Something Curated highlights six of the most exciting new and recently launched restaurants to try in New York this May, taking a closer look at the founders and proprietors behind the promising food offerings.
TBC || Ann Redding & Matt Danzer
The team behind Uncle Boons will open another restaurant in Nolita this spring, taking over the space that once housed casual eatery Sosta. Ann Redding and Matt Danzer launched Uncle Boons in 2013 and it quickly became popular, going onto earn a Michelin star. The chefs later opened an American, diner-inspired restaurant, Mr Donahue’s, in 2016 but made it into Uncle Boons Sister a year later. Keep a look out for Redding and Danzer’s yet to be named project tipped to open at the end of this month.
186 Mott St, Nolita, NY 10012
Floret || Joe Ogrodnek, Andrew Whitcomb, Tara MacMullen & Josh Hanover
All-day brasserie Floret will be Joe Ogrodnek’s first venture since his critically acclaimed Dover shut its doors back in 2017. Housed within Sister City, a new brand from Ace Hotel’s hospitality company Atelier Ace, Floret is an all-day restaurant focused on vegetables and seasonal fare. The kitchen will be overseen by executive chef Andrew Whitcomb, who previously served as executive chef at Brooklyn restaurants Colonie and Norman.
225 Bowery, NY 10002
Win Son Bakery || Trigg Brown, Josh Ku & Jesse Shapell
Win Son Bakery, from Trigg Brown, Josh Ku and Jesse Shapell behind Williamsburg Taiwanese eatery Win Son, will be open for breakfast and dinner with counter service and take-away meals. The breakfast offering is set to include Taiwanese donuts made with millet, house made soymilk, and sweet and savoury pastries, as well as coffee. Dinner comprises milk bun sandwiches and fried chicken.
164 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Pastis || Keith McNally & Stephen Starr
Making a comeback this spring is Pastis, the renowned French restaurant in the Meatpacking District that closed in 2014. Now reopening five years later, the romantic French feel to the eatery promises to remain intact. The venture will be led by Stephen Starr with involvement still from Keith McNally, the original Pastis owner.
52 Gansevoort St, NY 10014
Bar Pisellino || Rita Sodi & Jody Williams
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, the duo behind West Village eateries Buvette, I Sodi, and Via Carota are launching their latest neighbourhood restaurant this month, featuring rustic Italian cuisine. Pisellino, a 30-seat corner restaurant, will be open from 7am in the morning for espresso to 1am for late night digestifs, with convenient foods on offer including paninis and bomboloni.
100 Seventh Avenue South, West Village, NY 10014
Red Hook Tavern and Hometown Deli || Billy Durney
These two new restaurants from Bar-B-Que owner Billy Durney are highly anticipated openings for this spring. To be located in the lively Red Hook area of Brooklyn, Red Hook Tavern will serve fried chicken, burgers, Southern sides and more. Hometown Deli will be in Sunset Park, offering up sandwiches and smoked meats in the style of Jewish delis – think pastrami, corned beef and egg salad.
Red Hook Tavern, 329 Van Brunt St, NY 11231 / Hometown Deli, 220 36th St, NY 11232
Feature image via Hometown Bar-B-Que