April 24, 2017
By Bao Ong | December 22, 2015 | Food & Drink
What will Philly-based High Street Hospitality Group bring to its NYC location, High Street on Hudson, and how will Maman’s Tribeca outpost be different? That and more in this week’s dining news….
Brussels sprouts at High Street.
High Street Hospitality Group’s acclaimed trio of Philadelphia restaurants adds a New York outpost with the opening of High Street on Hudson. Restaurateurs Ellen Yin and chef Eli Kulp keep the focus on locally-sourced ingredients and breads, which are baked in the restaurant’s dining room. Currenlty open from breakfast and lunch, guests will find items like the popular red eye Danish (a hearty breakfast pastry topped with Benton’s ham and coffee “gravy”) and a winter panzanella salad. 637 Hudson St., 917-388-3944
Chef Sohui Kim and her husband Ben Schneider, a designer, built a following at The Good Fork in Red Hook with a casual, neighborhood vibe serving delicious food. Now they’re introducing Insa, a Korean barbecue restaurant with a bar and karaoke lounge in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Patrons will find authentic Korean dishes on the menu—think marinated short ribs among the grilled meats selection and a wide array of banchan (small side dishes)—that have been sustainably sourced. The Korean-tiki cocktails are perfect for those checking into one of the five karaoke rooms, too. 328 Douglass, Brooklyn, 718-855-2620
Maman’s flagship SoHo location has been an Instagram hit with its chic, French-boho décor and artfully-designed coffee cups, and its new location, Maman Tribeca, is no different. Fans of chef Armand Arnal’s chocolate chip cookies and decadent quiches will now also be able to order cocktails and dinner. Beyond the pastry counters and couches is a back dining room with seating for 40, where brunch will also be served. 211 W. Broadway
Craft beers and stateside wines at Bottle & Bine in the East Village complement chef Angie Berry’s American menu with global influences. She is joined by two other women: sommelier Gina Goyette and beer curator Carolyn Pincus. Diners will delight in dishes such as beet dumplings and braised pork. 1085 Second Ave., 212-888-7405
Midtown’s favorite seafood-centric restaurant, Crave Fishbar, opens an outpost in the Upper West Side this week. The airy, nautical-themed space serves sustainable seafood: fish, oysters, clams, lobsters, octopus, and much more. A new late-night menu will also be offered. 428 Amsterdam Ave.
Quality Eats, a modern/casual take on a steakhouse in the Village, now offers brunch on weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Chef Ryan Bartlow’s menu is a showcase for favorites like short rib hash and French toast. You can order a large-format cinnamon bun to share with your table, but there are also more healthful options like coconut quinoa. 19 Greenwich Ave., 212-337-9988
If you’re like many New Yorkers who celebrate Christmas by feasting on Chinese food, chef Hung Huynh is throwing a Christmas Eve dinner and movie night at Sons of Essex that you won’t want to miss. Starting at 6 p.m., A Christmas Story and other classics will be screened as plates of roast duck scallion pancakes and vegetable lo mein are passed around family style. 133 Essex St., 212-674-7100
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