Recent NYC restaurant openings:
Le Coq Rico
Antoine Westermann, who earned three Michelin stars, is opening his first New York bistro, Le Coq Rico. It is devoted to whole-animal poultry, raised responsibly.
“Fowl is a world unto itself,” Westermann said in a press release. “Its flavor and texture changes depending on the region, breeder, age, and style of farming used.”
The original Le Coq Rico is located in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris on Rue Lepic.
The whole birds are served to up to four people and include guinea hen, rooster, squb, and duck. Westermann features some traditional dishes such as Coq Au Vin, Poule Au Pot, and Westermann’s Baeckeoffe, a simplified version inspired by the Alsatian preparation of slow roasting in a casserole dish sealed with dough.
The wine list will feature 150 wines, split between French and domestic winemakers.
Open daily from noon.
30 E. 20th St. (between Broadway & Park Avenue)
American Cut Midtown will open next week at the historic Lombardy Hotel. Executive chef and partner Marc Forgione will bring his modern American steakhouse fare, including signature items like the Chili Lobster Toast, OG 1924 Hotel Caesar, and the Tomahawk Rib-Eye. Lighter fare including salads and a grilled fish section will be offered. The 6,000-square-foot dining room seats 130. American Cut Midtown will be LDV Hospitality’s flagship restaurant.
American Cut will be open daily for lunch hours and dinner.
109 E. 56th St.
Mulberry & Vine
The second outpost of casual healthy eatery Mulberry & Vine has opened in NoMad. The menu is globally inspired and features seasonal fare. The menu includes Charred Avocado with pumpkin seed Greek yogurt; Red Lentil and Kale Dal with carrots, ginger, and curry; and Mediterranean options such as Braised Chicken with capers and lemon.
An infused water program features flavors such as lemon, charcoal, and cayenne and on that has cucumber, cilantro, and lemon.
Open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. Closed on Sundays.
55 W. 27th St. (between Broadway & Sixth Avenue)