F at Second Ave.
Canal St. to 14th St., FDR Dr. to Broadway
This venue is closed.
Patrice Bihina-Parade, owner of Boucarou (which Malik Fall reopened as Red Betty just a couple of months ago) is opening a new spot across from his old digs. Lina Frey (named after Bihina-Parade’s grandmother) also has a retractable skylight (newly built) and it also specializes in French food, though chef Bamba Seydou (previously the executive chef at Lola and then briefly the owner of Le Petit Bassam) isn’t going the African route. The “bistro nouveau” dishes are “simple, light,” according to partner Manon True (the daughter of a Canadian restaurateur).