Here Are Eight Restaurants That Opened in NYC This Week
Donatella's Stefano Ferrara pizza oven is back in business at the newly opened Heartwood. Daniel's former bread baker Nick Fiorentino is adding unusual toppings to the pie such as duck confit and pulled rabbit. And if you aren't in the mood for pizza, former Lever House chef Bradford Thompson is manning the kitchen whipping up dishes like whole roasted black bass and crisp skin chicken.
Huertas, 107 First Avenue, 212-228-4490
Former Gramercy Tavern chef Jonah Miller brings us Huertas, a Northern Spanish restaurant in the East Village. Pinxtos (which is a Basque word for finger foods) can be picked from servers that come by the bar, or you can eat in the dining room with a $52 prix fixe menu that offers four courses. We spoke to Miller earlier this week, and he told us, "We want people to feel like they've been here before." Huertas is open for dinner everyday except Mondays.
The Eddy, 342 East 6th Street, 646-895-9888
Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar chef Brendan McHale has opened The Eddy. The East Village restaurant on Curry Row has a small menu with items such as ricotta gnocchi, pastrami beef tongue, and tea cured chicken. The restaurant is open for dinner.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, 249 Centre Street, 212-343-3660
According to La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Owner Benjamin Sormonte, "When you're younger, you drink more hard liquor. Now, we like the refined aspect; we enjoy a little bit more the nice meal and nice wine. So why not open a wine bar?" And that he and his partners did. The first location opened in Paris, followed by a second in London, and now an outpost in New York City. La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels boasts a selection of 600 wines from around the globe. Chefs Armand Arnal (La Chassagnette in Arles, France) and Tibor Kogler (Telepan, MP Taverna) are dishing out small plates to match.