Here are the latest newcomers to New York City’s cutthroat dining scene.
The former space of chef Peter Hoffman’s Savoy, said to be one of the original farm-to-table restaurants, will reopen as Back Forty West this week. The Soho sister restaurant to Alphabet City’s Back Forty will have a menu broken down by methods of eating the dishes — spoon, fork, break, knife and fork, etc. [Grub Street]
Benares, an Indian collaboration between a former Devi partner and Tamarind chef, is opening today on 56th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway. The menu will emphasize the Uttar Pradesh region. [Fork in the Road]
High-end sushi has taken a place on a fairly seedy strip of 8th Street. Neta, reportedly set to open on March 9, gets street cred from a duo of sushi sensei; one comes from pricey Masa, and the other the slightly less expensive Bar Masa. [Time Out NY]
Beloved pizza chainlet Numero 28 Pizzeria Napoletano has opened another location, this time on the Upper East Side (74th Street and First Avenue).