New York’s Brief Hot Restaurant Summer: Bread Binges and Tabletop Coke

As the Covid-19 vaccines rolled out in the spring, many New Yorkers anticipated a summer filled with rampant pleasure and maskless debauchery. The overwhelming energy was: We’re off the hook, and it’s time to party. Restaurant staffs and owners braced themselves for a rush of guest turnout, mile-long drink bills and raucous behavior. And, for […]

Opinion | Restaurants Will Never Be the Same. They Shouldn’t Be.

Few business sectors have experienced such violent swings between feast and famine in the last year as restaurants. Early in the pandemic, there was a demand problem: Few to no customers were willing to take the risk of eating in a dining room. Today, people are going out to eat again, and amid overwhelming demand, […]

Hours After a Glowing Review, Three Chefs Leave Outerspace

On Tuesday, The Times’s critic called it “the restaurant of the summer.” On Wednesday morning, the chefs called it off. By Pete Wells On the day after a review in The New York Times declared Outerspace, in Brooklyn, “the restaurant of the summer,” the three chefs who collaborated on its union of Vietnamese and Cambodian […]

Daniel Boulud’s Le Pavillon Opens

An automated dumpling shop in the East Village, a pivot for Gabriel Stulman’s The Jones space, and more restaurant news. By Florence Fabricant Headliner Le Pavillon Daniel Boulud’s latest restaurant, a soaring glassed-in multistory space, is made more intimate with graduated ceiling slabs and more vibrantly alive with a wall of trees and plants. “Half […]

In the Virgin Islands, Fungi Tells a Story

Once a staple on dinner tables, the cornmeal-based dish is becoming harder to find on restaurant menus. These chefs are working to preserve it. By Korsha Wilson At Petite Pump Room, a waterfront restaurant in Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas, lunchtime usually finds locals and visitors filling the tables and bar, taking […]

Onigiri for a Limited Time at Ootoya in Midtown

Headliner Ootoya Onigiri Pop-Up Window At the Times Square location of this international restaurant chain based in Japan, there’s a counter window that opens onto the street. From there, assorted selections of onigiri are being sold from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily through March 7. Previously, the window sold bento boxes, but the management […]

Mashama Bailey’s the Grey Sets Up Shop at Intersect by Lexus

Dan Kluger’s latest in Long Island City, Wagyu from Japan in Midtown East, and more restaurant news. By Florence Fabricant Headliner The Grey at Intersect by Lexus The somewhat-improbable combination of a high-end automaker and far-flung guest chefs and restaurants that opened on West 14th Street about two years ago has brought an interesting dimension […]

Opinion | Apps Are Helping to Gut the Restaurant Industry

The sudden onset of the pandemic in March sent the restaurant industry into a death spiral. Working in a notoriously low-margin business, many couldn’t withstand weeks of limited or no indoor dining. As a result, about one in six restaurants nationwide has closed permanently, and as of September nearly three million restaurant workers had lost […]

Restaurant chain Leon serves up two-year restructuring to creditors

Leon, one of Britain’s most prominent restaurant chains, has served creditors with a restructuring plan that includes a multimillion pound investment from shareholders to secure its future. Sky News has learnt that the company, which was co-founded by Boris Johnson‘s ‘food tsar’, Henry Dimbleby, circulated details of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) to landlords and […]

Outdoor Dining for Ceetay and Hudson Smokehouse in Mott Haven

It is the first South Bronx setup of the Rockwell Group’s DineOut NYC systems installed across the city. By Florence Fabricant Headliner Bronx Community Foundation Last week, a group of volunteers helped assemble an outdoor dining area on Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. The setup accommodates Ceetay and Hudson […]