Openings: Tapestry, 2nd City, Cherry Point, The Norm

May 19, 2016 9:46 am Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

Recent restaurant openings in NYC


Chef Suvir Saran has opened  the 70-seat Tapestry in the West Village, where he has created a menu that melds flavors from different world cuisines.

On the menu, dishes include Mango, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Salad with honey-toasted sunflower seeds, lime, and chili; Masala Fried Chicken; and Harira Posole.

Saran is the chair of Asian Culinary Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, has written three cookbooks, and has an organic farm in upstate New York, where he raises heritage breeds. 
Open daily from 6 p.m.

60 Greenwich Ave.

2nd City

Chef Jordan Andino pays homage to his Filipino heritage with 2nd City, a Filipino-inspired taqueria.

Among the menu options are Adobo Rito, soy-braised chicken burrito with kimchi fried rice and shredded romaine; Poké Me, a bowl with sushi grade tuna, coconut steamed rice, shredded carrots, beet pickled red onion, wonton strips, scallions, and miso dressing; and Pancit, a traditional Filipino noodle dish. These can be paired with cocktails such as Calamansi Margaritas. The restaurant seats 18.

Open daily from 11 a.m for lunch and dinner.

525 Hudson St.

Cherry Point

Greenpoint’s newest restaurant is Cherry Point, opened by chef Julian Calcott (most recently of The Spotted Pig) with partners Garret Smith and Vincent Mazeau.

Calcott has crafted a menu with global influences, with dishes including house-made charcuterie (Confit Pork Rillette; Guinea Hen and Mushroom Terrine); Seared Skate Wing with peas, fava beans, lamb bacon, and lemon; Melted Leeks with seared maitake mushroom and crispy breadcrumbs; and Sugar Snap Peas tossed with buttermilk and mint.

The wine list highlights small producers. Examples of cocktails include the Soft Top Calais with aged rum, cognac, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, Peychaud’s and walnut bitters; and Rodeo Tropical with rhum agricole, mint, Velvet Felernum, fresh lime, and bitters.

Open Monday to Saturday, from 5:30 p.m.

664 Manhattan Ave.

The Norm

The Norm, helmed by Michelin-starred chef Saul Bolton, has opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The menu highlights Brooklyn’s cultural diversity, from Curried Cauliflower, a take on a popular Indo-Chinese dish, to Tonkatsu Style Ramen, with a broth that’s been simmered for 48 hours.

In the dining room, guests will be flanked on one side by a wall of paintings from the museum’s collection, and on the other by custom-made crates used to ship artwork around the world.

The restaurant seats 80, and during warmer months another 55 on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sculpture garden.

Open Thursday to Sunday, from 11 a.m., with extended days and hours planned for the future.

Brooklyn Museum (ground floor)
200 Eastern Parkway