The Mediterranean bistro Courgette in the Dream New York hotel and the Mediterranean-minded Extra Place from Ciano vet Michael Han both opened. The restaurant and bar Swine opened with a menu from Café Cluny alumnus Phil Conlon. Murray’s Cheese Bar, artisan popcorn store Pop Karma, and Brooklyn Point Café all opened. Mughlai chain Moti Mahal Delux opened its first stateside location with Bhatti Indian Grill’s Gaurav Anand overseeing the kitchen. Moroccan restaurant Zerza reopened in a new space after a four-month absence.
This fall, Gabe Thompson and Joe Campanale aim to open L’Apicio. In the same timeframe, El Toro Blanco from John McDonald (Lure Fishbar) and Josh Pickard (The Dutch) with food by Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar) is set to debut. The all-American Westville is planning a late fall roll-out for a new location in the old Prime 333 space. Michael White (Marea) is aiming to open the Italian-focused Ristorante Morini next spring.
The Southern-styled Gravy and LaFayette French Pastry both shuttered. Terrance Brennan’s Picholine will close for renovations after dinner service tomorrow.