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Openings Around the U.S.: Sushi Seki in NYC, More

By Zagat Staff | February 6, 2014 By Zagat Staff  |  February 6, 2014
Photo by: Nick Murway

This week's big openings include a NYC pitmaster who has decamped to LA and a Gotham sushi master who finally has a more convenient spot in Chelsea (NYC). Read on for more of this week's most notable new restaurants. 

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  • Photo by: Lesley Balla

    Los Angeles: POT and Roadhouse LA

    After working at Hill County and Fatty 'Cue in New York City, pitmaster Robbie Riceter is bringing his Asian-American BBQ style smoked meats to Roadhouse LA, a collaboration with the Umami Group located at the Hollywood Improv. Read more about it here.

    Pot Bar in the Line Hotel opened on Monday, the cocktail component of the Roy Choi restaurant that will open soon. Choi has enlisted barman Matt Biancaniello to construct the drink menu. According to Choi's Tweets, that means "Fuzzy Navels from the farmers market and Long Islands on tap."

  • Photo by: Nick Murway

    Chicago: Kinmont and Celeste

    The team behind some of the city's sexiest rooms has just opened Kinmont, a seafood restaurant specializing in sustainable options. Read about the space and the food here

    Finally, a mixology bar and lounge with drinks at the $10 mark. Meet Celeste and learn more about the place here

  • Boston: Alden & Harlow

    One of the most iconic restaurants in Harvard Square, Casablanca, has turned into Alden & Harlow, where chef Michael Scelfo cooks up creative small plates inspired by home cooking. Read on for an first look at this restaurant. 

  • New York City: Bodega Negra and River Cafe

    Bodgea Negra, the UK import, is bringing pan-cultural Mexican party food (like Peking duck tacos) to a slick space inside the Dream Downtown hotel in Chelsea. Learn more here.

    And, the legendary River Cafe in Brooklyn reopened after being closed for 15 months due to Hurricane Sandy this week. 

  • New York City: Sushi Seki

    The exhalted Upper East Side sushi temple moves Downtown with a second location in Chelsea. Read about the new branch here

Places Mentioned

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Sushi Seki

JapaneseChelsea
Food25 Decor13 Service21 Cost$84
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Sushi Seki

JapaneseEast 60s
Food25 Decor13 Service21 Cost$84
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La Bodega Negra

MexicanSoho
Food17 Decor20 Service20 Cost£41
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La Bodega Negra

MexicanSoho
Food17 Decor20 Service20 Cost£41

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