Say Hello to Hakkasan, Taboonette


Arabesque, a Morrocan restaurant and lounge, has just opened in Midtown. [Diner’s Journal]

A new branch of Hakkasan, a trendy restaurant chain with outposts in Dubai, Mumbai, and Miami, has just opened in Midtown. [Zagat]

The Franks have turned the delicatessen and provision store next to Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens into an oyster bar. For now, it’s only open on the weekends. [Eater]

Peri Wine bar on the Lower East Side is being transformed into a tapas bar, which will be called Bar Chevere. [Bowery Boogie]

The first U.S. branch of an Italian pizza chain, Ribalta, has moved into the Piola space in the East Village. The new restaurant will include an in-house pizza school. [Grub Street]

The people behind Taboon in Hell’s Kitchen have opened a takeout branch near Union Square called Taboonette. [Tasting Table]


This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 3, 2012

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