Simple Café & Restaurant
Venue says: “BRUNCH BUFFET $16 INCLUDING COFFEE & OJ”
The Japanese superlounge—which had locations in Tribeca and midtown before shuttering in 2014—is in similarly clubby company in lower Chelsea, also home to perennial playboy-favorites Tao and Buddakan. Taking over the former Cherry space at Dream Downtown, the 5,000-square-foot, 145-seat revamp comes courtesy of Beautique restaurateur Jon Bakhshi, who bought rights to the global chain last year. Bakhshi has tapped Top Chef alum Francis Tariga-Weshnak (Catch) to oversee a menu of modern-Japanese plates like sweet-potato ravioli with kombu foam; crab-pineapple rolls with yuzu mayo; and Tatsuta chicken with pickled eggplant.
Venue says: “HAPPY HOUR Monday- Friday- 5pm-8pm $6 Beers $7 Wines $8 Mixed Drinks $9 Specialty Cocktail And Our Fabulous Appetizers $8-$14”