Chaz Brown (Fatty Crab) has turned landlubber at this Lower East Side wing bar. Fusing East Asia with the South, fried chicken (with a gluten-free option) dominates the menu with sauce combinations like Sriracha/honey and fish sauce/garlic. Sides include kimchi fries with miso aioli and Singsing rock shrimp. 71 Clinton St.
Sachi Asian Bistro
Andy Yang of the Michelin-starred Rhong-Tiam cooks up reimagined versions of familiar Asian dishes, both street food and classics. Dim sum and sushi are joined by eel tacos and triple pork fried black rice (pork belly, Chinese sausage, bacon). Stay for the desserts by Pichet Ong (Jean Georges) and a cocktail menu that continues the same-but-different philosophy with drinks like Gun Powder Bramble with tea-infused bourbon. 713 Second Ave.
The humble breakfast staple breaks out of its rut on a menu that includes pulled pork carnitas and buttermilk fried chicken. The tastes remain as approachable (and affordable) as their inspiration, and all eggs are organic and sourced within 80 miles of the restaurant. There’s also a full bar with, for those who can’t get past eggs as a brunch food, a range of Bloody Marys. 151 Elizabeth St.
Birds & Bubbles
Want Champagne (more than 40 varieties, served in a dedicated Champagne Room!) with your friend chicken? Chef Sarah Simmons is serving up elevated Southern classics at this new Lower East Side spot with a 30-seat courtyard. Most of the dishes were developed and tested during special dinners at her restaurant City Grit, and will be seasonal. Brunch is coming soon. 100B Forsyth St.
The Kimberly Hotel in Midtown is home to the third branch of Bistango after its previous expansion just this April. The food is Italian and the mood is casual, with healthy dishes (the Caesar salad is made with kale) and gluten-free options that change seasonally — along with the art on the walls. Closed Sundays. 145 E. 50th St.
The neighborhood welcomes another “Top Chef” alum as Season 7 runner-up Angelo Sosa opens the second iteration of his popular Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, serving a short menu of small plates. The vaults here don’t hold wine — tequila ages in three barrels, which will be cracked open at the restaurant’s one-yearanniversary party.301 Church St.
Eat outdoors while you still can on a promenade as well as a streetside cafe at this new modern American spot, where yellowfin tuna tartare sits alongside veal meatball marinara on the menu. The full bar occupies the center of the space, with 360 seating. 919 Third Ave.
The Back Room at One57
Sebastien Archambault’s upscale American grill menu with dry-aged steak at its heart keeps the preparations simple. Seafood (mostly lobster) also gets a turn, and attached cocktail lounge The Living Room focuses on Champagne. 153 W. 57th St.
Blossom Du Jour
The quick-serve vegan restaurant, known for its Seitan Philly Cheese Steak and Smoky Avocado sandwich, is opening a fourth location on the Upper West Side, serving cold-pressed juices and, because the menu is meat-free not fun-free, desserts. 449 Amsterdam Ave.