Boris Lidukhover, an experienced restaurateur who owns Sushi Dojo in the East Village, and Larisa Sheihet, an Israeli native with a PhD in food science, have combined their expertise at the warm new location in China. East this. For the cooking, the partners invited Jay Moulay Alami, who was born in Morocco and continues to work in Europe and at Wallsé in New York. During the day, the menu is vegetarian-vegan with items like shakshuka, meatless moussaka and bourekas. Dinner turned omnivorous with mezze, lamb meatballs, shrimp gratin, and barbecue. Baked goods, also available for take-out, include cookies. The intimate room has a heated patio at the back.
1663 First Avenue (87th Street), 646-559-1560, lashevetrestaurant.com.
The chain of openings from Salil Mehta of Laut, Singapura and Wau continues with pick-up and delivery for Southeast Asia. Street food fare, late-night fare and comfort food define the menu. Some enticing dishes with sambal, “Singlish” fries with salted egg, grilled pork with rice, chicken sandwich with spicy chili sauce and khao mok gai (Thai-style biryani with mint sauce). Seating at the counter is very limited. (Wednesday)
17 East 13 Street, 646-609-2633, chardnyc.com.
El Condor Coffee Roaster
Not your usual takeout, this new location is actually a cafe with table service, beer and wine, in addition to coffee brewed from beans roasted on site and the chef, Youssef Aderdour , who worked with Alain Ducasse. The menu includes sandwiches, salads, quiches and pastries. Another location is coming this summer.
95 Greenwich Avenue (West 12th Street), 646-952-0070, elcondor.coffee.
By March 22, Nobuhiro Hamazaki, the executive chef of Koi in Midtown for many years, was running this pop-up sushi spot in Ainslie, a multi-story Italian restaurant where John DeLucie is head chef. Mr. Hamazaki creatively interprets sushi, offering specialties such as spicy tuna over crispy rice; salmon tartare on won ton tacos; and the Ainslie roll, a combination of prosciutto, mozzarella and avocado. In the spring, Underground Sushi with Mr. Hamazaki wielding his knife will move into a large new Ainslie restaurant on the Lower East Side in the space that was once the residence of Vandal and General.
76 Ainslie Street (Keap Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 347-725-3400, ainsliebk.com.
Guy Vaknin, restaurateur and chef known for his vegan restaurants Beyond Sushi and serving at City Roots Hospitality, has added this kosher vegetarian restaurant to his collection. Its approach is Italian, with dishes like portobello carpaccio, seitan “steak” marsala, and entrée with the Impossible Bolognese. Fake vegan cheese is used throughout, including on the pizza.
365 Third Avenue (26th Street), 646-861-2889, colettanyc.com.
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