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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

In an Art Deco-inspired space in the Garment District, food hall The Deco Food + Drink offers Mexican eats, Afghan comfort fare, French baked items and tartines at Mademoiselle (from Maman), and more. The Deco Food + Drink, 231 W. 39th St., New York, NY 10018, 646-993-1650.
 
What was formerly the wine bar L’Argot is now L’Artista, a restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine in Hamilton Heights. Executive chef-partner German Rizzo (Plado Tasting Bar) offers Kobe beef meatballs with pecorino and green peas, and wild mushrooms lasagna. L’Artista, 142 Hamilton Pl., New York, NY 10031, 646-858-0312.
 
Soho Diner, the new 24-hour American eatery at Soho Grand Hotel with chef Ken Addington, serves buttermilk pancakes, avocado toast, a smoked salmon platter, fried chicken, and a “Stinky” cheeseburger with red wine onions and French dressing. Look for honey pecan pie and a vegan matcha milkshake, too. Soho Diner, Soho Grand Hotel, 320 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-965-3011.
 
Mussel escabeche, chicken meatballs with herb moji and confit egg yolk, and hatch chili pan-roasted pork collar are on the menu at The Banty Rooster. The Southwestern-inspired restaurant is from Delores Tronco-DePierro (Work & Class in Denver) and her husband, the chef John DePierro. The Banty Rooster, 24 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10011, 646-767-9227.
 
P.F. Pasta al Forno, the casual restaurant from Fiaschetteria Pistoia owner Emanuele Bugiani, serves baked pasta by the slice in the West Village. In addition, the menu lists a few vegetable dishes, like eggplant Parmigiana and potatoes with truffles. P.F. Pasta al Forno, 167 7th Ave. S., New York, NY 10014, 646-360-2052.
 
The team behind popular lunch spot Dig (previously Dig Inn) has opened a full-service restaurant named 232 Bleecker with former Untitled chef Suzanne Cupps overseeing the kitchen. The newcomer serves seasonal vegetable dishes, homemade pastas, and the likes of black sea bass with coconut curry and bok choy, and porchetta with sunchokes and pickled fennel. 232 Bleecker, 232 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10014, 646-905-5800.
 
The family behind Plant Love House launched Noods n’ Chill in Williamsburg, which is a combination noodle shop and Thai-style café. The place serves roti with chicken curry, toasted brioche topped with pork floss and sweet chili paste, and Thai iced tea. Noods n’ Chill, 170 S. 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-388-7695.
 
In Chelsea, Alfred Portale, the longtime former chef of Gotham Bar & Grill, has opened the Italian restaurant Portale. The menu includes dishes like burrata with roasted beets, poached fruit and pistachios, and duck breast with sunchokes, roasted radicchio and honey. Portale, 126 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011, 917-781-0255.
 
Chef Jae Lee's restaurant Nowon in the East Village offers Korean-American fare with an emphasis on wok-cooked dishes. Guests will find the likes of octopus a la plancha, wok-fried jjajang clams with black bean brown butter and lemon, and beef rib ssam. Nowon, 507 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10009, 646-692-3867.
 
Ivo Diaz (The NoMad), his mother Isbelis Diaz and consulting chef Luis Herrera are behind Casa Ora in Williamsburg. The restaurant serves Venezuelan cuisine like arepas and empanadas, plus guava cheesecake and passion fruit mousse for dessert. Casa Ora, 148 Meserole St., Brooklyn, NY 11206, 718-223-3116.
 
THE WELL Kitchen & Table, the restaurant in the club THE WELL that’s open to the public, features seasonal, local ingredients in dishes like a sprouted quinoa and bean burger and wild halibut with savoy cabbage. The chef is Sherry Cardoso, who worked at Cafe Cluny, Per Se and Brooklyn Fare. THE WELL Kitchen & Table, 2 E. 15th St., New York, NY 10003, 646-560-8088.
 
David Burke has opened Mister French In the former Rebelle space in the Bowery, David Burke has opened Mister French, a French restaurant and lounge, which will feature burlesque and other performances. Chef Guillaume Thivet's menu includes oysters Rockefeller, skate meunière and roast chicken. Mister French, 218 Bowery, New York, NY 10012, 646-649-4805.
 
Le Crocodile offers a French brasserie-style menu in Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel. Guests can expect dishes such as rabbit and duck rillettes, escargots, steak frites, halibut with beurre blanc, and profiteroles served in a clubby, chic space. Le Crocodile, Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249, 718-460-8004.
 
The team behind Chikarashi, the poke bowl spot, has opened Chikarashi Isso, a full-service restaurant where chef Michael Jong Lim cooks up tempura, yakitori, udon, wok lobster and uni risotto. À la carte and tasting menus are available. Chikarashi Isso, 38 Rector St., New York, NY 10006, 646-596-8298.
 
From chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy and partner Andrea Kerzner, Lekka Burger in TriBeCa specializes in plant-based burgers. Other menu items include a broccolini Caesar salad and oat milk soft-serve. Lekka Burger, 81 Warren St., New York, NY 10007, 646-678-5367.
 
The HiHi Room is a full-service restaurant from Court Street Grocers owners Eric Finkelstein and Matt Ross. Chef Walker Stern, formerly of Battersby and Dover, serves Southern shrimp and grits and Cincinnati spaghetti with chili. The HiHi Room, 138 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, 718-576-3352.
 
Vancouver’s Toptable Group has opened Oceans, its first stateside restaurant, which showcases fish and shellfish. The 220-seat spot also has a sushi bar and a wine cellar with 10,000 bottles. Oceans, 233 Park Avenue S., New York, NY 10003, 212-209-1055.
 
Chef Nick Anderer, who ran the kitchens at Maialino and Marta, has opened Anton's in the West Village. The restaurant and wine bar serves old-school NYC fare with a European twist, like a creamless version of creamed spinach, mushrooms à la king, and lasagnettes (broad ruffled noodles) with ragù. Anton’s, 570 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, 212-924-0818.
 
An outpost of the San Francisco Champagne bar called The Riddler has opened in NYC An outpost of the San Francisco Champagne bar called The Riddler has opened in NYC. Raw bar selections and snacks like tater tot waffles are offered alongside more than 150 Champagnes and sparkling wines, plus a wide selection of Burgundies. The Riddler, 51 Bank St., New York, NY 10014, 212-741-5136.
 

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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vegetarian Menus at Jean-Georges Restaurant
Jean-Georges has introduced vegetarian menus to appear alongside the omnivorous tasting menus. Expect dishes like slowly caramelized carrot with red curry, coconut and ginger as well as peekytoe crab dumplings with celeriac-Meyer lemon tea. Jean-Georges, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York, 1 Central Park W., New York, NY 10023, 212-299-3900.
 

UPDATES ON NEW YORK CHEFS

Chef John Fraser (Dovetail, Nix) has headed West with Ardor restaurant in The West Hollywood EDITION. Expect organic ingredients sourced “hyper-locally” and prepared in a simple manner to let the essence shine. Ardor, 9040 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, 310-953-9899.
 

NEW YORK RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Playboy Club New York has closed its doors. Playboy Club New York, 512 W. 42nd St. , New York, NY 10036, no phone.
 
Rotisserie Georgette, the French restaurant on the Upper East Side from Georgette Farkas, has shuttered. Rotisserie Georgette, 14 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022, no phone.
 

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