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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

At Sous Vide Kitchen, where most dishes are cooked with the sous vide method, customers order from a digital kiosk. There are 50 seats where guests can stay to eat their baba ganoush, banh mi sandwiches and salads, or they can take them to go. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Sous Vide Kitchen, 119 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010, 646-895-9232.
 
Pastry chef Giacomo D’Alessandro has opened Polosud Gelato Coffee Pastries in Little Italy. In addition to gelato, the eatery also serves items like Sicilian cannoli and the classic Southern Italian breakfast treat “ciambellone della nonna.” Open daily. Polosud Gelato Coffee Pastries, 166 Mott St., New York, NY 10013, 646-476-6172.
 
by CHLOE. alum Julien Iaconelli has opened the Middle Eastern spot Panorama near Union Square. The fast-casual restaurant serves lemon mint and mango juice, freekeh with falafel, and french fries topped with chicken shawarma, garlic sauce and tahini. Lunch & Dinner daily. Panorama, 820 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212-204-6904.
 
The owners of The Woods in South Williamsburg have opened The Breakers, a colorful indoor-outdoor bar nearby with a motif of skateboards and surfboards. Burgers, fries, tacos and crawfish boils are served. At night, there is plenty of dancing. The Breakers, 307 Meeker Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-384-8900.
 
Oded Brenner, founder of Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, has opened Blue Stripes, a café that serves food and hot chocolate all day. Look for chocolate oatmeal for breakfast and a tartine with Brie, beets and pecans for lunch, plus chocolate pizza and fondue with ice cream lollies and lemony donuts for dipping. Open daily. Blue Stripes, 28 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003, 917-265-8737.
 
The owners of Her Name is Han are the team behind Nonono, a yakitori spot in NoMad. Chicken skewers include thigh, wings, skin, knee cartilage, heart and neck meat. The kitchen also cooks up non-yakitori dishes like sushi rolls and cream curry udon. Dinner nightly. Nonono, 118 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 646-707-3227.
 
Claire Chan, owner of The Elk, has opened an all-day café in Williamsburg. Bar Beau serves coffee and pastries from Bien Cuit and Ovenly during the day. By night, small plates will be made with Japanese ingredients, like udon noodles with shiso pesto, lemon and Grana Padano. Bar Beau, 61 Withers St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 917-909-1960.
 
The Nilsson Schmilsson with gin, yuzu, lime, vanilla and coconut, and the Flying Fox with rum, mezcal, lime, pineapple and cinnamon are two of the cocktails on offer at The Hidden Pearl, the secret 18-seat cocktail bar in the back of Wanpaku Ramen. The menu's small plates take their inspiration from Okinawa, Japan. The owners also operate the Donna Cocktail Club and Kuu. The Hidden Pearl, 621 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222, 718-383-3291.
 
Gitano is a 24,000-square-foot seasonal outdoor restaurant and cocktail bar that’s packed with palm trees. Its decks for dining and imposing square bar were inspired by Tulum, where the spot has its original location. Guacamole with pumpkin butter and pistachios and margaritas are on offer. Gitano, 76 Varick St., New York, NY 10013, 646-454-5877.
 
Chef-owner Nasim Alikhani is behind the restaurant Sofreh. This Prospect Heights spot features Persian home cooking, like eggplant and yogurt dip with house-made bread, lamb patties with yellow lentil and turmeric, and plum chicken with saffron and barberries. Sofreh, 75 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 646-340-0322.
 
Kyma is a 250-seat, airy Greek taverna serving food like a watermelon feta salad, oysters, and black sea bass cooked with lemons and capers. It’s an offshoot of a Greek restaurant in Roslyn, Long Island. Dinner nightly. Kyma, 15 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-268-5555.
 
Taco Electrico is a 1,600-square-foot restaurant by Union Square that has plenty of neon, swings and a DJ booth. Chef Fernando Navas' colorful tacos include cod with cabbage, radishes and epazote aïoli. Dinner nightly. Taco Electrico, 201 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10003, 917-534-5958.
 
Restaurateur Einat Admony of Taim and Bar Bolonat is behind Kish-Kash, which she calls New York's first couscous bar. Her team will roll semolina by hand for her couscous, which will be served with lemon chicken tagine, slow-cooked lamb, and fish in spicy tomato sauce. Lunch & Dinner daily. Kish-Kash, 455 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 646-609-5298.
 
Kevin Bradford, Kim Harris and Stacey Lee, three black entrepreneurs, opened Harlem Hops to showcase beer made by small batch and family owned breweries, many by people of color. Above the long, convivial bar, a lit up sign reads "Harlem." They also serve food like a craft-beer bratwurst on a pretzel bun with kettle chips. Open nightly. Harlem Hops, 2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10030, 646-998-3444.
 
The team behind Bobo, Rosemary's and Claudette has employed chef Wade Moises to make Neapolitan pies at Rosemary's Pizza in the West Village. The menu includes a pizza topped with broccoli rabe, stracciatella, pine nuts and Pecorino Toscano, and for dessert, malted chocolate budino with crystallized cacao nibs from Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery. Dinner nightly. Rosemary's Pizza, 1 Perry St., New York, NY 10014, 212-647-1818.
 
In the former Park Luncheonette space where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint, owners Zach Frankel, Taylor McEwan and chef Ashley Berman have opened Bernie's, a retro spot with red checkered tablecloths and cushy booths. The restaurant serves wedge salads topped with slabs of thick-cut bacon, baked clams, burgers and martinis. Dinner nightly. Bernie's, 332 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222, 347-529-6400.
 
French-inspired Bistro Pierre Lapin is open in the West Village Co-owner/chef Harold Moore and co-owner Julia Grossman have launched French-inspired Bistro Pierre Lapin in the West Village. Banquettes, booths and tables accommodate guests choosing from menu items such as escargots with sunny-side-up egg, whole roasted chicken for two (or three) with foie gras bread stuffing, and steamed sea bass complemented by sauce choron, served amid décor sourced from the markets of Paris. French wines and cocktails are available. Find casual options like croissants, scones and sandwiches at the all-day café component. Bistro Pierre Lapin, 99 Bank St., New York, NY 10014, 212-858-6600.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

JoJo on the Upper East Side has re-opened with a fresh look New Look for JoJo
After more than a year of renovations, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant JoJo on the Upper East has re-opened with a fresh interior design. JoJo, 160 E. 64th St., New York, NY 10065, 212-223-5656.
 

UPDATES ON NEW YORK CHEFS

Dieter Samijn has taken the helm at Bar Boulud Belgian native Dieter Samijn has taken the helm as executive chef at Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud. He previously worked with such chefs as Alain Ducasse, Peter Goossens and Bart Vandaele. Bar Boulud, 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-0303.
 
Dovetail chef/owner John Fraser has since left the restaurant in the hands of chef de cuisine Stanley Michalski. Dovetail, 103 W. 77th St., New York, NY 10024, 212-362-3800.
 

NEW YORK RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog is closed until further notice due to fire damage. Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, 30 Water St., New York, NY 10004, 646-422-7906.
 
David Chang's midtown restaurant Ma Peche closed after eight years in the Chambers hotel. Ma Peche, Chambers, 15 W. 56th St. , New York, NY 10014, no phone.
 
Cherche Midi has closed. The French restaurant was named after a street restaurateur Keith McNally lived on in Paris. Cherche Midi, 282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, no phone.
 
Bistro Chat Noir has shuttered Bistro Chat Noir had been temporarily closed since January 2018 due to gas leak issues in the building. In May, the restaurant announced that the shutter would be permanent. Bistro Chat Noir, 22 E. 66th St., New York, NY 10065, no phone.
 
Hill Country Brooklyn is temporarily closed for renovations. The BBQ restaurant is scheduled to re-open in Spring 2018. Hill Country Brooklyn, 345 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-885-4608.
 
Danny Meyer announced that his fine dining restaurant North End Grill, which opened in Battery Park City in 2012, will close at the end of the year. North End Grill, 104 N. End Ave., New York, NY 10282, 646-747-1600.
 

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