New & Noteworthy

This week’s additions to the New & Noteworthy list are both restaurants that have been open for a bit, one for six months and the other for over twenty years.  I’m reinvested in checking them out because of their new menus. Golden Diner, the Chinatown spot from ex-Torrisi and Momofuku vet Sam Yoo, is now serving dinner.  While the website menu looks pretty sparse, the images on the GrubStreet article shows more, e.g. wontonini en brodo and black bean vongole. Um, yum.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten has no fear in changing a winning formula.  He is eliminating the a la carte option and offering only tasting menus for lunch and dinner (meat and seafood; and vegetarian and vegan) at his celebrated restaurant in Columbus Circle.  We have seen JGV’s inroad into plant-based and vegan dishes take place over the last few years at ABC Kitchen and abcV. I have enjoyed the veggie-focused dishes at both and would love to have a new go-to for a high-end veg/vegan experience.

New & Noteworthy (week of Sep 16)

AyadaOpened late-June

Golden Diner  Dinner service early-September

Gotham Bar & Grill     Reopened early-September

HutongOpened early-July 

Jean-Georges Revamped Tasting Menus early-September

The Jones Opened late-August

L’Accolade    Opened mid-July

LaLou Opened late-June

Llama-San Opened early-September

Malibu Farm  Opened early-September

Pastis         Opened early-June

Red Paper Clip Opened late-July

Red Peony Opened late-August

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.

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