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September

Ardesia
Mandy Oser’s day job is Director of Strategic Partnerships at Le Bernardin, but her next strategic partnership will be with three other oenophiles (including her fiancé) at this forthcoming wine bar, with $15-and-under wines by the glass and $16 and under small plates.
510 W. 52nd St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-247-9191.

A Voce
Finally, the mall gets its Italian restaurant and an unobstructed view of the park from the old Café Gray space.
10 Columbus Circle, at 60th St.; 212-823-2523.

Café Gitane at the Jane Hotel
The Mott Street meeting place spawns a West Side outpost with Hudson views and casual French-Moroccan-Australian cuisine. Breakfast and lunch to start, dinner launches in November.
113 Jane St., at West St.; 212-255-4113.

Casa Lever
The Sant Ambroeus crew gives the stunning Lever House a minor touch-up, an Italian menu, and all-day service.
390 Park Ave., at 53rd St.; 212-888-2700.

Happy FaceDesign firm AvroKO assumes operation of the former Omido space, keeping the chef (Eiji Takase) but changing the concept. Buns and noodles star on a Latin-Asian menu.
1695 Broadway, nr. 54th St.; no phone yet.

Led Zeppole
The Artichoke pizza guys do dessert Feast of San Gennaro–style: zeppole, funnel cakes, Italian ices, fried Oreos, and fried ice cream.
328 E. 14th St., nr. Second Ave.; no phone yet.

Restaurant at the Museum of Arts and DesignA contest will decide the name of this ninth-floor spot, with Central Park views, artist-commissioned furnishings, and an American menu by chef Brady Duhame.
2 Columbus Circle, at Eighth Ave.

Robataya NY
The group behind Soba-ya, Curry-Ya, and Rai Rai Ken opens this skewer-centric restaurant in a section of the East Village some consider Little Tokyo.
231 E. 9th St., nr. Second Ave.; 212-979-9674.

Stumptown Coffee RoastersRed Hook–roasted beans, French-pressed coffees and espresso drinks—plus Café Pedlar pastries at New York’s first Stumptown café, opening September 7 at the Ace Hotel.
18 W. 29th St., nr. Broadway; no phone yet.

Tipsy Parson
Little Giant’s Chelsea spinoff celebrates regional Americana, southern cheese and charcuterie, and the frozen mint julep.
156 Ninth Ave., nr. 20th St.; 212-620-4545.

The Village Tart
Pichet Ong consults on sweet and savory mouthfuls; cult coffees come from San Francisco’s Blue Bottle and Ritual.
86 Kenmare St., at Mulberry St.; 212-226-4980.

October

Fatty ’Cue
A match made in hog heaven: Zak (Fatty Crab) Pelaccio meets former Hill Country pitmaster Robbie Richter on delicious, smoky, Asian-flavors-inflected terms.
91 S. Sixth St., nr. Berry St., Williamsburg; no phone yet.

Highlands
A Scottish gastropub that puts the spotlight on artisanally crafted imports, from Lanark blue cheese to Loch Fyne oysters. Plus serious Scotch cocktails, and the ever-popular Cullen skink.
150-152 W. 10th St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-229-2670.

Le Caprice
The menu at this London import, situated inside the Pierre Hotel, reprises signatures like Thai-baked sea bass, salmon fishcakes, and dressed Dorset crab. The Jean Shrimpton photos were shot by her then-boyfriend, David Bailey.
795 Fifth Ave., nr. 61st St.; no phone yet.

Stuffed Artisan Cannolis
A sidewalk stand spawns a storefront purveying unconventional cannoli, from apple pie to peanut butter cup.
176 Stanton St., nr. Clinton St. No phone yet.

Totonno’s
The original location of the great coal-oven pizzeria reopens after a March fire. “Same look, same oven, same pizza,” reassures owner Louise “Cookie” Ciminieri. Pizza aficionados shed a silent tear of joy.
1524 Neptune Ave., nr. 15th St.; Coney Island. 718-372-8606.

Our Fall Preview coverage continues throughout the Grub Street Network. Look for openings and trends in Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.


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