Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W. 10th St.
Mexican-inspired Xixa opened in Williamsburg, and is the sister of Traif, aptly named for its pork and shellfish. Xixa (hilariously pronounced “Shiksa”, which is slang for a non-Jewish woman) serves cheese-dipped, deep-fried squash blossoms and incorporates Thai spices. Maybe not Williamsburg’s most kosher option. 241 S. 4th St., Brooklyn
Louro in the West Village is the newest project from David Santos, formerly the executive chef at Griffou. Santos started a Kickstarter campaign and raised $10,000 to help fund renovations to the space that used to house Lowcountry. 142 W. 10th St.
Sen isn’t just for those who summer in Sag Harbor anymore. The popular Japanese restaurant in the Hamptons opened an outpost in Flatiron. 12 W. 21st St.