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October 2016 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Restaurateur Keith McNally’s Augustine has debuted in The Beekman hotel. On the menu are classic French dishes, meats, fish and more. Augustine, The Beekman, 5 Beekman St., New York, NY 10038, 212-375-0010.
 
Brothers Max and Eli Sussman have opened the first standalone location of Samesa, which has been a pop-up in Brooklyn and Montauk. Their new spot has a market and a restaurant, serving tahini-date smoothies, avocado hummus, fish kofta and braised lamb. Lunch & Dinner daily. Samesa, 495 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-599-1154.
 
The Cheesecake Factory has finally come to New York City. The restaurant offers its 250-plus menu items and 50 cheesecake varieties in an 8,000-square-foot space that seats about 190 people. The Cheesecake Factory, Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, NY 11373, 718-699-1212.
 
Fowler & Wells from Tom Colicchio has opened at boutique hotel The Beekman. Lower Manhattan, where the property resides, inspires the menu. Dinner nightly. Fowler & Wells, The Beekman, 5 Beekman St., New York, NY 10038, 212-658-1848.
 
Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter, the chef and restaurateur behind Estela, now have a coffee bar and restaurant on the lower level of The Met Breuer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s contemporary art space. The coffee shop serves sandwiches and salads, and Flora Bar features fresh seafood, like tuna tartare with toasted flaxseeds. Flora Bar, The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021, 646-558-5383.
 
After nearly a decade, Chumley's 1920's-inspired West Village speakeasy is back. Restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone of Sushi Nakazawa and chef Victoria Blamey will serve creative takes on classic cocktails and upscale bar food, like a burger with bone marrow and beef tartare with hazelnuts. Chumley’s, 86 Bedford St., New York, NY 10014, no phone.
 
Ops Pizza has transformed a former Bushwick garage into a warm and welcoming spot, replete with an oven for wood-fired sourdough pizza, seasonal cocktails, craft beers and rustic non-pizza menu items like braised lentils with toast. Ops Pizza, 346 Himrod St., Brooklyn, NY 11237, 718-386-4009.
 
Chef Hemant Mathur has opened an homage to Northern India at Sahib Chef Hemant Mathur has opened an homage to Northern India at Sahib on Lexington Avenue. The menu includes meats simmered in copper pots (the wazwan cooking style). Lunch & Dinner daily. Sahib, 104 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016, 646-590-0994.
 
Brothers Tom and Anthony Martignetti of The East Pole and Brinkley’s Broome St. have unveiled their new Upper East Side spot, Cafe Americano, which is a café by day and a cocktail bar by night. The all-day menu features local, seasonal and organic produce and dishes to share like burrata with Black Mission figs. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Cafe Americano, 964 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021, 646-870-9007.
 
Celeb baker Christina Tosi has opened a seventh Manhattan location of Milk Bar, this one in NoLIta. It has two counters so those passing by can get their fix of cereal milk, cake truffles and soft serve. Open daily. Milk Bar, 246 Mott St., New York, NY 10012, 347-577-9504.
 
CUT is open in the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown CUT, Wolfgang Puck's much-anticipated first restaurant in NYC, has opened in the posh Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. Executive chef Raymond Weber is at the kitchen's helm. Like CUT's other locations, the spot serves premium beef from the U.S. and Japan grilled over hardwood and finished in a 1200° broiler. CUT, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, 27 Barclay St., New York, NY 10007, 646-880-1999.
 
Matthew Maddy, James Freeman, and John De Piper of Sweet Science and Featherweight opened this tropical-themed spot with a funky diner theme. Sally Roots features festive cocktails, jerk chicken, and bowls with oxtail or curried vegetables, and there's a spacious patio. Sally Roots, 195 Wyckoff Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237, 347-425-0888.
 
French restaurateur Claude Louzon and his daughter Julie are collaborating with architect Philippe Starck for Miss Paradis, their 116-seat Soho version of health-focused restaurant Le Paradis du Fruit. The new, two-level spot inhabits a plot on Prince and Mulberry that used to be a parking lot. Chef Adir Cohen will serve veggie and fish-focused dishes, and an expansive dessert menu including tasting options. Miss Paradis, 47 Prince St., New York, NY 10012, no phone.
 
Rouge Tomate's new incarnation is open in Chelsea. The Upper East Side veggie-centric restaurant closed in 2014. Chef Andy Bennett and master sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier's new spot still highlights veggies with dishes like cauliflower with buckwheat and pistachio, and features 1,600 bottles of wine. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Rouge Tomate, 126 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011, 646-395-3978.
 


News Bytes
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Every Saturday at 3 p.m., head to The Cannibal Beer & Butcher for a fun, not-so-basic introductory class on all things beer. Learn the best-kept secrets of the Cannibal Beer Sommelier. Visit here for more information. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher, 113 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016, 212-686-5480.
 

Chef Shuffle
NoHo Italian spot Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria has appointed a new chef: Garrison Price. Price has worked at Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurants and Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, New York. Price will introduce new menu items, including flavors inspired by his international cooking experience. Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, 53 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012, 212-837-2622.
 


Closings

JoJo on the Upper East Side closed for renovations on October 15, 2016 Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant JoJo on the Upper East Side closed for renovations on October 15, 2016. It is scheduled to re-open in winter 2017 with a fresh interior design. JoJo, 160 E. 64th St., New York, NY 10065, 212-223-5656.
 

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