New York Restaurants - Restaurant News
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Danku is now serving stroopwafels! The Dutch deli will make the caramel filled confections to order, starting on the anniversary of Queen's Day in the Netherlands. They cost $1.50. Danku, 47 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-888-3777.
A Voce, the restaurant helmed by Missy Robbins, is the next contender to take a shot at success in the Time Warner Center. The restaurant will be designed by the Rockwell Group and will fire up its burners in September 2009. A Voce, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-545-8555.
City Harvest raised $1 million dollars at their annual gala dinner at Cipriani's. The night's honorees included Rachael Ray and Eric Ripert, who will donate a dollar this year for each person who eats at Le Bernardin. Le Bernardin, The Equitable Building, 155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019, 212-489-1515.
Wallsé had a surprised visitor recently when a Land Rover crashed through the restaurant's corner window. The damages were, luckily, minimal, and the restaurant remains open. Wallsé, 344 W. 11th St., New York, NY 10014, 212-352-2300.
Bistro Vendome, in the townhouse occupied by Nish and March, will open this summer. Pascal Petiteau, the chef at Jubilee, is behind the project. Jubilee, 347 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-888-3569.
The Upper East Side Italian wine bar Acccademia di Vino will open a new location on the Upper West Side. It's slated to be ready sometime this summer. Acccademia di Vino, 1081 Third Ave., New York, NY 10065, 212-888-6333.
The Red Hook Ball Fields has returned. Look for them at the Brooklyn Flea market on weekends and at select Coney Island festivals over the course of the summer as well.
There's savings to be had across New York. Hill Country is offering an all-you-can eat special on Mondays for $30, and several high-end restaurants have launched prix-fixe menus, including a four-course dinner at Del Posto's Enoteca for $35, and a $24 three-course lunch at Bar Boulud.
After some speculation as to who would assume responsibility for the in-house restaurant in Ian Schrager's Gramercy Park Hotel, it looks like Danny Meyer (of Gramercy Tavern, Tabla, Eleven Madison Park, et al) will open up an eatery there in the old Wakiya space. There's no word yet on when the David Rockwell-designed, "Italian-themed" restaurant will open. Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010, 212-920-3300, 866-784-1300.
The "Damon: Frugal Fridays" promotion at Craft, where executive chef Damon Wise cooks $10 small plates in the restaurant's private dining room, has been extended and is now available six days a week. The new name? DFF, of course. Craft, 43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-780-0880.
The restaurant in the still-under-construction Standard Hotel is set to open for Memorial Day weekend. Dan Silverman, last at the Lever House Restaurant, is heading the project. Standard Hotel, 848 Washington St., New York, NY 10014, 212-645-4646.
Bar Blanc is overhauling their concept; the new setup will include brown trim to augment the white-on-white design, a bar menu featuring mac n' cheese, a "blanc burger" and beers on draft. Bar Blanc, 142 W. Tenth St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-2330.
The Oak Room's chef, Eric Hara, has rolled out a new menu. In addition to a wine list with 50 bottles of wine under $50, he's serving bone-marrow crusted scallops, braised short rib with sheep's milk gnocchi, and dover sole with white asparagus. The Oak Room, The Plaza, 768 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-758-7777.
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