The Nines, and More New York City Restaurant Openings

The Nines, and More New York City Restaurant Openings

Acme, the NoHo warm place, is primarily record. Its underground bar and lounge continues to be in company, but the floor-ground cafe has a new name and type. It is now a little something that has been on the restaurateur Jon Neidich’s wish listing for a long time: a stylish supper club, a throwback to significant-conclusion New York and lobby bars in grand inns. (Mr. Neidich is working the task in the portfolio of his Golden Age Hospitality, which also features Le Crocodile, Bar Blondeau and the Happiest Hour.) “Acme was closed for 14 months owing to the pandemic, it had a superior run and when we signed a new lease I resolved to transform it into some thing various,” he explained. Sumptuously completed in scarlet and swathed in corduroy, it has a small bar and lounge at the entrance. Then, driving a lush curtain is the key dining room with a different bar, seating for 70 and a piano. The chef is Nicole Gajadhar from Saxon & Parole and the chef John Fraser’s eating places. Her menu is magnificent, featuring oysters, caviar company, tuna tartare, foie gras, potato with caviar, gnudi with truffles, a club sandwich and a burger. The beverage director, Ashley Santoro from the Common lodges, has assembled a checklist of typical cocktails, which include a number of nonalcoholic selections. The title is a reference to the address and the phrase describing fancy costume. (Opens Friday)

9 Terrific Jones Street (Lafayette Street), 212-421-5575, ninesnyc.com.

Italian foodstuff reigns at this cafe and lounge by Fabio Viviani, the Italian superstar chef and prolific restaurateur. Installed on the ground ground of the new Motto Chelsea hotel, with an upstairs lounge place, it was intended with tasteful products like brass and velvet. The cafe serves dishes like fried burrata with roasted garlic, octopus with celery salad, spaghetti alla chitarra with clams, and Roman-type pizza topped with n’duja, eggplant and smoked mozzarella.

Motto Chelsea, 113 West 24th Street, 646-930-2317, barcicchettinyc.com.

This counter-company taco location will come from Southern California, where the mum or dad organization, K2, founded Azulé Taqueria in four locations. The New York edition maintains the beachfront California vibe but expands its offerings past tacos, burritos and nacho bowls with ahi tostada, crab cocktail, a uncooked bar and a entire liquor bar. Two extra Manhattan places are in the works, 1 of them at 1385 Broadway (38th Avenue).

31 West 52nd Street, 646-360-4001, azulecantina.com.

A team of associates with practical experience at these kinds of areas as Jue Lan Club, Philippe Chow, Delmonico’s, Harbor New York Metropolis and Desire Hospitality have opened this sprawling 350-seat spot for pan-Asian fare. It’s hidden driving a garment district mural, providing it the secretive air of a speakeasy. Chinese dishes dominate the menu, with dumplings, spring rolls, satays (à la Philippe Chow), lo mein, fried rice and gained-ton soup. Sweet-and-bitter rooster, rock shrimp tempura, Dover sole in lobster sauce, and a 20-ounce dry-aged Delmonico rib-eye steak with a surf-and-turf alternative are also on the menu.

156 West 38th Street, 212-586-2675, seiless.com.