New York City Restaurant Openings: Mayfield, Vicolo, and Aamanns-Copenhagen
Don’t know where to go for dinner? Check out these highly anticipated restaurant openings throughout the city — from raw oysters to hand-tossed pizza to traditional Danish cuisine, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn: Mayfield Restaurant is in soft open-phase at 668 Franklin Avenue near Prospect Park, bringing a raw bar and New American cuisine to Brooklynites in Crown Heights. Chef and owner Lev Gewirtzman currently only has the place open for dinner, but plans to start brunch in as little as two months.
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn: Not in the mood for oysters? Try brick-oven pizza and delicious Italian dishes at the newly opened Vicolo in Bay Ridge. They have a great selection of both tomato-based and white pizzas, such as the pizza prosciutto crudo — fresh mozzarella, arugula, prosciutto di Parma, and shaved Parmigiano — and even a few calzones to suit your taste. Fork and knife entrées include nocetta di vitello piccata, or veal scaloppine with white wine sauce, capers, and artichoke hearts.
Tribeca, Manhattan: Aamanns-Copenhagen is bringing Denmark to Lower Manhattan with its newest restaurant, opening in early November. They specialize in smørrebrød, something like a jazzed-up open-face sandwich, served on their own organic sourdough rye, with toppings like pan-fried haddock with crisp breadcrumbs, green remoulade, tarragon, and lemon. If you can’t make it to Copenhagen on a whim, the Tribeca location will just have to do.