New & Noteworthy

I pass by three or four restaurants from Gabriel Stulman every day as I walk to the subway and run errands.  He has eight spots mostly in the West Village and at the Freehand Hotel in the Gramercy area. I have dined at many of them and his track record alone puts his latest venture, The Jones, on my list. 

But this is also a revival of The Great Jones, a neighborhood spot located across the street from where Jean-Michel Basquiat lived; Andy Warhol and Madonna would drop in.  The revamp did not touch the blue and orange exterior, the Elvis bust and neon EAT sign, but the interior and the menu are completely different. In perusing the menu, there is a Filet O’ Fish that clearly is a take on the classic McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish, which was a favorite of mine growing up so I know what I will be ordering on my first visit. The Jones website notes that it is currently open for weekday breakfast and lunch. Articles mention that starting mid-September, it will be open on weekends as well as adding dinner service. 

New & Noteworthy (week of Aug 26)

Ayada      Opened late-June

The Fulton    Opened mid-May

Hutong      Opened early-July 

The Jones Opened late-August

L’Accolade    Opened mid-July

LaLou Opened late-June

Le Jardinier    Opened late-May

Pastis         Opened early-June

Red Paper Clip Opened late-July

Rezdôra    Opened mid-May

Sullivan Street Pizza Opened mid-June

This weekly list is not comprehensive of every new place but a short alphabetized list of new places that I think are notable.  Restaurants that have been opened for more than three months will not be included.