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.
35 W. 8th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-388-9099
Intimate Brazilian bar that serves caipirinhas and live jazz nightly.