JACOB’S PICKLES This neighborhood favourite for pickles, biscuits and beer is reopening after a fireplace subsequent door. Sunday gravy with meatballs and a spicy hen sandwich have been added, and a downstairs bar will quickly comply with. (Thursday): 509 Amsterdam Avenue (85th Road), 212-470-5566, jacobspickles.com.
JEJU NOODLE BAR The chef Douglas Kim’s restaurant, named for an island off the South Korean coast, focuses on Korean-style ramen referred to as ramyun. Mr. Kim, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has labored in prime New York eating places like Nobu and Bouley. The ethereal area is dominated by an extended eating bar; naked picket tables are clustered alongside one wall: 679 Greenwich Road (Christopher Road), 646-666-0947, jejunoodlebar.com.
MERAKIA The formal identify for this steakhouse is Greek MountainThief Spithouse & Steak, a reference to the Greek highwaymen who fought the Ottomans within the hills almost 200 years in the past and stole livestock for his or her dinners. The menu options Greek specialties with a hefty part dedicated to beef, pork and lamb, principally spit-roasted and served with feta fries or roasted potatoes and different accompaniments. (Friday): 5 West 21st Road, 212-380-1950, merakia.com.
NARGIS BAR & GRILL Charcoal-grilled kebabs, pilafs, meat-filled dumplings, hearty soups, baked flatbreads and even unusual drinks like fruit kompot and airan made with yogurt are the hallmarks of this Uzbek restaurant in a country, brick-walled setting. It’s a department of Boris Bangiyev’s original in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn: 155 Fifth Avenue (Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, 718-872-7888, nargisbarandgrill.com.
OLD ROSE Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, the house owners of The Smile and Smile to Go, have remodeled the previous Cafe Gitane area on the Jane Lodge and are serving easy Italian fare, together with pizzas and pastas. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the chef is Joey Scalabrino. (Thursday): The Jane Lodge, 113 Jane Road (West Road), 212-255-4143.
PICCOLINO Sturdy Italian fare from the restaurateur Thomas Vicari, who owns quite a few locations in Manhattan, has landed in Queens: 30-86 51st Avenue (31st Avenue), Astoria, Queens, 718-721-3700, piccolino.nyc.
BLUEBIRD This restaurant from the D&D London group will transfer into the previous A Voce area within the Time Warner Middle in spring 2018. The New York department, masking some 10,000 sq. ft, will mirror the King’s Street, Chelsea, unique as a vigorous, trendy European place with meals that has a robust English accent. D&D had beforehand introduced that it might be opening a restaurant within the Hudson Yards complicated: Time Warner Middle, 10 Columbus Crcle, bluebird-restaurant.co.uk.
MOMOFUKU NOODLE BAR David Chang will open one other Noodle Bar subsequent summer time in a brand new four,000-square-foot space being created for it on the third flooring of the Time Warner Middle. The chief chef, Tony Kim, will develop a brand new menu for this location, that includes noodles, buns and seasonal specialties: Time Warner Middle, 10 Columbus Circle, momofuku.com.
MUNCHIES FESTIVAL Eight Nordic cooks might be collaborating in a pageant of food and drinks (and cinema, music and social points) on Saturday and Sunday on the Hester Street Fair: Hester and Essex Streets, munchies.tv/festival.