Tag Archives: Openings

Marcus Samuelsson Is Opening a Neighborhood Hangout in Newark

Source: Grub Street NY

Las Vegas, San Francisco … Newark? The New Jersey city is not the first place you’d expect one of New York’s most recognized chefs to eye for expansion. But it’s exactly where chef and perpetual Harlem booster Marcus Samuelsson will open his next restaurant, Marcus B&P.

At his …

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America’s Most Revered Sushi Chef Opens a New Spot Dedicated to Cocktails and Robata Specialties

Source: Grub Street NY

In the United States, Masayoshi “Masa” Takayama is sushi — or at least really expensive sushi. Before Jiro Dreams of Sushi, it was Masa wants to charge you a fortunate for that exquisite tuna. Over his 37-year career in this country, first in Los Angeles and then in New York, …

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A New East Village Tea Bar Specializes in Rare Oolong, Savory Snacks, and Matcha-Infused Beer

Source: Grub Street NY

The slender glasses could be full of green juice, or something you might drink on St. Patrick’s Day. The beer, a rice-based lager from Japan’s Echigo Beer Company, is very green, but the color doesn’t come from food coloring. It’s matcha, first whisked with a bit of the beer in …

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The Lobster Club Unveils Midtown’s Swankiest New Surf and Turf

Source: Grub Street NY

The Lobster Club, the final restaurant in the Major Food Group’s three-headed revamp of the former Four Seasons space, opens tonight. The Japanese brasserie’s dining room is a colorful contrast to the Grill and the Pool, looking more like the set for a new Austin Powers movie. …

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Trump’s Soho Hotel Will Finally Get a New Restaurant

Source: Grub Street NY

Trump Soho, the president’s luxe $450 million Manhattan hotel, has finally lured in a replacement for Koi, its old restaurant tenant. The space, you’ll remember, was abandoned five months ago by the pricey Japanese chain, which blamed a sharp drop in business since the election. (Koi’s five other …

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NYC’s Newest Fine-Dining Restaurant Costs $225 — Hold the Waiters

Source: Grub Street NY

David Bouley isn’t giving up on fine dining. This Thursday, the chef-restaurateur opens Bouley at Home in the Flatiron. The 1,600-square-foot restaurant will also be home to a bakery, cooking school, food lab, and catering operation. Dinner there will set you back a cool $225, not including drinks …

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Why the World’s Most Celebrated Chef Is Returning to New York Right Now

Source: Grub Street NY

There are great chefs, and then there is Joël Robuchon, a culinary icon who has nothing left to prove. With a style defined by intense meticulousness on and off the plate (and a temper to match), Robuchon was once called the “chef of the Century.” In 1994, his …

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Several openings at the Wharf are delayed. Here’s what to know before you go.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

This post has been updated. Thursday marks the grand opening of the Wharf, a mile-long, $2.5 billion development in Southwest D.C. But in the final hours, many of the restaurants that hoped to be fully operational for the occasion have been delayed due to construction hiccups, permitting holdups and an aggressive timeline. The site remains an active construction […]

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Hwa Yuan, New York’s Original Home of Sesame Noodles, Makes a Splashy Return

Source: Grub Street NY

Restaurants don’t often come back from the dead. Those that do tend to be ones that loom large in the minds of New Yorkers — like Hwa Yuan. The Chinatown restaurant is where the late chef Shorty Tang turned cold sesame noodles into a New York staple, allowing his son …

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Two-toned Pasta and Prime-Rib Braciole Are the Stars at a Brand-new Village Italian Spot

Source: Grub Street NY

Husband and wife chefs Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito have a knack for eye-popping food. For Quality Italian, they created the chicken Parm pizza, a giant disc of poultry smothered in bubbly, golden cheese that’s like a finance titan’s idea of Sunday gravy. The duo spent time working on …

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Inside the Aviary, Grant Achatz’s Hyperluxurious, Crazy-Ambitious New York City Expansion

Source: Grub Street NY

There is no other bar in the world quite like the Aviary in Chicago, where chef Grant Achatz and his Alinea cohorts serve drinks that resemble (very delicious) science experiments. They’ve attracted cocktail nerds to Chicago like moths to an experimental lamp, and it didn’t take long for …

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Mood Ring Is the New Bushwick Bar Inspired by Astrology and Hong Kong Cinema

Source: Grub Street NY

At Mood Ring, you won’t be able to get your sign read — but you can drink a cocktail based on your sign. When the Bushwick bar opens tomorrow, Libras will be able to order the Say No More, an elderflower liqueur-based drink (“They’re very emotionally intelligent and know …

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John Fraser Is Opening a Gimmick-Free Brasserie in the West Village

Source: Grub Street NY

The inspirations for John Fraser’s new American brasserie, the Loyal, slated to open this Wednesday, are many: Blue Ribbon and Raoul’s (“because they’re timeless, and places you go to knock back a martini at five o’clock but also celebrate something at midnight when you get off of …

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Nom Wah Tu Wants to Serve Late-night Dim Sum

Source: Grub Street NY

After 95 years on Doyers Street, Nom Wah started what is, comparatively, an expansion tear two years ago. Owner Wilson Tang opened just its second location in Philadelphia in 2015, then the brisk business Nom Wah Nolita in 2016, and the Canal Street Market stall Nom Wah …

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Uncle Boons Sister Is a Fast-food Version of Uncle Boons

Source: Grub Street NY

“Whenever my mom visits New York from Thailand, she threatens to open a restaurant called Uncle Boons Sister and put us out of business,” says Ann Redding, co-owner of Nolita’s Uncle Boons, which she actually did name after her mother’s brother. Her mother’s joking, of course, but she’s also too …

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A New Roman Restaurant Is Pushing Pinsa Instead of Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Beverage manager Michael Schall, chef Michele Baldacci, and sommelier Rocco Spagnardi aren’t the most famous names in New York food. But their hugely popular Locanda Vini e Olii is a neighborhood restaurant anyone would be happy to have nearby. Tomorrow, the trio will bring some of that charm to …

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A Brooklyn Chef Wants to Make ‘Calabrese’ Pizza New York’s Next Great Pie Style

Source: Grub Street NY

The chef Roberto Aita took a trip to his childhood home in Calabria in August with a mission: learn everything he could about the simple-but-delicious pizza his “nonna” used to make, baked in a deep pan with chili and freshly squeezed tomatoes, surrounded by olive oil so it tastes almost …

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A New East Village Bar Evokes New England’s Seaside Dives

Source: Grub Street NY

When the Lost Lady opens tonight, its owners will attempt something that’s particularly difficult to pull off in the bar world: creating a new space that feels instantly comfortable and lived-in. It’s a tall order — but if anyone can do it, we’d bank on owners Robert Ceraso and …

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At Danny Meyer’s New Café, the ‘Iced Coffee’ Is Actually Ice

Source: Grub Street NY

In Italy, iced coffee can mean something very different: Espresso that’s semi-frozen, so it’s firm and scoopable, made into a granita that’s sometimes topped with a liberal dose of whipped cream. Granitas come from Sicily, where they’re a respite from ragingly hot summers, but they’re found all over Italy now, …

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The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For the past two years, the D.C. food scene has been abuzz with news that Nobu is coming, Nobu is coming. Well, Nobu is here. Finally. Friday at 10 a.m., the West End outpost (2525 M St. NW) of the acclaimed international chain will begin taking reservations for a Sept. 12 opening. This marks the 38th location […]

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NYC Has a Brand-new All-Dessert Tasting Menu — and It Looks Impressively Ambitious

Source: Grub Street NY

Since March, Rory Macdonald has been baking cranberry-and-walnut bread, gianduja kouign amann, and sandwiches at his Flatiron shop Patisserie Chanson. It’s a higher-end pastry shop, for sure, but one you can still regularly stop by for a breakfast pastry, a quick lunch, or (in a nod to McDonald’s London …

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Inside Ugly Baby, Where an Acclaimed Thai Chef Is Cooking Once Again

Source: Grub Street NY

Chefs Kanlaya Supachana and Sirichai Sreparplarn lit a fire in Red Hook at Kao Soy, where the infectiously good northern-Thai cooking made the restaurant an instant success. Personal issues prompted the duo to leave and open a pop-up nearby called Chiang Mai in 2015. That pop-up closed a year and …

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First Look at Claro, a Oaxacan-Inspired Restaurant in Gowanus

Source: Grub Street NY

T.J. Steele first dreamed of opening a “farm-to-table” Mexican restaurant over a decade ago, when he was executive sous-chef at Union Square Cafe, and you could probably count all the ensuing years spent traveling, eating, and cooking around Mexico as research. (Along the way, he co-founded a mezcal brand, …

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Maialino Vet Chris McDade Brings ‘Hot Chicken’ Milanese to Brooklyn

Source: Grub Street NY

Italy has many regions, but last we checked, Georgia wasn’t one of them. Still, chef and Decatur native Chris McDade has found common ground between the regional American cuisine of the South, where he first began cooking professionally at Atlanta’s Rathburn’s, and that of the old country, to which he …

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57 Fall Restaurant Openings You Need to Know About

Source: Grub Street NY

After the summer doldrums, both appetites and restaurant openings rev up. The new season is jam-packed with Peking duck, Turkish steak, Japanese chains, neo-brasseries, and Brooklyn banchan. And because this is New York, there is lots of pizza on the horizon, plus an abbondonza of Italian food. Ahead, all that …

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