Christophe Bellanca is the new executive chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Greek taverna Yefsi Estiatorio opened with Christos Christou (Milos) in charge. The Mexican sandwicheria Tortaria, the French bistro Bisoux from Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr (Balthazar), the vegetarian Turkish joint Cigkoftem, Med-styled seafood restaurant Celestino, the Latin grill Super Linda, the lobster-lovingClaw, events venue and eatery The Wayland, diner-ish The Linc, Am Thai Bistro, and a new location of One Girl Cookies all opened.
Masa’s Nick Kim and Bar Masa’s Jimmy Lau will debut their small plates and sushi concept, Neta, by the end of the month. This spring Burgersmith will open in the old Faan space and Max is setting up a Brooklyn location.
Etrusca at Hilton New York will shutter next month; a new concept will replace it eventually.