New York Restaurants - Restaurant News
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It's being reported---but not confirmed---that Alain Ducasse's right-hand man and the chef at Adour Alain Ducasse, Tony Esnault, has left the restaurant. Adour Alain Ducasse, The St. Regis Hotel, New York, 2 E. 55th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-710-2277.
JetBlue has quite the lineup for their upcoming Terminal 5 food court at JFK: Alexandra Raij (ex-Tia Pol), Mark Ladner (Del Posto) and Michael Schulson are all overseeing projects at the airport. The new terminal is scheduled to open October 1st. JetBlue Terminal 5, JFK Airport, Queens, NY 11405, no phone yet.
AvroKo-designed restaurant Superior is currently a month away from opening. Located on the corner of Bowery and Bleecker in the space last occupied by Mannahatta, not much else is known about it, though a preponderance of Edison bulbs seems likely. Superior, 316 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, no phone available yet.
The Dining Room at Country's metamorphosis into Country Steak has been delayed until March 2009. The reason? The opening is tied to the re-launch of The Carlton hotel which has now been delayed. Country Steak, The Carlton, 90 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-889-7100.
There are rumblings online that Momofuku Ko may be starting lunch service. No official word yet from David Chang and Co, but there does seem to be a quite a bit of activity at the restaurant during lunch hours. Stay tuned! Momofuku Ko, 163 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, No phone.
David Burke and Donatella Arpaia split the baby with their eponymous restaurant, davidburke & donatella. Burke will continue to run the restaurant and Arapia is out. There's no word yet on a new name, which is to be announced at the end of the year. davidburke & donatella, 133 E. 61st St., New York, NY 10021, 212-813-2121.
Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair editor and co-owner of über-scene-y West Village eatery The Waverly Inn, is buying the Monkey Bar. After a redesign earlier this year, the restaurant faltered. It will soon close down and undergo another renovation before opening as---undoubtedly---Midtown's hippest restaurant. Monkey Bar, Hotel Elysée, 60 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-838-2600.
Knife + Fork, a hip East Village eatery, has a new prix-fixe designed just for theater-goers. From 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., diners---particularly of the pre-theater variety---can enjoy a three-course meal for $35. Knife + Fork, 108 E. Fourth St., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-4885.
South Brooklyn Pizza, in the spirit of Neapolitan pizza making, only serves one pie: a margherita. But in a rather unconventional move, owner-chef Jim McGown will now let hungry pizza-eaters bring their own toppings. South Brooklyn Pizza, 451 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-852-6018.
Veselka is growing into the space next door to their Ninth street headquarters. Alas, this means that beloved mural at the the 24-hour diner will have to go. Take note, art (or pierogi) lovers: the mural is indeed for sale and can be transported to a new location. Veselka, 144 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-9682.
Limping along for a year and never getting on its feet, Jeffrey Chodorow's Borough Food & Drink will shut down in September and eventually reopen as Almond, an outpost of the Bridgehampton eatery of the same name. Borough Food & Drink, 12 E. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010, 212-260-0103.
Several restaurants are shutting down to prep for autumn. Here is a list of the most important closings: Daniel: August 4 to mid September and Masa: August 24 to September 7.
Todd English revealed plans for a new restaurant called Libertine, evoking a "1970s London clubhouse," in the Gild Hall hotel. The projected start date is in November; the executive chef will be Eben Leonard.
Grimaldi's was briefly closed last week by tax authorities in the city, who claimed they owed $150,000. The owner, Frank Ciolli told the Brooklyn Record that it was all clerical error. In any case, Grimaldi's is now open and the line is as long as ever. Grimaldi's, 19 Old Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-858-4300.
Michael White and Chris Cannon, the team behind Alto and L'Impero, are moving into the old San Domenico space on Central Park South. Their eatery, Marea, which means "tide," will focus on Italian-inspired seafood dishes.
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