Tag Archives: Openings

The Pool Opens With Opulent Cocktails and Two Surf and Turfs

Source: Grub Street NY

Phase two of the Major Food Group’s revamp of the old Four Seasons space has arrived. The Pool has opened in — where else? — the former Pool Room. Whereas the Grill is all about throwback opulence (prime rib, Dover sole, and filet mignon are all accounted for), …

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A Team of Top Japanese Chefs Are Behind This New Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s no secret that New York chefs have stampeded toward fast-casual, pushing and shoving in pursuit of the “next Chipotle.” At the same time, mid-priced restaurants have become increasingly difficult to run. But if neighborhood restaurants are doomed, as Dave Chang believes, it doesn’t look so bleak for the …

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What to Expect From Belly Restaurant’s New ‘Bacon Omakase’

Source: Grub Street NY

The idea behind Belly is relatively straightforward: Pork belly is forever — or at least warrants its own nine-course tasting menu. Instead of a solitary stunt dish, the new Williamsburg restaurant’s owners are escalating things with an entire menu ($45) built around the classic ingredient. It’s what they’re calling, …

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The Owners of Mother’s Ruin Opened a New Downtown Spot for Cocktails and (Soon) Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Mother’s Ruin became a downtown favorite by smartly toeing the line between a highbrow cocktail bar and a lowbrow dive. Six years into its run, the bar is still consistently packed. Owners Richard Knapp and T.J. Lynch have clearly hit on a formula that works, and they’re sticking to …

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Grand Banks Team Debuts Two New Oyster Bars for New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Good news for fans of the excellent, perpetually crowded Grand Banks (which, even on a recent Monday at 4 p.m., was slammed): The team behind the blockbuster oyster-bar-on-a-boat have two new projects opening that promise to retain all the charm of the original.

First up is Island Oyster

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The Alinea Team’s First NYC Bar Is Officially Open

Source: Grub Street NY

Tonight, after years of toying with the idea of expanding to New York, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas will open the doors to one half of their first project here. The Chicago-based duo will start with the Office, their fancy _faux_-speakeasy that, unlike an actual speakeasy, accepts table reservations through …

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The month of June in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

June saw several restaurant openings in the upper Georgia Avenue corridor (think Brightwood and Brightwood Park). There were, of course, a few closings as well, including Ripple in Cleveland Park and Restaurant Nora in Dupont Circle. Here’s a rundown of noteworthy developments. Openings Castello’s: After what turned out to be a long lead time, the restaurant opened […]

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Mas (Farmhouse) Reopens With a New Menu and Renovated Dining Room

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s been nearly a year since Mas (farmhouse) closed following an electrical fire. There was more work to be done than initially thought — smoke and water caused unseen damage — and the fact that the restaurant is in a landmark district prolonged the process. Its finally over now, …

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Inside Jean-Georges’ Public Kitchen and Louis, His New Hotel Restaurant and Café

Source: Grub Street NY

Does Jean-Georges Vongerichten sleep? It’s not clear. Last fall, he closed his original restaurant, JoJo, for a year-long overhaul. Earlier this year he opened his vegetarian restaurant abcV, his third in ABC Carpet & Home‘s Union Square store. And in the last two years, he’s had two …

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Brooklyn’s Newest Outdoor Bar Features Breezy Cocktails and First-rate Tacos

Source: Grub Street NY

When the owners of Gowanus performance space Littlefield, Julie Kim and Scott Koshnoodi, were given the boot by their now former landlord, they decided to find a new home in the neighborhood. But when they set out to search, they found an old printing warehouse with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor …

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Brooklyn’s Newest Food Hall Features Katz’s Pastrami, Arepa Lady, and More

Source: Grub Street NY

New York has, in recent years, been flooded with fancy food halls. They’ve cropped up for a few reasons (as relief from rising rents, because of office workers who won’t abide by bad salads) and are largely concentrated in midtown. So far this year, two more have already debuted outside …

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A Former O Ya Chef Opened an $85 Omakase Restaurant on the Upper East Side

Source: Grub Street NY

New York may be, as New York critic Adam Platt argues, in the late stages of “peak omakase.” The latest major Japanese opening is Sushi Ishikawa, on the Upper East Side. The chef, Don Pham, has worked in the city’s sushi scene for nearly two decades, paying his …

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New York’s Most Exciting New Steakhouse Is Also a Korean-Barbecue Spot

Source: Grub Street NY

The steak is, some would argue, New York’s most iconic food. But the steakhouse can also be one of the city’s most staid restaurant genres, not prone to breaking formulas much less reinvention. Yes, during this decade, the city’s meat scene has been buffered by nouveaux chophouses like

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A New Brooklyn Restaurant Specializes in Ambitious, Legit Thai Cuisine

Source: Grub Street NY

Only a few years ago, Thai expats and food fans had just one choice for dinner: Queens. Today, Elmhurst’s Thai Town remains a hub of the cuisine, with satellites in Woodside (Sripraphai and Thailand’s Center Point) and Jackson Heights (Kitchen 79). But …

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Brooklyn Pizza-Favorite Emily Will Open Its Brand-new Manhattan Location Tomorrow With Two Burgers and a Riff on Buffalo-Chicken Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

The charm of Clinton Hill’s blockbuster pizzeria Emily has always been its rough edges. Matt and Emily Hyland opened the small restaurant on Fulton Street in 2014, serving their pizzas on no-frills metal pans (and, eventually, a much-discussed burger served, in similar fashion, on a sheet pan). When …

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aRoqa Brings Creative Indian Fusion to Chelsea

Source: Grub Street NY

Over the last decade, Delhi-born Gaurav Anand has brought Punjabi kebabs to Curry Hill at Bhatti Indian Grill, delivered Mughlai butter chicken to the Upper East Side at Moti Mahal Delux, and delved into sealed-lid dum pukht cookery at the Upper West Side’s Awadh. Now, at

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Inside Food Network Star Anne Burrell’s New York Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

West Village bar Daddy-O’s is a late-night staple and a restaurant-industry favorite, thanks to a kitchen that stays open until 4 a.m. nightly. Its owner Phil Casaceli has managed to create the city’s best place to drink whiskey without any of the pretension that’s usually packaged …

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The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here’s a look at the most noteworthy developments. Openings Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft […]

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Greenwich Village Is Getting a Middle Eastern Dumpling Shop

Source: Grub Street NY

Melanie Shurka grew up on Long Island eating Israeli and Persian food based on recipes handed down from her grandmother, but she had never heard of kubeh, the Levantine dumplings made of semolina and bulgur wheat and served in broth. “I had an Israeli-Iraqi boyfriend when I was 16. He …

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Japanese Import E.A.K. Will Give New Yorkers Their First Taste of Iekei-Style Ramen

Source: Grub Street NY

What is New York’s ramen scene missing? In the 2000s, the city went from noodle ignorance to noodle bliss, as downtown diners caught the tonkotsu bug. If New York’s noodle scene felt saturated, it might’ve been because many of the shops that opened specialized in that ultracreamy, dense style of …

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The Hart’s Team Is Opening a Seafood-Heavy Portuguese Spot on the Lower East Side

Source: Grub Street NY

The Mediterranean coastline is diverse enough to inspire more than one kind of restaurant. And so less than a year after opening Hart’s in Bedford-Stuyvesant, partners Nialls Fallon and chef Nick Perkins will branch out into Manhattan with Cervo’s, slated to open in about a week and a …

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New York Gets Another Exciting Mexican Restaurant in Casa Pública

Source: Grub Street NY

Tired debates about the New York versus Los Angeles taco war aside, it’s been an exciting year for Mexican food in this city. In February, the owners of El Atoradero Brooklyn branched out with mezcal and cocktail bar Madre Mezcaleria. The next month, Alex Stupak opened a palatial …

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Real-Deal Mission-Style Burritos Arrive in Rockaway Beach Today

Source: Grub Street NY

There are California transplants who won’t stop talking about the foods they miss from the Golden State. And there are those who do something about it. After years of living in the Rockaways, and three summers of flipping burgers and hosting burrito pop-ups at nearby Rippers, Eugene Cleghorn …

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The Canal Street Market Brings the Fancy Food Hall to Chinatown

Source: Grub Street NY

Does New York need another upscale food hall? The developer behind the Canal Street Market certainly thinks so, at least in his neck of downtown. A 12,000-square-foot space, the market straddles the intersection of Chinatown (already home to bustling street markets) and Soho. Now, after opening its shopping …

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Grand Central Terminal’s Swankiest Bar Reopens Tomorrow As the Campbell

Source: Grub Street NY

In recent years, Grand Central Terminal has gone through something of a (contentious) upscale transformation, as businesses like Shack Shake, the Great Northern Food Hall, and even an Apple Store opened in the transit hub. The Campbell Apartment was already a place for high-rolling Martini drinkers, …

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