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The dining room of Ciano in New York Erstwhile Cru chef Shea Gallante mans the stoves at Ciano, a rustic Italian eatery in the Flatiron District. Expect plenty of dishes with house-made pasta and hearty Italian standards with a deep Italian wine list. The restaurant takes its name from the Tuscan hill town (and wine mecca) Montepulciano. Ciano, 45 E. 22nd St., New York, NY 10010, 212-982-8422.
Go Burger, a casual burger spot that's set to be duplicated, has opened up on the Upper East Side. The BLT Restaurant Group---BLT Fish, BLT Market, BLT Burger, among others---is behind the restaurant. Go Burger, 1448 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021, 212-988-9822.
A Hell's Kitchen outpost of Southern Hospitality has opened up. Justin Timberlake is a partner, as he is in the Upper East Side original. Gary Vaynerchuk is in charge of the wine. Southern Hospitality, 645 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10036, 212-265-1000.
Jason Hicks cooks up American-inspired gastropub-like fare at Jones Wood Foundry, a casual bar/restaurant on the Upper West Side. Jones Wood Foundry, 401 E. 76th St., New York, NY 10021, 212-249-2700.
Opened in the old Pink Tea Cup space on Grove Street comes 50-seat Buvette, a vehicle for chef Jody Williams, who was last seen manning the stoves at Gottino (and, before that, Morandi). The menu is Gallic focused. Buvette, 42 Grove St., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-3590.
David Burke expands his empire by going downtown. Opening on the lower level of the new James New York hotel is Burke's slightly more casual American eatery, David Burke Kitchen. David Burke Kitchen, The James New York, 23 Grand St., New York, NY 10013, 212-201-9119.

News Bytes
Momofuku Flea
Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar is joining the ranks of the food stalls at the hip weekend Brooklyn Flea ( Expect the Milk Bar's signature crack pies and compost cookies to be available while you shop for vintage clothing and antiques. Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, 207 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212-254-3500.
John DeLucie on the Upper East Side
John DeLucie, the chef/owner of the exclusive West Village restaurant The Lion, is going to be taking over the Upper East Side space that was vacated by the recently closed Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club. The menu will focus on classic New York fare. There's no exact opening time yet.
Queens Diner Now Open for Dinner
M. Wells Diner, the Queens diner with a Montreal twist, has finally opened for dinner. The restaurant will be open in the evenings from Tuesday to Thursday. These three nights of the week should be popular. Fortunately, they're taking reservations. M. Wells Diner, 2117 49th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-425-6917.
The dining room of Philippe in Manhattan Philippe Offers 2011 Lunch Special for $20.11
The Philippe locations in Manhattan and Jericho are offering a 2011 lunch special for $20.11 (or $29 for the power lunch with a martini). The three-course menu features appetizers like chicken satay and hot and sour soup; main dishes such as Beijing chicken, crispy beef, and crispy salmon; and sorbet or ice cream for dessert. Coffee or Chinese tea is also included. Philippe, 33 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-8885. Philippe, 399 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho, NY 11753, 516-605-2555.
Per Se's Price for Prix-Fixe
In a sign that the restaurant industry may be coming out of its recession-era slump, Per Se has upped the price of its set menus from $275 to $295. Per Se, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir., New York, NY 10019, 212-823-9335.
Le Cirque, Delhi-Style
After opening a handful of mini Le Cirques on cruise ships, the Maccioni family are taking their act to India. Opening in April will be a branch of Le Cirque in New Delhi, which will serve Italian dishes as well as Le Cirque classics. Le Cirque, One Beacon Court, 151 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-644-0202.

Chef Shuffle
Chef Nate Smith (late of The Spotted Pig) has already left his post at the newly opened Dean Street in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights. Reports suggest the chef is looking to open a gastropub-like eatery in Williamsburg soon.
Da Silvano Restaurant, the classic Italian restaurant on Sixth Avenue that has a reputation for its celebrity diners, has a new chef: German Lucarelli, who vows to cook up the eatery's Italian standards that patrons have come to know and love. Da Silvano Restaurant, 260 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014, 212-982-2343.


The beloved Cuban-Chinese restaurant in Chelsea, La Nueva Rampa, has shut down for good.
Niko's, a Greek diner on the Upper West Side specializing in seafood, has closed for good.
The Upper West Side Turkish restaurant Zeytin has shut down.

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