One thing about NYC that always stays the same: when it comes to restaurants, it's out with the old and in with the new and they don't waste time! Check out some of the exciting new restaurant openings, as well as some big changes for places that have already won our hearts!
Benares Downtown: Famed Indian spot in Midtown is catering to the crowds and opening up a second shop in Tribeca. Although that devilish Sandy delayed construction, the new restaurant was able to open up on November 21st. The new Benares location will feature a bar with specialty cocktails, as well as an elegant dining room overseen by Executive Chef Peter Beck.
Benares is located at 45 Murray Street. 212-766-4900
Aska: Chef Fredrik Berselius and Eamon Rockey have partnered up to bring NYCers a modern Scandinavian restaurant, which is located in Kinfolk Studios in Brooklyn. In addition to the regular menu, the venue will offer a $65 six-course tasting menu Sunday-Thursday, as well as a separate lounge menu. Guests can enjoy a variety of cocktails, local brews, ciders, and wines, as well. During the day, however, the space will serve as a coffee shop and design studio so make sure to stop by during working hours 5:30-10pm.
Aska is located at 90 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn.
PizzArte: No, it's not another location we are announcing, but a new chef at this Midtown hub. The Neopolitan eatery is bringing in new Executive Chef Antonio Pisaniello. Pisaniello is a Michelin-starred Neopolitan chef, has his own cookbook, and is now at our fingertips dishing out pizzas. The new chef is revamping the menu and bringing lesser-known Italian dishes to the restaurant, not to mention, a selection of gluten free pizzas. Bring it on!
PizzArte is located at 69 W. 55th St. 212-247-3936