Restaurant Openings Report: Week of June 1, 2014

A look into this week’s restaurant openings

Giada De Laurentiis' first restaurant is officially open on the Las Vegas Strip.

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:

Oakland, Calif:

This summer, Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, the second restaurant concept from Rick Hackett and Meredith Melville, will open in Oakland’s Jack London Square. The restaurant will feature seasonal and sustainable ingredients, and serve chowders, crudos, ceviches, and whole fish dishes of the day. A semi-private dining room will accommodate groups up to 36 and a waterfront patio will seat approximately 32 guests.

New York City:

Broadway Bites: The Greeley Square-centric food market is back for the summer season and includes new vendors like Brooklyn Taco, Onigiri by Tampopo, and others. Head toward to statue of Horace Greeley to start, and enjoy options from a huge lineup of delicious “market” options.

Landhaus at The Woods: The ”farm to sandwich and grilled maple bacon sticks Smorgasburg fixture” has finally launched in its own space on South 4th Street in Williamsburg. In addition to a professional kitchen, The Woods’ courtyard now includes indoor and outdoor beer garden-style seating.

Mexicue has just unveiled a newly built, state-of-the-art, 3000-square-foot catering facility located in Williamsburg. The team is also opening a new brick-and-mortar location at 1440 Broadway (at 40th Street).

David Burke fabrick: The latest restaurant concept from David Burke is now open at the brand new Archer Hotel New York. A combination of rustic American dishes and innovative small plates and specialty cocktails are all available. The restaurant also has its own beef dry-aging room lined with pink Himalayan salt, and a wood-burning oven.

ReViVer: Opening June 10, a new restaurant in the realm of “fine casual” wants you to know that “there is absolutely no penalty for eating well. The menu aims to be the ideal union of culinary arts and nutritional science, and spent two years in development.

Ambrose Hall: Now open at South Street Seaport, Ambrose Hall, along with the adjacent Ambrose Beer Garden and Ambrose Hall Surf Club, offers amenities like outdoor seating and massive flat-screen TVs for sporting events. Menu items like charcuterie plates and German-style bratwurst are complemented by a rotation of 12 seasonal beers.

Las Vegas:

Giada, the first restaurant from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, has officially opened inside The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip. The menu features classic Italian dishes with Californian influences.  “My family was a big inspiration and you can see their influence in the art, décor and dishes. Between the breathtaking view and the delicious food, I hope my guests will feel that Giada captures the kind of atmosphere that brings that Vegas energy to life,” said De Laurentiis of the new venture.


L’echon Brasserie from Pubbelly Restaurant Group is slated to open at the Hilton Cabana Miami Beach this summer. The 130-seat restaurant will include an oceanfront outdoor patio and serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.



The Perfectionists' Café from Heston Blumenthal is officially open at new Terminal 2, The Queen's Terminal at Heathrow. The menu features “a selection of not only the UK’s most popular dishes,” but also “favourites of the busy traveller, dishes that by their very nature are best cooked at speed.”

Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.