Alums of Thomas Keller's Per Se are behind a handful of hot, new openings. Most notably, Virginia's opened this week from Per Se alum Christian Ramos and in late March, Noreetuh, a Hawaiian-inspired spot from a trio of former employees also opened in the East Village. And there's more on the horizon. Coming soon, a bagel shop called Sadelle's, from the Torrisi folks and former Per Se baker Melissa Weller, will launch in SoHo. Check out more in our map below.
Virginia's: A cozy neighborhood farm-to-table spot from Christian Ramos (Per Se) and Reed Adelson (Locanda Verde), who originally met while working at Charlie Trotter's in Chicago. 647 E. 11th St.; 212-658-0152
Noreetuh: Chung Chow, Jin Ahn and Gerald San Jose are behind the 42-seat East Village space that ropes in influences from Chow's native Hawaii that span Filipino, Korean and Japanese cuisines. 128 First Ave.; 646-892-3050
Uncle Boons: Matt Danzer and Ann Redding opened this trendy Thai joint in NoLita that's been a massive hit every since, serving up elevated curries, rotisserie veggies and beer slushies. 7 Spring St.; 646-370-6650