22 W. 8th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-260-5646
A Korean-Japanese menu of kalbi, bibimbop, and California rolls debuts August 10, when this stone-and-log-lined room aims to open.
28 W. 8th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-260-9463
Two Union Square Café alumni man this subterranean bar, where small plates range from tuna sliders to pigs in blankets.
- 3. Pio Maya
40 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-254-2277
Recently revamped, this humble taqueria has added banquette seating and applied for a liquor license; happily, the homespun food hasn’t changed.
- 4. Cachaça
35 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-388-9099
Intimate Brazilian bar that serves caipirinhas and live jazz nightly.