Eight Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week

Courtesy of Sweetwater Social

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 table d'hôte concept in Harlem, a warehouse-turned-restaurant in Brooklyn, and Bobby Flay's highly anticipated Mediterranean temple in NoHo.

Academia Barilla, 1290 Sixth Avenue, 646-559-2206

Pasta company Barilla now has a fast-casual restaurant in Midtown. The menu includes pizza, salad, panini, and, of course, pasta. After you eat, you can buy the brand's pasta sauces and noodles to take home. Eater reports that Barilla's CEO Stefano Albano is already looking to open two more locations in the city.

Butterfish, 550 Madison Avenue, 212-729-1819

Taking over the space once inhabited by Solo Restaurant is Butterfish, a sushi spot headed by Chef Hitoshi. We spoke to the Tokyo native earlier this week about his 60-seat operation, which will focus mostly on affordable omakase menus. Butterfish is now open for lunch and dinner.

Cheri, 231 Lenox Avenue, 212-662-4374

Cheri is a French restaurant with a "table d'hôte" concept, which means that every evening, chef Alain Eoche creates a unique three-course dinner based on what local produce and food looks good that day. The restaurant's interior is a hodgepodge of modern and traditional. Cheri is now open for dinner and weekend brunch.

Chicane, 430 Broome Street, 212-226-5999

Restaurateurs Jerome Solamito and Clovis Lambardan bring us Chicane, a bistro with a seafood-heavy menu. Chef Andres Grundy, formerly of Daniel and Le Cirque, is serving up bouillabaisse, mussels, tuna tartar, and more in an inviting space with a lot of natural light. Chicane is currently open for dinner but plans to offer brunch soon.

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Sweetwater Social

643 Broadway, New York, NY

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Academia Barilla

1290 Sixth Ave., New York, NY

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550 Madison Ave., New York, NY

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Cheri Restaurant

231 Lenox Ave., New York, NY

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324 Lafayette St., New York, NY

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Northern Territory

12 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY

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177 1st Ave., New York, NY

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430 Broome St., New York, NY

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