Seven Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

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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 classic 1940s diner hits the West Village, a successful LA restaurant finds a home in Brooklyn, and Hell's Kitchen gets a healthy dose of Belgian beer and waffles.

Red Star, 176 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-935-1999

Red Star, a sandwich shop that combines Asian and American flavors, has opened in Boerum Hill. Brothers Johnson and Gibson Ho joined forces to open this restaurant, which serves items like a Korean fried chicken sandwich and a Miso BLT. The shop also features Chinatown Ice Cream Factory scoops for dessert. Red Star is now open for lunch and dinner.

Silk Cakes, 53 Ludlow Street, 917-892-5851

Formerly a by-appointment-only bakery, Silk Cakes is now open to the public. The cake-monger is known for its Asian-inspired flavors like Thai tea cake with condensed milk buttercream and chocolate cake with green tea buttercream. The shop also offers a variety of coffees and teas.

Hamilton's, 51 Bank Street, 212-661-1515

Luncheonette and soda shop Hamilton's opened in the West Village earlier this week. The retro space offers up egg creams, rickeys, and lactarts plus diner fare like patty melts and corned beef. The soda fountain harkens back to 1940s New York with its white tiled floor and classic lunch counter.

Roman's Italian Delicatessen, 157 Allen Street, 646-964-5285

Roman's Italian Delicatessen brings classic Italian meats and cheese to the Lower East Side. The shop offers a variety of sandwiches filled with imported meats as well as freshly baked bread and jarred pasta sauces.

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