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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Ikinari Steak has opened its first New York City outpost, located in the East Village. The quick-serve Japan-based restaurant has ten table seats and 40 spots to stand and eat rib-eye, sirloin or filet, which is butchered to order and arrives rare on a cast-iron platter. Lunch & Dinner daily. Ikinari Steak, 90 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003, 917-388-3546.
 
The Xi’an Famous Foods team opened a new restaurant called Dumpling Spot in their former Chinatown space. This fast-casual eatery serves an array of fried and boiled Northern Chinese-style dumplings called jiaoziplus dishes like guihua flower-infused congee. Lunch & Dinner daily. Dumpling Spot, 67 Bayard St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
The Wooly Public, a new restaurant and cocktail bar, channels old Manhattan. It’s located in the Woolworth Building and is from owners David Tobias and Eric Adolfsen. Eryn Reece (Mayahuel, Death & Co.) helms the bar and chef Jeff Srole turns out classic dishes like flat-iron steak and confit chicken. Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat. The Wooly Public, Woolworth Building, 9 Barclay St., New York, NY 10007, 212-571-2930.
 
Restaurateur Sean Tang and chef Charlie Chen, former executive chef for Shanghai dumpling mecca Din Tai Fung, have opened Pinch Chinese in SoHo. They are serving their take on "New York Chinese" food, which includes soup dumplings, cumin lamb and Cantonese-style cod. Creative cocktails and a serious wine list are available, too. Dinner nightly. Pinch Chinese, 177 Prince St., New York, NY 10012, 212-328-7880.
 
Dale Talde, David Massoni and John Bush of The Three Kings Restaurant Group opened Atlantic Social, a 250-seat restaurant across from Barclays Center. The spot serves Creole BBQ shrimp with Ritz crackers, lemongrass pork salad and a 14-ounce Allen Brothers rib-eye. Dinner nightly. Atlantic Social, 673 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 718-623-2852.
 
The team behind the Kings of Kobe pop-up now has a brick and mortar spot in Hell's Kitchen. Burgers and hot dogs are made with 100 percent American Wagyu beef, and sides include sweet potato tater tots and mac & cheese balls. They serve shakes, beer and wine as well as banana pudding. Lunch & Dinner daily. Kings of Kobe, 790 9th Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-247-3703.
 
Dianne & Elisabeth is a new Hell's Kitchen wine bar from the owners of The Marshal. The menu lists American artisanal cheese, snackable dishes like shallot potato fries and steak bavette with buttered popcorn polenta. Dinner nightly. Dianne & Elisabeth, 644 10th Ave., New York, NY 10036, 917-472-7808.
 
Gadi Peleg of Breads Bakery and Israeli chef Meir Adoni are opening Nur, a modern Middle Eastern restaurant in the Flatiron District in winter 2017. Nur, 34 E. 20th S., New York, NY 10003, No phone.
 
Mokbar has its first standalone restaurant, a 60-seat outpost in Park Slope. The minimalist space offers the favorites from owner/chef Esther Choi’s Chelsea Market spot: ramen and anju (shareable dishes) plus selections like braised short rib and pork belly sautéed with kimchi inspired by her grandmother's cooking. Mokbar, 212 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217, 347-987-3042.
 
De Maria is now open in the former Ken & Cook space on the edge of NoLIta. It’s helmed by Grace Lee and season three “Top Chef” contestant Camille Becerra. The menu features dishes like quinoa topped with a turmeric-poached egg and lemon-vanilla and black lava salt focaccia. They plan to add dinner service soon. De Maria, 19 Kenmare St., New York, NY 10012, 212-966-3058.
 
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group has opened a cafe next to Union Square Cafe. Chef Carmen Quagliata of Union Square Cafe, pastry chef Daniel Alvarez and baker Justin Rosengarten lead the culinary team. Daily Provisions serves Joe coffee, pastries, breads, breakfast sandwiches and rotisserie chicken, plus craft beers and cocktails. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Daily Provisions, 103 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-488-1505.
 


News Bytes
Dinner Service at A&E Supply Co.
Brooklyn coffee counter and butcher shop A&E Supply Co. is now open for dinner service. Chef Adam Harvey highlights whole animals from the butcher counter on the menu, along with seafood, salads and veggie dishes showcasing local ingredients. A&E Supply Co., 548 Fourth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215, 929-295-8025.
 
Eleven Madison Park will close in summer 2017 for renovations Facelift for Eleven Madison Park
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara's fine dining mecca Eleven Madison Park will close in summer 2017 for renovations. Both the dining room and kitchen will get a facelift. Eleven Madison Park, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, 212-889-0905.
 

Chef Shuffle
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.
 


Closings

Twelve-seat Carroll Gardens restaurant Take Root will close on March 17, 2017, after four years. Owners and partners Anna Hieronimus and Elise Kornack are moving to a house in upstate New York. Take Root, 187 Sackett St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 347-227-7116.
 
After 15 years, Tom Colicchio will close his restaurant Craftbar, Craft's more casual sibling. He cited a rent increase as the reason behind shuttering. The venue’s last day will be April 30, 2017. Craftbar, 900 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, 212-461-4300.
 

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