Weekly Opening Report: The Week of October 21, 2013

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A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings

Z Bar Restaurant & Sky-Lounge

A 'one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience,' Z BAR Restaurant & Sky-Lounge is open with 'cuisine, cocktails, and ambience that go above and beyond.'

Every week, we take a look at some of the restaurants that have opened or will soon open across the country. Here’s this week’s roundup:

 

Chicago

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen: This new fast-casual restaurant just opened for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, offering fast snacks and meals daily, according to a press release. Whether it’s farm-fresh egg sandwiches, crispy salads, or sustainably raised, aged steak, it’s served quickly at Doc B’s, which offers order-at-the-counter service, seated dining, or a rotating selection of ready-to-go food.

 

California

Alioto’s Restaurant: Located in the historic Fisherman’s Wharf, Alioto’s Restaurant revealed its two newly renovated banquet rooms, named the Bridge Room and the Harbor Room, according to a press release. The space features a "sophisticated design" and "refined sense of style" with "picturesque views" of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

Garage Urbano: New Mexican restaurant La Urbana opened an annex bar with a menu that rotates weekly and an honor bar serving craft Mexican beers and Agua de Jamaica, according to a press release. Also available are table games including dominoes, cards, and cribbage and complimentary palomitas with chile and lime.

Thomas Hill Organic Bistro in downtown Paso Robles recently expanded into a space next door, Thomas Hill Organics Wine Lounge. The new lounge features a comprehensive wine and beer list with regular specials and wine by the one-ounce taste or by the glass. 

 

New York City

Bisutoro: The new restaurant that opened in Tribeca serves contemporary Asian-accented cuisine as well as a Japanese whisky-focused cocktail program and an international wine list, according to a press release.

Morgan’s Barbecue in Brooklyn recently opened in Brooklyn serving slow-smoke Texas barbecue, according to a press release. Signature dishes include deep fried turkey tails, stuffed, baked potatoes served with either brisket or pulled pork, and soft tacos served with either brisket or pulled pork.

Paris Café: Nearly a year after it was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy by more than 11 feet of floodwaters, the restaurant is reopened and completely revamped, according to DNAinfo New York. About $1 million worth of renovations went into the restaurant to create a "sleeker, more modern look," consisting of navy colors, leather booths, and marble countertops. Also, the bar moved closer to the door, where it was when it first opened in 1873.

Z BAR Restaurant & Sky-Lounge: A "one-of-a-kind rooftop dining experience," Z BAR is open with "cuisine, cocktails, and ambience that go above and beyond," according to a press release. Executive chef Ricardo Cardona, who was a finalist on Food Network’s Chopped and the personal chef to the New York Yankees, brings more than 20 years of experience in Latin, French, and American cuisines. The restaurant’s menu features Euro-Latino cuisine such as lobster ceviche, spicy shrimp tacos, and pumpkin seed-crusted Scottish salmon. 

Texas

After recovering from a devastating fire in August, which required two months of rebuilding, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro has reopened.

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