Outposts: Branch restaurants from your favorite spots

A new branch restaurant for the Melt Shop, the Smith, the Meatball Shop and more are opening for business this autumn.

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  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Look out for spicy curries at the new Upper East Side branch of Brick Lane Curry House

  • Photograph: Jolie Ruben

    Sink your teeth into a meatball sandwich at the new Chelsea location of the Meatball Shop

  • Photograph: Andrew Fladebow

    Meatball Shop

  • Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

    Look out for spicy curries at the new Upper East Side branch of Brick Lane Curry House

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Order from a menu of brasserie classics at the new location of the Smith, across the street from the Lincoln Center

  • Photograph: Jeffrey Gurwin

    Order from a menu of brasserie classics at the new location of the Smith, across the street from the Lincoln Center

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Look out for spicy curries at the new Upper East Side branch of Brick Lane Curry House


Coming soon to your neighborhood: A branch restaurant of some of the city's most beloved spots, including the Meatball Shop, the Smith and more. Find standout Indian, grilled cheese, coffee and more at these branch restaurants.

RECOMMENDED: Full list of NYC restaurants opening this fall

Brick Lane Curry House
Get curries, dal and samosas at this Upper East Side restaurant, the fifth branch of the solid Indian chainlet. 1664 Third Ave at 93rd St (646-998-4440). Mid-September.

Melt Shop
The gussied-up grilled-cheese spot will branch out to Chelsea. Find classic (American cheese, white pullman bread) and creative (Muenster, caramelized onions, cranberry jam) renditions of the comfort-food favorite. 55 W 26th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave (212-447-6358). Early October.

The Smith
Restaurateurs Glenn Harris and Jeffrey Lefcourt will debut the third location of their popular American brasserie—serving steaks, burgers and pastas—with sidewalk seating across from Lincoln Center. 1900 Broadway at 63rd St (212-496-5700). Early October.

Sweetleaf
LIC coffee-geek favorite Sweetleaf expands with this espresso bar, featuring beans from Ritual, Stumptown and Sightglass. An in-house baking program will produce pastries such as pepper-pear-and-goat-cheese scones and peanut butter cookies, while 16-foot–high ceilings, a bar counter made from refurbished doors, and walls lined with old wallpaper make for a shabby-chic atmosphere. 46-15 Center Blvd between 46th Ave and 5th St, Long Island City, Queens (no phone yet). Mid-October.

The Meatball Shop
The meatball craze will arrive in Chelsea this November when ball boosters Michael Chernow and Daniel Holzman churn out their fourth location, with the signature mix-and-match menu of meatballs and sauces, plus a full liquor license. 200 Ninth Ave between 22nd and 23rd Sts (no phone yet). Mid-November.

MexiBBQ
Plates both Mexican (carnitas tacos) and barbecue (baby back ribs) will share menu space at this Upper East Side outpost of the Astoria original. 1633 Second Ave at 85th St (mexibbq.com). Late November.

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