New restaurants in NYC, week of Oct. 31

Here’s what’s on our radar this week:

The Margherita Pizza al Metro is served at A Slice of Naples. Credit: Provided
The Margherita Pizza al Metro is served at A Slice of Naples.
Credit: Provided

A Slice of Naples
334B Bowery, 212-466-3300
Forcella pizzaiolo Giulio Adriani has opened this casual, intimate joint serving pizza by the meter, traditional pies and Italian bottled beers.

Route 66 Smokehouse
79 Pearl St., 212-243-1602
The Financial District adds a steakhouse, whose executive chef Billy Kooper previously was a sous chef at Blue Smoke. Expect urbanized country dishes (smoked wings with micro celery) made with local ingredients.

Empire Biscuit
198 Ave. A, no phone number yet
Who says biscuits are just for breakfast? The new Lower East Side spot will serve them topped with a number of creations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bonus: It’s open 24/7.

The Uncommons
230 Thompson St., 646-543-9215
Billing itself “Manhattan’s first play cafe,” this spot boasts all the games of your childhood, plus some you’ve never heard of, as well as coffee, sandwiches and snacks to boot.

The Skylark
200 W. 39th St., 212-257-4577
The Garment District’s new year-round lounge boasts floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson, plus indulgent fare like sliders, sea salt fries and lobster tacos.

40 E. 58th St., 212-308-6888
Drake just celebrated his 27th birthday at this new multi-tiered lounge and restaurant, which will use a 3-D digital mapping system to light up the interior.


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