1. The Mermaid Inn
568 Amsterdam Ave., nr. 87th St.; 212-799-7400
The modern riff on a New England fish shack opens this week with an expanded raw bar, affordable wine list, and dependency-inducing lobster roll with Old Bay fries.
2. Jacques Torres Chocolate
285 Amsterdam Ave., nr. 73rd St.; 212-414-2462
The third branch of the Brooklyn chocolatier will showcase his signature bars, bonbons, and baked goods. Come spring, his new ice-cream line will challenge Grom’s neighborhood supremacy.
3. Grandaisy Bakery
176 W. 72nd St., nr. Broadway; 212-334-9435
The original Soho location of Sullivan St Bakery, renamed after a partner split, has expanded northward with its crusty breads and scrumptious pastries.