Here's what on our radar this week:
313 Church St., 212-727-0644
The latest from Morimoto is a Japanese bistro, with a modern Asian-accented menu and Japanese whisky cocktails.
Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
Madison Square Garden, 212-563-4444
The revamped arena gets this famous steakhouse, known for its old-world service and dry-aged meat.
181 E. 78th St., 646-422-7550
The owners of Philippe Chow open this Northern and Southern Italian restaurant, which was designed by a former Vogue Accessories editor. Officially opens Oct. 30.
Melvin's Juice Box
355 W. 16th St., 646-625-4825
It's not just juice on the menu at this Dream Downtown island-happy jamming spot — find breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus 100 percent organic drinks.
126 N. Sixth St., Williamsburg, 718-782-1445
The fusion French, Spanish and Thai joint, now serving brunch and dinner, takes inspiration from chef Suchanan Aksornnan's diverse upbringing, from Thailand to NYC by means of the French Culinary Institute and a Japanese stepfather
6 W. 24th St., 212-234-2373
This New American restaurant by Todd Mitgang (Crave Fishbar) has a New Orleans twist — that means yes, there's fried alligator on the menu.
605 W. 48th St., 212-966-5000
Ricardo Cardona, the Yankees' personal chef, opens this rooftop dining space with Euro-Latino cuisine.