Attention foodies: New restaurant openings!
Wall & Water
This new David Rockwell-designed Financial District restaurant, located in the Andaz Wall Street hotel, will open for dinner on January 25 (breakfast starts this week, and lunch next week).The menu will features market-to-table, locally-sourced comfort food. Andaz Wall Street, 75 Wall St. (Water St.), 212-590-1234
Chef Jesse Schenker, formerly of Gordon Ramsay at the London NYC, yesterday opened a new urban, contemporary American restaurant in the village. Schenker, who was most recently running catering company Recette Private Dining, has created a menu that’s broken down into snacks and plates. 328 West 12th St., 212-414-3000
This TriBeCa coffee bar, which will open on Monday, will be the first coffee bar in New York City to source coffees from various roasters. RBC NYC will also be the first coffee shop on the East Coast to use a highly specialized espresso machine known as The Slayer—only 20 of which machines exist worldwide. Downtown Cookie Company will supply baked goods and there will also be savory goods such as wraps, salads, and sandwiches on offer. 71 Worth St., 212-226-1111
Named for river in Maryland, this seafood restaurant will focuse on the cooking styles of the Chesapeake region. The interior is decorated in a nautical theme and includes a large, open raw bar. Maryland flavors abound on the menu with Old Bay seasoning, crab chowder and soft pretzels with mustard. Chef Matthew Schaefer also serves some southern-influenced items like Virginian ham and fried chicken. 308 Bleeker St. 212-675-2009.
This is ramen like you’ve never tasted it! Matsukado is a Japanese noodle and small plate restaurant. The menu boosts 20 types of ramen noodles with interesting add-ins like stir-fried lobster. Additionally the eatery has over 50 small plates ranging from the regular – various dumplings – to the extreme – chilled monkfish liver. 104 Second Ave. btwn 6th and 7th St., 212-260-3939.