In case you were wondering what the chef John DeLucie has been up to, it’s this new steadfastly Italian West Village spot. The menu features veal meatballs, roasted peppers, pizzas, spaghetti cacio e pepe, tonnarelli fra diavolo, linguine with clams, and branzino with Italian chicories.
569 Hudson Street (West 11th Street), 646-989-8120, ambranyc.com.
A star in the Altamarea Group’s constellation, Marea, where Michael White was once the chef, has reopened after renovations. Both kitchen and dining room underwent a refresh with the notable addition of dining chairs designed by Eero Saarinen in 1946. The new executive chef is PJ Calapa, who was with Altamarea at Ai Fiori and then went off to open some places of his own. Now, at Marea, he’s adding dishes like Spanish mackerel crudo and lamb saddle porchettato. He’s is working in tandem with Lauren De Steno, who was the executive chef. (Friday)
240 Central Park South (Seventh Avenue), 212-582-5100, mareanyc.com.
With a face-lift for both kitchen and dining rooms completed, Thomas Keller’s New York flagship reopens this weekend. (Friday)
10 Columbus Circle (60th Street), 212-823-9335, thomaskeller.com.
Formerly Middle Branch, this Murray Hill bar has reopened with a new name after a lengthy Covid hiatus.
154 East 33rd Street, lb33nyc.com.
Chefs on the Move
Jose Ramírez Ruiz
Mr. Ruiz, who was at Semilla in Brooklyn, has been appointed executive chef at the Auberge Resorts Collection’s Mayflower Inn & Spa in Washington, Conn.