481 Eighth Ave., at 35th St.; 212-268-8460
Julian Clauss-Ehlers (late of Zitoune and Link) checks into the New Yorker Hotel this week with a Skyscraper Burger, chermoula-marinated fish and chips, and short-rib Sloppy Joes on buttermilk biscuits.
308 W. 58th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-397-0404
Brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg describe their latest brand extension as “Blue Ribbon Sushi with a bar and grill”—not to mention items like pork chops and côte de boeuf.
3. Brasserie 44
44 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-944-8844
John McDonald means to make the Royalton’s restaurant hip again, via an aggressive redesign and a former Oceana chef.
4. BLT Market
1430 Sixth Ave., at 59th St.; 212-521-6125
Laurent Tourondel’s barnyard shtick might seem out of place at the posh Ritz-Carlton, but thanks to top-notch ingredients and careful cooking, the gimmick works.