33 W. 8th St., nr. Macdougal St.; 212-677-3833
Craftbar alum Akhtar Nawab left his post at the E.U. to open this eclectic spot with former Colicchio colleague Noel Cruz.
157 Duane St.; nr. West Broadway; 212-732-5555
Chef Shawn Knight honed his taste for New Orleans–style cooking working with Emeril Lagasse before he set up shop at the refurbished Duane Park Café.
65 Fourth Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-388-0088
This sleek Japanese ramen chain is in soft-opening mode until Monday.
72 Madison Ave., nr. 28th St.; 212-725-4900
Former Osteria del Circo chef Al Di Meglio whips up Italian-accented New American fare at this restaurant that evokes the old Hudson River Club.
154 Central Park South, nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-484-5120
Gael Greene is the first to comment on chef Kerry Heffernan’s cooking since he left Eleven Madison Park.