Eat and Drink Spring restaurant preview: anticipated NYC openings! By MEREDITH DELISO Updated April 7, 2015 6:20 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New season, new restaurants. Here's what's opening this spring that you should know about. Babbalucci Photo Credit: Facebook / Babbalucci Harlem’s dining clout continues to rise with this Italian-American concept from chef Andrew LoPresto. Expect pizzas, pastas and small plates from the wood oven. Opening: April; 331 Lenox Ave., babbalucci.com Dominique Ansel Kitchen Photo Credit: Getty Images / Monica Schipper The Cronut king expands with a new bakery and menu, including fresh desserts such as chocolate mousses and mille feuilles, as well as an after-hours tasting table, U.P., featuring an eight-course dessert menu. Opening: April 29; 137 Seventh Ave., 212-242-5111, dominiqueanselkitchen.com Tacoway Beach Photo Credit: Elizabeth Lloyd Goodbye Rockaway Taco, hello Tacoway Beach. Andrew Field is opening a new concept inside the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, with more seating and, this time, booze. Opening: May 1; Beach 87th and the Freeway Untitled Photo Credit: Ellen Silverman The Whitney opens in its new Meatpacking District digs with this seasonal, veggie-focused restaurant on the ground level, helmed by chef Michael Anthony (pictured) of Gramercy Tavern. Opening: May 1; 99 Gansevoort St., untitledatthewhitney.com Bill Baker’s Photo Credit: Facebook / Bill Baker's Adam Randisi and chef Nels Benton are behind this American restaurant, designed to evoke a Prohibition-era bank. Opening: May; 364 Grand St., Williamsburg, 718-734-8890, billbakers.com Sessanta Photo Credit: Martin Brudnizki Design Group This Italian restaurant from the Mercer Street Hospitality folks will open in the newly revamped SIXTY SoHo Hotel with chef Jordan Frosolone in the kitchen. Opening: May; 60 Thompson St. Black Seed Bagels East Village Photo Credit: Black Seed Bagels Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman’s wildly popular bagel shop expands with an East Village location, which will feature an expanded menu of bagel sandwiches and other baked goods from Dianna Daoheung. Opening: Late spring; 176 First Ave., blackseedbagels.com Gabriel Kreuther Photo Credit: gknyc.com The head chef of The Modern launches his own eponymous concept overlooking Bryant Park, serving a French-American menu inspired by his Alsatian upbringing. Opening: Spring; 1114 Sixth Ave. Gardënia Photo Credit: Paul Wagtouicz Jorge Guzman of The Black Ant and Ofrenda, chef Mario Hernandez and pastry chef Cesar Moreno are behind this Latin/Mediterranean restaurant and bar. Opening: Spring; 64 Downing St., 646-509-5435, gardenianyc.com Lupulo Photo Credit: aldearestaurant.com Chef George Mendes of ALDEA fame will serve Portuguese fare at this new spot, inspired by the beer halls of Lisbon. Opening: Spring; 835 Sixth Ave. Rosie’s Photo Credit: Twitter / @rosiesnyc Restaurateurs Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer, behind the popular concepts Cookshop, Hundred Acres and Vic’s, continue to expand their mini empire with this Mexican restaurant. Opening: Spring; 29 E. Second St. ALSO ON OUR RADAR Photo Credit: by CHLOE By CHLOE: This fast-casual vegan spot from vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is slated to open in the West Village in late June/July. 185 Bleecker St., 212-290-8000, bychefchloe.com Sadelle’s: This full-service restaurant, the latest from Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick, is opening June 15. 463 West Broadway UrbanSpace Vanderbilt: NYC gets another food hall when this project from Eldon Scott opens with more than 20 concepts, including Red Hook Lobster Pound and Bar Suzette, this summer. 230 Park Ave. Maison Premiere project: Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka of Maison Premiere fame are opening a restaurant with chef Lisa Giffen sometime this year. 905 Lorimer St., Greenpoint By MEREDITH DELISO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.