Yoshino New York
With just 12 comfy chairs, not stools, the chef Tadashi Yoshida will prepare sushi omakase dinners with approximately six appetizers, 12 pieces of sushi and dessert, for $400. The chef, who followed his father behind the sushi counter, relocated his father’s restaurant to Nagoya, a city between Tokyo and Osaka. It closed in 2019. He said he takes liberties with his preparations, influenced by his work in a French restaurant. He is known for his binchotan grilled mackerel.
342 Bowery (Bond Street), NoHo, Sept. 23.
Kaiseki Room by Yamada
Isao Yamada, who was at the counter of David Bouley’s Brushstroke from 2010 until 2018, is opening this formal 20-seat tasting-menu restaurant that takes its inspiration from Kyoto’s tea ceremony. The restaurant, done in refined natural wood, is part of the Group, which also owns Omakase Room by Mitsu.
145 West 53rd Street, Midtown, September.
Jack & Charlie’s No. 118
The names of Jack Kreindler and Charlie Berns, the founders of the ‘21’ Club (closed as of now), have been adopted for a traditional, warmly decorated 110-seat room in the West Village unaffiliated with ‘21.’ The chef, Ed Cotton, a Daniel alumnus, will serve classic fare: raw-bar seafood, homemade pasta, seafood and wood-fired steaks. On the drinks list, martinis take center stage.
118 Greenwich Avenue (13th Street), West Village, mid-October.
Having taken over the former Bouchon Bakery in Rockefeller Center, Ignacio Mattos of Estela and Altro Paradiso is opening a sophisticated but laid-back all-day homage to Italy serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a bar and lounge setting, with seating outside on the piazza — all right, plaza.
1 Rockefeller Plaza (49th Street), Midtown, September.
This spinoff of the chef Alex Stupak’s West Village taqueria will be in the slowly evolving Waterline Square development on the southern edge of the Upper West Side. It will dwarf the original, with 60 indoor seats and 60 outside, but will offer a similar menu of tacos and queso fundido.
645 West 59th Street, 3 Waterline Square, Upper West Side, October.