Restaurant week may be over, but ya still gotta eat. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of fabulous restaurants to choose from in New York City, and top-notch chefs just keep ’em coming.
1. Cathédrale This fall’s hit parade began with the opening of Cathédrale in the Moxy East Village, a French Mediterranean restaurant by Executive Chef Jason Hall. 112 E. 11th St.
2. Lola Taverna Greek is coming to Soho at 210 6th Avenue, headed by Cobi Levy, Thanasis Panourgias, and Will Makris.
3. Ainslie “Williamsburg already has too many beer gardens,” said no one, ever. Add a wine bar, eatery, and rooftop deck, and you’ve got a winner at 76 Ainslie Street, compliments of John DeLucie, AJ Bontempo, and Sergio and Mario Riva.
4. Ella Lots of restaurants named after women on this list, and Ella, at 436 W 15th in Chelsea, is the sister restaurant of the world-famous Manu in Brazil, headed by chef Manoella Buffara. Scheduled to open in November.
5. Rule of Thirds is a Japanese-style cafe coming to Greenpoint this November in the A/D/O space. Chefs JT Vuong and George Padilla will practice “Mottainai cuisine” which focuses on avoiding waste.
6. Thai Diner The chefs behind Uncle Boons in Nolita are opening a spot at 186 Mott Street promising curry disco fries.
7. Portale Michelin-star chef Alfred Portale is opening his namesake, featuring contemporary Italian with house-milled flour for its bread, polenta, and pasta. 126 W. 18th St.
8. Dhamaka Roni Mazumdar and Chintan Pandya of Rahi and Adda Indian Canteen team up again to bring us Dhamaka–Hindi for “burst of emotions.” 88 Essex St.
9. Silver Apricot Little Tong owner Simone Tong plans to reflect Chinese-American culture in her higher-end menu at Silver Apricot. 20 Cornelia St.