Manhattanites who love Emily and Emmy Squared enough to venture to Brooklyn for their amazing pizzas will be thrilled that a third location has come to the West Village. It’ll serve the Detroit-style square pies that Emmy Squared is known for, along with the more typical round pies found at the original Emily. New dishes include a “Lammy Burger” and a pressed duck sandwich.
Where: 35 Downing St., New York City
When: June 7, 2017
The new project from the restaurateur behind Michelin-starred Piora, Cote marries the flavors of Korean barbecue with the prime cuts of an American steakhouse, courtesy of a chef formerly of M. Wells Steakhouse. At this sleek space in the Flatiron neighborhood, steakhouse classics such as shrimp cocktail and thick-cut bacon are served alongside traditional Korean dishes such as bibimbap and spicy casseroles.
Where: 16 W. 22nd St., New York City
When: June 8, 2017
Anchoring celeb-hotelier Ian Schrager’s new Public Hotel on the Lower East Side is Public Kitchen, yet another new restaurant from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The hotel’s website cites “world food” influences, which manifest on the menu in the forms of gazpacho, corn-and-basil potstickers, soy-garlic marinated steak, and the usual wood-oven-fired pizzas and pastas you’d expect to find at a hotel restaurant.
Where: 215 Chrystie St., New York City
When: June 10, 2017
Bar at Uchu
Chef Samuel Clonts, an alum of three-Michelin-starred Brooklyn Fare, is serving a Japanese kaiseki-style tasting menu at Bar at Uchu, a tiny, eight-seat restaurant, which also features a killer collection of Japanese whiskeys. Dishes include Hokkaido abalone donabe with rice and mushrooms and a Jidori egg with white asparagus and trout roe; produce from the restaurant’s roof garden is used whenever possible. The restaurant is expected to expand later this summer, growing by 12 seats. The larger section will be known simply as Ushu, and will serve an omekase sushi menu.
Where: 217 Eldridge St., New York City
When: June 13, 2017
NYC is seeing no shortage of omakase sushi spots lately, but Sushi Ishikawa, a tiny Upper East Side spot, has got most of the competition beat on price—12 courses goes for just $85 (compare it with the also-new Satsuki at $250 or Ichimura at $195). Going beyond raw fish, Chef Don Pham (most recently the executive sushi chef at O Ya) will serve up dishes such as octopus with green-tea salt or black abalone with mushroom soup.
Where: 419 E. 74th St., New York City
When: June 2017