for several years. 6 East Broadway, between Catherine and Market streets

Bushwick: Pop-up success helped the Awkward Scone open a brick-and-mortar, and it’s a rare NYC destination dishing out New Mexico-style burritos. 1022 Broadway, between Willoughby Avenue and Suydam Street

Williamsburg: Bathhouse food gets upscale treatment at the neighborhood’s newest spa, also going by the same name: Bathhouse. 103 North 10th Street, near Berry Street

Sunset Park: Yemeni coffee takes center stage at a new cafe by brothers Ali Suliman and Hakim Sulaimani called Yafa Cafe. 4415 Fourth Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets

Nomad: What’s possibly NYC’s first sports bar speakeasy, J.Bespoke is now open for business with $17 cocktails and NBA playoffs on TV screens going hand in hand. 121 E 27th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue

December 11

Brooklyn Heights: The team behind popular neighborhood restaurant Colonie has opened a natural wine bar next door called Pips. The selection includes 15 to 20 options by the glass, and the food menu is comprised of coastal Italian fare with dishes like anchovies with salsa verde and Littleneck clams served with cranberry beans and pistachio oil. Pips seats 20 people at the bar counter, and an additional 30 throughout the space. 129 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry streets

Williamsburg: A new neighborhood Thai destination from the team behind popular Plant Love House, has opened on Driggs Avenue, and serves breakfast foods — though it opens at noon everyday. Noods n’ Chill specializes in khao tom, a Chinese-Thai rice porridge, plus other snacks and noodle dishes. The tiny and charming self-service restaurant has space for 12, and their brunch menu — served on Saturdays — is a highlight. 170 South 3rd Street, near Driggs Avenue

Union Square: Vegan chain By Chloe’s latest NYC location opens in the iconic former Coffee Shop space today. By Chloe’s 19th location will seat 32 people, and an additional 10 on the patio in warmer weather. 34 East 16th Street, near Union Square West

Chelsea: The newest entry to the neighborhood’s nightlife scene is an opulent nightclub called Noir that has multiple revolving chandeliers, two DJ booths, and a circular marble-clad bar. 357 West 16th Street

East Village: A new seafood restaurant called Ama Raw Bar has opened on Avenue B. The restaurant features an Asian raw bar with items like crispy tuna rice and a variety of cocktails. 190 Avenue B, between East 11th and 12th streets.

Long Island City: Known for drinks like a “deconstructed latte,” Coffee Project NY has now debuted a third location following locations in the East Village and Brooklyn. The new location has a certified training program for aspiring baristas and coffee roasters. 21-10 51st Ave, near 21st Street

Williamsburg: French brasserie Le Crocodile, from Chez Ma Tante duo Aidan O’Neal and Jake Leiber, opened at the Wythe Hotel in the space previously occupied by Reynard. 80 Wythe Avenue, between North 12th and 11th streets

Midtown West: An Australian-style espresso bar called Clovelly Coffee is serving up flat whites and pastries. It’s named after the Sydney suburb the owner grew up in. 423 Ninth Avenue, between West 33rd and 34th streets

Chelsea: Hot Bread Kitchen — which has a rotating line up of food vendors in its Chelsea Market space — has now debuted a bakery called Mini Melanie courtesy Melanie Moss, a Babbo and Blue Hill at Stone Barns alum. 75 Ninth Avenue, between West 15th and 16th streets

Midtown: California-founded coffee chain Blue Bottle Coffee has opened its newest NYC location for a total of 18 coffee shops in the city. 1345 Avenue of the Americas, near West 55th Street

Hell’s Kitchen: The neighborhood gets a new New York pie place called BarDough with items on the menu including pizza alla vodka, and breakfast pie. There are also craft cocktails like You Bacon Me Crazy, a reimagined old fashioned with smoked bacon-infused bourbon. 350 West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues

Midtown: Beloved Italian sandwich shop Alidoro has opened a third location on Rockefeller Plaza, following locations in Soho and Midtown East. 1 Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and 49th streets

East Village: Following some closings, East Village coffee chain the Bean has opened a new location on Broadway. 771 Broadway, near East 9th Street

Hell’s Kitchen: The owner of neighborhood Italian trattoria Tavola has opened a smaller restaurant next door called Tavolino specializing in Roman-style pizzas and a variety of pastas. 496 Ninth Avenue, between West 37th and 38th streets

Bushwick: Two of the folks behind neighborhood nightlife hot spot House of Yes have opened a Mediterranean restaurant called Queen. It’s an expansion of their previous nearby venture Queen of Falafel. 247 Starr Street, at Wyckoff Avenue

Upper East Side: Popular Detroit-style pizzeria Emmy Squared now has a sixth location, its third in NYC. 1426 Third Avenue, at 81st Street

West Village: One of the owners of Fiaschetteria Pistoia has opened a baked pasta restaurant called Pasta al Forno. 167 Seventh Avenue South, at Perry Street

Chelsea: The Fat Radish team debuted a brasserie-style neighborhood restaurant set in a townhouse aptly called Orchard Townhouse. 242 Tenth Avenue, at the corner of West 24th Street

Hudson Yards: Spanish food hub Mercado Little Spain revamped its coffee shop Granja into an all-day restaurant and bar serving tapas called Bar Manolo. 10 Hudson Yards, at West 30th Street and Tenth Avenue

Upper East Side: Italian restaurant Avena has opened a location in the neighborhood. Chef Roberto Deiaco is known for his refined take on the cuisine. 22 East 66th Street, near Madison Avenue

West Village: Food from the American Southwest takes center stage at Banty Rooster, one of the only restaurants serving Southwestern food in NYC. 24 Greenwich Avenue, near West 10th Street

December 5

Flatiron: The team behind Greenwich Village’s Cafe Clover has launched a restaurant called Kitchen & Table that’s part of a private “wellness club” called the Well, but the restaurant is open to the public. The restaurant dubiously claims that practitioners at the Well have advised on “the use of vitamin-rich ingredients and healing properties of different herbs” —but they got a Per Se and Brooklyn Fare alum named Sherry Cardoso to be chef. Wellness claims aside, her menu has pretty normal-sounding, ABC Kitchen-like dishes like crisped salmon, a dosa with scrambled eggs, and lamb tagine. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 2 East 15th Street, at the corner of Fifth Avenue

East Village: With 24 locations across the city, fast-casual bowl behemoth Dig Inn, which now goes just by Dig, has debuted its 25th location. This newest location is taking part in an experiment available at select Dig locations in the city — an effort to serve food in reusable bowls. For $3 per month, customers get a reusable bowl they can take anywhere, but have to return it at the end of the meal. If all goes well, this plan might eventually be introduced at other locations and partner restaurants. 127 Fourth Avenue, at the corner of East 13th Street

Upper West Side: Sushi restaurant Mimi has swapped its larger space and menu for a more intimate sushi restaurant called Takeda, which will only do omakase service in its early days. One of the owners told the West Side Rag that they “want people living in New York to eat food that Japanese people eat in Japan.” 566 Amsterdam Avenue, between 87th and 88th Streets

Midtown East: Nomad’s all-day Blank Slate Coffee & Kitchen now has a second location in Midtown. The new location has a more robust dinner menu with dishes like flank steak, seared tuna, and roasted cauliflower. 941 Second Avenue, at 50th Street

East Village: Sichuan restaurant Hot Kitchen has revamped into Sushi & Sake. The ownership remains the same, but the cuisine has moved from Chinese to Japanese. 104 Second Avenue, at East 6th Street

Midtown: Katsu-curry chain Go Go Curry has added yet another location. It’s newest location is in the Urbanspace food hall. The chain has six locations in New York City. 570 Lexington Avenue, at East 51st Street

East Village: Pizza chain Williamsburg Pizza has now added at a fourth location. This location will have more space to dine-in, and booze. 226 East 14th Street, between Second and Third avenues

Upper West Side: A cajun-style seafood restaurant called Mighty Catch has opened with po-boy sandwiches, boiled seafood, and gumbo, among other options on its menu. 940 Columbus Avenue, at West 106th Street

Financial District: The team behind the city’s best poke has opened a new full-service restaurant called Chikarashi Isso. 38 Rector Street, between Washington and West streets

Chinatown: Flushing’s popular late-night Chinese street food restaurant Friendship BBQ has opened a location in Manhattan. 103 Bowery, between Hester and Grand Streets

Williamsburg: A mother-son duo have brought a touch of fine-dining panache to Venezuelan food at their new restaurant Casa Ora. 148 Meserole Street, between Manhattan and Graham avenues

East Village: Up-and-coming chef Jae Lee has opened a new restaurant, Nowon, serving Korean-American fare with a focus on wok-cooked dishes. 507 East 6th Street, between Avenues A and B

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