There are two large-scale restaurant openings in the works in New York City, with one coming to SoHo and the other going into a space that for years was one of the city’s top Latin restaurants.
The first, Cherrywood Kitchen, will be opening in March at 300 Spring Street in SoHo (near the corner of Hudson Street), in a space last occupied by Italian restaurant Sora Lella. It’s restaurateur Konstantin Ziring’s debut outing, and he’s brought on board head chef Chris Cheung, who’s previously spent time at Jean-Georges and Nobu. The food will be New American, "built on seasonality, focused on the greenmarket, and featuring cherrywood-grilled meats, housemade breads and innovative seafood dishes," according to Facebook.
Next up is Corvo Bianco, opening soon on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 81st Street on the Upper West Side, inside the cavernous space that’s sat empty since longtime favorite Latin-inspired restaurant Calle Ocho closed up shop there last year and moved across the street. This will be the first U.S. restaurant from owners Pablo Granja and Luis F. Gonzalez Rul, who own several restaurants in Mexico. Andrea Cobbe, who hails from Northern Italy but served as chef at Rul’s Mexican restaurants in recent years, will be executive chef. They’ll be serving up Northern Italian cuisine, a return to Cobbe’s roots. It was supposed to open back in September, but now seems to be back on track.
Dan Myers is the Eat/Dine Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @sirmyers.