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Located inside the Dream Hotel, Romera is the brainchild of Spanish chef and physician Miguel Sanchez Romera, who serves up ultra-creative cuisine. The menu consists of an 11-course fixed-price meal. Romera, Dream Hotel, 355 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011, 212-929-5800.
This Murray Hill eatery named The Three Hens, serves up mac 'n' cheese, meatball sliders, and chicken potpies, along with specialty cocktails---American comfort fare from the owners of Bhatti Indian Grill. The Three Hens, 115 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016, 212-679-4713.
The third outpost of the popular Riesling-loving wine bar, Terroir Murray Hill offers the same winning formula as the others: a good if eccentric wine list and very edible Italian fare on the menu. Terroir Murray Hill, 439 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016, phone not available.
Named for the famous boulevard in Nice, Alain Allegretti's La Promenade des Anglais serves up southern French fare in Chelsea. Menu items include spicy frog leg lollipops, fried gnocchi, and monkfish wrapped in fig leaf. La Promenade des Anglais, 461 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011, 212-255-7400.
Mas (La Grillade), from the people who brought you Mas (Farmhouse), focuses on wood grilling. Expect a lot of meat and grilled vegetables too at this West Village restaurant. Mas (La Grillade), 26 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 212-255-1795.
Wong has opened in the West Village. This “Asian locavore” restaurant is from chef Simpson Wong, formerly of Café Asean. The menu features house-made flatbreads, rice, noodles, and main dishes such as a "Hong Kong Pork Chop" with grilled pineapple and an Asian pear and endive salad. Wong, 7 Cornelia St., New York, NY 10014, 212-989-3399.
Kutsher's Tribeca, a modern Jewish American bistro will open late October bringing the spirit of the Catskills to Manhattan. Zach Kutsher, a fourth generation Kutsher family-member, entrepreneur Alan Wilzig, Richard Kirshenbaum, head of branding, and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow, will convey the essence of the Kutsher's Country Club's reputation with executive chef Mark Spangenthal (Tribeca Screening Room, Markham and the Dining Room). The menu will feature dishes like brisket and short rib meatballs with creamy horseradish sauce on dill-potato-onion rolls, pan-roasted Catskill mountain trout with Meyer lemon confit and Friday night roast chicken with pretzel and wild mushroom stuffing, a popular Kutsher's Country Club dish. Kutsher’s Tribeca, 186 Franklin St., New York, NY 10013, no phone available.
Dining area at Frankies Opening in the West Village is Frankies 570, an offshoot of sorts of Frankies 457 Spuntino in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens. The menu will be rich, gooey Italian, as at the Brooklyn eatery. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant’s dining room and bar offsets the sidewalk café seating. Menu items include the house-made gnocchi marinara with fresh ricotta, Frankies antipasto plate, an array of crostini’s, sweet potato and sage ravioli in a parmesan broth and a selection of salads and sandwiches made on rosemary bread. Frankies 570 Spuntino, 570 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-924-0818.
In the old Cabrito space in the West Village comes an outpost of Fatty 'Cue. The menu is similar to the Williamsburg original, but with slightly less barbecue. Fatty 'Cue, 50 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014, 212-929-5050.

News Bytes
More Momofuku
David Chang has opened a third branch of Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar. The famous Crack Pie and cereal milk-flavored soft-serve ice cream are just a few of the treats on offer at this Upper West Side location. Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, 561 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024, no phone available.
Eat in Santorini – But Never Leave Midtown
Midtown Greek eatery Molyvos wants to take you to the island of Santorini. At least during September, when it will offer a special fixed-price menu paired with rare Santorini wine. For $60 per person you get two glasses of wine and dishes inspired by the island. Couples can also opt for the $120 option which nabs them a whole bottle. Molyvos, Wellington Hotel, 871 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10019, 212-582-7500.
Le Renovation
Le Bernardin's front room has been renovated. There are now twenty-eight tables instead of the former thirty-two, and among the many new touches is a 24-foot triptych painting on one wall. Le Bernardin, The Equitable Building, 155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019, 212-554-1515.
Going FOUR Brunch
Richard Sandoval's DohYO and Terrace at FOUR recently started offering weekend brunch. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy unlimited small plates and all-you-can-drink cocktails, either inside at DohYO or outside on the terrace. DohYO and Terrace at FOUR, 570 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10036, 646-449-7790.

Chef Shuffle
Andrew Pressler, late of Fatty 'Cue, is the new chef at Hung Ry. The menu won't change much, except it will be a bit more "duck driven." Hung Ry, 55 Bond St., New York, NY 10012, 212-677-4864.


Only open since the spring of 2011, West Village pizzeria and San Francisco import 900 Degrees has shut off its ovens for good. 900 Degrees, 29 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, no phone.
Donatella Arpaia's Upper East Side eatery, Mia Dona, has shut down. Mia Dona, 206 E. 58th St., New York, NY 10022, no phone.
SoHo restaurant Shortys.32 has shut down. Shortys.32, 199 Prince St., New York, NY 10012, 212-375-8275.
The East Village's popular Veloce Pizzeria has shut down. Veloce Pizzeria, 103 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003, 212.777.6677.

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