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A New Food Hall Slides Into Manhattan With a Viral Scallion Pancake Burrito — And More Openings

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Hands hold up a burrito made with scallion pancakes, that’s been cut in half and wrapped in tinfoil.
Find these scallion pancake burritos at the new Chelsea food hall Olly Olly Market.
Olly Olly Market

Since March 16, 2020, when the state first temporarily closed indoor dining, hundreds of new restaurants have opened, including a Nigerian restaurant in the East Village, a second location of a popular Florentine sandwich shop, and another source for 24-hour empanadas in Manhattan. Here’s a roundup of the restaurants and bars that opened in October. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

October 27

Astoria: A two-story restaurant with a speakeasy-style bar is the latest to open on Ditmars Boulevard’s restaurant row, QNS reports. The Astor Restaurant opened on October 8 with a wide-reaching menu that lists tacos, steaks (all priced around $30), meatloaf, and pasta with vodka sauce. No liquor license yet. 36-16 Ditmars Boulevard, near 37th Street

Bed-Stuy: It seems Bed-Stuy is no longer immune to NFT spots. At the front of the space is Greenhouse Café, a coffee shop serving La Colombe beans and selling plants. Walk through the greenhouse hallway, and find Seed Brklyn, a two-story NFT art gallery and retail space in the back, according to Brooklyn Magazine. 1217 Bedford Avenue, between Halsey and Hancock streets

Chelsea: Chelsea may not need another food hall, but it got one this week with Olly Olly Market, run by Chicago hospitality group 16” on Center. Inside, find a 60-person bar and six vendors, including chef’s counter DDOBAR by Joomak, a former pop-up from the Michelin-starred Joomak Bajum team. There’s also a stand from Forsyth Fire Escape, a scallion pancake burrito pop-up that can sell out in two minutes and began operating on a fire escape during the pandemic — later expanding with pick-up at an LES bodega. (This is the team’s first brick-and-mortar of their own.) The new 17,000-square-foot Olly Olly Market is located in the Starrett-Lehigh Building which currently houses a Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. A press release states that the team plans to host concerts, art installations, and fashion shows in the attached event space. Olly Olly Market is open Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 601 W. 26th Street, between 11th and 12th avenues

Dumbo: The team behind waterfront spots Grand Banks and Island Oyster have opened High Tide, a seasonal outdoor bar along the Dumbo waterfront. The bar is open through November, then will close for the season to reopen in spring 2023. 1 Water Street, near Old Fulton Street

Dumbo: Boba spot Lazy Sundaes now has its first Brooklyn location, in addition to outposts in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village. 170 Front Street, between Jay and Bridge streets

East Village: “We have it all,” promises a sign on the front window of Mealz. The new restaurant is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on East 14th Street, according to EV Grieve. There are bacon cheese fries, gochujang short rib, chimichurri steak, and omelettes available. 245 E. 14th Street, between Second and Third avenues

East Village: The East Village gets a new omakase spot this week with Sushi Mumi, EV Grieve reports. The restaurant helmed by chef Marco Lin, an alum of the Michelin-starred Sushi Ginza Onodera, lists a two-hour omakase priced at $250 per person on Resy. 130 St. Marks Place, near Avenue A

Midtown East: 7th Street Burger, the small empire of Manhattan smash burger counters, heads to Midtown East for its fifth location. The business started with an outpost in the East Village, on East 7th Street, in the summer of 2021. 304 E. 49th Street, near Second Avenue

Tribeca: Rodrigo Fernandini, a Peruvian chef whose resume lists several Michelin-starred restaurants in California, is running the show at Artesano. The restaurant focuses on the cuisine of northwest Peru, known for its seafood and Spanish, African, and Chinese influences, according to the New York Times. Ceviches and snow peas appear on a seven-course tasting menu, priced at $140 per person, as well as on an a la carte menu. 90 Chambers Street, between Broadway and Church Street

West Village: Fons, a Chicago-based vegan empanada chain, now has its first New York City location. The menu lists sweet potato-chili, mushroom, and tinga. The space is split in half with acai bowl spot Deep Purpl, also hailing from Chicago. 228 Bleecker Street, near Carmine Street

October 20

East Williamsburg: New coffee shop 109 Montrose opened its doors last weekend in collaboration with roaster Young Coffee. In addition to drip coffee, the shop sells streetwear-y “drip” in the form of merch and vintage mugs. 109 Montrose, near Manhattan Avenue

Floral Park: Halal Nashville hot-chicken food truck, U-Jay Chicken is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 p.m to midnight, cash only. 254-20 Hillside Avenue, near 255th Street

Greenwich Village: Rita Sodi and Jody Williams have opened Spazio Creativo, a “workspace for meetings, podcasts, events, pop-ups, and launches.” It’s also a bookstore of sorts, selling one book that just dropped: the Via Carota cookbook. 50 Grove Street, near Bleeker Street

Prospect Heights: Another location of Simo Pizza has opened, according to a representative, promising pies cooked in around 90 seconds and cost around $10. In reality, prices range from $6 to $14 for salads, antipasti, and pizzas. 595 Dean Street, near Vanderbilt Avenue

Midtown: Union Square Hospitality alum Mirra Sims is the chef-de-cuisine at Lafolia, a daytime veg-laden spot from DMK Restaurants on the ground floor of an office building. 780 Third Avenue near East 49th Street

Montclair: In addition to locations in the West Village and Williamsburg, Nami Nori — specializing in temaki hand rolls — has opened in this New Jersey suburb. 2 S. Willow Street, near Bloomfield Avenue

Murray Hill: From the owners of the now-closed Zhen Wei Fang on Bowery in Chinatown comes Chef Huang Jian Bing & Peking Duck, serving Cantonese and Shanghai fare as well as creative chef specials. 635 Second Avenue, between East 34th and 35th streets

Nomad: Maialino (vicino) marks the return of Danny Meyer’s Maialino with a slightly new name, in a new location, with a trattoria side and a wine bar for walk-ins only. 30 E. 30th Street, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South

Roosevelt Island: Butcher shop Wholesome Macelleria is gradually transitioning into Authentic Mexican Food, serving burritos, flautas, tacos, and enchiladas, open from 3 to 10 p.m. on weekdays and for lunch and dinner on weekends. 503 Main Street, near West Road

Soho: The decades-old dive bar Milady’s is back after an eight-year closure with Julie Reiner at the helm, behind Brooklyn bars Leyenda and Clover Club. Look for gelatin shots and appletinis along with a high/low food menu listing potato skins and jalapeno corn dog poppers versus lobster tails and caviar dip pie. 160 Prince Street, near Thompson Street

Soho: Soho South Bar has opened with a minimalist menu of cocktails: negroni, spritz, daiquiri, sour, martini, manhattan, and an old-fashioned (and espresso). 191 Centre Street, near Canal Street

Sutton Place: Old Stove Pub, a Greek Sagaponack steakhouse, has opened in Manhattan, serving onion soup, saganaki, a pub burger, baby-back ribs, and various cuts of steak. 1076 First Avenue, near East 59th Street

South Slope: The Astarita Pizzeria, a new sit-down, full-service pizza spot, debuted in South Slope by the Greenwood Cemetery. 11 Woodrow Court, at Fifth Avenue

Upper West Side: Ramen chain Kyuraman has opened an Upper West Side location, reportedly with curtained rooms for extra social distancing. 2787 Broadway, between West 107th and 108th streets

Various locations: Everytable has opened three more locations around the city, where dishes like Nashville hot chicken pasta, tofu larb with rice noodles, and homegirl salmon adobo are priced on a sliding scale between $5 to $9.95; it’s all according to the median income of the location’s zip code. There’s also a “university” program where after 11 months, employees can open a franchise with no money down. Everytable has five Manhattan locations and two in Brooklyn and is making inroads in California. Flatbush: 945 Flatbush Avenue, near Snyder Avenue; Harlem: 457 W. 125th Street, near Amsterdam Avenue; and City Hall: 111 Worth Street, near Lafayette Street

Williamsburg: Bayside, Queens matcha spot, Nippon Cha now has a Williamsburg outpost. 214 Bedford Avenue, near North Fifth Street

October 13

Dumbo: Little Italy staple La Bella Ferrara has opened in Time Out Market New York. Sicily natives Nick and Frank Angileri have been selling cappuccino, espresso, and traditional Italian desserts — tiramisu, gelato, Italian cheesecake, rum cake, and cannoli — since 1970. Speaking of cannoli, look for nine variations of it at the new spot: classic, chocolate dipped, chocolate mousse, mint, tiramisu, peanut butter, pistachio, and chocolate ricotta. 55 Water Street, between Dock and Main streets

East Village: Bed-Stuy Nigerian mainstay Buka relocated down Fulton Street earlier this year, and now the team has expanded with an additional location in the East Village that debuted the first week of October. The restaurant serves dishes like crispy bean cakes, suya, West African-style snails, and goat pepper soup. 37 First Avenue, between St. Mark’s Place and Ninth Street

East Village: A new burger and wine bar, Le Burger debuted in the East Village, reports EV Grieve. It comes from an owner of the Upper East Side’s 1742 Wine Bar and Giorgio’s Brick Over & Wine Bar. 540 E. Fifth Street, near Avenue B

Hell’s Kitchen: Detroit-style pizza spot Emmy Squared has expanded to Hell’s Kitchen with a 62-seat restaurant. 311 W. 48 Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues

Long Island City: Jungly is a new Queens restaurant with a menu that pulls from a variety of cuisines. There’s beet carpaccio, glazed baby back ribs, corn chowder, lobster lo mein, paella, and creme brulee on the menu. In addition to its restaurant, Jungly acts as an events space with an art gallery. 12-23 Jackson Avenue, at 47th Road

Midtown West: The team behind nearby cocktail bar Valerie debuts Madame George tonight. The menu looks to “New York through the ages” set to a “backdrop of classic hip-hop, R&B, and funk tunes,” according to a representative. The name is a reference to the Van Morrison song. 45 W. 45th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Nomad: Chinatown cocktail bar Apotheke expanded to Nomad in July, and now has an additional rooftop bar. 9 W. 26th Street, at Broadway

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Originally located in Crown Heights, Black Nile is known for its soul and seafood options, like its viral crab-fried chicken. Following a move to Prospect Gardens, owners Hasson and Fanerra Dupree have a bigger space to serve customers. 705 Flatbush Avenue, at Parkside Avenue

Union Square: Empanada Mama, a Colombian 24-hour empanada spot with locations across the city, has taken over the former Papaya Dog space, which closed last year. This is the fourth location for the team since opening in 2005. 239 First Avenue, at East 14th Street

October 6

Bay Ridge: Halal Italian spot Fatta Mano is now open, a sibling to Palestinian hits Ayat and Al Badawi. Owner Abdul Elenani tells Eater that his new Bay Ridge spot located across the street from Ayat includes dishes like Bolognese pasta, fried calamari, chicken Milanese, and Neopolitan-style pizzas with toppings like burrata. truffle oil, or Brussels sprouts. 8501 Third Avenue, at 85th Street

East Village: Davey’s Ice Cream relocated from First Avenue to new digs, where it will continue to serve coffee; deep, dark double chocolate, and a brunch flavor with brioche french toast, cinnamon-maple syrup, and coffee-glazed bacon. 309 E. Ninth Street, near Second Avenue

East Village: A new venue and bar has opened underneath Webster Hall called Deluxx Fluxx, which has a sibling location in Detroit. According to a representative, expect “day glo posters, custom game cabinets, craft cocktails on tap, costumed characters, iconic musical performances.” 125 E. 11th Street, near Fourth Avenue

Flushing: Four Coconuts features Hainan-style coconut chicken hot pot: choose between half chicken or whole chicken, and the staff determines the right number of coconuts for the broth. They first simmer the coconut juice, and then they add the chicken. Then add hot pot fixings, e.g. shrimp balls, tofu. It’s a great alternative to the spicy Sichuan style that dominates the NYC hot pot scene. 39-16 Prince Street, near Main Street

Glen Oaks: Eggholic has opened, an egg-centric restaurant featuring Indian street food. Indian-style eggs are done a dozen ways like Surti Gotalo (shredded hard-boiled eggs mixed with sunny side up in spices) or Lachko (shredded green bell pepper cooked with eggs); this is the first NYC outpost of a thriving Chicago-based franchise with eight locations from VA to KY and 5 more to open soon across the country. 256-01 Hillside Avenue, near 256th Street

Greenwich Village: Lord’s is the modern, meat-focused restaurant that owners Ed Szymanski and Patricia Howard had been dreaming of, a follow-up to Dame, with a menu of Fergus and Margot Henderson-style offal dishes and British classics. 506 Laguardia Place, between West Houston and Bleeker streets

Jersey City: Kings of Kobe from Manhattan has opened a second location — this one in Jersey City, featuring salads, hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, and wagyu steaks. 30 Mall Drive West, near Sixth Street

Lower East Side: Ainslie’s downtown location takes the space of what had been Vandal, a 20,000-square-foot spot that features living flower chandeliers and a Shephard Fairey mural. John DeLucie is the chef (whose restaurant empire closed following the settlement of a class action lawsuit), whipping up a menu of Italian American dishes and pizza. 199 Bowery, near Spring Street

Midtown: M’s Tavern, replaces the decades-old Desmond’s Tavern, now with a menu that features spaetzle soup, chicken paprikash, and lamb. 422 Park Avenue, near 55th Street

Midtown: From the group behind Isabelle’s Osteria in Flatiron and Dagon on the Upper West Side comes Monterey, a 180-seat American restaurant with a 12-seat marble-topped bar and a balcony decked out in pink velvet booths. James Tracey is a chef and partner, who besides Isabelle’s Osteria, worked at Gramercy Tavern and Craft. Look for dishes like king crab cocktail, fried artichoke, shrimp and grits, aged Porterhouse, pan-roasted salmon, and cinnamon sugar doughnuts for dessert. 37 E. 50th Street, near Park Avenue

Prospect Lefferts Gardens: Kingfisher has opened, from sommelier and winemaker, André Hueston Mack — of Maison Noir Wines and host of Bon Appetit’s “World of Wine.” Former Flora Bar chef-de-cuisine Nico Bouter, head chef for Mack’s restaurant group, has assembled a menu of oysters, shrimp cocktails, chicory salad, and mains like cod, chicken, and lobster. This is Mack’s sixth spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens; others include wine shop Vyneyard, an American ham bar And Sons, Mockingbird breakfast tacos, and bread company Chickadee. 505 Rogers Avenue, near Midwood Street

Park Slope: Nene’s Taqueria first opened in Bushwick during the pandemic, and later expanded with an outpost at Barclays Center. Now, the fast-casual spot, known for its birria tacos, has opened in Park Slope. 660 Degraw Street, near Fourth Avenue

Park Slope: Cobble Hill’s FOB Filipino BBQ is now turning its attention to the Aegean area and Western Turkey for Rana Fifteen. The menu includes various seafood and grilled meat options, including a 15-piece feast, referenced in the name, for a minimum of two customers, according to the New York Times. 209 Fourth Avenue, at Union Street

Soho: Yubu, a small counter specializing in Korean fried tofu pockets, opened a second location, with a menu that lists barbecued meats, seafood, and sauces that are served over a spoonful of rice and then wrapped in bean curd. 46 Grand Street, near West Broadway

Tribeca: Burger Village is the latest location from a Long Island-based chain that opened its latest outpost in July in the old Schnipper’s space. Look for a menu of fries, cauliflower bites, wings, vegan tenders, and an array of organic burgers, including lamb, boar, venison, salmon, and elk. 120 Church Street, near Murray Street

Upper West Side: Osteria Accademia is a new Italian American restaurant from Huseyin Ozer and Murat Akinci, behind Turkish UWS spot, Leyla; the menu features dishes like vitello tonnato, polpettine, and chicken parm. Look for a brief Italian wine list from some boutique vineyards as well as Italian beers and sodas. 646 Amsterdam Avenue, near W. 91st Street

Upper East Side: Jeremy’s opens Friday from Jeremy Schaller, owner of the heritage butcher brand, Schaller & Weber. Inspired by fancy cocktail bars in Vienna, Austria, the space features Murano glass chandeliers, vintage sconces, a marble bar, and a fireplace. There’s also a mural painted by London-based painter Blue Logan of notable Upper East Siders: Bobby Short, Rodney Dangerfield, Eartha Kitt, Groucho Marx, Elaine Kaufman, and Jackie O. Look for a mostly Austrian wine list and cocktails with names like “I am Keith Hernandez” (mezcal, vermouth, brine, smoked coppa). The food menu includes items like cheese and Schaller & Weber charcuterie, octopus toast, and Jeremy’s steak sandwich. Expect live piano tunes or jazz. 1652 Second Avenue, at East 86th Street

Upper East Side: Smashburger, a chain with outposts all over the world, is betting big on the smash burger trend. The new restaurant is its second in the country with a full-service bar. 804 Lexington Avenue, at East 62nd Street

Woodside: Kalye Bistro is a new neighborhood spot for homey Filipino dishes like kare kare, beef pares, and milkfish soup but also something not so common in restaurants like binagoongan rice (shrimp paste fried rice). It features a clean and cozy modern aesthetic. 39-06 64th Street, near Roosevelt Avenue