Weekly Opening Report: The Week of October 28, 2013

A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings


Kingside has opened in the new Viceroy New York Hotel, featuring items that trace back to chef Marc Murphy’s French heritage, Italian roots, American schooling, and love of travel.

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:

Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil is celebrating its 15th anniversary with new locations opening this year in New York City, Albany, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y., Miami, and Birmingham, Ala., according to a press release. Until then, residents can sign up for the restaurant’s e-club membership to hear about exclusive deals, offers, and insider information. Just for joining, they’ll receive email certificate for $25 off the purchase of two regular dinners combined. To sign up to receive deals, go here, and click "Receive Deals." The restaurant offers extensive meat selections including Brazilian sausage, chicken breast wrapped in bacon, rack of lamb, and the house specialty top-cut sirloin steak.



Ohio-based Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams opened its first location,
Jeni’s Westide Provisions, in Atlanta, according to a press release. Their signature ice cream flavor is Black Coffee made with Batdof & Bronson Coffee. For more than a decade, Jeni’s has formed relationships with local farmers, artisans, producers, and local communities as a whole.


San Francisco

The team behind AQ Restaurant & Bar opened TBD Restaurant just two doors down in Mid-Market, according to a press release. AQ’s executive chef Mark Liberman will be in control in the kitchen, where the exclusive means of cooking are with a Grillworks grill and custom-built hearth. The Northern California-inspired menu emphasizes open-fired, grilled, smoked, rotisserie, and hearth-baked vegetable and meat preparations.



AvroKO Hospitality Group and Global Point Family partnered up to open Saxon + Parole Moscow, according to a press release. Executive chef Brad Farmerie spent time forming connections with local producers and farmers in order to source local ingredients.



Ethan Stowell, known for his "award-winning take on Italian," will open two restaurants in the spring: Red Cow and its neighbor, Noyer, according to a press release. Meant to be a French-inspired evening bistro, Red Cow, opening in January of 2014, will offer "fine French-inspired charcuterie, salads, appetizers, and entrées," and the specialty of the house will be steak frites. In a courtyard outside of the Red Cow, guests can enjoy an "intimate high-end dining" experience at Noyer, a venue suitable for 16 people. The menu features the "finest ingredients paired with the best wines." Noyer’s opening date has not yet been released.


New York City

Featuring New American cooking, Kingside has opened in the new Viceroy New York Hotel, according to a press release. The restaurant’s menu features items that trace back to chef Marc Murphy’s French heritage, Italian roots, American schooling, and love of travel. It includes an extensive raw and crudo bar, appetizers such as charcuterie and cheeses, and main dishes such as the 32-ounce cowboy rib-eye. The bar offers regionally brewed craft beers and a wide variety of spirits and liquors.

Toby’s Estate, which has developed a reputation as one of Brooklyn’s finest coffee roasters, just opened their second location in Flatiron. With high ceilings, hanging Edison bulbs, and the original tile floor, the shop has an airy, light-filled vibe.

New Indian restaurant Pippali has a "distinctive and unusual flavor," as does the Indian long pepper it was named for, according to a press release. Both are described as "spicy hot, tangy, and sweet at the same time, lingering on the palate, delectable, and memorable." The restaurant, which opened in Curry Hill and is operated by "one of the most sought-after Indian chefs," chef Peter Beck, puts an "inventive spin" on regional cuisines of India. 

Recently named "Coolest Venue in America" by Rolling Stone, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, serving "steakhouse specialties with a distinguished Old New York sensibility," is open for the season in Madison Square Park, according to a press release. The restaurant’s steak program features 28-day dry-aged Certified Black Angus cuts. This year, a new interior with iconic photographs from the MSG archive, including images of Muhammad Ali, Bob Dylan, Joe Louis, Mark Messier, and Willis Reed, is unveiled.

Bubby’s, which has served "classic American cooking" for 23 years, will open its second location in the Meatpacking District across from the High Line, according to a press release. For 22 hours a day from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m., the restaurant will be open breakfast, lunch, and dinner with brunch served all day. A late-night and bar menu will also be available.

Forty-eight-year-old family-owned and operated Westside Market NYC will open its fifth location in the East Village in the summer of 2014, according to a press release. The venue will offer freshly made foods, specialty products, and catering at its two-level, 18,871-square-foot store.

Aiming to appeal to both the early-morning commuters and late-night bar crowd, a new Southern-style biscuit shop Empire Biscuit is open in the East Village, according to a press release. The biscuits can be topped with gourmet spreads including goat cheese and black pepper, pineapple and thyme jam, and pumpkin pie spread.

After two and a half years in the East Village, craft cocktail bar The Beagle will close on Nov. 2, according to a press release. The bar’s owners say that that the space is not suitable for their full-time bar. They are currently looking for a new space for another bar project.

A Slice of Naples by pizzaialo Giulio Adriani (Forcella) is now open in the heart of the Bowery, according to a press release. The pizzeria will serve Pizza al Metro (pizza by the meter) cut into square slices, traditional Neapolitan pies, and a selection of Italian bottled beers.

A "contemporary but classic tiered lounge," The Skylark, just opened in the Garment District, according to a press release. The lounge, designed by Meyer Davis Studio, is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. Signature dishes include lobster tacos with roasted poblanos and avocado crema and crab jicama wraps.

Bisutoro, meaning "bistro" in Japanese, opened in Tribeca and features an "American menu with Asian accents" as well as a Japanese "whisky-focused" cocktail program and a diverse international wine list. Dishes on the menu include rock crab and avocado, mushroom and onion soup dumplings, and sake mussels.

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