May 18, 2024


Cooking Is My World

Felice Opens an Higher West Aspect Branch

Dining places usually open up hoping to create a loyal community clientele. At this Upper West Side addition to the Felice places to eat, with locations on the Higher East Facet and somewhere else, Iacopo Falai, a native Florentine and the culinary director for SA Hospitality, which owns Felice and the Sant Ambroeus places to eat, has performed some research. “It’s hospitality for the community,” he explained, of introducing a smoked fish platter, rigatoni with clean and smoked salmon, and even remedied herring with jardinière to the or else Tuscan menu. Plate-sized, slim-crust pizzas are also offered, and Italophiles can choose from additional than 10 pastas, a extensive record of appetizers and salads, and a collection of principal classes. A 20-seat bar, which can take up most of the airy, very well-windowed 65-seat eating home, specializes in Negronis, with an possibility to layout your personal. The restaurant, accented with dim wood, is not very as cozy with leather-based banquettes as some other people in the team, but there’s a properly-upholstered lounge on the lower stage that will open up in late September. A number of tables are set outside.

240 Columbus Avenue (71st Street), 212-931-1150,

Following a pandemic slumber, the restaurateur Stephen Starr has awakened the attractive eating space on the second floor of Fotografiska New York, the pictures museum, with a new executive chef, Wolfgang Ban. Mr. Ban, who owned a number of restaurants and bars in New York, has retained a lot of what the prior chef, Robert Aiken, served. The menu offerings, like potato pierogi, Wiener schnitzel and coulibiac of salmon, currently mirrored the meals of Japanese Europe and Mr. Ban’s indigenous Austria, but he has tweaked many of them to match his method. The hen in puff pastry with riesling sauce, lobster Newburg and veal goulash served with roasted peppers and caraway dumplings are a number of of his new dishes. For now, the restaurant will be open up for meal only Wednesdays even though Saturdays. (Opens Wednesday)

281 Park Avenue South (22nd Avenue), 646-993-6993,

They ran pop-ups for the earlier 12 months or so, but now Amir Nathan and Jordan Anderson have established down roots on the Lessen East Facet for their lively Mediterranean fare. The cafe will commence with a breakfast that features the unavoidable bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, but theirs is rolled into a flaky boureka. An all-working day menu follows. They will also market some grocery items like Palestinian olive oil and organized food items like baba ganoush and spicy tuna conserva. There is seating indoors and out. (Friday)

190 Orchard Street (East Houston Street), 646-559-2846,

A fourth version of this Los Angeles import has opened. It very first came to New York in 2016 and is known for its fairly priced set menus, which create long strains as reservations are not accepted. The new cafe has a spacious outside waiting region, but no outdoor seating.

152 East 53rd Road,