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Natura Cafe is an all-day café in the Dream Downtown hotel in Chelsea. It's from the team behind the nightclub Tao. The California-themed menu features acai bowls, toasts, salads and tuna poke. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Natura Cafe, Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011, 646-625-4825.
 
Restaurateur Reno Christou, who is behind Kyma Flatiron, has opened Eléa, a Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side. The open dining room boasts exposed white-washed brick, while the menu offers dishes such as seafood risotto, whole grilled fish, and red wine braised short rib. Dinner nightly. Eléa, 217 W. 85th St., New York, NY 10024, 212-369-9800.
 
Undercote is a bar and lounge underneath Simon Kim’s Korean barbecue restaurant Cote in the Flatiron District, right next to Cote's underground dry-aging room. Undercote offers a “one-of-a-kind” Champagne list, playful cocktails from Sondre Kasin, and complimentary snacks (although there is no food menu). Undercote, 16 W. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010, no phone.
 
As part of the RH (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) New York store in the Meatpacking District, the RH Rooftop Restaurant features crystal chandeliers, marble tabletops and beautiful views, plus an outdoor terrace. The all-American menu includes a French dip, truffled grilled cheese and a lobster roll. Lunch & Dinner daily. RH Rooftop Restaurant, 9 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-217-2210.
 
Mission Chinese Food, the restaurant from chef-owner Danny Bowien, opened a new location on Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This outpost is awash in neon lights that change colors during the night. The menu includes green tea noodles, fried lamb neck and kung pao pastrami. Dinner nightly . Mission Chinese Food, 599 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237, 718-628-3731.
 
Ruby's Vintage Harlem is named for Ruby Dee, the artist and activist who once lived in the building. The wine and cocktail bar serves small plates in a sleek, modern space. Dinner nightly. Ruby’s Vintage Harlem, 2340 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10030, 212-234-1833.
 
Michael Vignola and Rachid Abdelouahad's midtown restaurant Pomona is named after the mythological goddess of fruit, the harvest, and abundance. The menu features dishes like Hudson Valley foie gras sliders, a black truffle chicken hot dog, potato and mackerel terrine, and Bordeaux-poached filet mignon. Pomona, 8 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-753-1200.
 
Eleva Coffee company has opened its first coffee bar, which serves its single-origin brew plus house-made pastries. Open daily. Eleva Coffee Bar, 178 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, no phone.
 
The new flagship of Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, on the corner of Houston Street and LaGuardia Place, is four times the size of the original. The ice cream shop will offer 88 flavors available in cone or pint form at five scooping stations, plus pies, cakes and sundaes. Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream, 88 W. Houston St., New York, NY 10012, no phone.
 
Frankie Goes to Bollywood serves up Indian street food SoHo's Frankie Goes to Bollywood is all about Mumbai’s famous street food, the frankie, which is griddled flatbread stuffed with savory fillings like spiced potatoes or paneer. The Totally Tikka features tandoori chicken, sweet peppers and tomato-fenugreek curry and the Outrageous Okra highlights crispy okra, apricots and kale. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.. Frankie Goes to Bollywood, 204 Spring St., New York, NY 10012, 646-869-1600.
 
Located at Innside New York Nomad, all-day restaurant The Wilson specializes in seafood, like crispy oyster sliders, a fried fish sandwich and blue crab carbonara. Also served is a "Garden Margarita" with Milagro tequila, avocado, poblano pepper, bell pepper and lime. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. The Wilson, Innside New York Nomad, 132 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-529-2671.
 
Financial District restaurant Brooklyn Chop House (it's in Manhattan, despite the name) offers steakhouse favorites like burgers and steaks, plus Chinese dumplings and entrées such as beef and broccoli and fried rice for two. Lunch & Dinner daily. Brooklyn Chop House, 150 Nassau St., New York, NY 10038, 212-619-1200.
 
Partners Harris Salat and Rick Horiike employ "sushi robots" to make rolls at Bigeye Sushi, their fast-casual spot in downtown Brooklyn. Bento boxes, bowls and salads are also available. Lunch & Dinner daily. Bigeye Sushi, 2 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, 347-599-0188.
 
Champ Jones, who cooked at Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad, has opened Sans, his own vegan restaurant in Carroll Gardens. A five-course tasting menu is available, as are small plates like a sunchoke salad with roasted and pickled sunchokes, fried sunchoke skin and almond curds. Daniel Beedle, former sommelier at The NoMad, is a co-owner and beverage director at Sans. Sans, 329 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 929-337-6292.
 
Missy Robbins, of Lilia, has opened Misi, a restaurant in South Williamsburg that pays homage to pasta. The menu features 10 varieties, all made in-house in a special pasta room, plus dishes like grilled baby artichokes with mint and salsa verde. Dinner nightly. Misi, 329 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-566-3262.
 
With a space designed like an old brick carriage house, the all-day restaurant Klein’s has opened in Williamsburg's The Hoxton hotel. Chef Matthew Deliso serves bucatini and meatballs, charred Amish chicken, and scallop and salmon crudo. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Klein’s, The Hoxton, 97 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 718-215-7100.
 
Chef Diana Tandia celebrates the diverse flavors of Africa at Berber Street Food in the West Village. Her menu includes a Moroccan vegetable tagine, Senegalese djolof fried rice and Nigerian brochettes, all served in a cozy 15-seat space. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri.. Berber Street Food, 35 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014, 646-870-0495.
 
The team from Baker’s Pizza in the East Village has opened Baker’s Pizza + Espresso in Hell's Kitchen. On offer are Stumptown Coffee, Underwest Donuts and a breakfast pizza in the morning, and slices and espresso all day long. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Baker’s Pizza + Espresso, 754 10th Ave., New York, NY 10019, 917-262-0722.
 
Owned by Jared Male, a veteran of Hill Country Barbecue, Randall’s Barbecue serves traditional barbecue as well as selections with a Lower East Side twist. In addition to brisket and ribs, the menu features chopped chicken livers, homemade pastrami and sandwiches on Kossar’s bialys. Randall’s Barbecue, 359 Grand St., New York, NY 10002, 646-692-9980.
 
Rip’s Malt Shop serves vegan burgers and more Everything is vegan on the menu at Allison and Matt Robicelli's Rip’s Malt Shop in Brooklyn, but that doesn't mean it's healthy. Inspired by the classic American five-and-dime, the spot serves meatless takes on comfort food like burgers, hot dogs and chopped cheese sandwiches. Lunch & Dinner daily. Rip’s Malt Shop, 10 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, 347-689-9009.
 
The Braised Shop has opened in the East Village. The small 12-seat restaurant features the Taiwanese dish luwei, where ingredients get braised in a broth. Options include pork belly, beef, fish fillet, broccoli, corn and more. The Braised Shop, 241 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003, 646-863-3200.
 
Bartenders formerly of the Lower East Side’s Bar Moga have opened Kill Devil House of Dark Spirits. This Williamsburg bar has more than 125 different rums on offer. Kill Devil House of Dark Spirits, 292 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 347-599-0822.
 

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NEW YORK RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Owner Andy Ricker’s Brooklyn Thai restaurant Pok Pok NY, which opened in 2012, will close on September 2. Pok Pok NY, 117 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-923-9322.
 
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.
 
Le Cirque has closed Restaurateur Sirio Maccioni's legendary Le Cirque has closed, but it's slated to open in a different New York location in 2019. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, No phone.
 

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