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New restaurant and bar openings in November 2023

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Electric Burrito is now open in Chelsea.
Electric Burrito

Restaurant openings have picked up in New York City. Hundreds of new restaurants have opened over the past year. Consider this your guide to all the new restaurants, bars, and cafes, that have opened recently. Here’s a roundup of the restaurants and bars that opened in November 2023. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at ny@eater.com.


November 30

Astoria: Bb.q Chicken, a Korean fried chicken chain, opened a new location in Queens on November 30. 35-21 30th Avenue, at 36th Street

Chelsea: Electric Burrito landed in the East Village in 2021, from Will Wyatt, co-founder of East Village cocktail bar Mister Paradise, and Alex Thaboua, who managed the bar. Overnight, New Yorkers flocked to the takeout spot for its ode to the french fry-filled burritos of Southern California. Now, the team has added a second location across town, in Chelsea. The menu is the same at both locations. It opened on November 27. 307 W. 17th Street, at Eighth Avenue

Chinatown: Doyers Old Town, a new Malaysian cafe, has landed on Doyers Street in Chinatown. The menu lists nasi lemak, mee curry with shrimp and fish balls, plus kuih and sticky rice with coconut jam for dessert. 15 Doyers Street, near Pell Street

Chinatown: Flushing egg-tart spot Na-Tart has opened in Chinatown. 77 Bayard Street, at Mott Street

Dumbo: After gourmet supermarket Foragers Market closed, owner Anna Castellani flipped the space into Nina, a Middle Eastern fusion restaurant that opened on November 30. The menu lists dips like hummus, bruschetta, mahi mahi ceviche, and eggplant schnitzel. 56 Adams Street, at Front Street

East Village: A-Roll, a new St. Mark’s Place restaurant, serves chicken feet and other Chinese street foods. 5 St. Marks Place, near Third Avenue

East Village: Don Ceviche, a Peruvian ceviche stand inside of the Essex Market, has opened the doors on a follow-up East Village location. 57 First Avenue, at East Fourth Street

East Village: Instant Noodle Factory opened in Long Island City this summer, serving more than 85 types of packaged noodles from around the globe. Customers pick their noodles of choice and serve themselves, preparing to cook the bowls with hot water, as you would in a dorm. As of this week, a second location is open in the East Village. 130 E. Seventh Street, near Avenue A

East Village: Rakka, a small restaurant known for its Middle Eastern sandwiches, has had locations in the East Village since the 1980s. One on Avenue B closed over a decade ago; another on St. Marks Place closed during the pandemic. The restaurant is now back. It’s selling falafel and chicken shawarma sandwiches from a small storefront, according EV Grieve reports. 156 First Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth streets

Flatiron: The group behind Flyfish Club — the private restaurant that sold around $14 million in NFT memberships before opening — has opened a New American restaurant called Little Maven. There are baked clams, Caesar cups, pumpkin miso agnolotti, and steak frites. Banana splits are for dessert. 30 W. 18th Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Flushing: Chef Wong Bistro, a new Cantonese restaurant, debuted in Flushing recently. 13553 Northern Boulevard, at Farrington Street

Flushing: Mimisa, a Flushing takeout counter whose specialty is Korean fried chicken with green grapes opened in Queens earlier this year. It’s located inside Flushing’s Roosevelt Avenue Food Court. 136-55 Roosevelt Avenue, near Union Street

Greenwich Village: Sing, a Hong Kong-style cafe with 16 locations in China opened on November 30. The restaurant serves foods found at cha chaan tengs, the casual diners from Hong Kong. The menu has pasta with tomato sauce, “slippery eggs” over rice, sugary bears that dissolve into drinks, and fried pineapple bun sandwiches. In addition to an outpost in Flushing’s Tangram Mall, the team also opened Asia Rice Noodles, in Greenpoint this fall. 182 Bleecker Street, between MacDougal and Sullivan streets

Long Island City: Fer is a new Chinese restaurant that opened on November 29 in Long Island City. The recipes are an adaptation from the family behind Burp Bowl Cafe, a casual Chinese restaurant in Kips Bay. The menu lists pork intestines with egg noodles and bok choy, mapo tofu, spicy chicken cold noodles, and various milk teas. 41-10 29th, at 41 Street Avenue

Maspeth: Driftwood is a new restaurant in Queens serving BLT fried rice, pickled chayote, chicken and mochi waffles, and more. 70-11 Grand Avenue, at 71st Street

Midtown: Sanmiwago, the Taiwanese dumpling shop, opened another location in Manhattan, this time in Midtown. Inside the new restaurant, there’s an outpost of Botbar, the robot-run coffee shop. 1695 Broadway, near West 53rd Street

Soho: There’s another Eataly in New York: it opened on November 25. The Soho location is 20,000 square feet; in addition to the market, it has a 200-seat restaurant and an all-day cafe. At the restaurant, the menu includes antipasti; salads; pasta (including fancy dishes like tajarin pasta with truffles shaved tableside); Neapolitan-style pizza; as well as seafood, meats, and vegetarian mains. It’s an all-Italian wine list with 300 bottles, along with cocktails from Negronis to espresso martinis. The cafe offers coffee, pastries, and Roman-style pizza. 200 Lafayette Street, at Broome Street

Soho: Upside, the slice shop with several locations around the city, is flipping its adjoining Soho soft serve shop, Softside, into Soupside for the winter. Lailee Taghdisi (alum of Sweetgreen and Dig) teamed up with the pizzeria to help transform the storefront. Soupside launched on November 24, with soups such as potato leek, tomato, and minestrone. It will remain that way until April, and throughout that time will host various rotating chefs — like Andy Baraghani — with proceeds going to the pop-up’s charity of choice. 51 Spring Street, at Mulberry Street

Williamsburg: Dead Letter No. 9, an immersive theater styled like a post office opened in Williamsburg this season from alumni of Sleep No More, which announced its closure after more than a decade in business. The cafeteria-inspired menu, which was developed by Josh Cohen, who worked on the theater Hidden Leaf’s menu in Midtown, includes trout dip with everything pretzels and chile with cornbread. Tickets start at $49 online. 63 Grand Street, at Wythe Avenue


November 22

Astoria: The team behind the Bonnie and Sweet Afton in Astoria has opened Charlie’s Pub. 2914 23rd Avenue, near 29th Avenue

Astoria: Mokafé, a Yemeni- and Palestinian-owned coffee shop, is now open in Astoria. The cafe opened last week; there’s another location in Paterson, New Jersey. The shop imports its beans from Yemen and roasts them, one of several businesses in the area to do so. Aside from coffee, it has croissants, avocado toast, and sabayah, a sweet Yemeni pastry. 25-73 Steinway Street, near 28th Avenue

Bay Ridge: Coszcal de Allende, a decade-old Mexican restaurant that closed this year, has returned to a new location in the neighborhood. The restaurant shuttered at the end of July 2023 over issues with its landlord; the owners announced a week later they would reopen nearby. The family-run Mexican restaurant is now open for takeout and delivery. The menu has quesadillas with truffles, chicken al pastor, fajitas, and more. 506 Third Avenue, near 75th Street

East Harlem: Accra Express Restaurant debuted in East Harlem after being forced to relocate from its West Harlem location due to building gas issues. There’s a sibling location of Accra Express in the Bronx. 63 E. 125th Street, near Madison Avenue

East Village: A new teahouse, Duo Cafe, has arrived in the East Village serving a $39 per person experience with items like caramelized sweet potatoes and oolong Basque cheesecake. A la carte is also available. 23 E. Fifth Street, between Second Avenue and Cooper Square

East Village: Potenza Centrale opened this week serving several square pizzas; fresh pasta, mozzarella, and dough are available for purchase to cook at home, according to EV Grieve. Owner Luigi Iasilli previously operated Max, which closed a decade ago in the area, also on Avenue B. 38 Avenue B, near East Third Street

Flatiron: The cocktail bar the Elephant Room from Singapore has opened in New York, with co-founder Yugnes Susela teaming up with restaurateur Salil Mehta in the Singapura space. Susela and bartender Chok Han have created drinks drawn from Singapore’s neighborhoods, like the breakfast cocktail, inspired by the all-day Singaporean breakfast of tea, toast, and eggs. 31 E. 20th Street, near Broadway

Gowanus: Threes Brewing in Gowanus will now be home to a Super Burrito outpost, the popular burrito shop with locations in Williamsburg and Rockaway Beach. It will remain at the brewery until next spring. The new Super Burrito replaces the stand run by the Meat Hook, which has been serving burgers at Threes since 2016. 333 Douglass Street, near Fourth Avenue

Greenpoint: Rick Curi and Itir Aloba, owners of Gran Electrica, a Dumbo Mexican restaurant, are opening a new spot. The Noble opened last weekend with cuisine referencing the Aegean region like chilled shrimp with lemon crushed fava, zucchini fritters, grilled octopus, and seared halloumi. Josh Lucio Lasso, who previously worked at Public Records and Ensenada, is leading the kitchen as executive chef. He’s joined by general manager and sommelier Miles Meltz, previously of Ci Siamo. 148 Noble Street, at Lorimer Street

Greenpoint: The latest restaurant to open on the restaurant row of Greenpoint Avenue is Taku Sando, a katsu sandwich spot from the team behind Takumen, a Long Island City ramen shop. The business serves several katsu sandwiches as well as wine by night. The backyard is outfitted with a firepit. 29 Greenpoint Avenue, near West Street

Greenwich Village: Yum Cha, a restaurant serving Shanghainese dishes, as well as some Cantonese items, has launched in Lower Manhattan. 228 Thompson Street, near West Third Street

Hudson Yards: ZZ’s Club, a 25,000-square-foot Hudson Yards, private club is live the team behind Major Food Group. The catch? Well, a Grub Street report has some stunning details: 250 Founders Club memberships, priced at a $50,000 buy-in. plus annual $10,000 dues, have sold out, even if you had the spare cash. Inside there’s ZZ’s, a Japanese restaurant, and Carbone Privato, a mix of Carbone classics and exclusives to Hudson Yards. Carbone Privato also offers “culinary concierges,” instituted to fulfill the needs of its uber-wealthy clients. 35 Hudson Yards, at West 33rd Street

Lindenwood: Naira Bread, a Nigerian bakery, debuted in Lindenwood, Queens earlier this season. 530 Conduit Boulevard, near Hemlock Street

Long Island City: Izakaya Noname debuted in early November. It replaced sushi restaurant Murasaki. LICTalk reports that it comes from the same team behind area Vietnamese establishment Cyclo. 46-44 Vernon Boulevard, near 47th Avenue

Lower East Side: Allan’s Bakery, a decades-old Flatbush Caribbean bakery, has added a Manhattan sibling. The small shop sells pastries that are baked in Brooklyn, like coconut rolls, apple turnovers, and several types of Caribbean patties. 166 Allen Street B, near Stanton Street

Midtown East: In October, Atto Sushi opened its doors in the base of a Midtown office building. As such the branding of the business says it's specifically designed for office workers with a limited amount of time. 875 Third Avenue, near East 52nd Street

Midtown East: Bill’s Townhouse Restaurant, which was previously Bill’s Gay Nineties and a speakeasy as early as 1924, has filled this 54th Street townhouse with history. But now, a new Bill is in town: Bill’s Supper Club. The new American restaurant carries on the story Midtown space’s legacy, now in the hands of Christian Pascal. Pascal is a co-owner of Hunt & Fish Club, described once by the New York Post as the place to find “sugar daddies.” 57 E. 54th Street, near Madison Avenue

Midtown East: In February 2022, Brasserie Les Halles, the French bistro where Anthony Bourdain worked, was relaunched to Francis Staub La Brasserie. Now, oddly, cookware maestro is overhauling the space again. Chez Francis opened on November 16. As for the differences between the two, a spokesperson tells Eater that the space underwent an interior renovation, there’s a new all-day menu, and a “service style” overhaul that now “guarantees a 100 percent Brasserie style experience to the restaurant guests.” There’s a new general manager, Anthony Puech (formerly of Ristorante Armani). 411 Park Avenue South, at 29th Street

Midtown West: La Mira Gelateria, a charming Flushing gelato shop located inside NY Food Court, and known for its animal-shaped scoops, has expanded. A new outpost is now open inside of 38 food hall, also home to Cozy Rice, a rice roll spot. 42 W. 38th Street, near Sixth Avenue

Midtown West: Unapologetic Foods — the team behind Dhamaka in Essex Market; Adda in Long Island City; and Michelin-starred Semma in the Village — opened a second location of Rowdy Rooster, the group’s fast-casual spicy Indian fried chicken spot. It’s located near Penn Station and features a few items exclusive to this location. The first location opened in the East Village in 2022. 140 W. 32nd Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues

Noho: Fat Choy Tea, a new ten-seat teahouse emulating Hong Kong’s cha chaan tengs has debuted in Noho. The name is unrelated to Fat Choy, the vegan Lower East Side spot, that relocated to New Jersey (co-owner Chris Ghent claims it's a coincidence and the company had previously intended to open back in 2020.) Ghent previously worked for eight years at Sunday Gravy, a Smorgasburg red-sauce joint; he and his wife, Florence Chan, a pharmacist, own the teahouse together. They make their tea blends which they hope to private label to other companies, as well as egg tarts and pastries they’re calling pop tarts in flavors like Spam and yuzu. It opened on November 1 in a multi-use space that also houses an automotive company. 45 Bleecker Street, near Mulberry Street

Park Slope: Fast-casual burger spot XO Burgers opened on November 18. 437 Fifth Avenue, near Ninth Street

Ridgewood: Katan, a new coffee shop that plans to also offer bagels, is now open in Ridgewood. 490 Grandview Avenue, at Greene Avenue

Soho: Hamburger America, a new restaurant from “burger scholar” George Motz, is now open. The retro burger shop has 15 seats at a counter that surrounds a central grill; there are more seats at booths in the back. The signature menu item is a fried onion burger that originated in Oklahoma. Beyond that, expect classics like egg salad sandwiches, egg creams, and milk. 51 MacDougal Street, at West Houston Street

Upper East Side: Al Badawi, the popular Palestinian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, opened another location in Manhattan. The well-reviewed restaurant has the same owners as Ayat (which has several locations around the city since launching in 2020, including in Industry City, Bay Ridge, Staten Island, and the East Village. Al Badawi is the team’s full-service, sit-down establishment; it’s known for its Palestinian “pizzas” and family-style portions of shawarma, mansaf, maklouba, and more. 1725 Second Avenue, at East 89th Street

Washington Heights: Addey Ababa, an Ethiopian restaurant, opened in Washington Heights earlier this fall. Eater critic Robert Sietsema stopped by this week and said it was “perfect in every way.” 736 W. 181st Street, at Magaw Place

West Village: Kazumi Omakase serves a 13-course experience, now open for $75 per person. 31 W. Eighth Street, at MacDougal Street


November 16

Brooklyn Heights: Cobble Hill bakery and cafe Poppy’s has expanded to Brooklyn Heights, replacing neighborhood cafe Cranberry’s, which shuttered in 2020. 48 Henry Street, at Cranberry Street

Bushwick: Carousel is a new bar in Bushwick that doubles as an adult playground. There are photo booths, dance floors, pool tables, retro conversation pits, and two bars to order drinks, like an espresso martini with rum. The space, which was designed by the same people as the Greenpoint cocktail bar Twins Lounge, is meant to evoke the 1970s. It’s run by the owners of the Brooklyn bars Coyote Club and Birdie’s. 36 Wyckoff Avenue, near Starr Street

East Village: Ănjelly, an East Village Vietnamese dessert shop, has brought the viral jiggly cat jellies to its shop (it opened earlier this fall). They’re prepared in flavors like coconut, pandan, or matcha. It opened this fall. 103 St. Marks Place, near First Avenue.

East Village: Downtown Manhattan Latin American restaurant El Rinconcito closed in 2021 after 27 years in operation. It opened this week in its new home after months of delays, according to EV Grieve. It’s located on Avenue C, a couple blocks from its original home on 10th Street. 73-75 Avenue C, between Fifth and Sixth streets

East Village: Red Onion, a new Indian restaurant with an extensive menu, takes over a storefront that has been home to several food businesses over the past decade, including Chichen Itzá, Tompkins Village Cafe, and Brindle Room, according to EV Grieve. 277 E. 10th Street, between Avenue A and First Avenue

East Village: Rice Bird, a new clay pot “Asian fusion” restaurant, according to its Instagram bio, debuted on the same block as bakery Lady Wong, earlier this fall. It is owner Jeffrey Luo’s first restaurant. 334 E. Ninth Street, between First and Second avenues

Financial District: Midtown lunch spot Koba Korean BBQ has added a fourth location. 136 William Street, near Fulton Street

Flatbush: GC Bakery, a Haitian bakery, has opened from the team behind Bed-Stuy restaurant Grandchamps. The owners of Grandchamps took over the Flatbush storefront from Baker’s Treats, which had operated in the space and the area for around 30 years. 1625 Nostrand Avenue, near Tilden Avenue

Forest Hills: A third location of Kuku, a Korean restaurant, has opened. It replaces the Japanese restaurant Roam. 107-12 70th Road, near Austin Street

Greenpoint: Sara Conklin has operated Glasserie since 2013; now she’s expanded with Radio Star (not to be confused with Radio Bakery, also in Greenpoint). “We are going for northern Italian trattoria meets 1940s diner with Mediterranean fare,” says Conklin, with a name that references its neighboring Transmitter Park. The space is open all day, with a menu of egg or tofu griddle sandwiches, merguez in a blanket, and a sweet saffron cream cheese pastry. Dinner, which starts at 4 p.m. includes pistachio chicken croquettes, labne and pig cheeks, ginger squid, and chicken liver terrine. It is the latest restaurant to open on a stretch of Greenpoint Avenue that has quickly transformed into a booming restaurant row. 13 Greenpoint Avenue, near West Street

Greenpoint: Ray’s, a Lower East Side cocktail bar backed by Succession actor Nicholas Braun, opens today, November 16. The bar is from the Jac’s on Bond and Pebble Bar crew — Matt Kliegman, Carlos Quirarte, and Matt Charles — with food by the team from Wildair. Julian Brizzi, who opened Cool World in the space, before abruptly shuttering it earlier this year, is also a partner in Ray’s. Upon announcing the closure of Cool World, he promised to open something new in the space. 905 Lorimer Street and Nassau Avenue

Lower East Side: Maison Premiere, Williamsburg’s New Orleans-inspired cocktail bar, has opened Manhattan sibling Tigre. William Elliott, bar director at Maison Premiere, will oversee the beverage menu, which pulled ideas from Playboy’s Host and Bar Book, at Tigre. Find “Martinis by Ratio” which allows guests to “tailor their martini preferences with precision, with options ranging from 4:1 to 16:1.” The space features a horseshoe-shaped bar, in a space that hopes to evoke “residential sexiness in New York from the 1970s, ’80s, and maybe even ’90s,” according to Grub Street. 105 Rivington Street, at Ludlow Street

Meatpacking District: Champagne and Caviar Bar at RH Guesthouse New York has opened. The 32-seat lounge is located on the cellar level of the Meatpacking District restaurant. It’s owned by the interior design company and lifestyle brand formerly known as Restoration Hardware — the same brand that also offers private jets for its very fancy customers. 55 Gansevoort Street, between Ninth Avenue and Hudson Street

Midtown East: Agency of Record, a new cocktail bar, opened inside of the Renwick Hotel on November 10. 118 E. 40th Street, at Lexington Avenue

Midtown West: Filipino food stand Kabisera has landed at Gotham West Market. There’s another location inside of Canal Street Market. 600 11th Avenue, at West 45th Street

Nomad: Cloves Indian Cuisine comes from owner Syed Haider, originally from Pakistan. He operates Jaz in Hell’s Kitchen and Forest Hills Indian Cuisine. The menu was consulted on by Vijay Bhargava, previously from Raga in Midtown (during its lifespan it received three stars from the New York Times). 66 Madison Avenue, near East 27th Street

Nomad: The Portrait Bar debuted inside of the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Drinks are architected by Darryl Chan, an alum of Bar Pleiades on the Upper East Side; the food menu comes from Andrew Carmellini, behind its neighboring Cafe Carmellini. 250 Fifth Avenue, at 28th Street

Ridgewood: The bar and performance space Nowadays is swapping out its food operator. Diner by the Izakaya, which has operated out of the space for three years, closed at the end of October; a Mexican restaurant called the Zumbador replaced it this week. Owners Maria Bravo and Fernando Adan have worked in the kitchens of Keith McNally’s Pastis and Bed-Stuy’s Saraghina restaurant. Their menu has grasshoppers, ribs in a tomatillo sauce, and chicken with mole. 56-06 Cooper Avenue, between Irving and Wyckoff avenues

Soho: The owners of La Mercerie, a French restaurant in Soho, have a new bar. The tiny Guild Bar opened on November 14, in the design store Roman and Williams Guild; it’s owned by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, the same team behind La Mercerie (who also designed Le Coucou). The five-seat bar serves cocktails made with salted pineapple, Sichuan peppercorns, and Madras curry. Canal and Mercer Streets

Seaport: Lawn Club, a “leisure-driven venue” opened this month with indoor and outdoor games like bocce, cornhole, and croquette. There are two bars featuring TV screens, according to a spokesperson. 1 Fulton Street, at South Street Seaport

Soho: Things are heating up in the Downtown Manhattan slice shop scene. Just as L’Industrie has opened its first Manhattan outpost, so, too, has Lucia Pizza. The slice shop, which first opened last year from Salvatore Carlino in Sheepshead Bay, opened on November 15. 375 Canal Street, at West Broadway

Upper East Side: A fast-casual new uptown space, Lenox Thai, comes from Chalita Bootsri, the owner of Hug Esan, in Elmhurst, Queens, considered to serve some of the best Thai food in the city. 1217 First Avenue, near East 66th Street

Upper East Side: The Mark Chalet has opened a cabin inside the Mark Hotel with wood-paneling and gingham accents, serving a menu from Jean-Georges Vongerichten with fondue, veal Zurichoise, and spaetzle. 25 E. 77th Street, near Madison Avenue

Upper West Side: Cafe 77, serving Black Fox coffee, pastries, and snacks, has opened inside of the New York Historical Society. It joins the newly unveiled Clara, a restaurant from the team behind June wine bar in Brooklyn. 170 Central Park West, at West 77th Street

Upper West Side: Eyal Shani has converted his fast-casual Miznon North into Malka, a kosher restaurant. 161 W. 72nd Street, near Broadway

Upper West Side: Jota, a new takeout and delivery Spanish tapas restaurant, from celebrity chef José Andrés, opened four locations earlier this month. All are located inside Wonder — a food hall and ghost kitchen hybrid with locations in Upper West Side, Downtown Brooklyn, Hoboken, and Westfield, New Jersey. Jota’s menu includes paella, garlic shrimp, and patatas bravas. Andrés is doubling down on his involvement in the company, recently joining its board of directors. There are a couple of seats at each location for dine-in. Multiple locations

Upper West Side: L’Avion, an aviation-themed blue and white cafe with a vintage airplane motif, is now serving French food and drinks from Arun Mirchandani of the Drunken Monkey next door. 338 E. 92nd Street, between First and Second avenues

Upper West Side: Parla, from the group behind the Smith, has opened on the Upper West Side, a pizza, cocktails, and Italian wine spot with 30 seats and a bar. The menu features both round and square pies as well as vegetables, pastas, and snacks from chef Brian Ellis. Service starts with dinner and will expand to an all-day cafe. 320 Columbus Avenue, at West 75th Street

West Village: Figure Eight opened on November 15, from the team behind neighboring Silver Apricot. The new restaurant pulls from owner Emmeline Zhao’s heritage, mixing Chinese and American Southern cuisines. Figure Eight’s kitchen is led by Calvin Hwang (formerly of Saga and Crown Shy). The menu lists turnip tots, a “breakfast chowder” with youtiao, and a crab pimento dip. A mini tempura lobster roll pays homage to the restaurant’s former tenant: Pearl Oyster Bar. 18 Cornelia Street, near Bleecker Street

Williamsburg: Vegan Caribbean restaurant, HAAM, has popped up at Smorgasburg, and now this week, it has a permanent spot. Owner Yesenia Ramdass, who is Dominican, and her husband Randy, whose family is from Trinidad, will serve jerk oyster mushrooms, chimichurri “steaks,” and a plantain “boat” that’s been making the rounds online. 234 Union Avenue, near Meserole Street

Williamsburg: Leon’s Bagels, a West Village bagel shop, has opened a Williamsburg follow-up, from an owner also behind Bushwick hospitality spots Father Knows Best and Money Cat. It opened in early November. 128 Bedford Avenue, near North 10th Street

Williamsburg: Second City, the Chicago comedy club known for launching the careers of comedians like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert, announced last fall that it had signed on a space in Williamsburg — its first expansion to New York. The 11,900-square-foot venue is now open. It reportedly will also include a full-service restaurant and bar in addition to its stages. 64 N. Ninth Street, near Kent Avenue


November 9

Bushwick: Lalin’s, a coffee shop with a selection of croissants, muffins, and other pastries, has landed in Brooklyn. It opened at the end of September. 1131 Broadway, near Dekalb Avenue

Bushwick: Lou’s Athletic Club is a new sports bar with style. 384 Knickerbocker Avenue, at Stanhope Street

Chinatown: K.O. Burger is the latest smash burger spot to debut in Lower Manhattan. It comes from the owner of 375 Chicken ‘n Fries, which has five locations across New York, with more on the way, according to a spokesperson. 1-3 Eldridge Street, at Forsyth Street

Chinatown: Tolo opened on November 9 from Ron Yan. Yan is the chef nearby wine bar Parcelle; he worked with owner Grant Reynolds first at Legacy Records, in Hudson Yards, before joining Parcelle and its beer bar Pig Bar. Tolo, a new Chinese restaurant, is a solo endeavor for Yan, but the wine list — over 300 bottles — is a collaboration with Parcelle. A starter menu lists yuba with chile paste, cold “mouthwatering chicken,” and sticky rice with Chinese sausage. Entrees include crab fried rice, sweet and sour fish, and seared scallops with garlic and puffed rice. It replaces Ming’s Caffe, which closed in early 2023. 28 Canal Street, at Rutgers Street

East Village: After operating as Downtown Bakery for 30 years, the restaurant closed and reopened under a new name Downtown Burritos Cocina Mexicana, now run by former employees. Eater critic Robert Sietsema stopped by this week for a first look. 69 First Avenue, near East Fourth Street

East Village: Williamsburg hot dog sensation Glizzy’s, which shuttered its Brooklyn location, is survived by a new Manhattan storefront. 34 St. Marks Place, near Second Avenue

East Village: Antony Nassif, a chef known for his Smorgasburg shawarma stand, has a new fast-casual restaurant in the East Village. Hen House, a counter-service spot is now open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. with dine-in, an expanded menu, and extended hours coming in December. The restaurant serves several types of Lebanese shawarma, with influence from Montreal. The late-night menu will eventually include loaded-up shawarma poutine, Lebanese crunchwraps, and a piri piri sourdough fried chicken sandwich. 120 First Avenue, at East Seventh Street

East Village: A third location of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, specializing in mini cheese tarts, has debuted in Manhattan. 166 Second Avenue, between East 10th and 11th streets

East Village: Matto Espresso, a brand with 30 locations, has opened in the East Village. 110 Third Avenue, between East 13th and 14th streets

East Village: Miyomacchi, a dessert shop specializing in feline-shaped cheesecakes in flavors like Japanese sweet potato or black sesame debuted on October 22. 91 E. Third Street, near First Avenue

Financial District: Downtown bakery Pi Bakerie has opened the Cookie Odyssey, a street kiosk on the same block. 35 Cedar Street, at William Street

Fort Greene: Brooklyn Thaiger is making what it calls “Charoen Krung-style” Thai food on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. 747 Fulton Street, at South Portland Avenue

Gramercy: Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon has opened another location. 367 First Avenue, between East 21st and 22nd streets

Greenwich Village: KazuNori, the popular hand roll bar from Sugarfish, has opened in Lower Manhattan. 205 Bleecker Street, near Sixth Avenue

Greenpoint: Madeline’s is a new cocktail bar for Greenpoint. It opened on November 3, replacing the bi-level Ramona’s which closed last year. 113 Franklin Street, near Greenpoint Avenue

Long Island City: Subterranean lounge the Newsroom opened below Long Island City bar Lost in Paradise. 11-01 43rd Avenue, near 12th Street

Midtown East: Bash Burger from John McDonald’s Mercer Street Hospitality opened this week inside Urbanspace Vanderbilt, the first of at least four locations that will open in partnership with restaurateur Steve Hanson. 230 Park Avenue, at Vanderbilt Avenue

Midtown East: Hojokban, a restaurant hailing from Seoul, Korea, that first opened there in 2019, has expanded with a Manhattan sibling. The Korean restaurant import is a partnership with Hand Hospitality, the Korean hospitality group behind Her Name Is Han, Ariari, and other Manhattan restaurants, many all within a short walk from one another. Hojokban replaces Palpal, also from Hand, which recently closed. 128 Madison Avenue, between East 30th and 31st streets

Midtown East: Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, the steak frites restaurant with a following overseas, has reopened in Manhattan after two years. The French restaurant, which first opened here in 2009, closed during the pandemic. It still serves a steak and frites deal for $34. 155 E. 54th Street, between Third and Lexington avenues

Midtown West: Back Bar, a cocktail lounge, opened last week inside the Kimpton Hotel Eventi, which also houses owner Laurent Tourondel’s TikTok-famous steakhouse Skirt Steak. 851 Sixth Avenue, near West 30th Street

Midtown West: Gary Hur, a first-time restaurant operator and longtime accountant, is serving Korean Vietnamese rice paper wraps at his business the Ssam. The takeout and delivery business operates in an outpost of the shared commercial kitchen Nimbus Kitchen. at 307 W. 38th Street, near Eighth Avenue

Park Slope: Prospect Heights ice cream shop Brix Haus has opened another location in Park Slope. 347 Fifth Avenue, near Fourth Street

Ridgewood: Topos, a beloved bookstore-cafe hybrid, has expanded with a second outpost, also in Ridgewood. It’s called Topos Too. In addition to books, it serves coffee, with wine and beer at night. 5922 Myrtle Avenue, near Stephen Street

Upper East Side: Hoexter’s Market, an uptown steakhouse that first opened in 1977, has been revived by original founder Bobby Shapiro’s daughter, Alexandra Shapiro, alongside the Flex Mussels team. Hoexter’s opened this week with an American-style brasserie menu. 174 E. 82nd Street, near Third Avenue

Upper East Side: Regina’s Grocery, the hip Italian sandwich shop that first opened on Orchard Street, has added an Upper East Side spot. 300 E. 88th Street, between First and Second avenues

Williamsburg: Gehad Hadidi owner of the 50-year-old Midtown French bistro La Bonne Soup opened a new restaurant across the bridge in Brooklyn on November 9. Hudas menu looks to the Levant, pulling from Hadidi’s Syrian heritage with Lebanese and Palestinian influence. 312 Leonard Street, at Conselyea Street


November 2

Bed-Stuy: Taeil Kim had been hosting pop-ups at Bed-Stuy’s Burly Coffee. Now he’s making it more official, subleasing the space at night. Sonbul at Burly is serving Kim’s California take on Korean American cooking. Dinner will run from 5 to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays through Saturdays after the coffee shop closes. 356 Throop Avenue, at Dekalb Avenue

Carroll Gardens: Swoony’s, which opened this week, is the follow-up to Cafe Spaghetti. The American bar and grill by Salvatore Lamboglia serves a burger with Thousand Island dressing, short rib au poivre, and dorade “Manhattan clam chowder-style.” 215 Columbia Street, near Sackett Street

East Village: The Avenue Cafe is a new “independent and minority-owned” coffee shop from a team that operated a popular cafe inside of the Jamaica Market in Queens. 102 St. Marks Place, between Avenue A and First Avenue

East Village: The East Village is now home to a Pakistani takeout spot focused on the South Asian street food staple paratha rolls; it’s owned by husband-wife duo Saif Qazi and Kiran Lutfeali, for whom this is their first food business. There are only two paratha roll options — beef or chicken, with or without fries — on the menu at Kolachi. 130 First Avenue, near St. Marks Place

East Village: Rockmeisha, once a staple of ramen in Manhattan back when it opened in 2004 in the West Village, returned a few weeks ago, now in a new East Village home. Eater critic Robert Sietsema gave it a first look. 51 E. 14th Street, First Avenue

Financial District: As part of the “glamorous” new $500 million Perelman Performing Arts Center that opened this fall near the World Trade Center, celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is opening a new restaurant inside the building called Metropolis. The kitchen is headed up by Ed Tinoco, former culinary director at Alinea. 251 Fulton Street, near Greenwich Street

Hell’s Kitchen: Pulkies, a restaurant that serves “Jewish-style” barbecue, returned to the Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen last week. The business started as a stall in the Chelsea Market food court in 2020 and has since closed. In Manhattan, the business is focusing on takeout and delivery. Instead of barbecue with sides, it serves sandwiches with pulled turkey and brisket. 550 W. 45th Street, near 11th Avenue

Industry City: A sake brewery is expanding: Brooklyn Kura has traded in its tasting room for a 20,000-square-foot production facility and a taproom that opened this week. The two-story space will serve sake, small plates, and shochu cocktails designed by Rule of Thirds alum, Kyle Davis. Sake classes are available. 34 34th Street, at Industry City

Koreatown: Tosokchon opened a few weeks back in K-town specializing in tteokbokki and soondae, Korean blood sausage. 14 E 33rd Street, near Madison Avenue

Lower East Side: Datz Deli, a Queens deli on track to sell more than $1 million in macaroni-stuffed patties this year, opened its doors on its second location last week. 69 Clinton Street, near Rivington Street

Lower East Side: Kaki Omakase is the latest omakase spot to open in New York, this one favoring more pyrotechnics than the average. Currently, it’s BYOB and $75 per person. 129 Rivington Street, at Norfolk Street

Lower East Side: Julie Park, behind Williamsburg mainstay Cafe Colette, has expanded to Manhattan with Fossetta. Here, the menu features dishes like chicken liver rigatoni, salted hake fritters, and six types of freshly made focaccia. Chef Charlene Santiago and Joshua Even, who lead the menu, are both April Bloomfield alums, at the former John Dory Oyster Bar and the Breslin. 198 Allen Street, at East Houston Street

Midtown West: ER Hotpot has opened a new location, near Bryant Park, and just a few blocks from its original on 36th Street. 1029 Sixth Avenue, near West 38th Street

Midtown West: Founders of Blue Ribbon restaurants, chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, have opened Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak, a 2,600 square-foot restaurant that seats 150 people in the newly renovated Penn Plaza, serving the restaurant group’s greatest hits in one place. 1 Penn Plaza, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues

Noho: Casa Bond has opened on the Bowery serving modern Mexican food, hoping to capture the spirit of Tulum. Executive chef-owner Rodrigo Abrajan originally opened El Paso Taqueria in Harlem. 334 Bowery, near Bond Street

Nomad: Cafe Carmellini opens November 2 in a dramatic dining room in an overhauled McKim, Mead & White building that’s now the new Fifth Avenue Hotel. Chef Andrew Carmellini’s restaurant is an intersection of white tablecloth fine dining and relaxed sit-down casual. With an a la carte menu, dishes include items like kanpachi acqua pazza with basil and cucumber; veal tongue with lentils; and a scallop dish that’s an homage to the late chef, Floyd Cardoz. 250 Fifth Avenue, near West 28th Street

Park Slope: Siren is a new oyster bar and seafood restaurant with a menu ranging from clams casino and crab cakes to mussels and a whole branzino. 687 Fifth Avenue, between 20th and 21st streets

Times Square: Miznon, Eyal Shani’s popular pita spot has expanded with another location. 1410 Broadway, near West 39th Street

Union Square: Serafina Vino E Cucina, the latest Italian restaurant from the Serafina family of restaurants is now open on University Place. 110 University Place, near East 13th Street

Upper East Side: Mykonian House serves Greek taverna staples. 25 E. 83rd Street, at Madison Avenue

Upper West Side: Allure, a restaurant and nightlife spot opened this week at Hotel Belleclaire on the Upper West Side. 2175 Broadway, at West 77th Street

Upper West Side: Sandwell, a new uptown sandwich shop, serves a mushroom cheesesteak, meatball sub, broccoli cheddar melts, and more. 412 Amsterdam Avenue, near West 80th Street