Category Archives: Eater NY

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Danny Meyer Will Open Two New Roman-Themed Restaurants

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Coffee and wine next to Marta in Flatiron

Danny Meyer is apparently not finished with Roman-themed restaurants: He is planning both a coffee shop and a wine bar right next to Roman pizzeria Marta in Flatiron.

The Marta team and executive chef Joe Tarasco will be in charge of both, one called Caffé Marchio and the other named Vini e Fritti in The Redbury New York hotel at 29 East 29th Street, according to Flo Fab at the Times. Each will have its own entrance on 30th Street.

Caffé Marchio will open next month and will offer coffee, sandwiches, ...

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Salvation Burger Is Closing After Service Saturday

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The plan is to eventually reopen elsewhere

Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield have decided to close their short-lived Midtown East restaurant Salvation Burger at the end of service on Saturday.

After each of them came back from traveling, they together decided to shutter the location in Pod 51 Hotel at 230 East 51st Street, sending around an email to inform staff of the decision, below.

Salvation Burger employees will likely go up to White Gold on the UWS or another restaurant run by Bloomfield and Friedman where there are openings, including Spotted Pig, Salvation Taco, The John Dory, and ...

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Agern Reopens After Flood With New Nordic Lunch Tasting Menus

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See the new menu for the Michelin-starred restaurant here

More than three months after closing due to a flood, Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Agern reopened this week with a slightly new look and a new menu.

Claus Meyer and Agern chef Gunnar Gislason brought back the restaurant’s seasonal menu on Wednesday, this time with new options on both ends of the spectrum, with more luxurious as well as faster options at lunch.

People can now choose both two- and three-course tasting menus during the day for $55 and $65 respectively, as well as try new salads. With the renovation, the ...

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Street Taco Phenom Los Tacos No. 1 Quietly Debuted a Times Square Outpost

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Tourists have been blessed

Street Taco Phenom Los Tacos No. 1 Quietly Debuted a Times Square Outpost
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Street taco wonder Los Tacos No. 1 — previously only available out of a small stand inside Chelsea Market — now has a second home in a new Times Square location. The standalone outpost of the taqueria is at 229 West 43 Street, the former New York Times building, occupying a 1,700-square-foot space.

The team quietly opened during the July 4th weekend, more than one year after signing the lease on the space in a landmarked building, according to co-founder Tyler Sanders.

The menu at Los Tacos ...

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Where’s a Restaurant to Take Both Picky Parents and Adventurous Eaters?

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My boyfriend’s parents are meeting my parents for the first time

Welcome to Ask Eater, a column from Eater New York where the site’s editors, reporters, and critics answer specific or baffling restaurant requests from readers and friends. A new question and answer will run every Thursday. Have a question for us? Submit your question in this form.


Hi Eater,

My longterm boyfriend’s parents are meeting mine for the first time! My parents are artists and very adventurous eaters; his are more traditional. The ideal restaurant would be at least a little hip but not too loud (older ...

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New York’s Very First Dog Cafe Will Open This Year

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Because dogs are best

New York is coming to its senses, getting over its weird cat-cafe obsession and finally getting a dog-friendly cafe in the East Village dubbed Boris and Norton. DNAinfo reports that Coppy Holzman and his daughter Logan will open this lil patch of heaven inside the space on the corner of East 12 and Avenue A, previously occupied by the East Village location of Ost Cafe.

Named after Coppy and Logan’s respective dogs, Boris and Norton will be a regular coffeeshop-and-wine-bar hybrid, just with a plexiglass wall encasing neighborhood pooches.

The wall is per guidelines ...

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The Pool Opens Tonight With High-Dollar Seafood Galore

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It’s the fanciest of the restaurant trio in the Seagram Building

Expect a star-studded dining room at the official opening of The Pool tonight, the second and fanciest of the three Major Food Group restaurants in the Seagram Building — former home of The Four Seasons for more than fifty years. Take a look at the before and after, with the stunning Calder, the underwater plant vibe, new carpet, and dressed tables.

Earlier this week, people like Bloomberg’s Kate Krader attended a friends-and-family run. She and others took a whirl through the sectioned-off kitchen, delineated by the two-toned wood floors ...

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Schiller’s Officially Sets Closing Date in August

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The LES neighborhood restaurant will shutter due to a rent hike

The final day is set for Keith McNally’s Lower East Side neighborhood restaurant Schiller’s Liquor Bar, which his family announced earlier this year would close after a 14-year run. Fans now have until August 13 to return to the restaurant at 131 Rivington Street, according to Bowery Boogie.

McNally and co. revealed in May that they would be closing the restaurant at some point in August, saying that the cost to renew the lease was too high. It first opened in 2003 and quickly became one ...

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With Salt Bae in Town, NYC Fans Sprinkle Greetings

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Plus, pizza rat closed Mighty Pie

Tracking Salt Bae

Salt Bae, aka Nusret Gökçe headed south from the Bronx earlier this week, hitting up Times Square, where city workers sprinkled him with greetings, while others generally freaked out that he’s in town. The Turkish butcher and restaurateur famous for his signature salt-sprinkling technique has been working to open a Midtown West location of his international steakhouse Nusr-et.

Buyuk şehir çalışıyor #saltbae #saltlife #salt

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Mighty Sigh

A tipster noted that Union Square shop Mighty Pie has been ...

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Landlord of Mayahuel Plans to Open Similar Bar in Same Space

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Keith Siilats wants the “same spirit” of Mayahuel

Seminal East Village tequila bar Mayahuel may be closing next month, but the landlord of the building Keith Siilats says he plans to open a new, similar bar in the same space. He is taking over many of the components of the bar at 304 East 6th Street.

Mayahuel owner Ravi DeRossi previously said that the bar closed because he couldn’t come to a lease agreement with the landlord, but the story behind the closure is more complicated than that.

Siilats says DeRossi and co. hadn’t been paying rent for a ...

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Rivals That in Louisiana

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Three stars for The Gumbo Bros. on Atlantic Avenue

Cajun/Creole restaurant, The Gumbo Bros. on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn is a tiny place with a limited menu, which nowadays is a good idea. The décor channels the French Quarter. Faux gas lamps flank a pair of wooden shutters, the tables are made from bowling-alley wood, and the room is painted scarlet. For folks who like to look at things while they eat, there are antique maps, historic street scenes, football helmets, an engraving of Napoleon, and a record sleeve from the late Cajun comedian and cook Justin Wilson, who once ...

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Fort Greene’s New Hudson Jane Is a True Neighborhood Add

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The all-day cafe looks comfortable with easy eats

With practically every restaurant debuting these days with Instagrammable neon signs and extra-saturated, ultra-photogenic food, Fort Greene’s new Hudson Jane goes against the grain for its lack of gimmicks.

Fort Greene’s New Hudson Jane Is a True Neighborhood Add
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This all-day cafe from partners Jen LaPorta and chef Megan Johnson (Gramercy Tavern, Casellula) is just an old-fashioned restaurant with breakfast through dinner, plus a grab-and-go retail section. Johnson’s menu starts the day with breakfast sandwiches, burritos, and pastries before moving on to salads and sandwiches for lunch, and ending the day with an eclectic menu with ceviche, ...

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Get a Brief Sneak Peek Today of Martina, Danny Meyer’s Fast-Casual Pizzeria

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Meyer and chef Nick Anderer walk through the space on Instagram

Super-stans of Danny Meyer and his new fast-casual pizzeria Martina can get a sneak peek of the under construction space in the East Village right now on the restaurant’s Instagram stories.

Get a Brief Sneak Peek Today of Martina, Danny Meyer’s Fast-Casual Pizzeria
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Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer in the yet-to-open Martina space

Chef Nick Anderer — who’s also the chef at sister restaurant Marta — walks Meyer through the space at 198 East 11th Street for the first time in the video, which can be seen by going to the pizzeria’s Instagram on a mobile phone and ...

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Nas-Backed Sweet Chick Opening Another Spot in Prospect Heights

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Plus, Laurent Tourondel expands his empire

Sweet Chick is coming to Prospect Heights

John Seymour is opening another Nas-backed Sweet Chick on July 31 in Prospect Heights at 341 Flatbush Avenue, the third NYC location. Seymour also recently partnered with Tupac Foundation to recreate Tupac’s Powamekka Café at Sweet Chick Brooklyn and he is starring in the new Adidas campaign.

BOOM SHACKALACKA

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An early exit for Cup & Saucer

Monday was supposed to have been ...

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The Best Quotes From GQ’s Indulgent Eleven Madison Park Mini Documentary

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It’s basically an EMP porno

To chronicle the temporary closing and renovation of the world’s number one restaurant Eleven Madison Park, GQ has created a mini documentary on the process. Called Pushing Perfect: Eleven Madison Park, it’s surely meant to be a serious look inside the logistics of pulling off this endeavor. But the reality is that it’s a more indulgent advertisement, with dramatic classical music and tight food shots a la Chef’s Table, plus a healthy dose of bro hugs.

The press release for this press release of a video describes it as an “in-depth profile” ...

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Locals Blast Crown Heights Bar as ‘Racist’ With Signs on Nostrand Avenue

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Summerhill bragged about fake bullet holes in its “Instagrammable” space

A new “boozy sandwich shop” in Crown Heights that bragged about fake bullet holes as decor in the restaurant has locals fired up — and now, signs declaring that Summerhill is “racist,” “colonialist,” and a “gentrifier” are pasted all around the street near the bar.

Poles and boxes on several blocks around the restaurant at 673 Nostrand Avenue show the signs, which bear Summerhill’s logos and quotes from owner Becca Brennan.

Locals Blast Crown Heights Bar as ‘Racist’ With Signs on Nostrand Avenue

One says “I was getting tired of walking to Franklin,” a reference to how the former corporate tax ...

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Burger & Lobster’s New Times Square Location Is Basic Bait to the Max

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It’s massive and for the masses

Burger & Lobster sure does know its audience, as evidenced by a new massive Times Square location to feed burgers and lobster to the hungry tourist hordes. This is the second spot for the London-based chain, which offers the same slim menu as the Flatiron original of a burger, lobster, lobster roll, or a combo with fries for just $20.

It’s a smart move for the chain, which has parked itself inside the Stephen Sondheim Theater, going full-theme with 300 lobster traps lining the entrance and Broadway-themed quotes on the walls. One in neon ...

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Wall Street Honcho Decks Teenager at Chef-Studded Hamptons Event

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Knuckle sandwich served at Ribs for Kids

A Wall Street hothead decked a teen and broke his nose at the Ribs for Kids event last Saturday at his home, pictured, in Southampton, an event that Jonathan Waxman hosted, with twenty New York chefs in attendance, including Marco Canora, Harold Moore, Floyd Cardoz, and Alex Guarnaschelli.

Michael Loeb, a private equity investor who owns the mansion featured in the Showtime’s “Billions,” — the one that he listed as a July rental for $275K — decked Avery Arjang, 18, after the friend he brought got drunk, allegedly throwing up ...

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Real-Life Ratatouille Cutely Terrorizes Union Square Pie Shop

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It’s a Disney nightmare come true

Well, this is just something else: A Gothamist tipster spotted a rat — yes, a rat — happily munching along inside the food display case at Union Square pie shop Mighty Pie.

The hungry rodent made his move around 9 p.m. on Monday night, according to Ahmad Saad Ragab, who documented the incident on Twitter, naturally.

In recent years, the New York City food world’s unofficial mascot has become the beloved pizza rat, that pie-toting rodent popping up around NYC subways and beyond. Is this the same little ...

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Nightlife Impresario to Open Healthy Restaurant in Former Other Music Space

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Broken Coconut will have coconut juices, of course

The co-founder of celebrity destinations like 1Oak is turning his attention to a health-conscious restaurant called Broken Coconut.

Scott Sartiano has signed on to take over 15 East 4th Street — the former space of longtime Noho record store Other Music. The nightlife impresario was one of the founders of both 1Oak and Butter, both clubs and clubby restaurants known for attracting celebrities like Rihanna.

Bowery Boogie first spotted Sartiano’s name on the federal trademark documents for the new healthy eating spot, and a member of the restaurateur’s team confirmed that ...

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Feast Your Eyes on the Panorama Music Festival Food Lineup

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Eat Trapizzino alongside Frank Ocean, Eggloo while watching Solange, or Charlie Bird in front of Tame Impala

Randall Island’s Panorama Music Festival is set to make its return on July 28, and the food lineup has just been released with headliners like Roberta’s, Salvation Tacos, and Oddfellows Ice Cream Co.

It’s a pretty heavy-hitter group of restaurants and bars alongside big performers like Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, and Tame Impala. The lineup is similar to last year’s inaugural set, with Roberta’s, Eggloo, Loosie Rouge, Pasquale Jones, and more all making repeat appearances. New this year is Trapizzino, that Roman ...

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60 Cheap Eats Destinations You Should Know About in NYC

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Eater critic Robert Sietsema rounds up good deals in the five boroughs and beyond.

As fancy restaurant prices continue to soar, finding great inexpensive ones becomes more of a priority. If the food is not only delicious but also outside your previous dining experience, all the better. In short write-ups, neighborhood round-ups, and full reviews, I post about cheap restaurants I’ve stumbled on in the five boroughs and adjacent metropolitan areas, and make menu recommendations. Here is a choice collection of those restaurants, listed geographically. Please let me know by email about restaurants you’ve visited that deserve to be more ...

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Old Monk Channels Babu Ji in Both Food and Space

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Another new Indian restaurant of 2017

New York City’s hipster Indian restaurant boom continues — arguably kickstarted by the beleaguered Babu Ji — this time with Old Monk, a “contemporary Indian soul food” restaurant from Akbar and Dawat founder Sushil Malhotra that opens today.

Opening TOMORROW on 11th Street and Avenue B. See you then, NYC!

Posted by Old Monk on Monday, July 17, 2017

The contemporary part of that description is played ...

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New ‘Instagrammable’ Crown Heights Restaurant Brags About Fake Bullet Holes

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Summerhill checks off all the gentrification red flags

The newest cocktail bar and “boozy sandwich shop” in Crown Heights hasn’t been around for long, but it’s already shaping up to be one of the most divisive businesses in New York City.

Summerhill, located at 673 Nostrand Avenue, opened in June, but yesterday, owners sent out a PR blast to editors at various New York publications, including Eater, highlighting elements of the restaurant that, to anyone familiar with the endless push-pull of neighborhood demographics in New York, read like a checklist of gentrification red flags and worst-practices.

New ‘Instagrammable’ Crown Heights Restaurant Brags About Fake Bullet Holes
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Salt Bae Is Back in NYC, and He’s Making Moves

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The Instagram phenom is on the hunt for a meat purveyor

Does New York City’s air feel extra briny this week? Because Salt Bae is back in town, documenting his adventures over on Instagram for all to see.

Viral sensation Nusret Gökçe, the Turkish butcher and restaurateur famous for his signature salt-sprinkling technique, has been diligently working to open a Midtown West location of his international steakhouse Nusr-et.

On this trip, Gökçe appears to be on the hunt for the best meat purveyor possible to showcase his stunty videos and attention-grabbing style. In Gökçe’s current Instagram Story, ...

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