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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

Chef/restaurateur Thomas Keller has opened TAK Room TAK Room, from chef/restaurateur Thomas Keller (Per Se, The French Laundry), channels vintage glamour at Hudson Yards. Patrons can enjoy Continental cuisine and special touches such as tableside preparations, Champagne carts and live music. TAK Room, Hudson Yards, 20 Hudson Yards, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10001, 929-450-4050.
 
Smør is a Nordic all-day café in the East Village that serves open-faced sandwiches on rye bread, like smoked salmon and pickled herring, plus bowls, salads and coffee. Smør, 441 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10009, 646-478-8391.
 
In the former Amy’s Bread space, Murray’s Cheese, which runs its flagship cheese shop on the same block, has opened Murray’s Mac & Cheese. The 20-seat spot allows guests to build their own mac and cheese, or choose from mac varieties like buffalo chicken (New York cheddar, blue cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce and ranch dressing) and French onion (Gruyère, raclette, caramelized onions and bacon). Lunch & Dinner daily. Murray’s Mac & Cheese, 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014, 212-243-3289, ext. 350.
 
The team behind cocktail institution Death & Co has opened Lost Hours, a hidden bar in Midtown's Hotel 3232. Sixteen cocktails, which are crafted behind a green marble bar, are on offer, divided into the four elements: air, water, earth and fire. There's a brass chain chandelier and a record player to provide the music. Open nightly. Lost Hours, Hotel 3232, 32 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016, 646-692-3760.
 
With an emerald green bar and an all-red VIP Room, the cocktail bar Mister Paradise was made for Instagram. The menu features reinvented classic cocktails, like an old-fashioned made with olive oil, plus fried chicken and homemade hot pockets. Open nightly. Mister Paradise, 105 First Ave., New York, NY 10003, no phone.
 
Restaurateur Nate Adler, partner at the East Village tapas spot Huertas, has a new all-day restaurant in Williamsburg called Gertie. The place has a retro feel and features dishes like whole rotisserie duck, popcorn shrimp, and a house root beer float. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Gertie, 58 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-636-0902.
 
The Fly is a wine bar-meets-rotisserie chicken restaurant in Bed-Stuy from the team behind Hart’s in Bed-Stuy and Cervo’s in the Lower East Side. The name "The Fly" comes from Hart's most popular cocktail. The 70-seat spot features natural wines from around the globe and whole rotisserie chickens with sides. The Fly, 549 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, 347-405-5300.
 
Barolo East serves Northern Italian cuisine in Midtown East. With exposed brick walls and white tablecloths, the classic-feeling setting reflects a quintessential menu of linguine with white clams, semolina gnocchi, and veal scaloppini in peppercorn sauce. Lunch & Dinner daily. Barolo East, 214 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017, 212-754-5710.
 
At Sonnyboy, an all-day café in the Lower East Side, the menu options include eggs with harissa and Brussels sprouts; and a green bowl with salsa verde, Israeli couscous, sugar snap peas and pomegranate dressing. Look for cocktails like "But, First Coffee," with tequila, mezcal and cold brew. Sonnyboy, 65 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002, no phone.
 
At Gran Tivoli, Australian partners Jason Scott and chef Robert Marchetti pay homage to the coastal cuisine of Italy. Their menu features a Calabrian salt-baked baby beet salad, veal schnitzel with egg and anchovies, and squid ink risotto with calamari. Gran Tivoli, 406 Broome St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
Owner Claire Sprouse and chef Kirstyn Brewer offer silver-dollar pancakes, pork schnitzel, and persimmon and walnut pound cake at Hunky Dory in Crown Heights. They also shake up cocktails made with sustainable ingredients in this colorful and casual restaurant. Hunky Dory, 747 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238, no phone.
 
In the former Pok Pok space in Brooklyn, Krok serves the Isan street food of Northeastern Thailand from chef Krit Ploysomboon and his wife Jeerathinan Ranthom. Dishes include spicy green papaya salad, grilled skirt steak with lime and chili powder, and herb marinated crispy chicken wings. Lunch & Dinner daily. Krok, 117 Columbia St., Brooklyn, NY 11231, 718-858-8898.
 
Owner Eric Cerato and chef Richard Farnabe are behind The Meatpackers, a brasserie-style American restaurant in the Meatpacking District. The menu includes raw bar selections, charred octopus, linguine alle vongole, and bone-in rib-eye. The Meatpackers, 1 Little West 12th St., New York, NY 10014, 929-341-4890.
 
Wayan is a French-Indonesian restaurant in NoLita from Cedric Vongerichten Wayan is a French-Indonesian restaurant in NoLita from Cedric Vongerichten (son of chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten) and his wife, Ochi. The name means “first-born” in Balinese, and the restaurant features family-style dishes like gado gado with avocado and peanut relish, sea bass cooked in banana leaves, and Balinese-style suckling pig. Wayan, 20 Spring St., New York, NY 10012, 917-261-4388.
 
In Harlem's new The Africa Center on the northeast corner of Central Park, Teranga co-founder and executive chef Pierre Thiam celebrates African culture through modern fast-casual food. His menu features plantain and red palm fufu; roasted salmon topped with Moroccan charmoula; and a beet and fonio salad. The entire menu is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Teranga, The Africa Center, 1280 5th Ave., New York, NY 10029, 203-571-7524.
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fourth-floor restaurant, The Dining Room at The Met, once open to members only, is expanding to include vegetable-focused food from chef John Fraser (Nix, The Loyal) available to the public. The seasonal menu will feature chanterelle polenta with acorn squash fricassée, and steamed bass with pickled hon shimeji mushrooms. Lunch & Dinner daily. The Dining Room at The Met, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave., New York, NY 10028, 212-570-3975.
 
From "Top Chef Masters" alum Franklin Becker, La Central in the Hôtel Americano in Chelsea features Latin American fare with special attention to regional Mexican dishes created by his kitchen team. Michael Parish oversees a cocktail program with a focus on tequila, mezcal, cachaça and pisco. La Central, Hôtel Americano, 518 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-525-0000.
 
Restaurateur Paolo Meregalli and chef Massimiliano Eandi, of the West Village eatery Raviolo, have opened MAV SoHo in SoHo's Hotel Hugo. The Italian-inspired menu features salumi and cheese, potato cream soup with mussels, uni with homemade black spaghetti, and short ribs with truffle Parmesan fondue. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. MAV SoHo, Hotel Hugo, 525 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013, 212-608-4848.
 
Blue Ribbon restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg have opened The Ribbon Midtown Blue Ribbon restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg's newest venture is The Ribbon Midtown, on 44th Street. The décor pays homage to vintage New York City, and the menu echoes the Ribbon on the Upper West Side with crowd-pleasing burgers, spit-roasted meats, seafood and steaks. There are several dining rooms, which can be booked for private events. Dinner nightly. The Ribbon Midtown, 220 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, 212-944-2474.
 
Chef-partner Erez Komarovsky cooks Israeli food from a copper taboon oven at Mint Kitchen in Greenwich Village. His menu includes a vegan avocado “Caesar” salad, herb and pine nut matzo ball soup, falafel-crusted salmon, and goat milk frozen yogurt. Lunch & Dinner daily. Mint Kitchen, 83 University Place, New York, NY 10003, 646-905-3720.
 
Chef Massimo Sola helms the kitchen at the Upper East Side Italian restaurant Il Divo, with 50 seats inside and outside seating as well when weather permits. The menu includes classic dishes like eggplant Parmigiana, fettuccine Bolognese, and Milanese risotto with osso buco. Il Divo, 1347 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021, 212-380-8164.
 
Atlas Kitchen on the Upper West Side offers familiar Chinese dishes like dan dan noodles, and more adventurous choices such as spicy duck tongue and chicken feet with two spices. Marble tabletops and a mural of mountains by the artist Qiu Anxiong make for an attractive, inviting space. Lunch & Dinner daily. Atlas Kitchen, 258 W. 109th St., New York, NY 10025, 646-928-0522.
 
Oliver Zabar, the grandson of the owner of the iconic Jewish grocery store Zabar’s and the son of Eli Zabar, has opened Devon, a restaurant and cocktail bar, on the Lower East Side. The menu features a chicken au jus sandwich, grilled octopus, lamb meatballs and steak tartare. Josh Blum, who worked at Aquavit and Betony, runs the kitchen. Dinner nightly. Devon, 252 Broome St., New York, NY 10002, 212-427-3997.
 
Mission Chinese Food, the restaurant from chef-owner Danny Bowien, opened a new location on Johnson Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This outpost is awash in neon lights that change colors during the night. The menu includes green tea noodles, fried lamb neck and kung pao pastrami. Dinner nightly . Mission Chinese Food, 599 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11237, 718-628-3731.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The New York City Wine & Food Festival takes place October 10-13 New York City Wine & Food Festival Returns October 10-13, 2019
New York City Wine & Food Festival has announced its 2019 dates: October 10-13. The event will feature around 80 events with celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis. Best of all, it's for a good cause: Net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information visit New York City Wine & Food Festival's official website
 

UPDATES ON NEW YORK CHEFS

Dieter Samijn has taken the helm at Bar Boulud Belgian native Dieter Samijn has taken the helm as executive chef at Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud. He previously worked with such chefs as Alain Ducasse, Peter Goossens and Bart Vandaele. Bar Boulud, 1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-0303.
 

NEW YORK RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Esther & Carol, a NoLIta bistro serving American classics, has closed. Esther & Carol, 341 Broome St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
The Crooked Tree, mostly known for the varieties of crêpes that are served, has shuttered in the East Village. The Crooked Tree, 110 St. Mark's Pl., New York, NY 10009, no phone.
 
Chef April Bloomfield's John Dory Oyster Bar, in Ace Hotel New York, closed in February. Christina Tosi's Milk Bar will reportedly open in the space. John Dory Oyster Bar, Ace Hotel New York, 1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, no phone.
 
David Chang's midtown restaurant Ma Peche closed after eight years in the Chambers hotel. Ma Peche, Chambers, 15 W. 56th St. , New York, NY 10014, no phone.
 

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