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CLAUDETTE grilled lamb
Paul WagtouiczGrilled lamb at Claudette

New restaurant and bar openings: May 22–28, 2014

Claudette, Horchata and more roll out in New York City


The following venues are expected to open by May 28th. Always call ahead, as openings can be delayed.

Claudette New York's French-food revival is alive and well—2014 will see the debut of Keith McNally's Gallic bistro, Cherche Midi; Dirty French, from the blockbuster Torrisi team; and this provençal outfit from Carlos Suarez, who's behind Greenwich Village's splashy Bobo and Rosemary's. Koren Grieveson—who nabbed a James Beard Award for her soulful work at Chicago's Avec—serves as chef de cuisine, collaborating with Rosemary's toque Wade Moises on a Mediterranean-hopping menu laced with North African and Middle Eastern influences. Earthy dishes include ratatouille tarte; za'atar-spiced grilled lamb with yogurt vinaigrette; and a bouillabaisse en croûte with monkfish, baby octopus and rouille. Colorful tagines, employed for dishes like chicken with bulgur and harissa, line the shelves of the rustic space, walled with hand-painted tiles. 24 Fifth Ave at 9th St (212-868-2424)

Holey Donuts! The doughnut Web store goes brick-and-mortar in the West Village, serving low-fat, made-to-order rounds in flavors like Boston cream and coconut cream pie. 101 Seventh Ave South between Barrow and Grove Sts (212-252-3365)

Horchata Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño (Marble Lane) dishes out shareable ceviches, mahi-mahi tacos and a booze-spiked version of the titular drink at this South of the Border spot. 470 Sixth Ave between 11th and 12th Sts (212-243-8226)

Kailash Parbat The Mumbai chain makes its American debut, spotlighting vegetarian Punjabi food and northern Indian specialties such as paneer makhanwala (tomato-based curry gravy). 99 Lexington Ave at 27th St (212-679-4232)

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream Nicholas Morgenstern (El Rey Coffee Bar and Luncheonette) scoops inventive flavors (sesame-caramel, Brazilian bourbon) at this modern ice cream parlor. 2 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St (212-209-7684)

OvoSodo This neighborhood pizzeria offers build-your-own salads and brick-oven pies like the namesake, topped with mozzarella, bacon and egg. 110-60 Queens Blvd between 70th Rd and 71st Ave, Forest Hills, Queens (718-487-3524)

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