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NEW RESTAURANTS IN NEW YORK

Tavola Della Nonna (or “grandmother’s table”) on the Upper West Side offers a menu that ranges from eggplant caponata to a Napoletana pizza, and shrimp fra diavolo to a veal chop Milanese. Cocktails and wines by the glass and bottle are available. Tavola Della Nonna, 208 W. 70th St., New York, NY 10023, 212-875-8600.
 
Indian restaurant Paisley in TriBeCa offers laksa, a Southeast Asian soup that’s also popular in India with shrimp, calamari and coconut milk broth; a duck crêpe with lemon pepper sauce; and Konkan fish curry. The chef is Peter Beck, who ran the kitchens at some of New York’s best-known Indian spots, including Chola, Tamarind and Nirvana. Paisley, 429 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013, 212-274-8003.
 
In the East Village, Doma Food & Drinks serves modern Korean cuisine and soju cocktails. The kitchen makes grilled octopus with grits, bite-size Korean seafood pancakes, and kimchi arancini with Berkshire pork loin and fried egg. Look for beer, saké, and libations like the Tapered Sunset blending Jinro 24, pomegranate juice and calamansi. All-day selections and a late-night menu are available. Doma Food & Drinks, 120 1st Ave., New York, NY 10009, 646-678-3092.
 
Kissaki serves sushi and composed dishes in an omakase tasting format at its 16-seat counter. Mark Garcia, who made sushi at Gaijin in Astoria, Queens, is executive chef-partner; and Evan Zagha, who cooked at Brushstroke, is co-executive chef. Kissaki, 319 Bowery, New York, NY 10003, 212-577-1150.
 
Rôtisserie chickens are the star of the show at Forest Hills’ La Rôtisserie du Coin, a counter-service bistro with vintage décor. Also featured are traditional sides like ratatouille and french fries. La Rôtisserie du Coin, 10710 71st Rd., Forest Hills, NY 11375, 718-487-3028.
 
Masti Indian Grill & Chaat Bar in Williamsburg offers a menu ranging from curries and tandoori specialties to street-food fare and vegan dishes. Chef Abdul Jabber takes his inspiration from The Famous Curry Bazaar in London, where he used to cook. Masti Indian Grill & Chaat Bar, 184 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, 718-599-1516.
 
Michael Stillman, co-founder of the restaurant group Quality Branded, has opened Quality Bistro, his take on a modern French bistro in midtown. Seating 180 guests across multiple dining rooms, the place serves an Alsatian tarte flambée, French onion soup, escargots and steak frites. Antonio Mora is the executive chef. Quality Bistro, 120 W. 55th St., New York, NY 10019, 212-433-3330.
 
In NoLIta, October offers plant-based food that includes grain bowls and salads crafted with herbs and greens sourced from its in-house hydroponic gardens. Sides range from charred cauliflower to grilled artichokes. Smoothies and shakes are available, too. October, 384 Broome St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
 
Sanpoutei, owned by Sanpou Group, which has more than 50 restaurants in Japan, Singapore and Canada, has debuted on 2nd Avenue as the first NYC outpost. Soy sauce ramen, or shoyu ramen, is the specialty, and dishes like Sichuan peppercorn edamame and spicy Sichuan-braised beef are also served. Sanpoutei, 92 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003, 646-964-4357.
 
Da Toscano is open in the old Perla space Michael Toscano, the former executive chef of Perla, is back in the old Perla space on Minetta Lane with his new spot, Da Toscano. The menu features a grilled beef tongue panino, chicken liver pâté with beef cheek marmellata, squid ink linguine with rock shrimp, and baked skate wing. Da Toscano, 24 Minetta Lane, New York, NY 10012, 212-606-4054.
 
Ernesto's, a new restaurant from chef Ryan Bartlow, highlights food from the Basque region of Spain. The menu features octopus skewers with pear and salsa bravas, crispy fried blowfish tail, and foie gras with a griddled corn talo cake. Ernesto's, 259 E. Broadway, New York, NY 10002, 646-692-8300.
 
Leah Cohen, formerly on “Top Chef” and owner of Pig and Khao, has opened her second restaurant, Piggyback NYC, near Penn Station. Her husband, Ben Byruch, is her partner. Piggyback NYC serves dishes like Korean wings, Malaysian curry puffs and Hainanese duck. Piggyback NYC, 140 W. 30th St., New York, NY 10001, 212-239-0570.
 
The team behind Jacob’s Pickles and Maison Pickle has a new Upper West Side spot, Tiki Chick, a modern spin on the retro tiki bar. The colorful place serves frozen drinks with paper umbrellas and fried chicken sandwiches with Spam. Tiki Chick, 517 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024, no phone.
 
One of Tokyo’s most acclaimed yakitori chefs, Yoshiteru Ikegawa, has a new restaurant in NoHo called Torien. The 16-seat yakitori omakase spot offers a $150 tasting that features skewers and other dishes, like delicate chicken soup. Torien, 292 Elizabeth St., New York, NY 10012, no phone.
 
Bergamo’s, a new cocktail bar in the lobby of a 29-story office tower near Grand Central, sprawls over 8,500 square feet, with a 63-foot bar. Classic and creative cocktails accompany a menu that features bar snacks like cacio e pepe dip with carta di musica bread and spicy soppressata melts. Bergamo’s, Company Building, 26 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY 10017, no phone.
 

Find more recent openings with our list of the Best New & Hip NY Restaurants

NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Changes for Tomorrow
Owner Amelie Kang has turned Tomorrow, her fast-casual spot in the Financial District, into a full-service but informal Chinese bistro called Chubby Princess. The focus is on northern Chinese dishes, like tomato and egg stir-fry and fish with ginger and scallion. Chubby Princess, 200 Water St., New York, NY 10038, 917-261-7445.
 

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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