Frenchette returns with outdoor dining
Hit Tribeca brasserie Frenchette — from Balthazar alums Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson — reopens tomorrow for the first time since the start of the pandemic, and its outdoor seating area is already booked up for two weeks. Reservations can be made on Resy, but seats are booked out through August 22, according to the reservation app.
The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and for those unable to nab a spot, Frenchette is offering takeout service as well. Delivery will be added to the roster starting August 18, according to a restaurant spokesperson.
Named the James Beard Foundation’s best new restaurant of the year in 2019, Frenchette is one of the most buzzed-about destinations in the city. This is the first time the restaurant is returning to service after shutting down on March 15 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In other news
— Brooks Headley’s East Village phenom Superiority Burger will now be open five days a week starting Wednesday, August 12. The hit sandwich shop has been gradually expanding its days of service after reopening during the pandemic. Food is only available through pre-ordering which starts today.
— Actor Robert De Niro and restaurateur Drew Nieporent’s buzzy restaurant Tribeca Grill has reopened for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining.
— Beloved NYC cheese purveyor Murray’s is opening a new restaurant and an adjacent cheese store location in Long Island City, on August 17, according to a company spokesperson. Murray’s Cheese Bar LIC, at 28-30 Jackson Ave., near Queens Plaza South, will serve bento box-style cheese plates, sandwiches, and cocktails all in an outdoor setting.
— The Standard Hotel’s High Line and East Village locations have both reopening for outdoor dining, according to a hotel spokesperson.
— Volunteer-run and collectively owned bookstore and cafe Bluestockings has found a larger, new home on the Lower East Side.
— Lhasa — the Queens Tibetan restaurant that got spotlit by late chef Anthony Bourdain on his TV show “Parts Unknown” — now has a new East Village outpost fitted with plenty of outdoor dining.
— Food for thought:
omg my gas just got cut off, does anyone know any good recipes that can be made with only boiling water and a toaster?— t'himbo (@timothyjforster) August 10, 2020