12 Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week
When one restaurant's doors close another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: A $7 latte hits Brooklyn, a Death and Company vet concocts cocktails in Astoria, and Cómodo's husband-and-wife duo open a new Latin American restaurant in Fort Greene.
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Antonioni's, 117 Chrystie Street, 646-998-3407
Luc Levy, the man behind the über popular Café Gitane, has opened Antonioni's, an Italian restaurant with an expansive menu. At the moment, Antonioni's is only open for dinner, but starting March 14, it will begin serving both lunch and brunch.
Budin, 114 Greenpoint Avenue
Budin, the Nordic coffee shop that we reported on back in May, has finally opened and has people talking about how much they are willing to shell out for an espresso drink. The Brooklyn Paper reported that a licorice latte at the Greenpoint coffee shop will put you back a whopping seven bucks. But don't fret -- a regular latte is your standard $4 here.
Bustan, 487 Amsterdam Avenue, 212-595-5050
The Upper West Side has a new Mediterranean restaurant. Barbounia vet Efi Nahon and former Junoon general manager Guy Goldstein teamed up to open Bustan. The restaurant boasts a brick oven in the kitchen, which means fresh baked bread comes to the table ready to dip into hummus.
Café Cambodge, 111 Avenue C, 646-370-5158
In late January, Benjamin Alter closed his French-Caribbean restaurant Arcane, stating on Facebook that he would be "embracing a new concept." EVGrieve reports that new concept has come in the form of Café Cambodge, which features a French-Cambodian menu. The restaurant is hard to miss with its new lime green paint job.
Colonia Verde, 219 DeKalb Avenue, 347-689-4287
Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe, the husband-and-wife duo behind SoHo favorite Cómodo, opened Colonia Verde in Fort Greene on Tuesday. The couple penned a love letter to the Brooklyn neighborhood on Grub Street in which they say they are humbled to join the community there. The Latin American restaurant seats 58 and serves food cooked over a wood-fired grill.
Front Toward Enemy, 40-11 30th Avenue, Queens 718-545-2269
Former Canz-a-Citi Roadhouse owners Tim Lorito and Matt Dill have opened a completely new restaurant in their former space. DNAInfo reports that what used to be a sports bar is now an upscale cocktail lounge and restaurant featuring handcrafted drinks designed by bartender Scott Teague. Front Toward Enemy offers dinner everyday as well as a weekend brunch. There will be live music on Thursdays and Saturdays.