Taïm’s Einat Admony gets to stretch out with a bona fide dining room and a Mediterranean menu that’s flexible enough to accommodate diverse ethnic influences, especially her Persian mother’s. Tapas abound, including falafel-coated meatballs on a stick.
214 Mulberry St., nr. Spring St. Late Nov.
The Crosby Bar
A long pewter bar and outdoor seating distinguish this all-day gathering spot at the new Crosby Street Hotel—as does the cocktail program, under the discerning supervision of barkeep Marshall Altier, late of Fatty Crab, Insieme, and Tailor.
79 Crosby St., nr. Prince St.; 212-226-6400. Sept. 29.
Housemade sausage is but one attraction at this Red Hook spot, where chef-owner Erin Norris will indulge her own eclectic appetite with digressions like Gruyère fritters, brandade, and just maybe her signature snack, mini corn dogs she calls “little bitches.”
275 Van Brunt St., nr. Pioneer St., Red Hook. Nov.
Like Junior being handed the keys to Dad’s Ferrari, Mathieu Palombino takes Anthony Mangieri’s $40,000 oven—in the former Una Pizza Napoletana space—for a spin.
349 E. 12th St., nr. First Ave.; no phone yet. Sept.
Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria
Speaking of pizza, San Francisco hotshot Nate Appleman joins forces with Keith McNally on a project sure to shatter the current crusty status quo. Appleman made his name at A16 and won a Beard award but has yet to encounter New York’s pizza partisans.
282 Bowery, at E. Houston St.; no phone. Late Dec.
Soho’s loss is Ditmas Park’s gain, as Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa transplant the homey spirit and Pan-Asian scope of their shuttered Cendrillon into new Brooklyn digs. Although the focus is still Filipino, don’t be surprised by cross-cultural curiosities like Korean meatball sliders in purple-yam pockets.
1314 Cortelyou Rd., nr. Rugby Rd., Ditmas Park; 718-940-8188. Sept.
Spuyten Duyvil partner Joe Carroll goes old, weird American with housemade scrapple, goetta, Taylor ham, and what’s known among Jersey fat guys as a Newark double—two deep-fried hot dogs crammed into a half-round of “pizza bread” and smothered with deep-fried onions, peppers, and potatoes.
361 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; no phone yet. Nov.
Post-Diner and Marlow & Sons, Caroline Fidanza teams up with two chef friends on a casual café and bakery, segueing from Crop to Cup coffee and pastries to nautically named sandwiches and salads, plus housemade ice cream and fresh fruit sodas.
378 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-387-4777. Sept. 1.
Tony May reinvents San Domenico with a parkside move downtown to Danny Meyerville and a splashy design by Massimo Vignelli.
19 E. 26th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-265-5959.
Fresh from a small-plates fact-finding mission to Italy, Bar Stuzzichini’s Paul Di Bari brings 30 seldom-seen Italian tapas to the old Province space, plus outdoor seating for 50.
305 Church St., at Walker St.; no phone yet. Nov.