Bouley At Home
After closing his Tribeca flagship last summer, David Bouley is back with Bouley at Home, in the Flatiron neighborhood. In this multi-use space, he’s serving eight- to ten-course tasting menus, during which diners sit at counters or communal tables in front of the open kitchen. The cooks double as servers, and you fetch your own silverware from drawers. Cooking classes will be held in the space on days the restaurant isn’t open; it will also be home to a food lab and catering operation.
Where: 31 W. 21st St., New York City
When: November 2, 2017
Chef Harold Moore, formerly of now-shuttered Commerce (and who continues to helm Harold’s Meat + Three), returns to the West Village with the opening of Greenwich Grille. It’s housed in the former 33 Greenwich space, and the decor remains largely the same, including the art deco-esque mural along one wall. The fare here is decidedly in the “comfort food” realm, with dishes like beef short rib chili, chicken pot pie, and gnocchi with bolognese.
Where: 33 Greenwich Ave., New York City
When: November 8, 2017
The Osprey, at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, aims to bring the outdoors in via floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park, plant-strewn walls, and plaid fabrics said to be inspired by picnic blankets… plus a sizable patio that will open once warmer weather returns. Dishes like prime rib with horseradish and roast chicken with savoy cabbage, parsnips, and sherry will be cooked up on the kitchen’s rotisserie; small plates include PEI mussels in gumbo broth and cauliflower with concord grapes, mint, and turmeric.
Where: 60 Furman St., Brooklyn
When: November 9, 2017
The Lobster Club
Joining The Grill and The Pool, which both opened earlier this year, The Lobster Club completes Major Food Group’s trilogy of restaurants in the Seagram Building. As at the others, the vibe here is mid-century retro; here it’s expressed with bright, flashy colors and a loungey feel. The food is inspired by Japan, with teppanyaki plates and extensive sushi and sashimi lists.
Where: 98 E. 53rd St., New York City
When: November 10, 2017
Sushi master Masa Takayama, of Masa (NYC’s most expensive restaurant, at $595 per person), Bar Masa, and Kappo Masa, goes more low-key with Tetsu, his latest opening. Seven years in the making, this Japanese robata grill in Tribeca is Masa’s first downtown restaurant, located in a landmarked loft building. The menu is heavy on seared meat and seafood, and also features Masa’s first-ever burgers—lamb or beef—served on pretzel buns. Eventually, a basement space will open with an omakase menu.
Where: 78 Leonard St., New York City
When: November 14, 2017