Weekly Opening Report: The Week of February 3, 2014

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A look into this week’s notable restaurant openings
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Paris’ French bakery Maison Ladurée, famous for its macarons, just opened its second location in the U.S. and in New York City on Broadway in SoHo.

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:

New York City

Paris’ French bakery Maison Ladurée, famous for its macarons, just opened its second location in the U.S. and in New York City on Broadway in SoHo. The macaron shop is also a full-service restaurant that features hanging chandeliers and a cloudscape on the ceiling

Maria Piedad Cano, known as The Arepa Lady, plans to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Jackson Heights.

Dave Pasternack, chef and partner at Italian seafood restaurant Esca in Hell’s Kitchen, and the owner of Il Pesce at Eataly, plans to open a restaurant called Barchetta in March 2014, specializing in Italian fish, according to a press release. The new restaurant will take over the space formerly occupied by Promenade Des Anglais.

Washington, DC’s organic, farm-to-table salad shop sweetgreen will open in Williamsburg in the summer of 2014, according to a press release.    

 

Minneapolis

Thanks largely to $255,669 in Kickstarter donations, Travail, which closed in 2013 for renovations, just reopened as Travail & The Rookery. Travail will serve a tasting menu and The Rookery will serve “micro plates” and craft cocktails.

 

Michigan

A Middle Eastern restaurant called The Bomb, which refers to the slang expression and to the spicy food the restaurant serves, just opened. One of its signature items is the “Bomb Fajita.”

After closing in late 2012, Minneapolis’ famed live music venue 400 Bar will reopen in the summer of 2014 on the Mall of America’s fourth floor along with a 9,000-square-foot restaurant opening in September 2014.

 

Washington, DC

Wylie Dufresne's former sous chef JJ Basil and chef de partie Chris Wolff are opening a restaurant called 0º0', or “zero degrees and zero minutes.” The restaurant space has not yet been determined.

 

Richmond, VA

Mike Isabella of Washington, DC’s Graffiato plans to open a second location in a 7,000-square-foot space in a historic building in Richmond. The restaurant will offer a menu similar to the original location’s with pastas, pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven, and roasted vegetables.

 

Austin

A casual farm-to-table restaurant called Greenhouse Craft Food recently opened in Round Rock, according to a press release. The menu offers locally-sourced ingredients and Texas-influenced beverages.

 

London

Award-winning Spanish restaurant Ibérica is opening a new location in Farringdon in North London in the spring of 2014, according to a press release. The restaurant, which will be just minutes away from Farringdon tube station, will serve hot and cold tapas, prepared by executive head chef Nacho Manzano, holder of three Michelin stars, as well as a few take-out items, including breakfast churros and hot chocolate.

 

California

Meant to be a laid-back, all-occasion restaurant, Lure + Till  is planned to open inside the Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto in March 2014, according to a press release. The restaurant, which will be led by executive chef Patrick Kelly, who previously held the same title at Gitane in San Francisco and Angèle in Napa, will serve innovative Northern California cuisine and high-quality cocktails. 

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