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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

P.S. Kitchen is a plant-based restaurant that has a charitable mission, donating all profits to local and international charities. Chef Gary Barawidan serves dishes like crispy artichokes, Southern grits and orzo Alfredo. Lunch & Dinner daily. P.S. Kitchen, 246 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-651-7247.
 
Imli is an Indian restaurant featuring shareable small plates inspired by the cafés of Mumbai. Executive chef Manuel Butler cooks Argentinean shrimp with turmeric, curry leaves and green apple, and achari mushrooms with garam masala. Look for creative cocktails as well. Brunch is available on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch & Dinner daily. Imli, 1136 1st Ave., New York, NY 10065, 212-256-0073.
 
Celestine, a Mediterranean restaurant in Dumbo, boasts striking views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and the Manhattan skyline. Executive chef Garett McMahan (formerly of Perilla, The Harrison and Bouley) serves dishes including handmade Turkish dumplings filled with braised short rib flavored with fenugreek and pomegranate molasses, and lamb saddle and kibbeh with bulgar, Swiss chard, mint and labneh. Dinner nightly. Celestine, 1 John St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-522-5356.
 
An outpost of Miami-based small-plates restaurant Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is now open in a 150-year-old Empire Stores landmark building in Dumbo. Chef-partner Timon Balloo's menu features dishes like Korean-style grilled beef short ribs and roasted chicken with truffled fingerling potatoes. Look for a selection of sushi rolls, too. Lunch & Dinner daily. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, 55 Water St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-473-9555.
 
Alinea Group has opened The Aviary NYC Chicago's Alinea Group, headed by chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, has opened The Aviary NYC. Sister spot The Office NYC opened earlier in the summer. The Office NYC, Time Warner Center, 80 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10023, 212-805-8800.
 
London chain Burger & Lobster has launched a second outpost in Manhattan, and it’s in the same building as the Stephen Sondheim Theater. The restaurant serves only burgers, lobsters, and lobster rolls with salad and fries, and is decorated with hundreds of lobster traps. Burger & Lobster, Stephen Sondheim Theater, 132 W. 43rd St., New York, NY 10036, 917-565-9044.
 
The owners of speakeasy Tanner Smith's and chef Hugo Orozco are behind Midtown’s Vida Verde. The bright, two-story restaurant serves modern Mexican cuisine and ceviche, along with creative cocktails. Vida Verde, 248 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 646-590-2034.
 
Modern Indian restaurant Old Monk has opened in New York Restaurateur Sushil Malhotra and chef/co-owner Navjot Arora have introduced Old Monk. This modern Indian restaurant serves dishes like free-range lamb in a minty cream sauce and Punjabi power greens. Old Monk, 175 Ave. B, New York, NY 10009, 646-559-2922.
 
Chef Megan Johnson (Gramercy Tavern, Gottino, Casellula) and Jen LaPorta have opened Hudson Jane, an all-day café, restaurant and wine bar in Fort Greene. It is named after the park bench on the corner of Hudson and Jane, where their relationship began. Hudson Jane, 360 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, 347-987-3881.
 
Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit has opened a Manhattan outpost in Grand Central Market. Zachary Golper and his wife, Kate Wheatcroft, sell their crusty French breads alongside curried choux puffs and croissant bread pudding. Bien Cuit, Grand Central Market, 89 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017, 718-697-0526.
 

Find more recent openings with our list of the Top 10 New & Notable NY Restaurants and round-up of all the NEW Restaurants in New York

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winter Restaurant Week Announces Dates
New York City's Winter Restaurant Week returns January 22-February 9, 2018. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course lunch for $29 and dinner for $42. To find out more, visit the official website.
 

UPDATES ON NEW YORK CHEFS

Chef Melissa Rodriguez has taken over the kitchen at Del Posto, an operatic palazzo of Italian gastronomy owned by Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and his mother, Lidia. Rodriguez succeeds Mark Ladner, who ran the kitchen since the restaurant debuted. Del Posto, 85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212-497-8090.
 

NEW YORK RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Momofuku Nishi is temporarily closed. Momofuku Nishi, 232 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 646-518-1919.
 
Brooklyn pizzeria Franny's shuttered after August 20, 2017. Franny's, 348 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, no phone.
 
Lower East Side Chinese restaurant Fung Tu shuttered at the end of August 2017. Fung Tu, 22 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002, no phone.
 
Bouley closed after service on July 31, 2017 David Bouley’s eponymous restaurant, Bouley, closed after service on July 31, 2017, to become a private events space. Bouley, 163 Duane St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
Celebrity chef Carla Hall's restaurant Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen in Red Hook is closed. Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen, 115 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, no phone.
 

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