Union Square Hospitality Group’s Ci Siamo to Open


Ci Siamo

This main restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is about to open in Manhattan West, the multiblock Brookfield Properties growth reverse Hudson Yards, in September. It would be the group’s first new restaurant in New York City since Manhatta in 2018. The govt chef will likely be Hillary Sterling, 42, the chief chef at Vic’s in NoHo for the previous seven years the place she turned identified for her tackle Italian meals. She was at A Voce Madison earlier than that. Mr. Meyer named the brand new restaurant after an expression that may imply “Here we are!” or “We’ve arrived!” in Italian, and, following swimsuit, the menu may also be Italian with touches of France. Ms. Sterling mentioned she would attempt for simplicity, one thing that has more and more knowledgeable her cooking. Pastas, like pappardelle with rabbit, will likely be important, she mentioned, however there will likely be no pizzas. Her wood-fired grill, a kitchen centerpiece, will sear greens, seafood and meats, like a crispy rooster with potatoes. The restaurant, on the second flooring of a constructing on the middle of the event, will seat 120, together with outside tables on a terrace. A bar and lounge, the place Ms. Sterling plans to serve aperitivo snacks, could have one other 40 seats. Event area will take up a part of the third flooring.

435 West 31st Street.


Fulgurances, Laundromat

Like the French Laundry, which was as soon as a working laundry, this new restaurant, a transplant from Paris, occupies what was a laundromat. The phrase “fulgurances” means flashy or dazzling moments. It’s the umbrella title of a French culinary occasions company, a magazine and eating places in Paris and now New York. The eating places do not need full-time govt cooks however function with a chef-in-residence program to showcase up-and-coming cooks: sous cooks and people who have by no means had their very own eating places. The New York department’s chef for its first three months will likely be Victoria Blamey, previously the chief chef at Chumley’s and Gotham Bar & Grill. Is she nonetheless “up and coming”? She will put together a five- to six-course menu for $80, with an non-compulsory wine pairing for $50.

132 Franklin Street (Greenpoint Avenue), Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 347-223-4106, fulgurances.com.

Em Vietnamese Bistro

The chef Ly Nguyen and her husband, Patrick Lin, have created this companion to Em Vietnamese Kitchen, a mere swatch of a spot, which they opened in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, in 2017. The spacious restaurant presents some dishes served on the different spot — what Ms. Nguyen describes as Vietnamese consolation meals — and quite a lot of new gadgets. Highlights are chao so diep, a rice porridge with scallops; ngheu xao bo, butter clams with banh mi for dipping; and bo kho, a beef stew the couple calls beef Bourguignon Vietnamese-style. (Opens Thursday)

57 Front Street (Main Street), Dumbo, Brooklyn, 718-875-7888, emrestaurants.com.


Ioannis Chatiris, generally known as Yiannis, a local of the island of Rhodes, has had a hand in quite a lot of New York’s Greek eating spots, together with Mykonos Blue and Kyma. Now, he’s the chef and proprietor of this area, which was Charlie Palmer Steak. Greek classics like assorted spreads, spanakopita, fried calamari and flamed halloumi are featured, in a setting with whitewashed island décor changing darkish wooden. Seafood, notably complete fish bought by the pound and grilled over charcoal, can be on provide. The spacious room seats 200, and there’s additionally outside seating. (Wednesday)

5 East 54th Street, 212-777-5454, skorpiosny.com.

Morgenstern’s Burgers, Fries & Pies

Nick Morgenstern has expanded the menu at his flagship ice cream parlor in Greenwich Village, and beginning subsequent week is including burgers (seven varieties, together with some made with pork, with assorted seasonings and toppings), fries and pies, like seasonal rhubarb.

88 West Houston Street (LaGuardia Place), 212-209-7684, morgensternsnyc.com.

Nearly Ninth at Arlo Midtown

The Gerber Group, identified for operating high-end bars and lounges, is more and more concerned in eating places. For the smooth, fashionable eating room in a brand new Arlo resort, it has enlisted Corey Becker, a Culinary Institute of America graduate who labored on the chef Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto. His concise menu is generally Italian, with pizza, just a few pastas and dishes like crisp artichokes and rooster parm. (Thursday)

Arlo Midtown, 351 West 38th Street, 212-933-4495, nearlyninthnyc.com.

Looking Ahead


How lengthy has it taken for Rick Bayless, the Chicago chef and restaurateur well-known for his Mexican meals since 1987, to enterprise onto the New York stage? It will lastly occur in September. He will open a department of his casual restaurant, which options heat tortas a la plancha, toasted sandwiches normally made with quite a lot of meats, avocados, chiles and cheeses; Oaxacan tlayudas, giant tostadas with numerous toppings; and churros.

1123 Broadway (25th Street), tortazo.com.

Boca Raton Resort & Club

This venerable property is present process a $150 million makeover that features a partnership with Major Food Group to develop quite a lot of eating venues. First out of the gate in just a few weeks would be the Flamingo Grill, a chophouse. Sadelle’s, identified for brunch, will comply with. There may also be Japanese and Italian eating places.

501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Fla.


Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Que

This Hudson Valley barbecue joint with a devoted following for almost 20 years has closed. Its house owners mentioned they might not rent sufficient assist.

1475 NY-22, Wingdale, N.Y.

Food Halls

Many, however not all, of New York’s meals halls went into hibernation on account of the pandemic. They’re now reopening at a clip. Look for brand new distributors on board.

Urbanspace’s three areas (with extra to come) are opening at Vanderbilt, 230 Park Avenue (46th Street); 570 Lex, 570 Lexington Avenue (51st Street); and 152 West 52nd Street, urbanspacenyc.com.

Gotham West Market is welcoming Mikey Likes It Ice Cream and an agave bar and cevicheria run by La Palapa, already out there; 600 11th Avenue (44th Street), gothamwestmarket.com.

Time Out Market New York has 12 distributors in its reopening lineup, together with newcomers Sugar Hill Creamery, Fornino, Wayla and Tiki Chick. Spend $12, and the market will donate a meal to the Migrant Kitchen for somebody in want; 55 Water Street (Dock Street), Dumbo, Brooklyn, timeout.com.

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