RSVP debuted June 7th, and is the first high-end fine dining restaurant created by hospitality expert, Jon Bakhshi. This SoHo eatery will serve signature modern-American fare with an interpretative twist. Chef Seth Levin prepares dishes such as prosciutto and figs brulee, truffle artichoke pizza, and an array of seafood from the RSVP raw bar. After dinner the space transforms into a sophisticated lounge where guests can sip craft cocktails in the sunken dining room with crystal chandeliers as centerpieces.
15 Watts Street at West Broadway
The popular Kimchi Taco Truck now has a flagship storefront operation in Prospect Park. The spin-off will serve guests their favorite Kimchi tacos and Kim-cheesesteaks available from the trucks. The Korean-inspired Mexican fare menu will also get some additions such as Kimchi burritos and Korean fired chicken tacos. In the near future Kimchi Grill will also serve Ssam, assorted leaf-wrapped meats.
766 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn
Family-owned for the last sixteen years this new Lebanese-Armenian eatery has its origins in Beirut with other locations in Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. The New York location, the first in North America, will serve classic Middle Eastern fare that showcases the melting pot of flavors from the region. Almayass will serve dishes such as raw beef kibbe, an assortment of kebabs, eggplant dolma, and five different types of hummus.
24 East 21st Street
Ginny’s Supper Club
Below Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster Harlem is his subterranean lounge space called Ginny's, which opened in March . With the glamour of a speakeasy in the 20s, Ginny’s celebrates the culture of the neighborhood through delicious food and of course, live jazz. Ginny’s will serve shareable plates and eventually will hold cooking classes and other events. Look forward to eating the jerk veal steamed buns, 5 spiced duck, and bobo chicken and waffles.
310 Lenox Avenue
Chef-owner Cornelius Gallagher explored Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong firsthand to create his pan-Asian restaurant located on the Upper East Side. A large portion of the menu is dedicated to Asian street food. Styled to resemble Vietnam during French colonial rule, diners will enjoy items from the street cart menu such as kim chee tempura, shiitake mushroom noodles, shrimp satay in phyllo, and others on the main course menus.
1463 Third Avenue