La Pecora Bianca
That is the sixth iteration of Mark Barak’s Italian restaurant, and, just like the others, a few of its options nod to the neighborhood. Within the house that housed the favored Isabella’s — famous for its brunch-hungry crowds and densely packed sidewalk tables — Mr. Barak has put in a eating room, bar and lounge with hotter wooden accents than in a few of his different areas. Of specific observe are candy wall sketches by Kimmy Quillin of Brooklyn, exhibiting the signature white sheep of the restaurant’s title strolling across the Dakota, gamboling on the Sheep Meadow, boarding the subway at West 72nd Avenue and having fun with different Higher West Facet landmarks. “We’ve constructed a model that retains the neighborhood in thoughts,” Mr. Barak mentioned. The Italian menu, overseen by Michael Berardino, the company chef who was at dell’anima, contains objects not served at different areas, like summer season melon panzanella, spice-crusted tuna, and heritage pork Milanese. The restaurant has 105 seats on two ranges and 60 seats outdoor. One other restaurant within the group, with a extra coastal Italian accent, is on faucet for fall on the Higher East Facet. (Opens Thursday)
359 Columbus Avenue (77th Avenue), 212-300-9870, lapecorabianca.com.
This extra elaborate model of Gitano Backyard of Love, a seasonal outside restaurant in SoHo run by Grupo Gitano for 4 years, is a restaurant and seaside membership with capability for 590 on Governors Island. Like its predecessor, which was dense with greenery, it would have a black eating tent, a marble bar, eating pergolas and a wood-fired kitchen. The brand new seaside membership space may have lounges and cabanas. The Mexican menu, by the manager chef Antonio Maldonado, evokes Tulum. Tacos, by Jose Luis Hinostroza of Arca Tulum within the Mexican resort city, might be a signature. This yr, James Gardner, the founder and chief govt of the group, is introducing Membership Gitano memberships with a lot of perks. (Friday)
125 Carder Street, Governors Island, gitano.com/nyc.
Cecconi’s NoMad New York
Within the former NoMad Resort, now the Ned NoMad, the flagship restaurant is a Manhattan department of Cecconi’s, the lavish Italian restaurant based mostly in London. (Cecconi’s additionally has outposts in Los Angeles, Miami, Barcelona and Dumbo.) Right here, the room is elegantly completed with terrazzo and mosaic flooring, plush upholstery and tablecloths. A bar is at one finish. The restaurant has a wood-fired pizza oven and serves pasta made in-house on its lineup of trattoria fare, with some gluten-free and plant-based choices, in addition to an array of uncooked bar specialties. The chief chef is Brian Vandergast. The restaurant accepts advance reservations solely from lodge visitors and members of Ned’s Membership, a personal membership, although public walk-ins are permitted. The lodge additionally contains Little Ned, a fantastically appointed bar and, for members, one other eating room serving American grill objects, and a rooftop venue. (Wednesday)
The Ned NoMad, 1170 Broadway (twenty eighth Avenue), 212-722-0555, thened.com/nomad/eating places/cecconis.