Phil & Anne's Good Time Lounge
The Anne in question is chef Anne Burrell, of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America" and "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef," who returns to NYC's dining scene with this Brooklyn restaurant, also helmed by Phil Casaceli (owner of Daddy-O). The shareable menu will focus on Mediterranean cuisine, with Italian influences. The dining room wallpaper will also feature illustrations of vintage guitars in a nod to Burrell's motto, "Cook like a rock star." Slated to open: September; 196 Smith St., Cobble Hill, 929-337-7752, philandannesgoodtimelounge.com
The third ABC Carpet & Home restaurant from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten celebrates a plant-based diet, with vegan and vegetarian dishes. The 75-seat restaurant in the ABC Carpet & Home building will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a to-go counter. Slated to open: End of September; 38 E. 19th St., abchome.com
Untitled Dan Kluger project
The celebrated chef doesn't have a name yet for his long-anticipated restaurant, but we do know that the first solo venture from Dan Kluger (he left ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina more than two years ago to launch it) will feature seasonal dishes that celebrate the farms and farmers he's met at the Union Square Greenmarket, as well as take advantage of a wood-burning grill and oven. The space will feature a main dining area, bar room and two private dining spaces. Slated to open: End of September/early October; 21 W. Eighth St.
Andrew Carmellini and his NoHo Hospitality Group (The Dutch, Locanda Verde, Bar Primi, Little Park and more) are behind this Southern Italian restaurant in the new hotel The William Vale, which will feature a menu of wood-fired coastal dishes. (The group is also behind the hotel's rooftop bar, Westlight, on the 22nd floor, opening soon). Slated to open: Early fall; 111 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, thewilliamvale.com
Fowler & Wells
Tom Colicchio adds to his Crafted Hospitality portfolio with this American restaurant in The Beekman hotel. The chef and his team will also operate The Bar Room in the hotel's Victorian atrium, plus oversee all private dining for guests. Slated to open: Early fall; 5 Beekman St., thebeekman.com (Credit: Ken Goodman)