Alta Linea: Outdoor lounge on the courtyard in front of the High Line Hotel in Chelsea offering Italian bites and summery cocktails. Read more here. 180 10th Ave.; 212-929-3888
Fuku: David Chang's first foray into fast-casual dining, this East Village joint (the former Ko space) is dedicated to spicy fried chicken sandwiches. Read more here. 163 First Ave.
O Ya: Longtime favorite from Boston turning out creative, high-end omakase menus is now open in NYC. Read more here. Park South Hotel, 122 E. 28th St.; 212-201-0200
Semsom: Village branch of a Middle Eastern chain providing contemporary takes on Lebanese cooking in counter-serve digs. 2 Astor Pl.; 212-979-2363
Oleanders: Replacement for The Elm in the McCarren Hotel & Pool in Williamsburg delivering throwback American fare and drinks. Read more here. 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn; 718-218-7500