KYU, a Miami transplant, opens and more New York restaurant news
This Mediterranean restaurant reopened after a pandemic sabbatical, during which it donated meals through organizations like Rethink Food and City Harvest. Now it has a flowery new look and a new chef, Alexander Gallegos. Its spring menu includes salted fluke; scallops with nettles and morels; ramp agnolotti with carbonara; salmon with asparagus; and beef tenderloin with artichokes, sun-dried tomato pesto and green olives. There are attractive sidewalk seating.
1018 Amsterdam Avenue (Cathedral Parkway), 212-662-9020, marlowbistro.com.
Chef Daniel Le, who worked at Tyger and Hanoi House, opened this Southeast Asian restaurant in the Market Line area of Essex Market. Cambodian grilled pork jowl, crispy baby octopus and garlic noodles are some of the highlights.
Essex Market (Market Line), Lower Level, 88 Essex Street (Delancey Street), 347-899-4998, essexpearl.com.
Takuma Watanabe, who was at Angel’s Share, now closed, opened this bar in a carriage house. The name is not only a play on the classic cocktail, but also summons a sculptor, Philip Martiny (1858-1927), whose studio was in the space. Mr. Watanabe’s cocktails, such as the Dirty Tonic with vodka, olive oil, spices and tonic, and the Royal Horse’s Neck with Cognac, Champagne, ginger ale, orange, lemon and egg, are divided, like a food menu , into appetizers, dessert and so on; all carry main course prices, from $21 to $31. (Thusday)
121 East 17th Street, 917-472-7393.
René Redzepi will bring a taste of his famed Copenhagen restaurant to Brooklyn next month, May 16-20. An old foundry from 1912 will be decorated to suggest the original industrial ambiance of the restaurant. A multi-service tasting menu, $700 plus tax, will be served to 50 guests every evening. Mr. Redzepi and some of his collaborators will be present every evening. American Express Platinum and Resy collaborated on this roadshow, which is open to those who are enrolled in Global Dining Access by Resy or who hold US American Express Platinum, Centurion, Delta SkyMiles Reserve and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire cards. Reservations are available from noon on April 27.
26 Bridge Street (John Street), Dumbo, Brooklyn, resy.com/noma-new-york.
On May 6, Daniel Boulud will open this Lyonnais bistro in what was Keith McNally’s Augustine, a French restaurant in the Beekman Hotel near City Hall which closed at the start of the pandemic. The name evokes the Lyonnaise cuisine of Mr. Boulud’s youth, in his mother’s kitchen, and in restaurants and bistros like the Lyonnais Bouchons of this gourmet city. He calls the restaurant informal, rustic even, and plans to serve baked gratins, sweet and savory, on an a la carte menu, and to feature a special dish every month. The executive chef will be Guillaume Ginther, who worked at Restaurant Daniel and Le Coq Rico in New York. Wines from Southern Burgundy, Beaujolais and Northern Rhône will be honoured, as well as cocktails such as a Kir Communard, made with red wine. As for the cute vintage decor, Mr. Boulud said he loves Mr. McNally’s setting. “I don’t do much; I want to keep the charm of the place,” he said.
5 Beekman Street (Nassau Street), 212-597-9020, legratinnyc.com.