13 OF FALL’S MOST-ANTICIPATED RESTAURANT OPENINGS
Here’s a look at the biggest restaurants opening this season. For the full list, see http://grb.st/1Kiv4n3.
- •Black Seed BagelsThe Montreal-meets-Manhattan bagelry has annexed the historic De Robertis pasticceria for its third (and largest) location.
- •LiliaMissy Robbins finds life after A Voce in a rehabbed Williamsburg auto body garage.
- •Sadelle’sThe Major Food Group’s latest is a mash-up of bagel bakery, next-generation Barney Greengrass, and Balthazar with a Jewish accent.
- •VaucluseMichael White named his brasserie for a département in the South of France, and menu sections are dedicated to “Le Potager” (cucumber-and-zucchini gaspacho vert), “Les Viandes” (filet of veal with seared foie gras and caramelized-onion tartine), and “Pour Deux” (canard à l’orange).
- •Bottle & BineFormer Asiate chef de cuisine Angie Berry’s New American menu will be complemented by a focus on small-production American wines and craft beers. “Bine,” in case you were wondering, is a vertically climbing plant, like that of a beer hop.
- •Breads BakeryThe new Upper West Side branch of Danish-Israeli baker Uri Scheft’s excellent bakery-café has everything the downtown original has, plus outdoor seating for alfresco babka munching.
- •Chuko BushwickThe buzzing Prospect Heights ramen-ya will replicate its signature soups and half-fried kale salad in another Brooklyn neighborhood, with the addition of outdoor dining in season and a full liquor license year-round.
- •KingsleyRoxanne Spruance has cooked under some of the greats, including Christian Delouvrier, Wylie Dufresne, and Dan Barber, and at her remake of the old Back Forty space she’ll apply modern and traditional techniques to dishes like chawanmushi with escargot and black garlic, and popcorn crème brûlée.
- •Salvation BurgerApril Bloomfield and Ken Friedman take on the all-American burger joint by making practically everything from scratch. Even the mustard is made in-house.
- •Crave FishbarTodd Mitgang’s Midtown East seafood restaurant is one of those quietly excellent neighborhood spots you don’t hear enough about. With an Upper West Side expansion, that might change.
- •Indian AccentThis modern Indian restaurant and its chef, Manish Mehrotra, are to international culinary awards what Meryl Streep is to Oscars. A New York branch of the New Delhi original takes over the old Seppi’s space in Le Parker Meridien hotel.
- •Mah-Ze-DahrFrom banker turned baker Umber Ahmad, a West Village destination for brownies, brioche doughnuts, and lemon-meringue cake.
- •The appetizing institution establishes an uptown outpost in the basement of the Jewish Museum.