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A Small Plates and Wine Bar Opens in Harlem and More Openings

A weekly updated roundup of new restaurants in New York City October 24Harlem: A new wine and cocktail bar with small plates called Rubys Vintage Harlem opened. Bites include a take on the reuben, and theres a cocktail made with kale juice. Its named after the famous artist, activist, and actor Ruby Dee. 2340 Seventh Ave., between West 137th and 138th streetsFort Greene: In a quick flip situation, the 12-year-old barbecue restaurant the Smoke Joint is now a new location of Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant Peaches HotHouse. For now, its just open for dinner, but breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch will soon be added, making it an all-day spot for Southern fare. The popular original location is in Bed-Stuy. 87 South Elliott Pl., between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton StreetFinancial District: Fast-casual bowl spot Blue Park Kitchen opened, with build-your-own as well as set options. 70 Pine St., between Pearl and William streetsMidtown: Ever-growing Japanese steakhouse Ikinari Steak just opened its 10th location in Manhattan. 295 Madison Ave., near East 41st StreetDumbo: OddFellows Ice Cream Co. opened a new outpost in Dumbo. This is the fourth location for the ice cream shop, and there are plans to roll out a beer and wine program. 60 Water St., near Dock StreetFinancial District: Burrito chain Dos Toros opened a new location. 1 State St., at Whitehall StreetEast Village: The Dumpling Shop, a casual spot in the East Village offering dumplings with internationally inspired flavors, such as Jamaican jerk chicken and buffalo chicken, is now open. A handful of noodles and sides are also on the menu. 124 Second Ave., between St. Marks Place and East Seventh StreetEast Village: Bubble and cheese tea shop from China Mi Tea is now open. 19-23 St. Marks Pl., between Second and Third avenuesEast Village: New sushi restaurant Pado opened with classic and signature rolls. 199 Second Ave., between East 12th and 13th streetsChelsea: Baking academy and supply store NY Cake reopened in a new, bigger location that also has the brands first-ever on-site cafe. The six-seat cafe, overseen by cake decorating expert Lisa Mansour, will offer macarons, cream puffs, and cakes made at the premise daily, as well as a seasonal menu. 118 West 22nd St., between Sixth and Seventh avenuesMeatpacking District: Famed Chicago restaurateur Brendan Sodikoff opened stylish rooftop spot RH Rooftop Restaurant in a collaboration with the furniture store formerly known as Restoration Hardware. 9 Ninth Ave., at Little West 12th StreetBushwick: Danny Bowiens Brooklyn location of Mission Chinese opened with a dining room that changes colors, dappled in neon light. The menu includes Mission Chinese favorites, like the super spicy Chongqing chicken wings. It also has some new dishes, like a bacon and shrimp eggroll and sourdough naan with burnt buckwheat honey butter and sheeps milk cheese. 599 Johnson Ave., between Gardner and Scott avenuesUpper East Side: Luxe dine-in movie theater CMX Cinébistro opened its first NYC location on the UES, serving entrees like lobster cannoli, Moroccan lamb, and Ōra King salmon. Its a full-service dining affair with a menu that sports appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts, and servers who take everyones order 30 minutes before each movie showing. 400 East 62nd St., between First and York avenuesChelsea: Chelsea Music Hall, an entertainment venue with dinner theater, concerts, comedy, and food from the chef at upstairs Israeli pita place Miznon, opened under Chelsea Market. 75 Ninth Ave., between West 15th and 16th streetsLower East Side: RISE Brewing Co. opened its flagship cafe in LES. Its the fourth and largest brick-and-mortar location for the coffee company known for its nitro cold brew. 79 Delancey St., between Allen and Orchard streetsOctober 17Jackson Heights: East Harlems hit taqueria Taco Mix opened in Queens, spreading its popular al pastor tacos all over NYC as it embarks on its ambitious expansion plan that also includes an upcoming location on the Lower East Side. The original Taco Mix location opened in 1991, and theres a Brooklyn location in Sunset Parks Industry City that opened in 2015. 90-04 37th Ave., at 90th StreetMidtown: Zai Lai, chef Edward Huangs all-day Taiwanese stall in Turnstyle the underground food hall at the 59th Street subway station has expanded to Midtown food hall Urbanspace at 570 Lex. It serves the winning beef noodle soup popular at its original location as well as rice bowls, other noodles, and pork buns. 570 Lexington Ave., at 51st StreetUpper East Side: Celeb chef David Burkes Tavern 62, which shuttered in September, has reopened as David Burke Tavern, with a renovated space and revamped menu that includes a wagyu pot roast with lobster, celery root, butternut squash, and spinach. 135 East 62nd St., near Lexington AvenueMidtown: Beer and burger chain Clinton Hall opened its fifth and largest NYC location. 16 West 36th St., near Fifth AvenueSunset Park: Vegan cafe Pickle Shack opened in Industry City, attached to Brooklyn Brines production facility. Vegan dishes include a burger, banh mi, and macaroni with vegan cheese and coconut bacon. Pickles, of course, are also for sale. 67 35th St., at Third AvenueTribeca: A Polish bakery chain called Just Baked Nowakowski opened its first U.S. outpost in Tribeca, serving sandwiches, pastries, cakes, breads, and coffee. 88 West Broadway, between Chambers and Warren StreetsEast Village: The owners of Greek restaurant Merakia opened a Greek taco spot called Greekito. In addition to the tacos, it serves beer, wine, and coffee. 139 East 12th St., at Third AvenueLong Island City: Take-out chicken joint Mister Chicken II is now open. 44-64 21st St., near 44th DriveChelsea: Japanese restaurant chain Zauo, where diners fish for their own food, opened an NYC outpost, equipped with three pools holding fish such as striped bass, fluke, flounder, and rainbow trout. 152 West 24th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenuesUpper West Side: The owners of hit new Greek restaurant Kyma expanded uptown with a more casual sibling restaurant called Eléa. 217 West 85th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam AvenueGreenwich Village: Nick Morgensterns popular LES ice cream shop Morgensterns opened a larger location in Greenwich Village, offering 88 flavors twice the amount available at the original shop. 88 West Houston St., near LaGuardia PlaceFlatiron: Korean steakhouse Cote opened its basement bar Undercote. Complimentary snacks accompany the cocktails, which are overseen by principal bartender Sondre Kasin. 16 West 22nd St., near Fifth AvenueOctober 10Harlem: Harlem Ale House recently swung open, and owner Eric Curtis has decorated the space with vintage relics from the original 150-year-old building where the bar now lives. The space previously housed a bowling alley, a speakeasy, and lodges through the decades. It carries more than 100 types of beer and also has a bar menu with dishes like burgers, fajitas, and a caesar salad. 101 West 127th St., near Malcolm X BoulevardFinancial District: FiDis new fast-casual pasta shop promises fresh noodles and attractive aesthetics, naming itself after Instagram. The Pastagram serves customizable bowls of pasta with sauces and add-ons. 241 Pearl St., near John StreetTribeca: Chef Masa Takayama flipped his basement restaurant beneath Tetsu, previously called Basement, into Masas Raw Bar, replacing what was once an upscale, meat-centric kaiseki menu with a raw seafood bar. 78 Leonard St., near Church StreetKoreatown: Korean barbecue restaurant Lets Meat opened this summer and recently flipped into an all-you-can-eat format. It offers more than 30 different choices at $40. 307 Fifth Ave. between East 31st and East 32nd streetsMidtown: A Greek-focused, bilevel restaurant and market called Fournos Theophilos opened and includes an all-day Mediterranean menu, yogurt bar, and bakery. The two floors fits up to 80 diners total, with half downstairs and half upstairs, but the upstairs portion is reserved for table-service only. 45 West 45th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenuesDowntown Brooklyn: WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, has a new cafe in Barclays run by celeb chef Cat Cora. WW Freestyle Café: BKLYN serves Mediterranean fare. 620 Atlantic Ave.Columbus Circle: A new location of Juice Press opened in the Whole Foods at Columbus Circle and serves bubble tea and ice cream in addition to the usual products of juices and grab-and-go soups, salads, and snacks. 10 Columbus CircleEast Village: A new coffeeshop by 787 Coffee opened. 131 East Seventh St., near Avenue AOctober 3Soho: A new fast-casual spot inspired by Indian street food called Frankie Goes to Bollywood opened. It specializes in the Indian wraps known as frankies and serves eight different variations, including one made with cauliflower-potato has, chickpeas, and tamarind chutney, and another option with grilled chicken and sweet peppers in a tomato-fenugreek curry. The design of the space is inspired by the 1980s. 204 Spring St. at Sullivan StreetChelsea: A restaurant serving seafoody American food opened in Chelsea with an all-day menu. Called the Wilson, its decorated with portraits of famous Wilsons, including the volleyball from Castaway and actor brothers Luke and Owen Wilson. 132 West 27th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenuesMidtown: Beer bar Treadwell Park added a third location to NYC yesterday. The 200-seat space includes artifacts and images that nod to beer-making history, and theres a cocktail menu inspired by different beer flavors. 508 West 42nd St., near 10th AvenueWilliamsburg: Coffee company Eleva Coffee opened its first cafe, Eleva Coffee Bar. 178 North Eighth St., between Bedford and Driggs avenuesWest Village: After much anticipation from Queer Eye fans, Antoni Porowskis revamped version of Village Den opened and appears to be a dieters paradise: The menu literally uses symbols to identify dishes that fit the Whole30, paleo, and keto diets. 225 West 12th St.Midtown: A monster of a beer hall called American Hall opened in a three-floor space in Midtown and can fit up to 600 diners at once. It features an Americana menu, including a cocktail with barbecue sauce and peanut butter chicken wings with grape jelly on the side. The massive space includes a beer hall, arcade bar, and restaurant. 29 West 36th St., between Fifth and Sixth avenuesFinancial District: An Asian steakhouse called Brooklyn Chop House from seasoned restaurateurs, one behind clubby classic Philippe Chow, opened. It serves standard steakhouse fare such as steaks and burgers, plus the addition of Chinese dumplings and entrees. 150 Nassau St., between Spruce and Beekman streetsDowntown Brooklyn: BigEye Sushi opened, serving grab-and-go sushi thats partially prepared by sushi robots, automated machines that mainly assist with the rolling process in order to churn out sushi quickly. 25 Bond St. at Livingston StreetSeptember 26Nolita: The Garret, which has two often crowded locations in West Village and East Village, opened a new Nolita location. The drink menu here focuses on ingredients and liquors from Latin America, with tequilas and mezcals a main attraction. Theres also a small menu of tapas from Mexico, Central America and South America, as well as tacos by Borrachito, the operation in the back of the Garret East. 349 Broome St., between Bowery and Elizabeth StreetRandalls Island: Untamed Sandwiches opened Untamed Sport Cafe in collaboration with Sportime. It has breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, and soups as well as smoothies and protein shakes. 1 Randalls IslandHarlem: Italian restaurant Fumo added a slice shop called Uncle Tonys Pizza. It offers square pizza that comes as a thin-crust pan pie or a thicker crust option made with 48 hour-proofed dough. Theres also a vegan pie option. 1596 Amsterdam Ave., between 138th and 139th streetsCrown Heights: Cocktail bar St Ends opened with a back patio and a rose happy hour. 667 Franklin Ave., near St. Marks AvenueProspect Heights: A small coffeeshop called Cafe Eloise opened, serving tea, coffee drinks, and pastries. 417 Prospect Pl., near Grand AvenueHells Kitchen: Cantina Rooftop and Stage 48 added Mexican fine dining restaurant Cantina 48 to the spaces third floor. Shrimp aguachile and four kinds of tacos are on the menu. 605 West 48th St., near 11th AvenueUpper West Side: Oath Pizza, serving 11-inch pizzas that come in whole or half pies, opened. One of the pie options at the fast-casual chain is the luau, made with mozzarella, pulled pork, pineapple, scallions, and barbecue sauce. 2169 Broadway, between 76th and 77th streetsHarlem: Hawaiian-inspired barbecue and poke restaurant Makana opened its fourth Manhattan location. 1502 Amsterdam Ave., between 134th and 135th streetsSoho: The Woo is a new upscale Korean barbecue restaurant in town. Its a new iteration of owner Julie Chois mothers former restaurant, Woo Lae Oak. 206 Spring St., between Sixth Avenue and Sullivan StreetUpper West Side: Friedmans, an all-day diner chain, opened on the UWS. It serves breakfast classics, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees like chicken and waffles and fish tacos. This is the sixth location. 130 West 72nd St., near Columbus AvenueWest Village: Chef Einat Admonys Balaboosta is back, rebooted in the former Bar Bolonat space in West Village, the neighborhood that also houses Admonys Taim and Kish-Kash. 611 Hudson St., at West 12th StreetHells Kitchen: The UWSs Turkuaz Restaurant opened a second location. 310 West 53rd St., near Eighth AvenueGreenpoint: Upscale kaiseki Chiko comes from chef and owner Xiaowei Zheng, who has instilled his menu with touches from his upbringing in China and his decade living and working in New York. It offers a 13-course menu for $138. 954 Manhattan Ave., between Java and India streetsUpper West Side: Bubble tea shop chain Gong Cha opened. 2810 Broadway between 108th and 109th streetsLower East Side: A specialty health-focused ice cream and sorbet shop called BIVE opened an outpost on the LES. 95 Orchard St., near Delancey StreetHarlem: Break Juicery is now slinging juices and acai bowls near the City College of New York. 132 Edgecombe Ave., between 141st and 142nd streetsHarlem: The new Sushi Sushi has 15 signature rolls to choose from. There is also a location in West Village. 1504 Amsterdam Ave., between 134th and 135th streetsWest Village: Bleecker Street Pizza opened a new more formal sit-down restaurant next to its popular slice shop. 71 Seventh Avenue SouthChelsea: Counter-service, California-style cafe Natura Cafe opened in the Dream Downtown hotel. It serves seasonal snacks, salads, toasts, and other casual fare, including a California-style burrito. There will also be draft lattes and cold brew on tap all day long. 355 West 16th St., between Eighth and Ninth avenuesEast Village: New counter-service pizza shop Sauce Pizzeria opened. 345 East 12th St., between First and Second avenuesEast Village: Indian restaurant Brick Lane Curry House is now open. There is an original location in New Jersey. 79 Second Ave., between East Fourth and Fifth streetsFidi: San Francisco takeaway restaurant Proper Food opened. 67 Wall St.Upper West Side: The UWS is now home to the latest Blue Bottle Coffee outpost. 279 Amsterdam Ave., between 73rd and 74th streetsSeptember 19Lower East Side: Zhen Wei Fang opened from the team behind popular Chinatown and Flushing restaurant Congee Village. The new restaurant focuses on hot pot and includes meat options like Australian wagyu beef and Peking duck. The space also features karaoke and projects virtual-reality images onto the tabletops. 207 Bowery, near Kenmare StreetRidgewood: A churro cafe called Café Esencia has opened. For now, it serves breakfast and lunch in addition to the churros, but it will soon launch dinner. 68-38 Forest Ave., near Catalpa AvenueWest Village: The new Shake Shack that finally opened in West Village debuted the brands first stab at chicken nuggets. They have a so-called innovation kitchen here, where potential new dishes will be developed. 225 Varick St. near Seventh AvenueKips Bay: Restaurateur Nicola Marzovilla opened a new restaurant called Ristoro del Cinghiale next to his long-r

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