Here Are Eight 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 highly anticipated bagel shop lives up to the expectations, a wine bar finds a home stateside, and a Northern Spanish restaurant opens in the East Village.
Laura Shunk Barchetta
Barchetta, 461 West 23rd Street, 212-255-7400
The former La Promenade Des Anglais space in Chelsea is now Barchetta, an Italian seafood restaurant. Esca's Dave Pasternack has created a menu with items like sea scallops and roasted chickpeas, salmon and dandelion-walnut pesto, and whole grilled local porgy.
Black Seed, 170 Elizabeth Street, 212-730-1950
On Wednesday, Black Seed bagel shop opened to the public after much anticipation. Owners Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kleigman created Black Seed as an attempt to merge the best of the Montreal and New York-style bagels. The result is a smaller-than-you-might-be-used-to wood-fired bagel with a lot of flavor. Black Seed is currently open until 4 p.m. daily with the goal of soon becoming a 24-hour enterprise.
Brazilia Café, 684 Broadway, 212-858-0732
When we spoke to Brazilia Café owner Malcolm Stogo back in March, he told us, "We have the only coffee in Manhattan, I believe, that comes from beans we actually own," says Stogo. "It comes from our plantation in Brazil. Our coffee is truly seed to cup." Stogo had purchased a coffee plantation from a friend in Brazil. But the café isn't just about coffee; it also serves juice, food, and dessert. Brazilia Café is open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily.
Café El Presidente, 30 West 24th Street
Monday marks the opening of Tacombi's newest addition, Café El Presidente. The café is much more than just a café: Its large space also serves as a taqueria, tortilleria, and market. Come by for fresh juice and coffee in the morning, or swing by for tacos at lunch or dinner. Leave with fresh tortillas made in-house. A few select grocery items will also be available for purchase. The space resembles that of its sister restaurant, Fonda Nolita, but it's a little more slick -- an effort by owner Dario Wolos to better fit into the neighborhood.