A purveyor of Filipino food in a Chinatown food court, adds this downtown branch. Sizzling plates of chicken adobo and bicol express pork belly, as well as fried chicken with sweet chili sauce, are the specialties.
Gotham West Market 600 Eleventh Avenue (44th Street), 929-920-8250, kabisera.com.
This reliable East Hampton favorite from Honest Man Hospitality, best known for Nick & Toni’s, has moved east to Amagansett, where it has a larger footprint and an outdoor beer garden. A menu consisting of fish and chips, a burger, onion soup and mussels is complemented by cassoulet, Moroccan cauliflower with couscous, cod brandade and apple strudel.
177 Main Street (Hedges Lane), Amagansett, NY, 631-324-8555, rowdyhall.com.
If a table at Carbone has eluded you all this time, don’t even think about the new, luxuriously appointed Carbone Privato, which Major Food Group partner Mario Carbone calls a “bespoke version” of the restaurant that opened 10 years ago. . It’s on the second floor of what used to be WS Tavern and serves new dishes, like Dungeness crab spaghetti and an assortment of risottos. It’s part of ZZ’s Club, a members-only dining and dining complex ($20,000 to join, $10,000 annually) that includes ZZ’s Japanese Restaurant, ZZ’s Bar, Clam Bar, private rooms and ‘other services. Curated artwork adorns the walls throughout. It is the New York version of the establishment which debuted in Miami in 2021.
37 Hudson Yards (30th Street), zzsclub.com.
Francis Staub, best known for the kitchen utensils that bear his name, has revisited his Nomade restaurant, La Brasserie, by putting his name on the door and on the crockery. The chef, Jaime Loja, is the same, as are some classic brasserie dishes like bouillabaisse, steak fries, cheese soufflé, onion soup and prime rib flambé for two. Dishes paying homage to Anthony Bourdain, whose restaurant Les Halles previously occupied the space, are no longer offered. The traditional decoration has been somewhat revised.
411 Park Avenue South (29th Street), 212-567-8282, chezfrancis.com.
Corkbuzz at Chelsea Market
This wine bar, owned by Laura Maniec with Laura Walker as executive chef, has added a new bar area in the food hall lobby. Cocktails take a seasonal approach, and alongside, cheese and charcuterie boards, crudos, sandwiches and meatballs.
75 Ninth Avenue (15th Street), 646-237-4847, corkbuzz.com.