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Several dishes at Mina’s placed on a white table. Flora Hanitijo

November 21

Long Island City: MoMa PS1 is now home to Mina’s, a Greek-influenced restaurant from chef Mina Stone in the former M. Wells Dinette space. The place tries to avoid taverna stereotypes and keep things modern in terms of decor. On the menu, expect dishes like peinirli, a Greek flatbread similar to Georgian khachapuri, and toasts with muhammara and smoked trout. There’s natural wine, Greek frappé coffee, and uozo to drink. Mina herself has carved out a niche as a private chef and caterer for artists — she even wrote a 2015 cook book under the title “Cooking for Artists” — making PS1 an appropriate location for her new business. 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue

Hell’s Kitchen: Spanish place Lamano has opened a new location, its third, with more sangria and paella. 688 10th Avenue at 48th Street

Noho: Australian cafes are of-the-moment, and one of them, Two Hands, is seizing the opportunity to open its third location with avocado toasts and flat whites. 74 Bleecker Street at Broadway

Astoria: An upscale omakase sushi restaurant called Kōyō is up and running in Astoria, occupying the former Gaijin space. 37-12 31st Avenue between 37th and 38th streets

Gramercy Park: Major Canadian restaurant group Toptable wades into local waters with Oceans, opening in a massive 220-seat space with lots of seafood. 233 Park Avenue between 18th and 19th streets

Tribeca: Lekka Burger from the chef behind Dirt Candy is open for vegan fare like veggie burgers and oat-milk soft serve. 81 Warren Street between Greenwich and West Broadway streets

Bushwick: Long Haul Brewery, a new restaurant and cafe that will start brewing its own beer pending license approval, is ready to start feeding customers, at least. 52 Harrison Place between Morgan and Knickerbocker avenues

Chelsea: The highly anticipated solo restaurant debut from very longtime Gotham chef Alfred Portale, called Portale, has opened. 128 West 18th Street between 17th and 18th streets

Bushwick: Food truck Sweet Chili from 2008 top chef finalist Lisa Fernandes is open as a permanent, brick-and-mortar restaurant. 1045 Flushing Avenue

Lower East Side: A new chicken place charmingly called Cluck’s is serving chicken cones, which are chocolate or vanilla cones stuffed with fried chicken rather than the usual ice cream. 115 Essex between Rivington and Delancey streets

Nomad: A new juice and smoothie place called Om Juice Bar is open in Nomad. 62 Madison Avenue between 27th and 28th streets

November 13

Cobble Hill: The cool kid sandwich folks behind Court Street Grocers — which operates in Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Williamsburg, and Greenwich Village — have opened their first full restaurant and bar in Brooklyn called the HiHi Room. Owner duo Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross, known for their unexpected sandwich and decor combinations, collaborated with chef Walker Stern (Battersby and Dover) on the menu: That includes cheeseburgers and fries, spaghetti Cincinnati (a duck-based take on Cincinnati chili), savory buckwheat waffles with whitefish dip, and “crab Louise,” a crab Louis with the advent of green goddess dressing. Cocktails take advantage of sodas from their own label, Grocers Bottling Co. 138 Smith Street between Dean and Bergen streets

West Village: A stylish all-day cafe from Parisian fashion brand Maison Kitsuné called Café Kitsuné opened on Monday for coffee, baked goods, and small plates by chef Yuji Tan. Some supplies come from local purveyors, such as pastries from Burrow, ice cream from Morgenstern’s, and smoked salmon from Russ & Daughters. 248 Lafayette Street between Spring and Prince streets

East Village: A neighborhood bookstore with a cafe and bar component called Book Club is serving coffee to customers while they peruse the shelves, with booze to come too in December. 197 East Third Street between Avenues A and B

Lower East Side: A bakery called Partybus Bakeshop that started as a street fair stand has gone permanent with breads, cookies, and coffee. 31 Essex between Ludlow and Essex streets

West Village: Old school NYC is newly hot, and Nick Anderer (Marta and Maialino) channels it at Anton’s with a European menu in the former Frankies 570 Spuntino. 570 Hudson St between W 11th and Perry streets

Rockaway Park: The Rockaway locals behind eateries like Tacoway Beach have opened a new counter-service spot, dubbed Thank You, for sandwiches, salads, and frittatas. 214 Beach 116th Street

Williamsburg: A Portland-based vegetarian chain called the Whole Bowl has opened location number 12 in Brooklyn, its first on the East Coast. 488 Metropolitan Avenue between Rodney Street and Union Avenue

November 6

Greenpoint: A new sister restaurant to a popular pierogi shop in Poland has arrived in Polish immigrant-heavy Greenpoint. It’s called Pierozek, and it serves pierogies with fillings like mushroom, meat, and potatoes — plus sweet, fruit-filled ones. Duo Marzena Gęsiarz and Zofia Kuśmiersk, who own the original in a town called called Częstochowa, came to New York for a month to set things up with their new business partners, wife-and-husband owners Alexandra Siwie and Radek Kucharski (Early). Kucharski grew up eating pierogies at the original location in Poland. 592 Manhattan Avenue between Nassau and Driggs avenues

Hell’s Kitchen: Lobster rolls, gumbo, Dungeness crab, and crawfish by the bag are all on the menu at Cajun-inspired Aqua Boil, which opened on October 31. It’s from the team behind popular Thai restaurant Thep. 750 9th Avenue between 50 and 51st Streets

Downtown Brooklyn: Homegrown chain Xi’an Famous Foods is open for cumin lamb noodles and more at its newest location for the lunch crowd. This one is small, with just seven seats, but eventually a backyard will open. It’s the second Brooklyn outpost for the popular Chinese food chain. 54 Willoughby Street between Jay and Lawrence streets

Upper East Side: A new seafood restaurant serving po’ boys and seafood boils is open, and it’s called Naughty Crab Seafood & Bar, which is nice. 1621 Lexington Avenue between 102rd and 103rd streets

Park Slope: Café Flora, from an Italian couple living in Brooklyn, is open for bites like bruschetta with butter and imported anchovies. 1021 8th Avenue at 11th Street

Williamsburg: Experimental music venue National Sawdust is now home to a wine bar and restaurant called Cosmico, from the team behind the popular Colonia Verde in fort Greene. 80 North 6th Street at Wythe Avenue

Downtown Brooklyn: German-style sausage shop Schaller’s Stube opened in 2014 inside historic Upper East Side butcher shop Schaller & Weber. Now a new branch has opened for bratwurst and currywurst in the Dekalb Market Hall. 445 Albee Square West inside the Dekalb Market

Midtown: Expanding NYC-based chain Friedman’s has grabbed new spot, its seventh overall, inside the Pearl Hotel in the Theater District. That’s where the short-lived second location of Pastrami Queen was. 233 W 49th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway (inside the Pearl Hotel)

Nomad: Konbini is open (for real this time — originally it opened and closed promptly) serving Japanese inspired sandwiches and snacks. 312 Fifth Avenue between Broadway and Fifth Avenue

October 30

Upper East Side: A new bar inspired by 19th century Japan is open for food and cocktails served in unique, antique drinking vessels. NR is the second bar from Shigefumi Kabashima, the owner and beverage director of West Harlem’s ROKC. Drinks — like one with shiso gin, Japanese radish, miso, honey, and yuzu — are between $14 and $17, with a menu of food from chef Isao Yoenda including dishes like karaage fried chicken, vegetable ramen, and pork buns. 339 75th Street between First and Second avenues

Williamsburg: Organic baguettes and croissants are the draw at La Bicyclette Bakery, which just opened with an emphasis on everyday affordability. It opens at 7:30 a.m. with fresh baguettes, but another set comes out around 5 p.m. for the post-work crowd. Closed on Mondays. 667 Driggs Avenue at Fillmore Place

Ditmas Park: The owners of neighborhood favorite the Farm on Adderly now have a new bar called the Rusty Nail, currently in place the old Mamma Lucia’s space. It features a Korean and Southern fusion kitchen called Memphis Seoul, a former street food vendor known for dishes like Korean BBQ meatloaf. 1701 Foster Avenue, at East 17th Street

Ditmas Park: A new spot for pasta, pizza, and salads, the Grounds of Brooklyn, has opened from owners of next door Milk & Honey. 1117 Newkirk Avenue, between Coney Island Avenue and Westminster Road

Park Slope: Not Just Chocolate, serving chocolate but not just that, is open. Specifically, the shop appears to be building a reputation for chocolate animal sculptures. 537 5th Avenue, between 14th and 15th streets

Lower East Side: Taking the place of the Falafel Guys on Rivington is a new take-out place called Bengali Street Eats, serving falafel plus Bangladeshi street food. 127 Rivington Street between Essex and Norfolk streets

Harlem: A new Strivers’ Row coffee shop, NBHD Brûlée, is serving pastries, sandwiches, and coffee in a hip space. 2620 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at West 140th

Fort Greene: Now open in the former Habana To-Go space is Brisket Brothers, serving a menu of sandwiches, burgers, and sides. 690 Fulton Street between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street

Midtown East: A first fast-casual location from healthy vegan place By Chloe is serving vegetarian “guac burgers” and more to customers. 630 Lexington Avenue between 53rd and 54th streets

Chelsea: Gluten-free, vegetarian, and kosher baked goods from Las Delicias now occupy a brick-and-mortar location in Chelsea Market. 75 9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets

Crown Heights: 24 karat gold lobster roll purveyor BK Lobster is up and running, with non-gold lobster roll options, too. 535 Nostrand Avenue, between Atlantic Avenue and Herkimer Street

Cobble Hill: Tacos, burritos, and salads are on the menu at Purepecha, now open in a sunny space in Cobble Hill. 213 Smith Street, between Baltic and Butler streets

Lower East Side: A new bar by the name of Pretty Ricky’s is serving beer, cocktails, and a full food menu of items like grilled radicchio and linguini and clams. 101 Rivington Street at Ludlow Street

Bushwick: A new taqueria with takeout and delivery options, called BK Taco Factory, is is open. 195 Stanhope Street, between Wilson and Knickerbocker avenues.

Bed-Stuy: Now on the scene with piles of potatoes is Spudz, a counter-service spot serving loaded fries. 1460 Fulton Street, between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues

West Village: Astoria-founded cookie purveyor Chip has opened in the West Village, though it’s currently closed for maintenance. It’s the fourth location for cookies in flavors like funfetti and s’mores. 298 Bleecker Street between Grove and Barrow streets

Midtown: Ice cream chain Van Leeuwen is open near Rockefeller Center, serving new flavors including a banana pudding option, made in collaboration with Magnolia Bakery. 1250 6th Avenue between 49th and 50th streets

Kips Bay: A new location of the bougie salad chain Sweetgreen, now with a different service model — no more salads made in front of customers — is open in Kips Bay. 2 Park Avenue at 32nd Street

East Village: A new natural wine spot Kindred, from the team behind Ruffian, is open, with a small food menu of bites like smoked olives. 342 East Sixth Street between First and Second avenues

October 23

Williamsburg: A rare full-service Guatemalan restaurant called Claudia’s has opened with elote, tamales, churrasco-style skirt steak, and traditional chicken dishes on the menu. It’s actually a revived version of owner Claudia Lopez’s previous restaurant in the same space, which was then called C. Lo Cafe and only open during the day. A new dinner menu arrives with Claudia’s, including pepian de gallina, a chicken stew made with chiles, pumpkin seeds, and tomatoes; a carnitas bowl with chimichurri, scallions, beans, and chicharron; and salmon in a yucca butter cream. The restaurant is also open for breakfast and lunch. 39 Bushwick Avenue, between Devoe and Ainslie streets

Long Island City: Szechuan restaurant Hupo has opened with dishes like crab and asparagus chowder, fried rice with shredded duck, bamboo shoot chicken, and steamed whole fish. 10-07 50th Avenue, near Vernon Boulevard

Park Slope: Philly Pretzel Factory is now open in Brooklyn, a spokesperson tells Eater. In addition to Philly-style pretzels, other variations like a pretzel dog, cheesecake, and melt are also sold. Today, all customers will get one free pretzel with no purchase necessary until 9 p.m. 131 Fifth Avenue, between Sterling Place and Douglass Street

Prospect Heights: Bar Meridian comes from Sage Geyer, who has been involved in well-known nightlife spots like Union Pool, Metrograph, and Kinfolk. It’s supposed to be a low-key bar with a restored jukebox, serving natural wine and local beer. 406 Prospect Place, on Grand Avenue

East Village: This outpost of the burger chain 5 Napkin has added a quick-serve store next door called 5 Napkin Burger Express. 150 East 14th Street, on Third Avenue

East Village: Detroit-style pizza chain Lions & Tigers & Squares has opened. 160 Second Avenue, on 10th Street

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Karnchana Vongsawat, known to many as Amy and co-owner of Am Thai Bistro in Prospect Park South, has branched out on her own to open Amy Thai Bistro. 545 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Maple Street

Upper West Side: Bareburger has opened one of two new planned locations in the neighborhood. This outpost is housed in a location that was previously home to Barburger and has a new menu that’s half vegan. 795 Columbus Ave, between 98th and 99th streets

Midtown: Bergdorf Goodman has added a coffee bar featuring pours from Colombian roaster Devoción. 754 Fifth Avenue, between 58th and 57th streets

Midtown: The team behind crazy milkshake shop Black Tap has opened a new cocktail lounge inspired by “old-world New York.” It’s called Lot 15 and located inside the Kixby hotel, with drinks like a whiskey sour and lemon-drop martini paired with crispy chicken skins, a turkey club, truffle mac and cheese, and a wagyu steak sandwich. 45 West 35th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Chelsea: Michigan’s popular pizza chain Jet’s has opened its first New York City outpost. 120 Ninth Avenue, between West 17th and West 18th streets

Midtown: Lumaca is now open in the hip luxury hotel HGU New York. It’s chef-restaurateur John DeLucie’s second opening in under two months with a menu devoted to coastal Italian fare. 34 East 32nd Street, between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue

Upper West Side: A new Japanese restaurant dubbed Moonrise Izakaya has opened, serving mapo tofu, chicken karaage, and ramen. 774 Amsterdam Avenue, on 98th Street

West Village: Upscale dessert bar Marble has opened with a 14-seat counter serving specialty coffee during the day and a prix-fixe dessert menu in the evening, in which the chefs prepare the desserts in front of diners. 27 Bedford Street, near Downing Street

October 17

East Village: Swedish actress Karin Agstam, who previously ran Station in Williamsburg, has opened a seasonal French restaurant Brasserie Saint Marc. Expect classic dishes like escargot, duck rillettes, and coquilles Saint-Jacques (sea scallops). The 5,000-square-foot space has a cocktail and raw bar in the front, an open kitchen with adjacent seating in the middle, a Champagne room in the back, and a downstairs event space. Outdoor cafe seating is also available. Thomas Waugh of Major Food Group oversees cocktails, while Frederick Piccarello (Le Barricou, the Park, Sign of the Dove) is executive chef. 136 Second Avenue, near St. Marks Place

Harlem: Roman-style pizza arrives with Roland’s, a new restaurant from the team behind Harlem Bar-B-Q right next door. Other fare includes appetizers like focaccia and eggplant parm, salads, and calzones. The pies are made in a Pavesi oven, like the one at Roberta’s. 2367 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, at 127th Street

Chelsea: Black Seed Appetizing has opened in Chelsea Market’s downstairs grocery. The bagelry known for its bagels that blend New York and Montreal techniques is expanding with a full-on appetizing shop, bringing smoked fish by the pound, prepared salads, various cream cheeses, tinned fish, condiments, pastries, juices, and Stumptown coffee. 75 Ninth Avenue, on Fifteenth Street

West Village: Australian all-day cafe Banter has expanded to a new neighborhood. 643 Hudson Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort streets

Midtown: Homegrown ice cream chain Van Leeuwen has opened a new location at Rockefeller Center. 1250 Sixth Avenue, near 50th Street

West Village: Chef Joaquin (Quino) Baca has opened Bumu, an izakaya with raw bar, skewers, and small plates like fried oysters with smoked yam purée, pickled jalapeño, and cilantro. 61 West Eighth Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Williamsburg: Masa Empanadas is now open with a menu centered on Argentinian cooking. 804 Grand Street, between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue

Park Slope: Gueros brings tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and margaritas with another outpost in the neighborhood. 494 4th Avenue, between 11th and 12th streets.

Flatlands: Pizzas, salads, pastas, and sandwiches make up the menu at the newly opened Bash Pizza. 3003 Avenue J, between E. 31st street and Nostrand Avenue.

East Village: Portuguese grill Frangos has opened with flame-grilled peri peri chicken. 182 Avenue B, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets

Chelsea: Healthy-leaning fast-casual shop Daily Goods has opened in Chelsea Market. 75 Ninth Avenue, on Fifteenth Street

Upper East Side: Abraham Merchant, who’s behind big, vibey restaurants like Philippe Chow, has opened a three-story restaurant called Ivy Lane, with American fare influenced by French and pan-Asian cuisines. Ivy Lane has a cocktail lounge on the first floor, a mid-level dining room with a fireplace and skylights, and a 52-seat dining room and a 22-seat private room on the third floor. 116 East 60th Street, between Park and Lexington avenues

Lower East Side: Canary Club, a multi-level restaurant and music lounge, opens today with strong New Orleans vibes through French Cajun fare, a colorful, plush space, and live music and events. 303 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge streets

West Village: Popular San Francisco Champagne bar the Riddler has landed in New York. 51 Bank Street, at West Fourth Street

Upper East Side: Pastry maestro Bill Yosses, once a White House chef, has opened Palais by Perfect Pie, an all-day French-American bistro. 134 East 61st Street, between Lexington and Park avenues

Lower East Side: A new fast-casual Chinese restaurant dubbed Three Times is now open, with admired dumpling chef Jennifer Yang at the helm. Expect Chinese snacks like buns, dumplings, noodles, and rice dishes, as well as shi bing tong, a pan-fried wrap filled with pork, squid, noodles, and other vegetables commonly enjoyed at festivals, though rarely found outside of China. 90 Clinton Street, near Delancey Street

Union Square: Three Times is also now open in Union Square. 818 Broadway, near 12th Street

Williamsburg: Ten Hope is now serving up Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Moroccan dishes from Top Chef’s first winner Harold Dieterle. 10 Hope Street, between Roebling and Havemeyer streets

October 9

Midtown: Popular Elmhurst banh mi restaurant Joju has expanded to Manhattan, a spokesperson tells Eater. The hit Vietnamese restaurant brought over its favorite banh mi sandwiches, double-fried fries, rice bowls, salads, and a cold brew Thai iced tea. On Friday, Joju will offer a buy-one-get-one deal for its banh mi. 555 Fifth Avenue, on 46th Street

Soho: Little Prince owner Cobi Levy has opened a Greek restaurant called Lola Taverna. Its credentialed chef Dionysis Liakopoulos brings experience from restaurant like Noma in Copenhagen and NYC’s Aska. Dishes are meant to be shared and include a small plate mezze, grilled meats and fish, Greek salad, risotto with flash-fried squid, and a lobster pasta. 210 Sixth Avenue, near Prince Street

Greenwich Village: Gourmet chocolate shop Li-Lac Chocolates has opened its sixth location, according to a news release. The store will celebrate the opening on Saturday, October 19th, when chocolate mousse rolls, almond bark, fudge, coconut clusters, and pecan chews will be sold for 23 cents in honor of the brand’s 1923 inception. The first 100 customers will be able purchase a pound of almond bark or 16-piece truffle boxes for $9.23. 75 Greenwich Avenue, near Eleventh Street

Upper West Side: The neighborhood gained a restaurant from big Japanese ramen brand Kitakata Ramen; the restaurant here is called Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai. Kitakata competes with Sapporo and Hakata ramen in Japan and has locations in California, Illinois, and now New York. Its noodles are known to be flat, wide, curly, and chewier than most. The broth is made from pork bones. 267 Amsterdam, between 72nd and 73rd Streets

Williamsburg: A hybrid cafe, bar, co-working, and events space called Etiquette is now open. The space, which also comes with personal record players and a full vinyl shop, functions as a cafe and bar during the day and a private community events space at night. It comes from the team behind Loosie Rouge and Loosie’s Kitchen in Brooklyn. 53 Broadway, near Wythe Avenue

Harlem: African restaurant and bar Assinie has opened with dishes like Ivorian chicken stew with jasmine rice, braised lamb shank and couscous, and a grilled sea bream with salsa and cassava couscous or fried yam. 201 West 116th Street, at St. Nicholas Avenue

East Village: Bar and cafe August Laura has opened; it markets itself as a “neighborhood cafe and bar ... with a wild side.” 94 Avenue A, on East Sixth Street

Upper West Side: New sweets shop Kee’s Chocolates is now open. Chocolates and macarons made with ingredients like yuzu from Japan, sea salt from France, and saffron from Spain are available. 228 Columbus Avenue, between 70th and 71st streets

Upper West Side: Asset, from the team behind popular Mediterranean restaurant Tessa, is now open with a a modern American menu with Mediterranean touches. Dishes include lamb and manchego empanadas, filet mignon carpaccio, various pastas, grilled fish and meat, and a double stack cheeseburger. 329 Columbus Avenue, at 76th Street

Williamsburg: Doughnut Plant just opened its sixth location. 198 Bedford Avenue, on North Sixth Street

Financial District: East Village Italian restaurant Gnoccheria has expanded with a new location. The menu, as expected, is focused on gnocchi with 11 different sauces. 100 Broad Street, on Bridge Street

October 3

Whitestone: Lisa Cotoggio of dessert shop Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches, which sells cheesecake cookies inspired by her grandmother’s recipe, has opened her first brick and mortar location. New flavors include cherry chocolate chip cheesecake sandwiched between two red cookies and white chocolate cheesecake between two chocolate cookies. 12-40 Clintonville Street, near Twelfth Road

Nolita: Nut-based milk bar Tulo House has opened with vegetarian and vegan cafe items. 217 Mulberry Street, near Spring Street

Midtown: The team behind the Dons Bogam Korean barbecue restaurants has opened a third location called Dons Bogam Green Bar & Korean Kitchen, this one focusing on traditional Korean meals. The menu has several meat options like braised short rib and spicy pork, as well as seafood like salmon, black cod, and spicy octopus. Cold and hot appetizers run from a calamari salad to a beef pancake, and bibimbap is also available. Three West 36th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Soho: Japanese fluffy pancake chain Flipper’s opened to huge lines, with some people waiting up to four hours for a seat. 337 West Broadway, near Grand Street

East Village: Seventeen-year-old cafe Ciao For Now has reopened, but only on Tuesdays. 523 East 12th Street, between Avenue A and B

Chinatown: Yin Ji Chang Fen, a famed rice noodle roll chain from Guangzhou, China, opened to a packed dining room. The company is best known for making the rice roll by hand, which is more labor intensive and leads to a thinner roll. 91 Bayard Street, at Mulberry Street

Gramercy: Venezuelan restaurant Areppas opened a second location, now serving arepas like one with short rib and cheese, vegan bowls, and empanadas. 115 East 23rd Street, near Park Avenue South

East Village: Australian cafe Ruby’s is now open in the space that once belonged to Danny Meyer’s pizzeria Martina. Salads, bowls, pasta, burgers, and breakfast foods round out the menu. 198 East 11th Street, at Third Avenue

Bayside: A new Korean bakery has opened with a menu dedicated to all-things pumpkin flavored. Aptly named Tiny Pumpkin, the chain comes from South Korea, where it’s known as the only teahouse to only offer pumpkin-flavored drinks and foods. Here in New York, the options run from a pumpkin lattes and teas to pumpkin bingsu (shaved ice) and ice cream. 216-21 Northern Boulevard, at 217th Street

Prospect Heights: Italian-American cafe Ciao, Gloria is now open, with pastries, sandwiches, and baked goods available. It comes from the cofounder of popular Red Hook dessert shop Baked. 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, near Pacific Street

Upper West Side: Pasta Franco has opened with northern Italian fare like homemade pasta, chianti braised beef, meatballs, and salumi plates. 508 Columbus Avenue, between 84th and 85th Streets

Astoria: Wood-roasted coffee shop Might Oak Roasters is now open. 28-01 24th Avenue, at 28th Street

Ridgewood: Cult favorite beer brand Evil Twin has opened a taproom in a glass-enclosed greenhouse filled with wooden picnic tables and stools around the bar that seat 76. The brewery also has a coffee shop that will soon open at 7 a.m. so people can make use of the space all day, and a speakeasy-like cocktail bar is also planned. There’s more seating outside, where food trucks sell snacks. 1616 George Street, between Wyckoff and Cypress avenues

Carroll Gardens: Neighborhood restaurateurs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo (the Franks) have opened their slice shop F&F Pizzeria with help from some of the best pizza makers in the country, Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix. 459 Court Street, between Fourth Place and Luquer Street

Midtown: NYC’s newest food hall 8SIA has opened, with an outpost of Shanghainese noodle restaurant Yaso Noodle Bar and four other vendors selling sushi, curry, egg bubble waffles, and bubble tea. It comes from the critically acclaimed team behind the Yaso restaurants. 220 East 42nd Street, between Second and Third avenue

Nolita: Popular Egyptian street food chain Zooba is now open in NYC. Diners will find ta’ameya, a patty similar to falafel but made with fava beans instead of chickpeas, on the menu, among other street snacks. 100 Kenmare Street at Cleveland Place

Fort Greene: Rhodora opened as one of the only zero-waste restaurants in New York City. It’s a bar pouring wines from small-farm natural winemakers, beer, and cocktails. There’s a tight food menu of tinned fish, oysters, cheese, and vegetable snacks, all sustainably sourced. 197 Adelphi Street, at Willoughby Avenue

West Village: Three Masa vets opened Nami Nori, a casual beach-themed seafood restaurant serving varied versions of temaki, or hand rolls stuffed with fresh fish and vegetables. The chef here does away with the traditional cone-shaped hand roll and instead serves it in taco format, with the ingredients held in a nori shell that’s open on top, acting as the taco’s “tortilla.” 33 Carmine Street, between Bedford and Bleeker streets

Upper West Side: Popular neighborhood cafe Daily Provisions has opened a second location with new cruller flavors, including maple, cinnamon, and salted caramel. 375 Amsterdam Avenue, on the corner of 78th Street

September 25

Midtown: The Felice Tuscan restaurant chain has expanded with the addition of Felice 56, which brings a cafe, wine and cocktail lounge, and restaurant to the Chambers Hotel. It serves breakfast, lunch, aperitivo, and dinner — coffee and pastries from the cafe, drinks and small plates at the lounge, and Tuscan dishes like oven-roasted branzino. 15 West 56th Street, at the Chambers Hotel

Gowanus: Gowanus Gardens Bar and Kitchen is a new neighborhood bar with a big backyard and a menu created by Liam O’Brien, the son of co-owner Kelly Hayes, who partnered with Gary Giddens to open the spot. They all live in the neighborhood; Giddens is a bartender at High Dive and Commonwealth nearby. Food includes bar snacks like Puerto Rico-inspired pernil buns, grilled cheese, and fried pickles, and drinks include beer, cocktails made with international liquors, and wine. 256 Fourth Avenue, between Carroll and President streets

Jersey City: The waterfront gains another dining option with Lokal Eatery & Bar, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant with views of the Manhattan skyline and a seafood-inflected menu from executive chef Walter Donadio, who has worked at Dubai restaurants Richy’s and Café Habana as well as the Smith, Nobu Fifty Seven, and Le Cirque in NYC. Two Second Street, on the waterfront

Ridgewood: Porcelain has opened in a space that was used as a film set for The Irishman. It’s a laidback coffee shop inspired by Vienna’s cafe culture, with an interior designed by Elizabeth Ingram. Pastries and breakfast is available all day, with entrees including baked Austrian chicken soup, smoked salmon latke, and pork schnitzel. 880 Woodward Avenue, on the corner of Catalpa Avenue

Little Italy: The 109-year-old cheese shop Di Palo’s Fine Foods has opened a new wine bar, C. Di Palo, where it’s now serving its cheese and other Italian specialties in a restaurant setting connected to the store. 151-153 Mott Street, between Grand and Broome streets

West Chelsea: The late Joël Robuchon’s empire has grown with Le Club, a restaurant and bar serving French-ish small plates and cocktails with fresh fruits. It opened in the space that used to be known as Le Grill. 85 10th Avenue, between 15th and 16th streets

Gramercy: Danny Meyer’s daughter Hallie has opened her first restaurant, a Roman-inspired ice cream and coffee shop called Caffè Panna. Freshly churned ice cream topped with fruit swirls and nuts are the main play here, plus coffee and affogato sundaes. 77 Irving Place, on 19th Street

Red Hook: Wood-fired Roman pizza has arrived with Hoek Pizza, now open in a rustic space outfitted with large brick walls, large windows, and sofas. 117 Ferris Street, on Coffey Street

Midtown West: Southern California-style taqueria and juice chain Taco Dumbo has opened another NYC spot. 114 West 47th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues

Upper West Side: A new cafe called Peaky Barista has opened, selling pastries, cakes, and Stumptown coffees. 2680 Broadway, between 102nd and 103rd Streets.

Upper West Side: Fast-casual chain Cafe Metro opened its sixth NYC location. 2062 Broadway, at the corner of 71st Street

Lower East Side: New fast-casual Japanese restaurant Otaku Katsu has opened, serving katsu bento sets like breaded fried pork, chicken, or fish served with sushi rice, pickles, and cabbage; Japanese-style sandwiches, like one stuffed with either of those proteins plus cabbage and pickles; different styles of onigiri (rice balls); and small plates like chilled tofu. 137 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Norfolk streets

Downtown Brooklyn:

September 19

Williamsburg: Natural wine bar and restaurant the Four Horsemen has opened a coffee shop called Daymoves right next door. Coffee will come from Brooklyn-based Sey Coffee and Cafe Integral, and there’s no WiFi and laptops are discouraged. Partner James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem will be behind the music, of course, which will be played on custom system designed by the musician. Popular Bushwick bakery L’Imprimerie will supply pastries, and eventually, the spot will turn into a lounge in the evenings called Nightmoves. 295 Grand Street, near Havemeyer Street

East Village: Brothers Ani and Ayan Sanyal have opened Kolkata Chai, and the flagship item at cafe is the masala chai, which Ayan makes in small batches by boiling fresh ginger, cardamom, and spices with Assam black tea and whole milk. There’s also a dairy-free version of the masala chai made with oat milk and cold brew chai, as well as croissants from Jersey City bakery Choc-O-Pain and avocado toast. 199 E. Third Street, between Avenues A and B

Catskills: Cheers and Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer has emerged in upstate New York with a his new taproom, Faith American Brewing Co. Tavern, where he’s selling his own beer. 607 Ruff Road, Margaretville

Meatpacking District: Asian-fusion lounge Helen’s — which has over 100 locations in mainland China and Hong Kong — has opened its first location in the U.S. 22 1/2 Ninth Avenue, on West 13th Street

Tribeca: Canal Street Oysters has opened with a throwback seafood bar and natural wine, and it comes from seasoned restaurateurs Tom and Anthony Martignetti of Broome Street Hospitality. 380 Canal Street, at the corner of West Broadway

Williamsburg: Ainslie brought an Italian restaurant, wine bar, and beer garden to a renovated Brooklyn warehouse. Food includes burrata, wood-fired pizzas, housemade pasta, grilled branzino, and a New York strip. Aside from wine and beer bars, there’s also an outdoor garden, a lounge, and a rooftop. 76 Ainslie Street, between Union Avenue and Keap Street

Chinatown: Another wildly popular Taiwanese bubble tea chain has landed in Manhattan, Tiger Sugar, known for its caramelized brown sugar milk tea with cream mousse. 197 Canal Street, near Mulberry Street

Meatpacking: Clubby Catch Hospitality Group has opened a new steakhouse, Catch Steak. 88 Ninth Avenue, between 16th and 17th streets

Williamsburg: East Village bitters destination Amor y Amargo has opened a new location in Brooklyn, with a vegan food menu. 188 Havemeyer Street, near Borinquen Place

Lower East Side: A bright new taqueria Pinks Cantina has opened. The menu also has pizza, burritos, and dessert. 203 Chrystie Street, near Stanton Street

East Village: The Moxy East Village hotel has opened with restaurants and bars from the Tao Group, including Cathédrale from chef Jason Hall, a lounge called Little Sister, and the all-day Alphabet Bar & Café. 112 East 11th Street, between Third and Fourth avenues

Cheslea: Chef Tarek Daka has opened Qanoon, a new Palestinian restaurant with dishes that few of the many Middle Eastern restaurants in the city have served. 180 Ninth Avenue, on the corner of West 21st Street

Lower East Side: The team behind Cafe Petisco have expanded with Petisco Vegano, a vegan version of the Mediterranean spot. 189 E. Broadway, on Jefferson Street

Nomad: Il Fiorista is a flower shop and restaurant in one, where dishes and drinks incorporate flowers, too. The menu is centered on seasonal Mediterranean fare, with flowers and herbs weaved into dishes like the fluke crudo, which is cured with fermented and salted chrysanthemum leaves and flowers, and seeded crackers with sunflower dip. Classes like DIY bouquet-making will also be on tap. 17 W. 26th Street, near Broadway

Union Square: Southern Italian pasta restaurant Pasta Eater has opened, and diners can watch the pasta being freshly made from within the restaurant. 9 E. 17th Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue

East Village: Seafood restaurant the Boilery has kicked open, with a menu centered on Cajun-style seafood boils and grilled fish. 58 Third Avenue, between 10th and 11th streets

Clinton Hill: Massachusetts-born restaurant chain Cap’t Loui, known for its seafood boilers, is now open. 413 Myrtle Avenue, between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues

Bath Beach: Hong Kong milk teas, bubble teas, waffle sundaes, and frozen drinks are the name of the game at the new Gotcha Cafe. 1712 86th Street, between Bay 16th Street and 17th Avenue

Upper West Side: Upper East Side Vietnamese spot Pho Shop has expanded to the west side. 141 West 72nd Street

East Village: Plado Tasting Bar has opened with Mediterranean tapas and small plates. 192 E. Second Street, near Avenue B

Park Slope: Ann Arbor cafe chain Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea brings coffee, teas, and pastries to Brooklyn. 55 Fifth Avenue, between Bergen Street and St Marks Avenue

September 11

West Village: Bright Mexican vegan restaurant JaJaJa Plantas Mexicana has opened a new location. The restaurant that originally appeared on the Lower East Side in 2017 has now expanded to a new neighborhood, bringing with it new menu items like “barbacoa” tacos made from tofu skin and Mexican spices. Other options include a “chorizo” burrito made with cauliflower rice and fermented black beans, and a coconut queso quesadilla. Freshly pressed juice cocktails and smoothies round out the drink list, plus a takeout window lets diners or to-go. 63 Carmine Street, near Seventh Avenue

Lower East Side: Charming Japanese tapas restaurant Rabbit House has opened a second location in the neighborhood. The restaurant offers a 6-course omakase for $65, including a sea urchin corn bread roll, rabbit, and wagyu beef. In October, a full a la carte and bar menu rolls in. Until then, no alcohol will be served. 41 Essex St., between Grand and Hester streets

Harlem: The team behind West Africa-inspired Ginjan organic ginger juice has opened Ginjan Café, which is now serving African teas, coffee from La Colombe, and pastries from local Harlem vendors. 85 West 125th Street, on Malcolm X Boulevard

Downtown Brooklyn: The team behind popular new Midtown slice shop Upside Pizza has opened Norm’s Pizza in Brooklyn. Here the dough is similarly made with house-milled flour and sourdough starter and the options are standard New York: cheese, pepperoni, margherita, vodka pie, and white pie. 345 Adams Street, near Fulton Street

West Village: Llama San has opened with a menu dedicated to the Peruvian-Japanese cuisine known as Nikkei. It comes from the acclaimed Llama Inn team, and chef Erik Ramirez is behind playful dishes that pay homage to his bi-cultural upbringing, such as combining ceviche with ponzu sauce and adding kombu to a traditional seafood soup. 359 Sixth Avenue, near Washington Place

Nomad: Colombian coffee roaster Devoción has opened its fourth NYC cafe Cascara + Coffee Bar. The cafe is centered on cascara, the cherry that coffee beans come from, and offers different flavors of sparkling cascara on tap, baked goods made with the cherry, and a cascara ice cream affogato. It’s a 500-square-foot space with just four seats. 121 East 27th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenue South

Chelsea: Feroce Pizza & Bocce Bar has opened on the second floor of Moxy Chelsea hotel with a Roman pizza menu. It’s an extension of the Feroce-branded restaurant, bar, and cafe in the space, backed by restaurateur Francesco Panella, Tao Group Hospitality, and the popular Rome restaurant Roscioli. Round Roman-style pies and snacks like cacio e pepe chips are served at the 28-seat restaurant, which has a garden terrace. 105 West 28th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Flatiron: Honeybrains, a cafe “dedicated to brain wellness,” has opened a second location. The cafe serves things like avocado toast and grain bowls, plus coffee and tea-based drinks with raw honey. 34 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Greenwich Village: Montreal-based fast-casual vegan chain Copper Branch has opened its first New York location and its second in the U.S. 195 Bleecker Street, near Macdougal Street

Lower East Side: A 16-seat temaki sushi (cone-shaped hand rolls) and gunkan nigiri (oval-shaped nigiri wrapped with nori) bar named Douzo has opened. It comes from chef Koji Kagawa of Lucky Cat and Sushisamba and restaurateur Chatchai Huadwattana, who runs Spot Dessert Bar, Lucky Cat, and Obao. 63 Delancey Street, on Allen Street

Midtown: Upscale American tavern the Elgin has opened at Rockefeller Center with a menu from chef Sean Olnowich. Classic American gastropub fare like hot blue crab artichoke dip and wings make up the menu, plus cocktails and wine. 64 West 48th Street, inside Rockefeller Center

South Bronx: An all-American menu of burgers, foot-long hot dogs, and salads is the name of the game at the newly opened American Grill. 2987 Third Avenue, near 154th street

Midtown: Taphaus 33, a new self-serve sports bar with 40 beers on tap, has opened. The menu has wing specials like 10 for $15 or 20 for $25, flavored fries, several mac and cheese options, and flatbreads. 14 East 33rd Street, between Madison and Fifth avenues

Financial District: Mediterranean bowl chain Cava has opened its eighth NYC location. 63 Wall Street, between Pearl and Hanover streets

Bowery: Flushing-based chainlet Prince Tea House is now open in an elegant new space with lilac booth seating and a plant chandelier. 134 Bowery, between Grand and Broome streets

Union Square: Upscale Chinese restaurant Xu’s Public House is now open with a menu inspired by Shanghai’s cuisine, such as steamed egg cup with sea urchin, wasabi shrimp balls, king crab squid ink noodles, and various teas. 15 Union Square West, near the park

Bayside: Vietnamese restaurant Pho Grand has opened in Queens. 38-40 Bell Boulevard, near 39th avenue

Bayside: Bubble tea shop Mi Tea, known for its cheese-covered teas, is now open. The shop first opened in Hangzhou, China in 2016, and has other locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 40-09 Bell Boulevard, near 40th Avenue

Flushing: Korean fried chicken, kimbap, and bento boxes make up the menu at the newly opened Lim’s Kitchen restaurant. 42-14 Bell Boulevard, between 42nd and 43rd avenues

September 4

Midtown: Connie Zhang, the woman behind Flushing dim sum restaurant Royal Queen, has followed up with a new project in Manhattan: Red Peony, which serves Shanghai-inspired fare with Sichuan and Cantonese touches. The two-story, 75-seat restaurant takes over the space once home to soup dumpling specialist Joe’s Shanghai. It brings with it a new menu including steamed pork buns, Peking duck, dim sum, and Royal Queen’s best selling king crab. 24 West 56th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

East Village: Now-vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi has opened Night Music, a new Indian restaurant that adds to his roster of vegan spots around the city. It took over the space once home to his vegan dim sum and sushi restaurant Fire & Water. 111 East Seventh Street, between Avenue A and First Avenue

Inwood: Former uptown party spot La Marina has been replaced by a new restaurant called the Hudson, now run by Jimmy Goldman of the Brother Jimmy’s sports bar chain. The new menu includes sandwiches, barbecue, and boiled seafood. 348 Dyckman Street, west of Henry Hudson Parkway

Williamsburg: Taiwanese bakery and sandwich shop Win Son Bakery has officially opened after weeks of temporary breakfast pop-ups. It comes from the team behind Taiwanese hit Win Son and serves casual, fusiony fare like pineapple buns, eggplant parm sandwich with fermented chile paste on a Taiwanese milk bun, and a chopped chicken cheesesteak with a scallion pancake wrapping. 164 Graham Ave., on Montrose Avenue

East Village: Cult-followed Taiwanese bubble tea chain the Alley opened to long lines over the weekend. 68 Cooper Square, between East Fourth and East Fifth streets

Midtown East: The team behind Crave Fishbar have opened a new taqueria called Tacovision — a bilevel restaurant with counter service on the ground level and a sit-down restaurant and agave bar upstairs. The taco spot claims to make all of its tacos on organic blue corn tortillas made daily with fresh masa from Tortilleria Nixtamal in Queens. Aside from the typical al pastor tacos, options get wonkier with chicken shawarma and cheeseburger flavors available. Non-taco dishes include oysters, shrimp ceviche, and rotisserie chicken. 244 East 53rd Street, between Second and Third avenues

Financial District: California coast tourist magnet Malibu Farm has opened in NYC. It chose a breezy space on Pier 17 with a mixture of indoor and outdoor seating that looks out upon the Brooklyn Bridge. As expected, the menu channels California with dishes like cauliflower crust pizza, a chicken ricotta burger, and a vegan chop salad. 89 South Street, at Pier 17

Financial District: French bistro and wine bar Coco Bistro has opened serving cheese and charcuterie plates, escargot, mussels, and a burger. 233-235 Front Street, near Peck Slip

Financial District: Fast-casual Mexican food including tacos, burritos, quesadillas is now available at Casa Taqueria. 40 Gold Street, near Fulton Street

Tarrytown: Chef Dale Talde’s Hong Kong-inspired hotel restaurant Goosefeather has opened. 49 East Sunnyside Lane, at Tarrytown House Estate

Little Italy: New slice shop Manero’s Pizza is now selling six different kinds of pizza. 113 Mulberry Street, near Canal Street

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