Lamia’s Fish Market
Neglect the standard seagoing décor typically present in fish eating places: working lights, ropes and nets, and taxidermied sailfish. Lamia Funti has taken an over-the-top strategy, within the fashion of Farallon in San Francisco, to her restaurant’s eating areas. There’s a glittering mermaid amid gilded fish in aid, mirrors that seem like barnacles, octopus murals, glowing blue and gold accents, and a marble uncooked bar. The restaurant’s 175 seats are unfold over a number of rooms on three ranges, together with a bar, the Octopus Room, a uncooked bar, the Grotto, the Boat Room and a non-public eating room. “It took us two years to construct,” mentioned Ms. Funti, who has labored at a number of New York eating places, together with Le Souk, the earlier tenant within the house. She is married to Marcus Andrew, the proprietor of Le Souk and of the constructing. “I don’t have to fret in regards to the landlord,” she mentioned. The chief chef, Alan Vargas, who was at Scarpetta, Hakkasan and Masa, provides an in depth uncooked bar menu; appetizers like garlic chile shrimp, langoustines and purple snapper taquitos; a couple of pastas; butterflied black bass; and fish by the pound that may be grilled or salt-baked. The identical menu is served all through.
47 Avenue B (East Fourth Road), 212-777-3650, lamiasfishmarketny.com.
Carl Ruiz, a tv celeb chef and restaurant guide, is giving Cuban meals one other attempt in New York. Son Cubano, his Chelsea supper membership and restaurant serving classics like arroz con pollo and ropa vieja, closed a number of years in the past. With this new restaurant, the ropa vieja is again on a menu that options beef empanadas, a number of escabeches, fried hen with Creole sauce, fried entire purple snapper, and pork shoulder stewed with rice and plantains. The eating room’s crops give it a tropical really feel. It has brick partitions, baby-blue banquettes and wrought iron accents. Weekend brunches, beginning this fall, can be served to a stay music beat.
408 West 15th Road, 646-869-8873, lacubananewyork.com.
The standout Thai restaurant in Elmhurst, Queens, is opening a department in Chelsea Market. It will likely be a full-service 45-seat restaurant with meals that’s household fashion, each by way of service and dishes, with Japanese Thai sausage with greens, beef stew noodle soup, and sautéed sliced catfish with eggplant in spicy curry coconut sauce. Beer, wine and cocktails can even be poured. (Opens Thursday)
Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue (15th Road), 212-645-9445, ayadathai.com.
Le Petit Rooster
Delayed however lastly up and working, this French bistro from the chef Alex Tobar, who labored with José Andrés in Miami for a few years, has the potential to enliven the eating scene on this Higher West Aspect neighborhood. In a former fancy meals store, the bistro has a bar up entrance, a stretch of open kitchen and a hall of tables alongside a brick wall, with extra seating in a again space. It’s in smooth opening mode till Tuesday, so oysters, onion soup, steak tartare and rotisserie fish for 2 are usually not but out there. However there are classics available, like duck rillettes, frisée aux lardons, roast hen, duck magret and filet mignon, together with novelties like a fragile carrot terrine, plump snails poached in a bag with black garlic and bone marrow butter, leeks with chorizo spices and smoked onion, and escabeche of razor clams. Beer, wine, cider and low-alcohol cocktails are on the drinks record.
491 Columbus Avenue (84th Road), 646-609-6009.