New restaurants in NYC, week of April 3

Arctic char at The Gander. Credit: Bill Milne
Arctic char at The Gander.
Credit: Bill Milne

Here’s what’s on our radar this week:

The Wash House
44 East First St., 310-367-2301
We had a “why didn’t we think of that” kind of moment when we heard of this laundromat/bar/restaurant. Washing your clothes is no longer boring!

The Gander
15 W. 18th St., 212-229-9500
Jesse Schenker, owner and chef of recette, is opening a new American spot in the Flatiron.

Bocca di Bacco
191 Seventh Ave., 212-675-5980
Il Bastardo is getting a revamp as the fourth Bocca di Bacco in NYC, but don’t worry, the rowdy brunch will stay exactly the same.

Prime Burger
217 W. 85th St., 212-658-1833
The latest from the Prime Hospitality Group is a Kosher burger and sports bar.

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe
1 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-688-9370
Also recently made over, it has over 1,000 bottles of wine and dishes like Crabshrooms, crab-stuffed mushrooms with garlic butter.

349 Amsterdam Ave., 212-390-1974
This Mediterranean tavern merges Southern French and Italian cooking.

Dairy Queen
54 W. 14th St., no phone number yet
Just in time for Blizzard weather, Manhattan gets its first DQ.


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