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The Rosella Team Opens an Omakase With North American Seafood — And More Openings

New restaurant and bar openings in September 2023

Trout nigiri at Bar Miller, from the Rosella sushi team.
Trout nigiri at Bar Miller, from the Rosella sushi team.
Bar Miller/Melissa Hom

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 September 2023. This list will be updated weekly. If there’s an opening in your neighborhood that we’ve missed, let us know at

September 28

Carroll Gardens: A new Thai restaurant, Untable, unveiled itself to the neighborhood this month, from Rachanon Kampimarn, an alum of the Red Hook outpost of Somtum Der. Brooklyn Magazine has already called it “excellent.” 529 Henry Street, between Union and Sackett streets

Flatiron: Nemesis, a new Southeast Asian establishment from the team behind Antidote, a Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg, opens its doors this week in a kitchen led by Francis Tanrantana, an alum of Nowon and Morimoto. There’s tiger prawn lumpia, sambal skate, and a take on khao soi. 30 E. 20th Street, near Broadway

East Village: Bar Miller is the latest omakase restaurant to open in Manhattan. This one comes from partners Jeff Miller and TJ Provenzano behind the runaway hit restaurant Rosella Sushi, also in the East Village, that first debuted in 2020. The duo have taken on the ambitious premise of sourcing only North American seafood for their establishment. Bar Miller offers two nightly seatings, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., priced at $250 per person (reservations can be made via Tock). TJ’s Sushi Deli, a fish market, is slated to follow at the same location. 620 E. Sixth Street, between Avenues B and C

Greenpoint: A new coffee and flower shop, Flower Cat, has debuted in North Brooklyn. 162 Noble Street, near Manhattan Avenue

Hudson Yards: Sceney sushi spot BondSt opened 25 years ago and only now has owner Jonathan Morr chosen to expand in the city. The Hudson Yards space is larger and will serve menu items from BondSt as well as “Japanese Wagyu rib-eye, and old signatures like the tuna tarts,” according to the New York Times. 20 Hudson Yards, Level 5

Inwood: A new Filipino restaurant Patok, a breakout star from the Bronx Night Market and Smorgasburg, specializing in lechon, now has its own storefront. 5057 Broadway, between West 215 and 216th streets

Meatpacking District: Meduza Mediterrania has opened nearby the Gansevoort Hotel with the tagline “surrender to temptation.” 657 Hudson Street, near West 13th Street

Midtown: Franklin Becker, co-founder of fast-casual Little Beet, AI grocery app Hungryroot, and the big-pocket backer of Manhattanville food hall, has opened his second restaurant this year. Following the Press Club Grill, this week, he has opened Point Seven with Stephen Loffredo (from Soho’s Cena and Jovia), inside the MetLife building. The two-story restaurant features a raw bar, small plates, and fish dishes like grilled swordfish with chickpeas and couscous, and a Caribbean fish stew. 200 Park Avenue, at 44th Street

Midtown East: Cinico, a new coffee shop by musician Ben Hamilton, has opened its doors. 199 Madison Avenue, at 35th Street

Murray Hill: Middle Branch, a sibling to another similar business Little Branch, has renamed its cocktail bar to LB33. 154 E. 33rd Street, near Third Avenue

Nomad: Lupetto is a new wood-fired Italian steakhouse from the team behind La Pecora Bianca. 1123 Broadway, at West 25th Street

Park Slope: Esther Choi, the Netflix Iron Chef finalist and owner of Mokbar — the rice and noodle fast-casual restaurant — is flipping what had been a pre-pandemic standalone Park Slope location into something new with Gahm. With a mostly new menu compared to Mokbar, Gahm features more local and seasonal items. In keeping with her love of kimchi, there’s a section of the menu dedicated to it, with five variations including cucumber, white, and stewed bacon. 12 Flatbush Avenue, near Bergen Street

Times Square: The latest location of ping pong bar Spin, has opened in Midtown. This is it's ninth nationwide. 626 Broadway, between West 49th and 50th streets

Upper West Side: Rampoldi, a restaurant in Monaco, has opened here in NYC. The original location will operate from a 155-seat space that once served as seating for the Atlantic Grill. The chef for both restaurants, Antonio Salvatore, will serve a French Italian menu of filet mignon rossini, risotto with black truffle, and fish and beef carpaccios. 49 W. 64th Street, near Broadway

West Village: Angie Mar has closed Les Trois Chevaux — her luxurious, ultra-French restaurant in the West Village — for now. Over the past few weeks, she has revamped the interior and has changed the name to Le B, a restaurant “with more of a downtown feel” the New York Times reports. 283 W. 12th Street, near Eighth Avenue

September 21

Bryant Park: Mari Ne opened on Tuesday from the team behind the two Michelin-starred restaurants, Mari and Kochi. The most casual offshoot with about 15 counter seats serves hand rolls that cost around $5 each. 135 W. 41st Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue

Cobble Hill: Get ready for crullers, BEC, and BEC-on-crullers: Daily Provisions opened its first location in Brooklyn this week. It’s the fifth shop location and the first one in Brooklyn. The space was designed by David Rockwell. 151 Court Street, near Pacific Street

Downtown Brooklyn: Harlem Seafood Soul, a fried fish cart parked outside of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in Harlem, now has a stall at Dekalb Market food hall. The business used to operate out of the Williamsburg Market before it closed. Eater’s critic called its fried chicken “wonderfully crisp” in a write-up of the now-shuttered space. 445 Albee Square West, basement level at City Point

East Village: A new health-focused East Village restaurant, Chakra, has opened with something for a varying number of diets including fruititarians and Jains, according to its website. 317 E. Fifth Street, near Second Avenue

East Village: Just as two Cuban restaurants close in New York, another fills the void. Cantina Cubana has debuted from Ricardo Arias and Patricia Valencia, a husband-and-wife team. 17 Avenue B, at Second Street

East Village: As Eater reported, Dim Sum Go Go, the dim sum parlor that first opened in 2000, and last year made the Michelin Bib Gourmand list, has finally opened in the East Village after months in the works. A slender version of the menu has reportedly debuted, with expanded dim sum options to follow. 221 First Avenue, East 13th Street

East Village: The team behind Becketts Bar & Grill in the Financial District has opened Motel No Tell: a kitschy, neon-colored fever dream of a bar where the happy hour deals run deep, according to its Instagram bio. There’s a requisite disco ball and $10 Neopolitan pizza as well. 210 Avenue A, at East 13th Street

East Village: Venhue is self-described as a home for “a fast-paced chaotic fine dining experience” — a restaurant attempting to bring spray paint graffiti to the tasting menu arena. A $99 “all-inclusive” experience comes with Miller High life pairings. You read that correctly. 21 Avenue B, at East Second Street

Fort Greene: Chef April Bloomfield’s comeback since the fall-out of the Spotted Pig, launched this weekend. Sailor, Bloomfield’s partnership with restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, is currently talking walk-in seating, from Wednesday through Sunday; reservations open today, September 21 according to its Resy. 228 Dekalb Avenue, at Clermont Avenue

Koreatown: Wangbi is a new tasting menu counter located inside the mezzanine of Antoya BBQ. 37 W. 32nd Street, near Broadway

Lower East Side: Gem Wine, a popular wine bar from the chef Flynn McGarry, shuttered on September 16 to move into the former Gem Restaurant space that closed last month. It has reopened at its new home — now with double the seating, tables for reservations, more outdoor space, “a real kitchen,” a bigger menu, and more wines to choose from, says McGarry on Instagram. 116 Forsyth Street, at Broome Street

Lower East Side: Last year, Scarr Pimentel of Scarr’s announced that he would relocate his pizzeria across the street, and flip the original space into an omakase counter. This weekend, Pimentel opened Sushi Oku. The omakase restaurant ($165 per person for 17 courses), is a partnership between Pimentel and Ryan Chadwick, who owns the sushi spot, Taikun; Taikun’s executive chef, Kei Yoshino, runs the kitchen here as well, according to Grub Street. The ’70s-styled interiors have remained intact. Reservations are open online. 22 Orchard Street, near Canal Street

Midtown East: Tiger Woods and Justin Timberlake now own a Midtown bar together. T-Squared, in Midtown, is a 22,000-square-foot adult playground with $21 cocktails, golf simulator arcade games, and around 30 televisions, including one that’s 200 inches. “Atmospherically, the establishment hews closer to Woods’ personality than Timberlake’s,” the New York Post wrote on opening night. “Translation: It doesn’t have one.” 7 E. 42nd Street, near Fifth Avenue

Midtown West: As Eater reported, Irish Exit is a cocktail bar inside the Moynihan Train Hall. The Irish coffees Dead Rabbit has come to be known for will be a focus. The bar opened on September 18. 421 Eighth Avenue, inside of Moynihan Train Hall

Nolita: Midnight Plus One has opened below Manhattan’s Bar Parsquale, sibling to Pasquale Jones next door. Bar Pasquale was previously home to the short-lived Bumble Brew, a partnership the restaurant team worked on with the dating app Bumble that quietly shut down. 98 Kenmare Street, near Mulberry Street

Park Slope: Earlier this week, Fini Pizza, the slice shop from Lilia co-owner Sean Feeney, opened at Barclays Center, after being announced earlier this summer. This is Fini’s third location, with the first having opened in Williamsburg in 2022, followed by a satellite outpost in Amagansett, in the Hamptons. It replaces the Starbucks once housed in the building. 620 Atlantic Avenue, at Flatbush Avenue

Soho: Ketchy Shuby, a 7,000 square-foot, bi-level restaurant that opened this week, comes from Jamie Mulholland, co-founder of Montauk hot spot, the Surf Lodge. The menu is half vegetarian dishes, while the other half “is anchored in modern classics,” per a representative. 406 Broome Street, at Cleveland Place

Soho: Chef Hirohisa Hayashi of the Michelin-starred restaurant Hirohisa has opened Mio Mio. The Japanese bakery will offer items like dainty fruit sandwiches, sakekasu dacquoise (in the shape of macarons), and ice creams in flavors like strawberry and matcha. 61 Vandam Street, near Hudson Street

Upper West Side: Gramercy Park farm-to-table spot, Friend of a Farmer, has opened a second location. 68 W. 71 Street, near Columbus Avenue

West Village: Steps from Bar Pisellino and Via Carota is a new bar, Grove Street Social. 61 Grove Street, near Seventh Avenue South

September 14

Bed-Stuy: Sutathip Aiemsaard and Trevor Lombaer intended to launch a food truck and then pivoted to pop-ups during the pandemic. By 2022, the duo had been serving delivery food consistently out of a Downtown Brooklyn ghost kitchen. This month, they opened Little Grenjai, a luncheonette with dishes that pull together their combined Thai American upbringings. To start, a slender menu features Thai smash burgers and congee. 477 Gates Avenue, near Marcy Avenue, Bed-Stuy

Bed-Stuy: Coffee shop and wine bar September, debuted earlier this season. 83 Saratoga Avenue, at MacDonough Street

Chelsea: Little Biggs Sandwich Shop is the latest stall to join food hall Olly Olly Market. 601 W. 26th Street, near 11th Avenue

Downtown Brooklyn: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, the Flushing soup dumping parlor that first opened in 2006, has added another location to its “express” fast casual offshoot chain. In June, Nan Xiang Express opened in Williamsburg; now, Downtown Brooklyn has one — its largest yet. 148 Lawrence Street, near Fulton Street

East Village: EVC Caffé, selling empanadas, debuted this month in the East Village. 317 E. Fifth Street, between First and Second avenues

East Village: New wine bar, Nine Cases, serves esquites with sumac cream, oyster mushrooms with labne, and brie croquettes with cauliflower cream and apple relish. 86 E. Third Street, near First Avenue

East Village: Fried chicken chain, Raising Cane’s, has opened another New York City outpost. 20 Astor Place, at Lafayette Street

East Village: Lior Lev Sercarz, behind La Boîte, a spice brand, has added a restaurant to show off the products. Spice Brothers dishes include shawarma, pickled peppers, and more, according to the New York Times. 110 St. Marks Place, at First Avenue

East Village: Unregular Pizza, a Manhattan restaurant that made headlines after bartering its pizza slices for homemade desserts and other goods, debuted Unregular Bakery serves a few unusual croissants: One, a variation on pain au chocolat, is shaped like a honeycomb and filled with pieces of French chocolate; another is made with ground coffee beans. The espresso, by the way, comes from Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè, a Roman fan-favorite that’s hard to find in the States. 124 Fourth Avenue, near East 12th Street

Little Italy: Manhattan continues to be covered in speakeasy-style bars with moody red lights. The newest, Bijoux Lounge, is an upscale bar that doesn’t take reservations. The team is going for a speakeasy vibe with paneled walls and red lights, per a spokesperson. Cocktails are infused with ingredients like yuzu marmalade, pear juice, and lychee. 149 Mulberry Street, near Grand Street

Lower East Side: After years of working in the art world, Elias Popa — who grew up in Romania and several states in America — has opened Oti. A menu lists the eggplant spread zacusca, sarmale (Romanian cabbage rolls), and pastries made with the Romanian cheese called telemea. Dinner finishes off with a complimentary bowl of gummy bears “for nostalgia,” says Popa. 40 Clinton Street, near Stanton Street, Lower East Side

Midtown East: Food hall the Hugh has opened a speakeasy bar (tucked behind an unmarked door) that looks to Mad Men for inspiration, called the Boardroom. 150 E. 54th Street, at Third Avenue

Midtown East: Middle Eastern fast-casual spot Naya, has opened its 16th location in NYC. 285 Madison Avenue, between 40th and 41st streets

Park Slope: Thermostat, a coffee shop by day, wine bar by night, is now open near Barclays Center. 210 Flatbush Avenue, near Bergen Street

South Street Seaport: AbcV, the acclaimed vegetarian restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten located in Flatiron, now has a sibling location further south in Manhattan. Seeds + Weeds, a vegan restaurant stationed inside Vongerichten’s massive, multi-level food hall complex, the Tin Building, has been replaced by AbcV. The menu is the same as the one uptown, according to a representative. 96 South Street, at Beekman Street

Upper West Side: Juicy Jungle, a smoothie and juice bar, is now open from owner Daniela Garcia. 2263 Broadway, between West 81st and 82nd streets

West Village: The owners of Noho Thai restaurant, Fish Cheeks, have opened Bangkok Supper Club joining a collective of Thai restaurants in New York that look to the capital of Thailand for inspiration. 641 Hudson Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort streets

Williamsburg: Music venue and bar Muchmore’s which has been closed since the start of the pandemic relaunched as a gastropub specializing in New Orleans-themed items like jambalaya and muffuletta sandwiches, according to Greenpointers. 2 Havemeyer Street, at North Ninth Street

Williamsburg: Christophe Moser, a former front-of-house employee at Per Se, and an alum of Bed-Stuy pizzeria Saraghina has a new restaurant in the works. Neeloo, which references Nice, France, is now open. 284 Grand Street, near Roebling Street

September 7

Chelsea: The Motto hotel, a micro-chain from Hilton, opened in Chelsea at the start of the year; as of this week, it has another location in Times Square. Lulla is the restaurant for the Chelsea location. The all-day, Italian American restaurant is spread out over the first and second floors of the hotel. It serves tiramisu overnight oats, a breakfast sandwich with burrata, and larger items at dinner, like a $19 burger with caramelized onions and roast tomatoes. 113 W. 24th South, near Sixth Avenue

East Village: Cafe La Fe, a new coffee shop in the East Village, differentiates itself with a menu of empanadas and arepas. The cafe is located in the former home of Pinky’s Space, an art gallery that waged war with the city after its outdoor setup was torn down. 70 E. First Street, between First and Second avenues

East Village: The popular Portuguese custard tart shop Joey Bats has a new location on Avenue B, the website EV Grieve reports. Since 2016, its owner, Joey Batista, has sold pastéis de nata at street fairs across the city. He opened his first storefront on the Lower East Side in 2019 and followed up with a second location at Chelsea Market last year. 50 Avenue B, between Third and Fourth streets

Greenpoint: Across the street from Brooklyn’s decades-old Three Decker Diner, there’s now a shiny new noodle shop. Asia Rice Noodles opened last month in a bright orange storefront that advertises soup dumplings, fried chicken, and a range of noodle soups, with toppings like sliced Spam and squid balls. A neon sign on the wall compares the restaurant’s noodles to “Chinese pasta.” 694 Manhattan Avenue, near Norman Avenue

Greenpoint: Shuichi Kotani, a soba master who supplies buckwheat noodles to some of New York’s top Japanese restaurants, opens his own restaurant this week. Uzuki serves a range of buckwheat-based dishes, like duck shio noodle soup, sesame custard, and ice cream. The restaurant is located in a converted warehouse; it has 32 tables and a counter. 95 Guernsey Street, near Norman Avenue