The Feed openings: Crown, Noorman's Kil and more

Noorman's Kil

Noorman's Kil Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

The following venues are expected to open by September 14. Always call ahead, as openings can be delayed.

Noorman's Kil There's no shortage of brown-spirits peddlers in Williamsburg (Post Officethe Whiskey Brooklyn). But at this serious newcomer, whiskey joins forces with another resurgent epicurean darling—locavore grilled cheeses. Studious boozers can choose from more than 225 selections, including George Dickel Old No. 8 Tennessee Whisky, Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Old Potrero 19th Century Straight Rye Whiskey. Pair yours with one of seven melted-cheese sammies, like the Jane (New York sharp cheddar and My Friend's Mustard on sourdough) or the Maefred (Brie, local mushrooms and rosemary on ciabatta), made with Orwasher's bread. The old-timey joint, which is named after a onetime Brooklyn creek, features a coffered ceiling, pine banquettes and lamps fashioned from amber medicine jars. 609 Grand St between Leonard and Lorimer Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-384-2526)

basik Gather a group for the 40-ounce cocktails, like a pisco-pineapple punch, at this Williamsburg tavern opening on September 14, from alums of the Breslin and Gallery Bar. You can also order individual-sized tipples—like the Poppa's Pride (bourbon, ginger, mint, lemon, soda, Angostura bitters) or the Mea Culpa (tequila, Punt e Mes, Velvet Falernum, lime)—at the butcher-block bar. Dishes made with seasonal ingredients, including a roasted beet salad with Greek yogurt and a Wisconsin dog with house-made mustard and aged cheddar, form the menu of elevated comfort food. 323 Graham Ave between Devoe St and Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (no phone yet)

Bounce Sporting Club Catch the game on one of 30 HD TVs at this chichi, 4,000-square-foot sports lounge, which will open on September 14. Noted mixologist Charlotte Voisey created the cocktails, including the Bounce Martini, which mixes vodka, blackberries, lime juice and ginger. To eat, find Asian-influenced American plates, like spicy Korean chicken wings and the Au Cheval burger: a brisket-and-short-rib patty topped with a fried egg, red onion and Brooklyn Brine pickles. 55 W 21st St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-776-1997)

Carastina Northern Italian fare is the focus of this casual 60-seat restaurant. On the menu: chilled lobster salad with a creamy lemon-dill vinaigrette; pan-seared sea bass with anchovy sauce; and roasted branzino with oregano, olives and roasted potato. 1055 First Ave between 57th and 58th Sts (212-750-3232)

Crown Chef John DeLucie made his name turning out polished Continental plates for scenester crowds at the Waverly Inn and the Lion. Expect the same at his uptown debut: an elegant townhouse restaurant opening on September 9 one block from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Before opening, the restaurant hosted the Met Ball after-party, attended by Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney.) DeLucie put together a first-rate cast for the project, including executive chef Jason Hall (Gotham Bar and Grill), pastry chef Heather Bertinetti (Convivio, Alto) and sommelier Jordan Salcito (Eleven Madison Park). 24 E 81st St between Fifth and Madison Aves (646-539-4880)

Earl of Sandwich A descendant of the sandwich's supposed inventor is behind this takeout chain. According to the legend, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, put salt beef between two pieces of bread so he didn't have to take a meal break during a 24-hour gambling stretch in 1762. At this outpost, find the chain's signature combinations, like the Original 1762 (roast beef, cheddar, horseradish sauce) and the Earl's Club (turkey, smoked bacon, Swiss). 1290 Sixth Ave between 51st and 52nd Sts (212-247-9246)

Family Recipe Akiko Thurnauer (Nobu) executes an eclectic menu of Japanese-inflected fare at this modern Lower East Side restaurant, which will debut on September 8. Dishes include slow-cooked grass-fed short ribs with crispy noodles and spring onion, miso-marinated egg yolk with toast and a Szechuan-peppercorn-miso sauce, and green-pea tofu with a kombu gele and cucumber. 231 Eldridge St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-529-3133)

Il Tesoro This Florida-based Italian minichain will open its first New York branch, a 125-seat white-tablecloth restaurant, between September 12 and 14. The menu highlights classics, including linguine vongole, penne alla vodka and bruschetta pomodoro. 1578 First Ave at 82nd St (212-861-9620)

Lexington Brass The team behind Abe & turns to seasonal fare with this breakfast-to-dinner American bistro, which is set to open on September 8. Seven taps dispense local wines and Sixpoint beers at the glossy black-and-gold bar. Early risers can grab Stumptown coffee and breakfast plates, like eggs Benedict and buttermilk corn pancakes, while evening diners can choose from raw-bar platters, pastas and mains, including roasted chicken with okra stew and a marjoram jus, and steamed mussels and frites. The brass-accented room features a white marble floor, tufted light-brown banquettes and pendant lights. 517 Lexington Ave at 48th St (212-392-5976)

The Saint Austere Old-world wines and beers are the main attraction at this elegant small-plates bar, decorated with a crystal chandelier, patterned wallpaper and wood-and-copper barstools. The European-focused drinks list highlights small-production wines and artisanal beers, such as Italy's Baladin Nora, Belgium's D'Achouffe Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel and Germany's Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. Scarpetta Miami alum and co-owner Michael Pirolo created the menu of refined small plates, including bone marrow with lemon zest, parsley and toast; and the Italiano in Cuba sandwich, made with porchetta, sweet pickles and Dijon mustard. This venue will open on September 7. 613 Grand St between Lorimer and Leonard Sts, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-388-0012)

The Seahorse Tavern Coney Island boardwalk planks and a giant seahorse fashioned from driftwood outfit this nautical eatery. Chef Laura Sorensen (Buddha Bar, Geisha) oversees the menu of refined New England--style seafood plates, including local fried oysters served in their shells with rmoulade, pan-seared codfish with smashed lemon potatoes, and a Maine lobster roll on a toasted brioche bun with house-made coleslaw and hand-cut fries. To drink, choose from wines, cocktails and beers, including Delirium, Harpoon and Guinness drafts. 303 E 85th St between First and Second Aves (212-744-7774)

Sigma Burger Pie Fratboys will feel right at home at this Greek-life-inspired tavern opening on September 9. You can throw back an old-school canned beer (Schlitz, PBR, Schaeffer) while watching football games on one of eight TVs. Offset the beer guzzling with casual pub grub, like burgers, pizzas and wings. 68 W 3rd St between LaGuardia Pl and Thompson St (212-777-0743)

The Sunburnt Calf Brooklyn The Aussie-themed restaurant group will expand its domain to Brooklyn on September 14 or 15 with this fourth location. Asia's influence on Down Under eats is reflected in the "Australasian" menu, which includes dishes like chicken satay with peanut sauce, red-braised pork belly with bok choy, and lemongrass-grilled shrimp patties. The Summit Bar's Greg Seider designed the list of Far East--inspired drinks, such as a Thai basil vodka lemonade and calamansi bourbon sour. 611 Vanderbilt Ave  between Bergen St and St. Mark's Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (no phone yet)

Troost Snag a sunny seat in the garden behind this laid-back caf-bar, decorated with a marble counter, burlap-cloaked walls and wood booths. La Colombe coffee and pastries from Brooklyn patisserie Bakeri make up the morning offerings. Later in the day, find cheese and charcuterie plates, organic (mostly French) wines and draft beers, like Reisdorf Kolsch and Sixpoint Bengali IPA. 1011 Manhattan Ave between Green and Huron Sts, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-889-6761)

The Vault at Pfaff's Walt Whitman penned a few lines for this onetime bohemian beer cellar, including this one: "The vault at Pfaff's, where the drinkers and laughers meet to eat and drink and carouse." On September 9, the subterranean drinkery, which has had several incarnations since it opened in the 1850s, will reopen as a handsome cocktail lounge featuring a century-old white-oak bar, restored iron columns and granite ceilings. The drinks list offers refined quaffs, like the 1855, made with a vine-flower liqueur, house-made cranberry bitters and prosecco, and the St. Henry, which combines pisco, elderflower liqueur, lime juice and orange bitters. Pad the boozing with fancy bites, including salmon tartare with chipotle avocado and yucca chips, and baby rack of lamb with a mushroom-veal reduction and a pecorino-zucchini gratin. 643 Broadway at Bleecker St (212-253-5421)