15 Charles St.; November.
Keith NcNally’s first foray into la cucina italiana (see above), with Jody Williams, late of Gusto, in the kitchen.
3. Yet to Be Named
74 Seventh Ave. S.
Jody Williams might have flown the Gusto coop, but her former boss, Mangia mogul Sasha Muniak, soldiers on with a second space, also modern Italian. Chef, menu, and opening date to be determined.
4. The Waverly Inn and Garden
16 Bank St.; October.
Sean MacPherson, Eric Goode, and unlikely partner Graydon Carter vow to preserve the landmark tavern’s neighborly feel, not to mention its four fireplaces, and improve on the food via chef John (La Bottega) DeLucie’s American menu. Next: The Best of the Rest in Food/Restaurants